Thumbprint #3
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Thumbprint #3

Writer: Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella Artist: Vic Malhotra Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: August 28, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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The list of suspects swells as Mal comes to terms with her past sins. Someone in her life is looking for revenge, and they're determined to get it. Find out who, in the chilling conclusion of Joe Hill's Thumbprint.

  • 8.5
    IGN - curlychuck Sep 2, 2013

    Jason Ciamelia and Vic Malhotra use comics to not simply retell Joe Hill's story for a new audience, but to prove it's place as one of the most unique story telling mediums. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Sean M. Thompson Aug 28, 2013

    Definitely the most exciting issue of all three, but at the end, I can't help but wonder if different coloring and art would have made me enjoy the series more. It's perfectly acceptable art, it just didn't wow me. Same with the coloring; it works, but it doesn't pop. The writing makes up for the mediocre art and coloring though, and if you're a fan of the Joe Hill novella or dramas about the hazards of serving in war (particularly the most current conflicts), it's worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Aug 28, 2013

    Thumbprint is a psychological thriller that delivers on all fronts. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Sep 3, 2013

    While it's daring and praiseworthy for Ciaramelia and Hill to rework the "Thumbprint" story so extensively for the comics adaptation, the change in the ending makes "Thumbprint" #3 the weakest issue of the mini-series. However, "Thumbprint" as a whole is still worth reading as an example of the art of prose-to-comics adaption. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Adam Kelly Aug 28, 2013

    If you're looking for a crime thriller that actually takes until the very end to figure out, has tons of twists and turns, and is incredibly original like Revival, look elsewhere. But, if you're looking for a quick read in the genre and a book that has an interesting enough story to keep you hooked throughout, be sure to check out Thumbprint. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Zackery Cote Sep 4, 2013

    Ultimately, Thumbprint isn't bad as far as a short story is concerned, but it isn't particularly good either. It just…is. For people who really enjoy war stories or mystery, perhaps there's something there that makes it worth reading, but with the amount of good comics in the world, I'm not sure Thumbprint is really worth the investment. Ironically, it's only saving grace is how short it is. If you decide to read Thumbprint, you can at least take comfort in the fact that it won't take you long. Read Full Review

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