Alex + Ada #3

Writer: Jonathan Luna, Sarah Vaughn Artist: Jonathan Luna Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 15, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 6
8.3Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

Ada is an amazing piece of technology, but Alex realizes she's missing something. He goes in search of it and finds out he's not the only one unhappy with the way things are.

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Jan 15, 2014

    The story leaves us with the question of how far Alex is really willing to go to make Ada more human and where will it lead him? Alex discovers that there is a "Robot Rights" movement and how this doesn't lead into our actual world's parallels to basic human rights will be an interesting topic Alex + Ada will have to tackle. It those very things that makes this such an engaging book where a conversation is as captivating as an out of this world sci-fi sequence. Not easily accomplished but Alex + Ada achieve it abundance. Alex + Ada is simply an amazing title! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Jan 16, 2014

    The art remains simple but purposeful in telling the story. There are no major action sequences, but that's what keeps it all very human and relatable, so we don't get carried away by the tech of it all because at it's core, it's a story about people and relationships, and it just so happens one of them might be artificial. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Jan 16, 2014

    By the end of the issue, we've got new possibilities opened up and every reason to be invested in not only Alex, but Ada's dilemma. It's a neat turn, and particularly impressive given that we've only been hanging out with Ada for one issue. Moving at a moderate pace while carefully fleshing out this near-future world, there's an appreciable sense of menace and possibility building up; and if these first three chapters are any indication, there's going to be a hell of a payoff. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Ani Gonzalez Jan 16, 2014

    Alex + Ada # 3,published by Image Comics, I really want to know where this is going. Rating 9/10 Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - joedwardlewis Jan 15, 2014

    Such is its intelligence, Alex + Ada may serve as a guide for the debate on artificial intelligence and sentience, as Isaac Asmiov's 'Laws of Robotics' did in the mid-20th century. Therefore seek a moment's solitude this week and read Alex + Ada, you shall neither regret nor forget it. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jan 21, 2014

    Not the most eventful issue, but still very strong. If you're interested in thought-provoking comics, this is one to keep at eye on because the creators are interested in the right sorts of questions. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 15, 2014

    Collected this issue will seem perfect, but as single issues go it doesn't blow you away. Of course, that's a high expectation and it's still incredibly enjoyable to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Jan 15, 2014

    Luna's art still has his unique style but he has also put a lot of effort into portraying a world not too far from our own and introduces futuristic concepts that still feel extremely realistic. The whole notion of a love story has been overplayed since it's probably the oldest story told through the ages but it's things like this that put a fresh look at a recognizable idea. Alex + Ada is such a deep story that not only entertains you but also makes you think about how dependent we, as a society, depend on technology and where do we draw the line? Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jan 21, 2014

    Alex + Ada isn't any kind of exciting, action-packed adventure, nor is it a supremely engrossing drama. But it's got an easy comfort to it that doesn't demand much of any suspension of disbelief, and yet it also brings an awkward, real-life sensibility to a situation we all know is something we'll have to face someday soon " perhaps even within our lifetimes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Jan 17, 2014

    On the whole, "Alex + Ada" remains a solid entry in Image's increasingly strong line-up. With lovely subtle art, smart, crisp writing to match, and an intriguing concept poised to go in compelling possibly "dangerous" directions this is a book worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Adam Kelly Jan 15, 2014

    I won't give away the ending here, but it didn't have much of an impact like the other issues did. Again, I did enjoy the emotion that the art can convey, but we've seen it all before. The blank looks and awkward situations that Alex and Ada are in are starting to seem rehashed and I wish they could play on other emotions. I'll still be following this book, but I'm really hoping the next issue steps it up or this series will fall into mediocrity. Read Full Review

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