Bedlam #3

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Riley Rossmo Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 23, 2013 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 12
7.9Critic Rating
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  • 10
    Geekality - Julius Freeman Jan 22, 2013

    The story definitely took another step up the mountain of awesomeness. The issue was airtight, almost flawless with every page turn. The dialogue reads like a dream, the segments when Madder Red describes how the serial killer annihilates his victims was immaculately executed. Spencers cruel, unpleasant, twisted sense of humor and Rossmos stark-raving-mad pen work are potent mixes to the brew that is called Bedlam. Its becoming a fascinating insight into the mind of an ex-insane, sociopath attempting to peacefully live his normal life. On top of that, hes helping the police catch this serial a la Silence of the Lambs while Detective Acevedo has no idea that Fillmore Press is Madder Red! What more can you ask from a comic? Im sure Bedlams premise has been done before, but certainly not in the way Nick Spencer presented it. Joker, eat your heart out. You have a new kid on your block and his name is Madder Red. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Jan 27, 2013

    The art once again was great. The rough scratchy style really suits the tone of this book. It really feels like these pictures have been taken right out of Nick Spencers' mine, which shows how great of a job that Riley Rossmo is doing. Bring on #4, which I am sure will be just as disturbing as the previous three issues. We wouldn't want it any other way with this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - jorgecotte Feb 9, 2013

    Spencer and Rossmo continue to deliver a spine-chilling story of one of the most interesting reformed villains ever. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - vannarysok Jan 23, 2013

    I think it’s safe to say that new readers can pick up issue three without reading the previous issues. I say this because the other two issues made you think Joker but issue three does a good job of straying readers from that notion. Nick Spencer and his team have picked up and developed an intriguing plot within Bedlam #3. If you have a taste for horror, Bedlam #3 feeds it to you in well-served portions of the delightfully disturbing and creepy without overfeeding. I do and I’m ready for another serving. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jan 23, 2013

    After the way this issue ends there’s no way I won’t be back for the next issue. I’m dying to read it and absolutely can’t wait to continue the thrilling and dark ride that this book is. Bedlam, in my opinion is under-rated due to the fact that people can’t seem to understand the book. Sure there is extreme violence, but it’s a book about mental health above everything else and that’s interesting. At the very least everyone has some fascination with serial killers these days so that should be enough for you to take the jump and read the series. This series is a comic junkies dream and I’m jonesing for my next fix. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Mike Hunau Jan 22, 2013

    In the end this is a solid issue and a great step in the right direction. If you were like me and excited at Bedlam's presence out the gate, this is a redemption filled step in the right direction for the series because it gives a direct concept the readers can finally grasp on to. Madder Red is blending the sides of good and bad. And it feels like mayhem is on the horizon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jan 28, 2013

    This comic has moments of brilliance, but it also trips itself up sometimes. This is a great example of how there are two different types of "B" comic books. There are those where the A-level elements average out with the C-level elements. Then there are those that are good, but unremarkable. I'd much rather consume comics that have an chance to be extraordinary and Bedlam still fits that bill. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - GreenBastard Jan 24, 2013

    Im finding this book a fascinating read and become more ingrained into the story as each issue comes to a close. This one is no different; the ending sets up perfectly for the next issue and a new obstacle for Mr. Fillmore Press. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz Jan 22, 2013

    Bedlam #3 is a truly delicious and despicable horror comic. It hits all of the marks on the emotionally character driven story, and also the creepy and gruesome horror story. This issue is much more than the previous two in terms of advancing the plot and leaving readers on the edge of their seat. Strap in horror fans, Bedlam #3 is a suspenseful ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Jan 25, 2013

    There's not a whole lot I can say here as I really don't want to spoil anything but this was a fun read and definitely worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Jan 25, 2013

    Bedlam #3 is slightly weaker than the first two, but still an enjoyable comic. Not every issue can be amazing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Jan 28, 2013

    Make no mistake Bedlam is a great comic. Spencer and Rossmo together are telling a twisted tale of someone evil attempting to stop evil. This issue unfortunately is a little by the numbers, giving us something that's been seen before, thus leaving a bland taste. The quality of Spencer's writing makes this book worth a read, but after two stellar issues, this one is a let down. The cliffhanger looks to be throwing a wrench into the works, so here's hoping things take an unexpected turn. Read Full Review

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