Birthright #3

Birthright #3

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Andrei Bressan, Adriano Lucas Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 3, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 11
8.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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After a standoff in the police station, the Rhodes family is on the run from the law, and for their lives. And just what horrors did Mikey survive while he was away?

  • 10
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Dec 4, 2014

    Theres a lot more to come from Birthright and a lot more questions to be answered. What is really happening with Mikey, what, if anything, does the final page mean for the next issue? How the hell can this creative team top themselves? So many questions left unanswered, but not in a negative way. Williamson is giving just enough each issue to leave you hooked, and hooked hard. He along with Bressan and Lucas are going to continue to kick you in the face and give you everything they have issue after issue and youll thank them for it and beg for more. Birthright is a legitimate contender to become one of Images top books, if its not considered that already. I guarantee you that if you read this book it will blow you away and make you question why you didnt pick it up in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 10
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Dec 5, 2014

    How is it possible that month after month Bressan manages to pump out some of the highest quality art in the industry? Bressans art is draw droppingly good and there were so many moments when I had to just stop and drink in the absolute beauty of what I was witnessing. I feel absolutely in love with the pages featuring young Mikey wading through the snow covered woods and then was absolutely stunned with the two-page spread of a humongous monster. There is not enough hyperbolic language in the English vocabulary to describe how good Bressans art is, youll just have to check the book out for yourself and see what youve been missing. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Capeless Crusader - Cody Mudge Dec 3, 2014

    The struggle is real. At least for independent creator-owned comics, which can't rely on marketing budgets or pop culture cachet to sell issues. Thus far, both issues of Birthright have sold out and there's reason to believe this installment will as well, given the quality to be found between the covers. This series has a very strong chance of becoming the best fantasy comic being printed. However, fantasy isn't for everyone, I get that. And maybe that's why that genre is so underdeveloped in the comic book medium. Regardless, Birthright is making a case for why there should be more books just like it. You might not consider Williamson and Bressan superstars but their book can stand up to the best of the week. Make no mistake, "Birthright #3" is easily one of the best issues you could hope to read this week; it's tough to find more fleshed out characters, a more exciting premise, or more enthusiastically rendered visuals in a comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Adam Cadmon Dec 3, 2014

    If you haven't gotten your hands on Birthright already, go out immediately and pick this one up. And make sure to add it to your pull list from now on. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Dec 2, 2014

    Fantastic reading. Brithright has found its footing and proves that it's ready to blow the doors down. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Dec 3, 2014

    Birthright continues to be a must read comic, with Williamson as a writer growing stronger and stronger with each creator owned series. The visuals are also as stunning as ever, with the narrative being utterly gripping. It's this that makes this issue easily recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Dec 5, 2014

    Williamson and Bressan have really got something here with "Birthright" and it's just going to get better with time. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Dec 4, 2014

    Birthright continues to stake its claim as one of the best new books on the block, marrying inventive fantasy with compelling drama. Add it to your pile. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Dec 3, 2014

    Birthright #3 is the right time that we are able to get progress and a grasp as to what we can expect from this series. Mikey has his motivations in the real world, Mikey has his demons to conquer in Terrenos, and it's a race against time on both ends. Things will get worse before they get any better and that is what draws you in to this story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Dec 3, 2014

    BIRTHRIGHT is a story for fantasy fans that want to know what happens AFTER the adventure. The art is amazing. The writing is top notch. It's a story for those who love fantasy and adventure. Williamson is on a tear over at Image and this, conceptually, is his best series as of right now. There's a lot of great books to pick from in the world of comics, but people should make this series a priority on their pull list. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Jenesis Dec 4, 2014

    A truly unique story in a vast array of similar titles on the shelves. Beautiful and unique. Buy it.

  • 9.0
    JBL Reviews Dec 10, 2014

    Great issue

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Dec 6, 2014

    This book constantly continues to be one of the best reads of the week.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Dec 9, 2014

    Another great issue, though the plot progression is a little hampered by the fantasy world flashback. I'm sure that stuff is important to the current story somehow or Joshua Williamson wouldn't spend time on it, but hopefully the flashbacks take a backseat to the main story as we move forward because I don't find that stuff particularly interesting and it leaves less pages for the current story. After all, the comic's concept is mainly about what happens to our hero AFTER his epic quest, readers can easily imagine a typical hero's journey to fill in the blanks for the history.

  • 7.5
    Jon-C17 Dec 16, 2014

    The flashbacks are cool, the action sequences are pretty amazing in the present-time. Something about the dialogue is getting to me in this one. Can't explain it--it isn't bad, maybe I'm just not in the right mindset. Read this if fantasy, swords and epic fight scenes are your thing.

  • 6.0
    Marvelrock Jun 22, 2016

    I am generally a big fan of fantasy, but I find this to be a bit too... corny, especially Mikey's dialogue and how his family is very quickly won over and motivated to help Mikey do crazy and super illegal things . I am also a fan of non-linear storytelling when it's done well, but, so far, I don't really see much value when they do it here. I also think the art is pretty good in some aspects (e.g., character design) but not so good in others (e.g., coloring, detail). I still think the comic has set up a very interesting world and some interesting characters and creatures, and it has a lot of potential. However, I'm not currently thrilled with the execution.

  • 9.5
    Redeadhood Dec 7, 2014

  • 9.0
    THA_FUBU Dec 26, 2014

  • 8.5
    Nick Dec 3, 2014

  • 8.0
    eVanDiesel Dec 6, 2014

  • 7.5
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