Black Cloak #3

Writer: Kelly Thompson Artist: Meredith McClaren Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 15, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 4
7.8Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Black Cloaks Essex and Pax make desperate moves to uncover the truth before powerful forces cover it up forever. A dead man speaks. Magicians scheme. And the deadly mysteries of the Lagoon prove impossible for our heroes to resist.

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 15, 2023

    McClaren delivers a rich, gorgeously illustrated world for these characters. The visuals are dynamic and grab the eye as the characters move from area to area and danger to danger. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Mar 21, 2023

    It's a murder investigation that's methodical and deliberate in ways other detective movies and shows have been like Blade Runner and Bosch. This is character-driven and the mystery unfolds in layers and that is why 'Black Cloak' works so well. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Jamie Lovett Mar 15, 2023

    Black Cloak's first arc is still unfolding, but one hopes Kelly Thompson isn't drawing comparisons they're unwilling to address head-on down the line. Further, this issue introduces some familiar police story tropes into its narrative, such as the cop with a newborn at home, and some of the ribbing between the partners, while providing some levity, clashes with the gravitas of a murder investigation, especially one that could have such devastating effects on the city. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - Rob Stryczek Mar 17, 2023

    This creative team is bringing to life an exciting detective story that will have a reader continuing to wonder what awaits the Black Cloak Essex. A true detective story in the realm of comics isnt seen as often so it feels nice to read this storyline as it continues to unfold. From the compelling writing to the fantastic art style this is an enjoyable issue. Read Full Review

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