Black Cloud #3

Writer: Jason Latour, Ivan Brandon Artist: Greg Hinkle Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 14, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
7.7Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

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  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Jun 15, 2017

    "Black Cloud" #3 escalates to a new level with this issue, as every contributor gets to show off their talents in a brilliantly told origin issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Brian A. Madrid Jul 11, 2017

    Black Cloud is an original comic book series that does not disappoint readers. The series can only get better with more issues on the way. Although, I am fearful the writing might dwindle after this episode, one can hope to see more of the dream world with Zelda Barrett and her cast of characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Black Nerd Problems - Carrie McClain Jun 12, 2017

    More fantastic art that flies off the pages, Black Cloud is equal parts beautiful to look at yet writing wise is still a comic that needs some crafting to ground me as a reader. The world building isn't a negative factor as there are many worlds here, and Zelda seems to be doing okay in not drifting into too many " there's only so many dreams she can have and stay in so far in this narrative. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Jun 14, 2017

    Quality art and intrigue. Hinkle blends the real and unreal to the right kind of unease for the reader. Latour and Brandon deliver a layered story in a complex world that defy expectations. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Donald Edmonds Jun 23, 2017

    There are elements of the story and visuals of Black Cloud #3 that even after reading through it more than once, I still find confusing. When trying to separate the dream world from the real world, I am unsure of how much of it is exaggerated because of the dream-state. Plus when Zelda "wakes up" from her journey through her past in the dream world, It seems that the world she "wakes up" to is more fantastic than the one she just left. It becomes even more confusing when trying to analyze Zelda's dialogue, as the reader might not be able to grasp how things have progressed to such a state, even after having read some of the previous issues in the series. Perhaps Latour and Brandon wanted to insert elements of mystery in these aspects of her reality, but at some point there are too many layers of plot where it becomes a labor for readers to follow. Simplifying the mystery of the real world or simplifying some of the mystery in her dream-world past might make following Zelda's story less Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Ben Snyder Jun 14, 2017

    Despite these sometimes-minor gripes, the overall intrigue of Jason Latour's plot in Black Cloud #3, keeps me hooked and waiting for the next issue. Hopefully, some mysteries will be explained, and some details will be patched up. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Spock's Brain Jun 26, 2017

    Ehhh. After 3 issues, I suppose we get some kind of direction on what this story will be about, with the war or whatever, but not enough for me. It looks pretty good, but I just am not feeling the story. The narrative isn't giving me enough. The more I read of Jason Latour's writing, the more I am convinced it's just not for me. I love his art on "Southern Bastards," but this is just confusing me and not paying off for me.

  • 7.0
    Spidey Spawn Jun 16, 2017

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