C.O.W.L. #3

C.O.W.L. #3

Writer: Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel Artist: Rod Reis Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 23, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
8.0Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

Who is Radia? And why does Chicago fear her? Meanwhile, Geoffrey discovers that C.O.W.L.’s future is anything but guaranteed, and John’s investigation into the union takes an unexpected turn.

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Aug 3, 2014

    This is a slightly different issue of C.O.W.L. than those that preceded it. Readers who are desperate for more of Pierce's investigation might be sad to see that it takes a back seat, but a greater connection to the characters and the setting should more than earn your dollars. C.O.W.L. #3 covers the series' weaknesses with resounding strength and proves that far more than the premise deserves to be talked about. This is not a series to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Capeless Crusader - Cody Mudge Jul 29, 2014

    Kudos to Siegel, Higgins and Reis for taking on controversial subject matter. But even more kudos for tackling crucial subject matter. As far as Im concerned C.O.W.L. has become required reading. This book features some of the most impressive and expressive art you can find in any series and it is filled with relatable characters and compelling fiction. All of that and the book transcends being just an enjoyable read and forces you to think about higher issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jul 31, 2014

    After all the world building done in subsequent issues, issue #3 of C.O.W.L. is more character piece than anything else, writers Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel directing their attention to the team's lone female member, the telekinetic Radia. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jul 31, 2014

    Also we get a chance to see the only still living bad guy in Chicago; Camden Stone, who runs some kind of organized crime. Despite being normal it's established that Stone uses super powered muscle while hiding behind the fact that sense his goons don't wear costumes he's out of C.O.W.L.'s jurisdiction. These are the kind of little additional tidbits and complications that make C.O.W.L.'s universe feel all the more fleshed out and real while still feeling grounded through its excellent and interesting characters; this one comes highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Sam LeBas Aug 1, 2014

    Every detail of this book lends itself to an immersive reading experience that truly transports the reader to a bureaucratic, gritty, flawed Chicago where superpowers are the status quo. From choices like letterer Troy Peteri setting editorial captions in file folder tabs, to the design of the backmatter by Rich Bloom, to Trevor McCarthy's bold graphic covers; every creative decision brings the audience further and further into this world. "C.O.W.L." #3 represents an articulate, intentional piece of visual storytelling that embraces its historical context and thrives on the richness of its characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jul 30, 2014

    C.O.W.L. continues to get more interesting with each passing issue, as though it's not one of Image's most exciting series' it's quickly becoming one of it's more intriguing ones. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jul 29, 2014

    Getting stronger with every issue, C.O.W.L. is a political and emotional look at what it means to be a superhero. It demands you to check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 31, 2014

    I binge read this run, capping off with "C.O.W.L." #3. Higgins, Siegel, Reis and Peteri give Image yet another solid book worth checking out. Image has built up a nice little streak over the past few years and as long as books of this quality, with this level of talent continue to appear, I'll be a happy reader. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Jul 23, 2014

    All in all, this issue does a fine job at setting up anticipation for those to follow. The artwork continues to impress with its sketchbook-styled lines and faded backgrounds. Its not as action-packed as the previous issues, but as any Mad Men fan would tell you, episodes where less happened often prove to be the most interesting. C.O.W.L is setting out to be highly character driven and I can imagine some readers being hesitant to invest in such a drawn out delivery method. I quite enjoy it. Read Full Review

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