Crossover #3

Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Geoff Shaw, Dee Cunniffe, John J. Hill Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 6, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 37
8.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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"KIDS LOVE CHAINS," Part Three-Monsters and robots falling from the sky! Mysterious (and familiar??) superheroes joining our intrepid gang on their journey to event ground zero! CROSSOVER continues with the series' most explosive and shocking issue to date! Don't miss this one, folks.

If you do, it just might drive you...mad.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton Jan 9, 2021

    There are significant moments when great collaborations upgrade imaginations reveal all that we hope, Wonder, and dream. This book is a celebration of the best hopes and some of the oldest fears of humankind. It is a beautiful reminder of what Comics doevery day, and what they still do in our hearts. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jan 6, 2021

    Crossover #3 is a wonderful comic. The opening flashback hits the right emotional notes, and Cates keeps things going from there, really fleshing out the characters. He keeps adding more wrinkles to the whole thing- what does Ryans father have planned? How are the Paybacks and Avas benefactor going to play into everything? Shaws pencils are some of the best of his career, making the whole thing that much better. Crossover hit its first Crossover, and its delightful. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Ethan Coney Jan 7, 2021

    Crossover is going from strength to strength! Such a special book and deserves the attention of every comic fan! I know I'm repeating myself but get on this series now - you owe it to yourself! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 6, 2021

    Geoff Shaw continues to deliver some beautiful imagery throughout this issue. The characters look great, the action is fantastic and Shaw does a great job of building tension and emotion through the panels. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Caffeinated Critique - James Stone Jan 6, 2021

    Crossover is pure genius and continues to be one of my favourite comics on the shelves right now. Routed in comics history I am loving the plot comparisons to comic book legends like Watchmen, making this a comic book for comic book readers while cleverly keeping the story front and centre to engage new comic book readers aswell. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jan 6, 2021

    It took me three issues but I am all aboard Crossover now. I wasn't exactly sure what to make of the story after the first two issues, but with Crossover #3 it seems Cates is starting to let the story take off and let it spread its wings. The art is obviously stunning and just a fantastic little visual treat. If you have been on the ropes with this series this issue should sell you as a must-read. I mean, plus, that cover with the Gundam Shadow is perfection. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 6, 2021

    Crossover #3 is a fantastic issue that blends different worlds even more and allows Cate and Shaw return to an earlier property of theirs. That inclusion is fun (seriously, go read The Paybacks) but the further reveal really ups the “oh shit” factor of it all. This is a top-notch series that in its third issue has shifted things a bit taking this comic to an even crazier level of entertainment. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Jim Malakwen Jan 11, 2021

    A fun comic that develops the characters, advances the narrative and ends with a surprise cameo appearance from a fan-favorite IDW character. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jan 6, 2021

    Crossover is such a difficult franchise to evaluate, because the overarching structure demands that it both be all encompassing and all able to stand on its own. There is very clearly a deep love for the comic book medium, yet the paradoxical story feels like it should be approachable to all and this is the third time where I feel slightly alienated by some of the choices made. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Charlie Ridgely Jan 7, 2021

    The narrative is solid and the art is great, but the hook gets too distracting throughout this issue for it to be as excellent as its predecessors. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AIPT - Alex Curtis Jan 7, 2021

    Overall, Crossover is moving places, but there are some fundamental problems that keep the series from fully gripping. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Psycamorean Jan 8, 2021

    Not sure what about this issue makes people think Cates thinks he's smarter than the rest of us, but that complaint usually comes from dumb people. This was a great issue, I enjoyed it a lot. I don't know Madman that well, but I do know the Paybacks, so there's a bit of give and take there. I do like the twist that the Superman being teased is actually just Madman though. That's a good, funny twist. I do like that Cates keeps the story grounded, though. That's what separates this story from something like Ready Player One, for instance. Cates and company can't rely on references and guest appearances, that would make for a shallow narrative. I'm happy to say that they're not relying on those things.

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  • 10
    Spiderwebs Jan 6, 2021

    Lots of fun references to indie series and that reference to watchmen from the beginning and an overall enjoyable storyline so far. Yes it's not Image's Watchmen but still better than most of the stuff out there.

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    AdmiralWhiskers Feb 10, 2021

    Donny Cates opens with a discussion of the ending of Watchmen and how it was a catalyst for peace and cooperation. He then says when we had our real catalyst (9/11), all we did was "[build] bigger bombs." Damn, that's fine writing.

    While I could sit and ponder the opening pages for an hour, I'll try to write the rest. Cates again proves an insightful and easy read. No obtuse Al Ewing. No novellas de Tynion. Just a straightforward book with wry asides and observations.

    The book revolves around Ellie and Ava trying to return to the dome to reunite with their respective parents. The subplot of the evil peacher's son merges (literally) on the road. But a Godzilla/Shogun Warrior battle breaks out of the dome, pan more

  • 8.5
    Toonstrack Jan 6, 2021

    After this issue, I can safely say that Donny Cates is a madman. And thats a good thing.

  • 8.0

    Issue: 3

    Publisher: Image @imagecomics
    Writer: Donny Cates @dcates
    Artist: Geoff Shaw @geshaw
    Colors: Dee Cunniffe @deezoid
    Letters: John J. Hill @johnjhill
    Cover: Geoff Shaw

    While making their way towards the Dome in an effort to reunite Ava with her family, Ellie and Otto find themselves caught in a police checkpoint. When Ellie notices Ryan, the young man responsible for jump starting the current chaos of their lives, her confrontation with him draws the unwanted attention of the police. The group is rescued away to safety by the timely arrival of the superhero team, the Paybacks. Once brought to the Paybacks hideout, Ava is reunited with her savior!

    I have no previ more

  • 8.0
    C.V.R. The Bard Jan 6, 2021

    A preacher abuses his son and pushes hate , Madman! makes an appearance. As always, the comics are more relatable than this existence. Shit, throw me in the dome!

  • 7.5
    Kalaoui Jan 7, 2021

    It s not bad but not great either. I keep getting hyped by Cates and then i read the issues and they are fine and good on their own but the double edge story telling and the extreme hype are not helping the reading experience for me. I will ride it out until issue 6 and see then but my hopes are heading in the wrong direction. Shaw is great on art.

  • 7.0
    Onomatopoeia Feb 28, 2021

    This started off with an amazing premise, but it's slowly becoming a commercial for Image/ Donny Cates in comic book form.

  • 7.0
    Miracleman92 Jan 25, 2021

    This was alright, but I really want to like this series more than I do. I appreciate the art and I enjoy the idea of this series. But after three issues I just don't feel compelled to continue. The story just isn't grabbing me anymore.

  • 1.0
    Merlyn Jan 6, 2021

    Cates needs to stop smelling his own farts so much, he really thinks he's smarter than he actually is.

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