Monarch #3

Writer: Rodney Barnes Artist: Alex Lins Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 12, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 5
8.1Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

An alien invasion has rocked the world and no one is safe! Young Travon's desperate search for rations for the surviving students has put him face-to-face with these strange visitors who've hunted and killed everything in their path. But why have they let him live thus far? And just when things couldn't get any worse, betrayal strikes from the unlikeliest of places, turning everyone's world upside down!
From RODNEY BARNES, the star comics writer behind the Eisner-nominated series KILLADELPHIA and the writer/executive producer of HBO's Winning Time, and up-and-coming Marvel artist ALEX LINS comes a tal more

  • 8.4
    The Comicbook Dispatch - dragoncache Apr 12, 2023

    Touching scenes deepen our appreciation for Marli. Travon's love for Mankind puts his future at risk. Epic battle scenes reveal the scope of this global conflict. Sadly, the only subplot that advances this series is a psychological drama involving less-known characters. With its echoes of War Of The Worldsand all the radio, TV, movie, and comic adaptations of the classic novel by H. G. WellsMonarch #3 satisfies. Better advances in the story and greater consistency in the art will help this series reclaim the awesomeness of previous issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Apr 17, 2023

    'Monarch' centers characters from an often overlooked part of America that's no less vital or important than any other. It's a refreshing sci-fi thriller that echoes Spielberg with a darker edge. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Connor Casey Apr 12, 2023

    It still feels like the story won't kick into high gear until Travon is reunited with his classmates, but the book does a good job of explaining why the rest of Travon's kind suddenly want him dead. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 12, 2023

    Monarch remains a unique comic experience that keeps taking unexpected turns. I'm still interested in seeing where it's going next as it's been a creative spin on the kid's sci-fi tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Apr 14, 2023

    Monarch #3 is bold and innovative. As with many alien invasion stories, their behaviors share disturbing echoes with our own. Yet despite this, one small alien has made a connection with humans and knows there is a side to them that makes their conquest more complicated. Read Full Review

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