Outcast By Kirkman & Azaceta #3

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Paul Azaceta Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 27, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 9
7.9Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

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KIRKMAN & AZACETA's horror epic continues. Details of Kyle's life, in the time before he returned to Rome, West Virginia, are revealed...as the danger from all around him intensifies.

  • 10
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt Aug 27, 2014

    Elements are moving in place. Forces are aligning one way or the other, and it's clear that what's coming in this series will have a big impact. I'm excited to see what comes next, but I'm in love with the journey the creators are taking me on, slow enough to see the details while still keeping so much in the dark. Each issue has been selling out like crazy, so make sure you've got this in your pull list. It's one of the best new series of the year. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Adam Whitmer Aug 28, 2014

    Outcast is not for the faint of heart, pulses rise when as the pages turn. In this world, anything can happen at the turn of a page. Delving further and further into Kyle's back story tease some craziness to come in the near future. This issue is the calm before the storm, and the storm is going to be one hell of a ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Aug 27, 2014

    Visually, Paul Azaceta again brings the proceedings to somber life, his moody pencils and great panel work creating a deceptively innocent atmosphere. The colors by Elizabeth Breitweiser only enhance the mood, her subdued hues bringing the small town to eerie life. There are a lot of great character beats to this issue, most of them unspoken, and Azaceta and Breitweiser nail darn near every one of them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - CJ Yudelson Aug 30, 2014

    This issue of Outcast might have some faults but that is mostly because of how stellar the two previous issues have been. Kirkman and company are taking the slow approach to character building and in my opinion it is working well. Outcast #3 is light on the scares, but is all about the nuances and introspection making it a solid read. One thing is for certain, there is some really bad stuff headed forKyle Barnes, and I can't wait. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Aug 27, 2014

    Outcast #3 is a very strong, character-focused issue of the series. While still decompressed and lacking in horror (most of the time at least), it still knows how to draw you into its world and characters. It's truly engaging, thoughtful, and so very human. I look forward to the next issue, but I do hope it gets going a bit more. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Aug 30, 2014

    Make no mistake, the first issue of this series was fantastic. Kirkman has since drifted both in focus and in technique of delivering his story and it is not working. This comic may turn itself around before the first arc is done but as an individual issue goes this left me with an empty feeling. If you pick this up you are taking a leap of faith that this will all make sense down the road. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    JBL Reviews Aug 29, 2014

    Still good. Sometimes hard to follow

  • 6.5
    Soyner Aug 30, 2014

    I'm a big Kirkman fan but Outcast #3 missed the mark a bit for me. The interactions on their own merit were fine but honestly it's just a little confusing popping from scene to scene. You can tell some big things are in store in the future but the storytelling style is still too jumbled for my current taste.

  • 5.0
    Master Destructo Sep 21, 2014

    Hmmm. It's hard to say much about this issue. Frankly I didn't get much out of it. This is probably an issue where Kirkman is setting things up. But even if that's the case, nothing that's being set up seems particularly interesting. This did not leave me jonesing for the next issue, by any stretch of the imagination. The art creates a lot of good atmosphere and a creepy vibe. It would be a lot more effective if interesting or creepy things were actually happening in the issue. I'm still onboard for the first arc. But things aren't looking good at this point. I have a feeling sales for this series are going to drop following this early dud.

  • 4.5
    Zap-Kapow Comics Sep 4, 2014

    What did I just read? After two kick-ass issues, #3 lands with a thump (or more accurately a what?). Characters blend together, indistinguishable from each other, and do just about nothing to advance the story. Hoping for better things to come ...

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Aug 30, 2014

  • 8.5
    mjh6558 Oct 27, 2015

  • 7.5
    MikeCandle May 28, 2017

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