Satellite Sam #3

Satellite Sam #3

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Howard Chaykin Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 4, 2013 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
7.4Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Mike reaches out to the only woman he recognizes in his dead father's collection of personal girlie snaps, and not only does she have stories about the old man would curl your hair, but she sees a method to the old man's madness. What if there's a picture of his killer somewhere in the room where he died?

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Rafael Gaitan Sep 9, 2013

    It's a hard sell, although it shouldn't be. A black-and-white comic with risque themes and content aimed at adults published outside of Big Two should be the biggest thing poppin', but the important thing is that for those of us who read it, it's what we wanted and hoped and more. Satellite Sam shimmies and pops off the page with all the danger and the excitement of the live TV (and the shitty signal to match) it emulates. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Sep 4, 2013

    It should surprise nobody when I say that this is another solid entry into Satellite Sam. The audience should follow this creative spark down an interesting pathway to see where the drama eventually leads. This is a good instance of a medium expanding to cater more readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Sep 4, 2013

    Satellite Sam #3 is another great entry the evolves the plot while making the overall arc more than accessible. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Justin Wood Sep 5, 2013

    Chaykin's art continues to be stellar, at this point further praise just becomes redundant, perfectly suited for Fraction. With the conclusion of the issue seeming to be the start of the mystery's actual investigation it looks like we're in for the long haul as Micheal begins slowly pulling threads from his father's secret life, but reading a monthly book of this quality and maturity, I say the longer the better. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Melissa Grey Sep 4, 2013

    Perhaps there are too many moving parts to Satellite Sam. So far -- and this installment is no exception -- the series has been on the verge of devolving into character stew. One wonders if a more focused look on Michael's investigation into his father's shady lifestyle wouldn't have benefited the overall narrative. As it stands, his storyline is the single interesting thread in the entire issue, and the contrived deviance of the rest of the cast feels like little more than window dressing. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Sep 8, 2013

    Satellite Sam will not be everyone's thing. It's a historical drama set in the world of television studios and seedy hotel rooms. However, it is a unique concept for comics, and Fraction has set in place a number of interesting elements in the series, including but not limited to the murder mystery. If the creators can find a way to make the supporting characters and the behind-the-scenes TV station material work better, Satellite Sam could be a great series. As it stands, it's still a very solid start. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Booked - Derreck Mayer Sep 8, 2013

    Overall, it's an interesting series but the pace and dialogue issues need to be resolved sooner rather than later. I'm all for unique, non-superhero stories but I need more consistency and a quicker pace. One thing I truly appreciate is that at the beginning of the second and third issues, Fraction and Chaykin put a picture and bio of the primary characters. This is a great way to review who we will be seeing and what relationships exist in the series. I hope they continue this. On a final note, the cover art for these issues, especially this one, have been fantastic. They are in color and do a great job of capturing the nature of the series in a single frame. This leads me to believe that the series would thrive just fine in standard color, which would make the dialogue easier to follow. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Kevin Mak Sep 9, 2013

    Matt Fraction and Howard Craykin have created a unique murder mystery comic using a 1950's television studio as its backdrop. So far, the story is at a snails pace in getting to any resolution. However, it seems to be getting better as more character backgrounds are revealed. Although flawed, the black and white artwork is a great fit to the comic. Overall, it is a solid comic, but needs some work. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GreyMouser Sep 5, 2013

    . . $3.50, 20 B&W pgs + recap, chapter piece & end pieces? Sexy B+ cover. All ADs@back. . . This installment moves forward the plot only just a little bit, but we get some back story on the deceased and sexy times. The plotting and pace is the biggest downside to this series so far, but pervy fun is in ample supply. Howard is on his game, albeit in his scratchier style without the benefit of color. Not as kinky as Black Kiss, but more ingrained in the world of early TV's hidden sleaze. A bit lacking in page count and content makes me wonder if i should have waited for the TPB, but the ride is enjoyable so far.

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