Swan Songs #3

Writer: W. Maxwell Prince Artist: Filipe Andrade Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 6, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 6
7.9Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

W. MAXWELL PRINCE's traversal into the totally terminal trudges forward with all-star artist FILIPE ANDRADE (The Many Deaths of Laila Starr)!
The atomic clock hit zero, and the world was forever changed.
Here, our demolished planet's would-be Adam and Eve try to create a new Eden in the nuclear aftermath†but some things simply weren't meant to be.
Drawn in exquisite colored pencils, this is another of our lives loud, lonesome SWAN SONGS.

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Sep 6, 2023

    Swan Songs #3 is another wonderful issue of the series, with a great twist ending and many touching moments. Each issue of this series is a well-crafted complete story with a beginning and ending, and its a great alternative to most series that have stories that seem to run forever with no solid ending. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Sep 6, 2023

    Swan Songs #3 provides another wonderful fable grappling with modernity and some of humanity's oldest myths at once. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Tom Smithyman Sep 1, 2023

    The series about endings deals uses this issue to deal with what happens after the end. It's a post-apocalyptic story that will have you asking lots of questions about human nature and whether we are all just part of a story that was written for us. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Sep 12, 2023

    It's the end of the world. Again. And it's fun to explore just a little bit more. However, it doesn't seem to add a whole lot to questions posed by the end of humanity. There is no whole lot of insight into what's being developed in this story. It's just a really fun end-of-the-world story. And maybe it doesn't need to be any more than that. But one can't help but get the feeling that maybe there is something deeper that could have been developed out of the story if Prince could have found something a bit more inventive. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 6, 2023

    Andrade delivers great art in the issue. There is an otherworldly tone to the style and it works brilliantly for a post-apocalyptic story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Johann du Plessis Sep 6, 2023

    Ultimately, reader enjoyment may vary, and while I personally found this installment less engaging, Prince's talent as a writer still shines through. There is a story here, albeit one that may not captivate all readers. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Chris Coplan Sep 6, 2023

    Love is weird, beautiful, and maybe a tad predictable. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    ResearchReader Sep 7, 2023

    History doesn't repeat but it sure does rhythm could sum up this book. We start at the beginning of all things again, and even with the best of intentions we are reminded of how fallen and broken people are.

    The art is a perfect match for the story. I saw the words 'otherworldly' used and I agree. It feels like the start of something new, something different. Mixed with the bittersweet story and a splash of pain and you get a great story.

    Is it a new take on something? A crazy twist? Moore level writing? No, none of that, but it is beautifully painful nonetheless. Maybe I was just in the right mood to enjoy this book, but it felt right. Like this was indeed the swan song for the end of the end of the world.

  • 7.5
    DDJamesB Sep 14, 2023

    It was not as powerful to me as the other issues. Perfectly fine, just could have used more punch for me.

  • 6.0
    Happywifelife Sep 6, 2023

    This was the worst one yet. Fairly boring and as hard to finish. :(

  • 8.5
    Jawsh Oct 10, 2023

  • 8.5
    retcon_D Sep 14, 2023

  • 7.5
    Briton Nov 20, 2023

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