The Forged #3

Writer: Greg Rucka, Eric Trautmann Artist: Mike Henderson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 24, 2023 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
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For 10,000 years, the Eternal Empire spread across the galaxy, and in all that time there has never been actual first contact with another alien race. This issue, the Forged meet their neighbors. Spoiler: their neighbors are f*&#ing PISSED.

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson May 24, 2023

    Issue 3 closes off the opening act of this series perfectly. It's a truly admirable balance of storyline, dialogue and incredibly well executed visuals that is everything a lover of the sci-fi action genre could possibly ask for. It's action packed, filled with amazing tech, weird aliens and cool characters that has a depth to it thanks to an extremelty well written script. It's perfect science fiction space opera that leaves you breathless and wanting more! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff May 24, 2023

    Highly trained, star-faring, high-powered military personnel have been fighting strange armies of inhuman ETs since Heinleins 1959 novel Starship Troopers...and likely before that in some of the earliest pulp sci-fi stories. Contemporary adaptations have ranged from Games Workshops graphically brilliant, highly successful Warhammer 40,000 tabletop war game (from 1987) to James Camerons hilariously bad 1986 movie Aliens. With Forged, Rucka and Trautmann have perfected the precise blend of humor, action, and horror. It has been a hugely satisfying comic book iteration of the space marines vs. hordes of alien monsters sub-genre. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Chris Coplan May 24, 2023

    War is hell, but not nearly as hellacious as working for a spoiled space goddesses. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Adam Barnhardt May 24, 2023

    The first arc of this space epic draws to a fiery close, rounding off its debut story only as a title such as this can with more explosions and f-bombs on a single page than in all other new comics you'll read this week combined. Read Full Review

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