Three #2

Three #2

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Jordie Bellaire, Ryan Kelly Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 13, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
7.8Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Three slaughter survivors race towards the free city of Messene. Pursuing them are 300 Spartans. Why? What makes Sparta think that unleashing this isn't massive overkill? What makes a Spartan king agree to lead them? And what secrets do the Helot workers hold that changes everything...

  • 10
    All-Comic - Joey Caswell Nov 13, 2013

    Three #2 was an astonishing book. There was so much story background and development packed into a single issue without feeling cluttered or overburdened in any sense. The story has become even more absorbing as the reader is allowed to become involved from multiple angles. Three has a certain flavor in its presentation, particularly the overall story, which feels pleasantly different. While its always exciting to see what comes next, each scene in this latest installment felt satisfying in its own right, omitting any potential filler material. The plot is moving at an excellent pace while it just keeps getting bigger and more wide-ranging. Three has action, emotion, drama, and a lot of intelligence. While the series had a terrific start, issue #2 has set the bar even higher. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Hansel Moreno Nov 12, 2013

    Personally I associate Rome, Greece, Sparta and Athens with a most romanticized version I conjure in my mind. Epics, Battles for freedom of the masses, Hercules, Minotaurs. Sights not real or embellished by time. Gillen's and Kelly's story is not one of honor or adventure. It is tale of survival. Fighting tooth and nail to see another day. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Philip Suson Nov 14, 2013

    Overall this is a good comic. There are some story issues, but all in all it's a good read. Be sure to check it out yourself. Three #2 is a comic that is released by Image Comics. It is currently available for release at your local comic book store as well as through digital distribution. Three #3 will be released sometime around December, so be sure to pick it up then. Do you agree with this review? Comment your thoughts below. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Nov 14, 2013

    The star of the show here is Kelly, whether it's showing the explosive fight scenes or drawing individual Spartan houses or the splash page that portents more blood to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Nov 15, 2013

    “Three” is definitely getting where it's going, parsing out some interesting history lessons along the way. And while this isn't the fastest-moving issue, Ryan Kelly's art makes it a memorable and smooth read. If you were a fan of the first issue, this second one won't disappoint; and if want to hang around Sparta a bit, “Three” will keep taking you there. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jimbus_Christ Nov 13, 2013

    There are not many comics like Three it straddles the line between history and historical fiction. The interviews featured in the closing pages show the incredible amount of research that went into the books creation. I heartily recommend this series for any lovers of history, especially the classical age, as this is a look at Sparta unlike any other. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Herotaku - Jamal Melancon Nov 13, 2013

    For delivering a devastating battle in its first few pages and following up with some Spartan history and story telling that dragged for a bit, Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Kevin Mak Nov 18, 2013

    Kieron Gillen and Ryan Kelly shun the positives of Sparta and reveal the ugly truth behind its society through their comic series Three. Kieron Gillen pens an excellent story of survival where the reader can relive Sparta's history through Three's characters. Ryan Kelly's detailed artwork supports the plot by capturing the essence of ancient Spartan scenery, clothing and style. It is a great historical piece riddled with satire. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Nov 18, 2013

    While it didn't match its predecessor, the second issue of "Three" remains strong. Its combination of deep research, fully realized design and a clear point of view is why "Three" remains my favorite historical comic of the moment. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Nov 14, 2013

    Instead of ripping into this series each issue I'm going to call it good here. The premise is interesting and the art is great, but there's no narrative journey to get attached to. It's so ripe with history that everyone comes across as murdering assholes and frankly that's not a fun story to read. Maybe it's for you, but it's definitely not for me. Read Full Review

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