Three #4

Three #4

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Ryan Kelly, Jordie Bellaire Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 8, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
8.7Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The three helot slaves desperate to escape from the repressive Spartan regime find themselves cornered on the border...but not by the pursuer they expected. Trapped and running out of options, they know the Spartan army is marching closer. They can't hide. They can't run. Are they seriously going to fight?

  • 10
    All-Comic - Joey Caswell Jan 8, 2014

    Along with a small handful of other titles from Image Comics, Three is among those rare comic books that typically feel perfect in every way. Issue #4 demonstrates how a comic book should be paced and organized, and the quality of writing, illustrations, and colors is above and beyond what is typically expected. This is a deeply intelligent series that doesnt rely on heavy exposition or an overabundance of overt explanation. Instead, the story pulls the reader in and shows them how these characters might have actually interacted with one another. Three #4 accomplishes the lofty feat of authenticity and emotional impact in one fell swoop and the story developments were fantastic. This is a series to keep an eye on, and if youre not already reading it, get on that! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges Jan 7, 2014

    The writing for this issue is something that I would like to highlight because the writer, Keiron Gillen, does something that I feel is important. He allows you to feel and put yourself into the story because of the emotions that he transfers to the reader. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Jan 13, 2014

    Kelly and Bellaire paint a world where, as Aristodemos says, "fear reigns supreme." Even the open fields are gray and inhospitable, dotted with brooks and streams that look dull, almost polluted. When the dogs close in and the Spartan army marches closer, the landscape morphs even further, from unfriendly to unsettling. On top of all that, Kelly's faces are drawn with fear and paranoia that I could feel in my gut. They're doing remarkable stuff here, and Cowles' subtle, well-planned lettering completes it. Read Full Review

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