Children of the Atom #3

Writer: Vita Ayala Artist: Paco Medina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 12, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 14
8.2Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

ORIGIN REVEALED! Who are the X-Men's sidekicks behind the masks? Meanwhile, a brand new alternative medicine is changing lives at school, but who's recruiting the victims - I mean patients?

Rated T+

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth May 13, 2021

    Children of the Atom #3 is the most emotionally resonant issue of the book so far. Its easy to feel for Gimmick- shes the one friend everyone has who will do anything for her friends but never gets the thing she wants or needs. Ayala does an amazing job of illustrating who she is and the ending of the book is just perfect. Medinas art makes the whole thing work, bringing it all to life. This issue starts to answer questions and set things up for the future and is the most intriguing issue of Children of the Atom yet. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Comic Watch - Duna Haller May 13, 2021

    With Children of the Atom, Vita Ayala is taking their time in each of the characters and carefully constructing the wider storyline. And, while that unfolds, the creative team on this issue has probably given us one of the most emotionally impacting stories about the need of being recognized, with a character that feels so relatable and third-dimensional that I can already say Carmen is one of my favorite characters without hesitating a bit. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond May 13, 2021

    With only three issues out the series has catapulted itself to the top levels of the list of books that are able to really deliver on all the emotional and character depth that much of the audience is craving. Gorgeous popping emotional and dramatic artwork fills every single page and helps fully bring these characters even more to life. The series is not only a love letter to the world of the X-Men and Marvel Comics but just to comics in general and what they can be at their best. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Lia Galanis May 12, 2021

    Issue #3 ofChildren of the Atomsets up an interesting premise and continues to unravel new information about these mysterious kids. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard May 12, 2021

    Children of the Atom#3 is one of the best single issues so far in Reign of X. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 15, 2021

    A weirdly crafted flashback feels really jarring in this issue, but the strong character work, storytelling and artwork continue to elevate this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker May 12, 2021

    Children of the Atom #3 is an intense yet anxious book. Ayalas understanding of young characters is exceptional, depicting their struggles in exciting and sensitive ways, implementing them in dynamic storylines. The plot is confusing and the time jumps may throw certain readers, especially when the change of structure comes out of nowhere. At times the pressure within this comic is uncomfortable and yet you can't stop reading. Despite this, the story itself never ceases to be engaging, always leaving the reader demanding to know more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin May 12, 2021

    Children of the Atom #3 doesn't lay bare the core mysteries of the title, and that's sure to frustrate some readers. Sharp dialogue and strong art keep its character-based storytelling compelling. Most importantly, it continues its three-for-three streak of adding rich background to another of its stars. Open yourself up to caring about these kids and their unique situation, and you won't mind at all if this series takes the long way around to explaining it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Chase Magnett May 12, 2021

    Many of the issues that affected this series' launch persist, but Children of the Atom #3 is a dramatic improvement and one that signals hope for wherever this odd addition to "Reign of X" is heading. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez May 11, 2021

    Final Thoughts Children of the Atom #3 contains good art, but the plot structure and execution is a confusing blob. You get the impression the writer is eventually getting to some point or big reveal, but whatever it is, the painful journey is making it hard to get there. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan May 17, 2021

    "Children of the Atom" #3 is a so-so issue featuring our newest team of"well, whatever they are. Read Full Review

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