Civil War #3

Civil War #3

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 26, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 6
7.6Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Peter Parker embarks upon a deadly mission into the Iron with an elite special forces team to retrieve essential materials for Project Bellcurve. Meanwhile, Tony Stark sends Jennifer Walters, the She-Hulk, to infiltrate the Blue in an effort to learn the truth about why the Civil War continues.
Rated T+

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 26, 2015

    This is a fantastic third issue that delivers many surprises, interesting reveals and some cool new characters too. This is by far the most exciting Secret Wars tie-in on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Aug 28, 2015

    This series was a really good idea, pitting Cap against Iron Man, and fan against fan. Each issue’s cover has the question, “Whose side are you on?” on it, and it’s a valid question at that. If you’re not already reading the series, it’s about time. Read Full Review

  • 8.5 - Harrison Rawdin Aug 28, 2015

    Civil War #3 continues the momentum of its narrative while offering enough meaty material to sate the appetite of fanboys and fangirls. In other words if you're planning to dive into any of the Secret Wars extensions this release and title needs to be at the top of your list. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flip Geeks - Paul Ramos Aug 30, 2015

    Civil War #3 actually continues the riveting emotional roller coaster of the ongoing conflict that the creative team undertakes since the "shot that heard the world" took place. Though both Yu and Alanguilan's artistic takes slightly dip than the previous chapters, their sequential and subtle illustrative interpretations compensate the former. Perhaps, they are giving their best for the next two intriguing chapters left. And lastly, another twist emerges and this is where the true heightening of the overall plot-driven moment is getting better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Julestrue Aug 31, 2015

    I know its just another Secret War tie-in. But seriously if you are a fan of the original event, this is a cool place. It really nails the feel the so much like it could have been where Civil War lead to. I can't wait to see where they take it. I'm sad its coming to an end. Like a lot of these tie-ins I'm gonna sad when its over. If you are gonna check out one of the tie-ins, this is the one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 26, 2015

    Comic books, in many ways, are always fighting a battle of attrition. They go for broke with their first issue, and then are constantly fighting to maintain both their sales numbers and their level of quality. Civil War, however, turns that script on its ear, as it's consistently improved issue after issue. If Soule and Yu can keep this upward trend going, I foresee a spectacular payoff for this clash of the titans. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Aug 31, 2015

    Francis Yu's art continues strong here too. Like I said before, the Kingpin/Dr. Ock mix is great with a wonderful design, and Yu does great showing off the action scenes as well. My only problem with the issue is that it didn't really push the story forward, and it seems to about to distract us with a brand new development too. If anything, the sudden appearance of the character only means the possible connection to the bigger Secret Wars event. Yeah, I almost forgot this takes place at Battleworld. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Aug 27, 2015

    Secret Wars: Civil War #3 is another brilliant read. If you have not hopped aboard this title then I definitely encourage you to do so. If nothing else, at least get this title when it gets released in trade format. Soule is delivering such an enjoyable read. I adore this world that Soule has created and I just cannot get enough of it. Secret Wars: Civil War #3 is an intelligent read that also offers plenty of excitement and adventure. Go buy it! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Alex Nader Aug 30, 2015

    Civil War #3 is a fairly solid midpoint for this series. Soule delivers on his promises from the first two issues, and Yu's art is as impressive as ever. This issue moves the plot forward, but I found myself a bit sour on a few of Soule's characterization choices. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Tajaye Williams Aug 27, 2015

    Per usual, penciler Leinil Francis Yu manages to capture the mood nicely, with his gritty line work. If it's one thing I appreciate about this book is its unpredictability and the fact that it keeps me on my toes. This book teeter's on the fine line of absurdity, yet somehow it's the same absurdity that's kept me engaged and invested so far and will sure to keep me checking back in next month. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Comicsverse - Sean Bartley Aug 29, 2015

    Charles Soule has taken the CIVIL WAR storyline and expanded upon it in a way that is compelling, but in doing so he's made some characters we know and love nearly unrecognizable in both their decision making and their personalities. The original CIVIL WAR was based on a simple premise: how far are our heroes willing to go to protect their ideals? It's difficult to believe that each of these characters would have allowed things to go as far as they have here, and it's not even clear anymore what they're fighting for. Read Full Review

  • 4.7
    IGN - Levi Hunt Aug 27, 2015

    The events of Civil War #3 are just too dark and morbid. The deaths, the gruesome transformations, the coldhearted attitudes " it's relentless. It all just winds up being too much, and with unrecognizable and unappealing versions of some of Marvel's best characters. Read Full Review

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