Defenders #3

Defenders #3

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: David Marquez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 12, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 22
8.5Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

+ Pull List

• The Punisher strikes! With the mean streets of Marvel more dangerous than ever what could possibly make Frank Castle turn on his fellow vigilantes? Don't they all want the same thing?
•  Another dangerous chapter of the hottest new team in all of comics. Brought to you by the same people that gave you Miles Morales and Invincible Iron Man!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Bleeding Cool - Joe Glass Jul 13, 2017

    Overall, this issue of Defenders in particular feels like a comic making masterclass in what a truly fantastic comic can really be and look like. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 12, 2017

    Wow, what a fun, dynamic, and excellent comic book. This is must read stuff! Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Jul 21, 2017

    Overall this was a fantastic third issue with some brilliant character beats and some wonderfully drawn art work byDavid Marquez Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 13, 2017

    The story by Brian Michael Bendis is fast and funny, and almost worth buying just for Luke Cage's comments. It's also packed with action, terrific art by David Marquez, and a heck of a cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Donald Hudec Jul 13, 2017

    Bendis is doing an amazing job of rebuilding the Marvel "street level superhero" world. I love how he has breathed this new enthusiasm into the Black Cat, Diamondback, the Punisher, Night Nurse, really this entire universe of great characters. This is some gold standard dialogue, right here. The danger of the situation is made clear while the ever-present back and forth between the main characters keeps it fun and entertaining. David Marquez continues to impress, he's easily become one of my favorite artists currently at Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jul 13, 2017

    This series is shaping up to be a wonderful series for Marvel. It is firmly trenched in the Marvel Universe but is not weighed down by events or other storylines. At the moment it gets to be its own thing. Daredevil just randomly being shot is strange for his character, and I am a little disappointed there was not a backup feature for Iron Fist or Jessica Jones in this issue. Luke Cage and Daredevil had little backup articles in the past two issues, but it does not take away from the overall enjoyment of this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 13, 2017

    At its best, this series recalls the glory days of Brian Bendis' work on books like Daredevil and Alias. It remains incredibly satisfying to see Bendis working with these characters again, particularly given how radically their lives have shifted over the past decade. Unfortunately, this issue has an annoying tendency to get lost on pointless tangents. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 17, 2017

    There's a lot of potential to this book, and it's clear that Bendis agrees - if he's able to actually tackle Marvel's diverse street-level heroes in an organic way, this book could really fill a role that Marvel hasn't seen in a long time. But right now, this book succeeds more on the strength of David Marquez and Justin Ponsor, working oftentimes in spite of their script just as much as because of it. If we can get the lead out and get some real meat to this story, Defenders could be a good thing for Marvel fans. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 15, 2017

    The Defenders continues to come across as an editorially-mandated tie-in with the Netflix shows. It's something Bendis could write in his sleep, so it's still written well, but it's a total waste of David Marquez and his creative team's phenomenal talents. Read Full Review

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