Immortal Weapons #3

Writer: Rick Spears Artist: Tim Green II Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 23, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
6.2Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

The legends say that if you’re an orphan, a runaway, one of the forgotten, and you get lost enough – you will find your way to the Under-City. As British warships pound China’s shores during the thick of the first Opium War, scores of orphan refugees keep themselves warm at night with stories of the Under-City and its champion, their protector – Dog Brother #1! Hero to all the strays on all the streets of the world! But with orphans mysteriously disappearing from the streets, are the boys’ stories of Dog Brother just that…and does anybody exist who will help them? Don’t miss this action-packed one-shot spinning out of the pages more

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Matthew Fantaci Sep 22, 2009

    This book, like the previous chapters of the Immortal Weapons, eschews super hero trappings for something more. For fans surprised by the depth of the first issue, here is another tale to savor. Well worth the price of admission. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 28, 2009

    There's also an Iron Fist backup, but this chapter is pretty much forgettable, with some truly bizarre art and a short fight sequence, but the real treasure comes in the main feature. There's such power and pathos in every moment of the story, two boys fighting against poverty and starvation with only the thought of their hero to sustain them. Rick Spears' script is wonderfully handled, and the art is note-perfect throughout, especially the reveal that the actual Dog Brother #1 is pretty much another scrawny war dog under his armor. I really like this issue, as much because of the setting and tone as the characters, tying into a portion of history that you seldom see in comic books in a highly creative manner. The Immortal Iron Fist relaunch has been an amazing success creatively, and issues like this remind us of exactly why. Immortal Weapons #3 earns 4.5 out of 5 stars, only losing points for the strangeness of the Iron Fist episodes' art. It's everything you didn't realize you wante Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Sep 22, 2009

    Spears's finale does make the story worth a look, though, and Tim Green's art makes it a clean read. Sadly, I can't say the same about the Iron Fist back-up. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Sep 24, 2009

    The good points about the issue are few and far between, despite the interesting premise behind Dog Brother. The uneven art, poor coloring choices, uninteresting backup, and reliance on clichd archetypes unfortunately keep this one from living up to its potential and, in the long run, hold it back from being good. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kreniigh Jun 10, 2016

    A decently told, if somewhat cliched, origin story... For a character with no connection to
    the Heavenly Cities mythology. I had hoped these issues would show something of the other
    six cities, but only the Fat Cobra issue touched that. How did this character become the
    champion of Unnamed Heavenly City #3? That's the story I wanted.

  • 8.0
    yipcyj May 26, 2022

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