Infinity #3

Infinity #3

Event\Storyline: Infinity Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Jerome Opena, Dustin Weaver Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 18, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 25 User Reviews: 11
8.0Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Prison break. Stealing a worldkiller.  The fall of Attilan.

  • 10
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 21, 2013

    This was an amazing issue, and my personal favourite of the event so far. It had so much excitement, and suspense, as well as plenty of drama. The developments were also very dramatic, adding some energy to the event. It also had some brilliant action sequences, and has me hooked for the next part. Due to this it's easy to recommend this issue, and I'd also recommend the rest of the event as well. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Sep 17, 2013

    This is a book that seamlessly mixes its action and its exposition/dialog and an issue that feels much, much longer than it actually is, and I mean that in the most positive way I can. There's so much amazing content crammed into these pages that this feels like it should be oversized, but it's not, and that reason alone is enough to pick up Infinity. Second printings of earlier issues are beginning, so this is a great time to catch up if you were worried about ANOTHER major Marvel event this year. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 19, 2013

       It's not a story for the faint of heart, and it may be that you'll have to wait until the end of the event to put all the pieces together - but it's well worth the journey, and (if experience is any indicator), your patience will be well rewarded. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Sep 18, 2013

    This explosive comic features the culmination of many events and strikes up dozens of more paths for Hickman to go down. This issue makes the event as a whole even larger than it has been and the powder keg of tension that Hickman has been building has finally exploded. Opena and Weaver match his script beat for beat and do an admirable job delivering the huge events he is unleashing upon the Marvel Universe. While the content may seem thin at points due to the huge visuals being thrown at readers, I dare you to read the next page and not continue this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Sep 20, 2013

    Hickman, Opena, and Weaver delivered again as a cohesive team. Even though there are more artists involved than Opena and Weaver, they all are able to bring something to the table which makes this event look so stunning in visuals. It's cohesive and it has remained consistent throughout which is all that you could ask from a creative team of artists. You have that tone, galactic atmosphere, dark feel from their urgency, and best of all the handling of the characters anatomies which is most detailed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Sep 18, 2013

    Rife with intrigue, twists and poignant moments, "Infinity" #3 carries this event to its highest point yet. Hickman creates a dark, foreboding atmosphere appropriate to a war that seems impossible to win in his narration and dialogue; Opena and Weaver's inventiveness colors an alien world that is strange enough to wow but subtle enough not to distract from the story. With big ideas and even bigger gusto, "Infinity" will be discussed for years to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Sep 18, 2013

    Infinity is starting to shift towards a second phase on the storytelling. This issue is built out of two incredible moments that are worth the price of admission alone. A couple may be slightly underwhelmed by this chapter, but it seems more than likely that the creative team will deliver in the latter half of this event comic book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Sep 20, 2013

    With so many characters involved and multiple subplots of which to draw attention, Hickman shows why he's the king of handling complex scripts. He finally gives Starbrand his moment to shine, and it's powerful both emotionally and physically. Artists Jerome Opena and Dustin Weaver make planet destroying look as cool as actual star-gazing; they're top-notch talent for a top-notch cosmic event. Infinity continues to deliver great story-telling and fantastic artwork, so be sure to check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Sep 19, 2013

    Infinityis the type of event that I have been waiting to read since I got into comic books. It's grand on an epic scale, it's taken characters I hardly cared about and brought them to the forefront of my attention, and it's just plain fun. Now, a good portion of the fun comes from being familiar with Hickman's work thus far and seeing all of his pieces finally click together; but ultimately,Infinitycontinues to be one of the best Marvel events in a long while. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - MikeFitz538 Sep 28, 2013

    The only real fault with this issue is that it relies more than any of the previous tie in issues, this issue of Infinity relies heavily on New Avengers #10. Besides that, Hickman truly balances the two storylines perfectly. It's of note, that Earth storyline has become more about Thanos and the Inhumans, with passing notes of the storylines playing out in Thunderbolts, Mighty and New Avengers. I think it's been interesting to see Cap elevation as the leader we all know him to be amongst the Galactic leaders. It's also nice to see some role reversals – the Skrulls and Brood are good guys here, while the Kree fall and the Spartax flee. The art is superb and I think getting two great artists like Opena and Weaver, and assigning them to draw the different storylines is also a great move for the book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Sep 19, 2013

    With strong artwork and scripting, this is another must-read for those following this event. Even if you're not, it's just lovely to flip through. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The MacGuffin - Matt LeMaire Sep 20, 2013

    In the end, INFINITY #3 may prove to be divisive for a lot of people, but ultimately it doesn't detract from the fact that Hickman is telling a compelling and exciting story here. Yes, you may not want to have to get into Avengers and New Avengers, but they will truly enhance your reading experience when it comes to this event. As it is, though, this continues to be one great event and I hope it maintains this consistency all the way to the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Sep 18, 2013

    Despite some minor quibbles here and there, the action, development and some of the character moments on display here give us readers a reason to continue hoping for a great even comic. If Hickman, Weaver, Opena and Ponsor can continue delivering issues like this one, Infinity could turn out to be very memorable indeed. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 31, 1969

    As with the previous issue, Jerome Opena and Dustin Weaver divide up the pages, with Opena handling the conflicts in space and Weaver those on Earth. Infinity as a whole has an impressive sense of visual consistency despite being divided up among these two artists and Mike Deodato and Leinil Yu. Each artist has his own approach to anatomy, framing, and so forth, but there's a common sense of grit, weight, looming darkness and larger-than-life spectacle that unites every page of the story. Opena stands out especially in how his scenes blend massive scope with more personal confrontations. His flair for body language comes into play in a major way as Gladiator looms over Captain America, yet still comes away from the scene as the lesser hero in the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - wolverinept Sep 20, 2013

    Infinity continues to be the best Marvel event in a long while. While not perfect, it's still damn fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Sep 19, 2013

    Infinity is a challenging comic book event. It's not like Secret Invasion or Fear Itself where the good guys and bad guys have clear and defined roles where we know the battle will take place in the last two issues. Hickman and his team of artists are constructing a serious event on a grander scale, one that makes you want to read every issue in the crossover, going over previous issues to catch what Star Brand's powers are or to try and figure out what Maximus the Mad is scheming. It may be tough to get into at first, but once you get to that last page, you'll be begging for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jacob Bryant Sep 18, 2013

    It's a shame Marvel still hasn't really figured out a way to have a self-contained event. While not impossible to read, Infinity #3 is much more difficult to read if the reader isn't also keeping up withHickman'sAvengersandNew Avengers. That being saidInfinityis a great ride and one of the best Marvel events in recent memory. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Jason Inman Sep 19, 2013

    Bonus points to anyone that can tell me what Marvel has been doing to the color scheme of its Infinity books. Do you know the answer? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Sep 20, 2013

    Infinity continues to be the best Marvel event in a long while. While not perfect, it's still damn fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Hyper Geeky - Stephen C Sep 21, 2013

    It's not over yet, but Infinity #3 takes a hit in the score because, story-wise, it doesn't feel complete — not only does it run a few pages less than its predecessors, but it's hindered by its reliance on tie-ins. For a halfway point, it's a bit weak — even the issue's sole twist, the parallel universe, is underwhelming because we aren't even given enough to call it a proper tease. For all its faults, though, Kingdoms Fall is still a well-put together comic in a crossover event that can still finish strong. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 17, 2013

    On the one hand, Infinity is certainly headed in the right direction, as the Avengers and the Inhumans both get some nice turns that bring the spotlight back to where it should be. On the other hand, there's still an awful lot of filler and slow pacing to this event, and now that we're three issues in, this might make or break the patience of many readers. Thankfully the artwork and fist-pumping moments are enough to keep interest piqued, and if Hickman can keep the focus on the fan-favorite characters rather than the obscure alien friends and foes, Infinity may stick the landing yet. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Sep 20, 2013

    For those reading the Avengers and New Avengers tie-in issues Infinity #3 will be an incredible reading experience. Jonathan Hickman is hitting it out of the park with all the stories he is telling in the Infinity titles he is writing. Every character involved is being shown to play an important role in this series with both the heroes and villains getting time to shine. The problem is that if youre not reading the Avengers and New Avengers tie-in issues than it is hard to get fully invested in the story within the Infinity mini-series. If youre willing to invest the money in the Avengers and New Avengers tie-in than you will love Infinity #3, but if youre not than be ready to be cheated out of a complete story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Sep 18, 2013

    The artwork, on the flip side, is beautiful. The characters all look different and distinct, the color and use of tones makes for some impressive visuals, and the space battles are really nice to look at. It makes the experience reading this comic all the more tolerable, but the art alone doesn't make it worth the price of admission. The only problem with the artwork is the cover, which shows a goofy looking Black Bolt yelling at the title of the comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 21, 2013

    Infinity #3, like New Avengers #10, has a little bit more focus on the characters instead of the plot, and for that, I liked it a little bit more. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Sep 20, 2013

    Seriously please if you haven't started buying this yet don't start, and if you have I'm so sorry. Read Full Review

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