Karnak #3

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Roland Boschi Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 20, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 13
8.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

• Just when you thought Karnak couldn't get more intense and insane, it does.
•  The trail left by the kidnapped Inhuman gets nuclear and Karnak is caught in the mushroom cloud.
Rated T+

  • 10
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Apr 21, 2016

    It's hard to see how Karnak #3 could be any better. As a series, Karnak continues to be a singular treat, and Ellis continues to redefine a character that had always been vaguely examined at best, creating what will no doubt become the indispensable version moving forward, and resulting hopefully in a classic run that will be hard to top. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Apr 21, 2016

    Karnak #3 is grim, stars one of the most nihilistic heroes I've ever seen, and yet, is an absolute blast to read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Marc Buxton Apr 22, 2016

    New artist Roland Boschi perfectly complements Ellis. His Karnak is lithe and deadly, and even though Karnaks face is usually hidden in shadow, the glimpses Boschi gives reveal so much of the characters aura. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Wednesday Comics - Marvin Salguero Apr 27, 2016

    Though I'm missing the art from the first two issues the art shows promise for future issues. Karnak #3 delivers in its story as Ellis' knows how to make Karnak an interesting character in his own solo book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams May 2, 2016

    Ellis has written Karnak as a character who not only sees physical weakness in others but ethical and moral ones as well and this issue sees his morality fall to new depths as he compares himself to Satan and commits mass murder of innocents. It's hard to defend Karnak as a character and it's clear Ellis is challenging readers' expectations of a protagonist and a character, creating a book that's more intriguing than enjoyable. It's also clear the book's brutal last line is meant to be read at least partially as comedic but its implications are brutal, calculating and cruel, meant to prey on your weaknesses in the same way it preys on SHIELD's. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Apr 22, 2016

    Seductively spooky, there's something almost hypnotic about Marvel's most enigmatic Inhuman. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Apr 25, 2016

    Boschi's exaggerated facial proportions and Cowles' startling use of black-on-white empty word balloons build suspense in the final scene. The twist itself is predictable, given Karnak's abilities, but Boschi and Ellis' pacing is strong enough to make Karnak's words in the last panel stick the landing. Ellis' concepts are ambitious and "Karnak" #3 doesn't always live up to its own conceits, but there's an undeniable fascination to Ellis' take on this character. I'm on board for more, especially if the release schedule gets back on track. Read Full Review

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