King In Black: Planet Of The Symbiotes #3

Event\Storyline: King in Black Writer: Rodney Barnes, Steve Orlando Artist: Gerardo Sandoval, Danilo Beyruth Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 7, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 8
6.0Critic Rating
6.4User Rating

A DARK SHADOW LOOMS OVER CLOAK AND DAGGER!
PLUS: THE RETURN OF TOXIN!
Rated T+

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Apr 7, 2021

    Another worthy addition to King in Blacks tie in anthology series, the issue is only let down by the second story which just rehashes other idea’s which have been done to death. There is good art throughout the comic by both creatives teams though, and it’s an interesting look into other events occurring during the main King in Black event. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - wolfcypher Apr 8, 2021

    We have a by-the-numbers Cloak & Dagger tale, and fun pilot to a Toxin ongoing which may not happen, but that potential is there. Steve Orlando does a good job selling the premise of a Toxin book featuring a new host. Between these three Planet of the Symbiote/King in Black anthologies, this one has the absolute least to do with King in Black. If any of the featured characters interest you, you'll be fine reading these. For the uninitiated, you might get something at least from the Toxin story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 5, 2021

    Overall, this is an okay last issue in a miniseries that has allowed creators to play around within the confines of the King in Black event. This is by no means a necessary read, but the Toxin story makes the issue worth reading thanks to a clever idea using Symbiotes and a strong voice in its characters. The Cloak and Dagger story is more for their superfans who miss seeing them in the latest comics. Funnily enough, "Planet of the Symbiotes" was quite misleading, but if you're up for some smaller-sized side issues it's a worthy read. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Apr 7, 2021

    Both stories read like teasers, the sort of fare Marvel squeezes together into a $4.99 extravaganza advertising new series. They aren't fulfilling reads, but they might provide a hook to read another #1 issue. Unfortunately, there's no clear follow on from the pair of stories presented here and they both read like advertisements. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina Apr 6, 2021

    Most of the dialogue was carried in Cloak and Dagger, and intentionally felt disjointed. It makes you feel like you are awkwardly watching a breakup happen in a fancy Italian Restaurant. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Spacey Medicine Sep 16, 2021

    Uhhhh okay.

  • 7.0
    mrDovydas Apr 18, 2021

    It was alright, even if these two stories were the weakest of the bunch. Not really keen on the new Toxin, but we'll see where this leads to.

  • 7.0
    C.V.R. The Bard Apr 22, 2021

    Glad to see Toxin back. And with a new host? I expect more of him. Perhaps a fight with Dylan, because of his age - range.
    The Brood nod was cool. Could've just included all the above and threw out that garbage Cloak & Dagger story. The weakest of the bunch & a bad cover choice.
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    Audiomack.com/cvrthebard

  • 5.0
    CrazyforRAMU Aug 7, 2021

    Cloak and Dagger go through their umpteenth estrangement plot and Toxin, with a cool new host, finds himself fighting Alchemax rather than Knull. The Toxin strip is a little promising; the C&D, not so much. The art is nothing special and the prose is notably bad. Things are different for Toxin; the plot of the moment is so-so but the creators invest some worthwhile effort in giving the symbiote a status quo that's worth a further look.

  • 3.0
    Psycamorean Apr 16, 2021

    This really wasn't very good. The first story went on way too long and said basically nothing new about Cloak and Dagger. I feel like every time they're brought out, the same basic story beats are hit again and again. The second story was really bad and out of nowhere, and what's worse is that it seems like it's setting something up. I really hope it doesn't continue.

  • 10
    The Comics Golden King Apr 10, 2021

  • 7.5
    tonpas1989 Apr 7, 2021

  • 7.5
    Adsun22 Apr 15, 2021

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