Marauders #3

Writer: Gerry Duggan Artist: Michele Bandini Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 4, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 68
7.7Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

Sebastian Shaw recruits a new Black Bishop continuing with his machinations against the two Queens of the Hellfire Club! Meanwhile, Captain Kate and her Marauders wreak havoc on the high seas from the Atlantic to the Pacific in the name of the mutant cause!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 4, 2019

    Michele Bandini's art is fantastic. I love how all of the panels are framed and the details Bandini adds to the art. There are a lot of great visuals throughout this issue and I can't wait to see what Bandini does next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 4, 2019

    This is possibly one of the most absorbing issues of the series so far. A greater sense of Shaw as a power player and the kingdoms of red, white and black are becoming more clear.  Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Dec 5, 2019

    "The Bishop in Black" continues Marauders' status as the best ofthe Dawn of X books so far. Shaw's political moves are a great way toplay with the complicated personal conflict aspect that has always beena key of the X-books, and his final page reveal sets up a hell of apotential conflict within Hellfire. With Bandini and D'Amico's cleanartwork adding a lot in terms of character depth, Marauders #3 isanother hit from this team. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Dec 6, 2019

    While I doubt it, I hope Duggan and the team give the crew of the Marauders the same kind of focus they gave Sebastian. It would be nice to see some character development and relationship at play. However, I feel like all of the main protagonists in Marauders act more like chess pieces in service to a larger plot than actual fleshed-out characters. What I've noticed about Marauders is that more than any of the other “Dawn of X” series, it's a book more focused on the internal threats than the external one. Everybody has their own agenda, even the mutants and something tells me this won't be the last we see of the infighting for control of Krokoa's future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Dec 4, 2019

    Overall ‘Marauders’ regains its title as the best book in the ‘Dawn of X’ line-up. This issue alone shows how dynamic and complex this story is as evident in the final page. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Dec 4, 2019

    Compared to the first two issues, Marauders #3 was a fast read. Though it was one worth getting this early in the series to further set the stage for everything that is to come once the story has really hit the ground running. For as much fun as we hope to have, there is going to be real problems to deal with, and that does not exclude the problems from within. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 7, 2019

    Marauders takes a slight break from the ongoing story to set up some important characters, while also giving us a great, broader look at some Krakoa nuts and bolts. It's very much appreciated. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Aguilar Dec 4, 2019

    Marauders is only getting better with time, and if you miss out on one series, don't let it be this one. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Dec 4, 2019

    If youre not an X-fan and have just hopped on board, you will probably enjoy this issue more since you had no background of Sebastian Shaw prior. Furthermore, if youre a completist, then you have no choice but to snag this issue. Otherwise, the entire issue could be summarized by the cover and preview excerpt alone. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Dec 4, 2019

    A thoroughly entertaining piece of adventure with a pantomime villain in all his glory. For the fun in the new X-Men world, Marauders is where it's at. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Dec 5, 2019

    Overall, it was nice to see a different side of Marauders as the series sets up the pieces for a larger war for power amongst the Hellfire Club's royalty. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Impulse Gamer - Matt Fischer Apr 6, 2020

    Hickman's run has been entirely about change and a new status quo, but some writers seem hellbent on writing characters like they've been written for years. Read Full Review

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