War of the Realms #3

Event\Storyline: War of the Realms Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Russell Dauterman Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 1, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 46
8.5Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

North America freezes into New Jotunheim. Europe becomes New Svartalfheim. Asia goes up in flames as the new domain of Queen Sindr and her fire goblins. Ulik the Troll lays claim to Australia while Amora the Enchantress raises an army of the dead in South America. Africa falls to the Angels of Heven while Roxxon Oil drops its stakes in Antarctica. Midgard now belongs to Malekith and his allies! The Avengers' last hope lies in a series of suicide missions across the realms, starting with the rescue of Thor-last seen surrounded by an army of Frost Giants in Jotunheim...
Rated T+

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt May 1, 2019

    While there's a lot of things going on in this title " and the many, many spinoffs " everything's contained in the main storyline nice and tight, with few questions going unanswered. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Brian Wayne May 5, 2019

    I am loving every bit of this event, but it seems the main issues are more about pushing the tie-ins than progressing the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Brian Clements May 1, 2019

    There is not a more cohesive, talented, and innovative creative team in comics today, and giving Aaron, Dauterman, and Wilson the opportunity to play with the Marvel Universe of heroes and beings from the ten realms brings us the most visually impactful event in recent memory. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 1, 2019

    Russel Dauterman does great work with the art. There are moments of beauty mixed with amazing action scenes filled with brutality. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Sequential Planet - Pashtrik Maloki May 7, 2019

    Reading this book is a complete joy because Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman and Matthew Wilsonhave such a wonderful chemistry. They give you a nice taste of everything they have on the menu just enough to leave you hungry for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comicsverse - Matt Attanasio May 1, 2019

    WAR OF THE REALMS #3 is as exhilarating as it is gorgeous. Aaron's fast-paced writing, coupled with Dauterman and Wilson's beautiful pages, make this the strongest issue of the massive crossover event so far. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance May 1, 2019

    War of the Realms is an event that feels more like a natural extension of a long-building storyline from Thor. This is a compliment. The third issue slows things down a bit, letting players from the wider Marvel line move into some interesting places. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin May 1, 2019

    WAR OF THE REALMS is exactly what major crossover epics are supposed to be. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth May 3, 2019

    Bottom Line: Aaron is hitting it out of the park with what is essentially a top dollar summer blockbuster version of his Thor run. That's hard to pass up. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    On Comics Ground - Joanna Robinson May 15, 2019

    North America freezes in New Jotunheim, Europe becomes New Svartalfheim. Asia goes up in flames as the Queen of Cinder claims it as her new domain. Ilk the Troll claims Australia, Amora the Enchantress raises an army of the Dead in South America. The Angels of Heven take over Africa and Roxxon Oil takes its Stakes in Antarctia. All of Midgard has been taken over and its up to all the Marvel Hero's to find the one person who can stop it: Thor Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner May 2, 2019

    Though this issue seems to really want to push some of the other tie-in books rather than get a lot of ground covered, I liked it. Jason Aaron gives the Event a bigger scope and Ryan Dautermans art is so darn good. I am still on the WOR trolley and cant wait for the next stop. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garza May 6, 2019

    "War of the Realms" #3 continues to be a shining example of what an event comic should be like: the culmination of six years worth of story with some major surprises and great payoffs. Thanks to Russell Dauterman and Matthew Wilson, the comic proves to be one of the most beautiful looking books on shelves today. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - John Jack May 2, 2019

    I will also say the timeline of this event feels really off with events happening out of sync, with characters being in two places seemingly at once (Punisher being the worst offender). This kind of stuff takes me way out of the event and makes me ask why I'm buying all these tie in books if they don't matter? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk May 2, 2019

    The War of the Realms #3 was a blast to read. Aaron is delivering such a fun big event crammed full of kick-ass action and adventure. Dauterman is bringing his A-game and is making The War of the Realms one of the most beautiful big events in an incredibly long time. If you enjoy massive war stories with tons of action then you absolutely need to hop aboard The War of the Realms. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 1, 2019

    War of the Realms #3 offers more zany superhero fun, but the series is still missing something crucial. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley May 3, 2019

    While this event is a capstone to Jason Aaron's long-standing Thor run, an underrated quality of War of the Realms is how much of a rollicking good time it is even if you haven't been following along since he started writing the character back in 2012. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - David Howard Jun 20, 2019

    So, what to score a book that has one average experience, one pretty good experience, and one that will probably scar me for the rest of my life. I don't know, you can see what I gave it below but I'm damn glad I didn't fork over good money to open up the book and see that. In good conscience I can't recommend this book because I can't ask anyone who reads my review to throw away one third of their money. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 4, 2019

    The new issue of The War of the Realms stretches itself too thin with too many subplots, taking away from any real heart or soul to this event. Read Full Review

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