X-23 #3

Writer: Mariko Tamaki Artist: Juan Cabal Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 29, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 31
8.1Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Laura has faced plenty of threats in her day... And when those threats take aim at Gabby, all bets are off. But the stakes are even higher - and the consequences more dire - when Laura comes up against a psychic superthreat: the Cuckoos!
Rated T+

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Aug 29, 2018

    Make no mistake: this is a top-notch book and I can't wait for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Aug 29, 2018

    A strong script delivers tasty twists and scary revelations about the story. For sheer impact, though, the gold medal belongs to artist Juann Cabal today. Laura Kinney - or any superhero - couldn't ask for a bigger, bolder presentation of her abilities than the one delivered here. It's a blast to read, but it's also a pure pleasure to look at. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Aug 29, 2018

    X-23 #3 excels in its speedy pace and terrifying developments, ultimately establishing a cohesive and stellar issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 31, 2018

    Why I really wanted to make sure I had a review out for this book, is because this series couldn't happen without amazing book put out by Tom Taylor previously. When some ungrateful comic readers refuse to acknowledge what this book and many others have to offer the rest of us, the opportunity needs to be taken to drown out that negativity. Especially when X-23 #3 is yet another exciting issue with so much at stake between Laura, Gabby, and the Stepford Cuckoos. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given Sep 11, 2018

    The first page unfolds like the prolouge to a good sci-fi/action story as the angle proceeds in a movie camera style on a close up of the sister's eye. From here it's all about the intensity of the chase. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Sep 3, 2018

    "X-23" #3 effortlessly connects the dots from previous issues while adding an impressive level of intrigue to the narrative. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comic Watch - Matthew David Clarke Sep 3, 2018

    The best series that Im currently reviewing for Comic-Watch.com. Affecting stunning art, great characters, and humor. What else do you want? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Aug 30, 2018

    While I still feel like X-23's story would have worked if Laura was still Wolverine, I'm going to put that issue behind me for now. Tamaki knows the character well and is giving us a great arc that finally has Laura confronting her past rather than just running into it. Honesty, my only gripe is that there wasn't enough Gabby. There can never be too much Gabby. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 3, 2018

    Mariko Tamaki delivers the strongest issue to date in the young life of this new X-23 ongoing series. Tamaki does a great job continuing to develop Laura Kinney as she races against the clock to save her sister, Gabby, from the Stepford Cuckoos plot to resurrect their sisters. The ending of X-23 #3 creates an intriguing scenario for what could happen depending on the route Tamaki decides to go with Laura, Gabby and the Stepford Cuckoos. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Aug 30, 2018

    One small thing I didn't notice right away: when Laura scrolls through her contacts before she calls Angel, you also see Wade Wilson, Kurt Wagner, Marc Spector and Janet van Dyne listed. Somehow she managed to get Tamaki, Woodard and X-Men Group Editor Jordan D. White's phone numbers, too. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 30, 2018

    X-23 #3 does little to move the plot forward, and Gabby isnt in much of the comic to help make up for that fact. Despite this, the comic has enough solid action and excellent artwork to have a good amount of entertainment value, and I can still recommend the book. Feel free to check it out. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Aug 29, 2018

    Feeling like a continuation of the previous series, X-23 #3 has good art, and a good story that moves at a fast pace, that can feel a little too fast. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    On Comics Ground - Daniela Mendoza Sep 4, 2018

    Again, I feel like nothing exciting happens in the end. I literally read through this is 3 minutes. There's a lot of build up but little development to Tamaki's stories. I didn't even have a bias to go off of for Tamaki I don't think I've ever read anything she's written. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 10, 2018

    Juann Cabal's art truly carries this issue, and honestly has carried the series so far. Don't get me wrong I love our Super Sisters together, I am rooting for this book and I want it to do well. I'd love nothing more than to get a monthly dose of Laura and Gabby, but they need a compelling story for their iconic banter to be built around – it can't be the only thing going on. Our lead duo being separated in this issue highlights how little this series has going for it apart from the sisterly dynamic. I didn't hate this issue, but I didn't have any fun either. My score reflects that. Read Full Review

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