Incognito #3

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Sean Phillips Publisher: Marvel Icon Release Date: April 15, 2009 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
8.9Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

THE BEST-SELLING AND AWARD-WINNING TEAM OF BRUBAKER AND PHILLIPS SHOW YOU WHY IT'S GOOD TO BE BAD! Her name is Ava Destruction, and she's the most "live fast, die young, leave a good-looking corpse" kind of girl you've ever met. Ava, one of the Black Death's top enforcers, and a woman who's perpetually 16 on the outside, is sent into Witness Protection after our hero and while she may be pretty... what she leaves in her wake is anything but. Mature Content/ No Ads ... $3.50

  • 9.6
    Mania - Chris Smits Apr 16, 2009

    Much to my enjoyment, Brubaker's "Incognito" is filled with a wonderfully likeable rat of a lead and a really entertaining (and equally unscrupulous) surrounding cast. The action is picking up and the plot is just getting more rounded out. Yeah, it's got cussing and yeah, there's graphic violence, but it's not in there to be exploitive or to go for the cheap bang. This is just well written, well drawn and much needed on the stands. I'm grading it a solid A. The hell with Captain America, this is the book that people should be talking about Ed Brubaker for. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Possibly related posts (automatically generated) Apr 17, 2009

    "I suppose we can cut you a little slack, because you two really delivered with this issue, and hopefully, the rest of the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 17, 2009

    Well worth checking out, especially if you're looking for some rough-and-tumble comics. Pulp-style action and drama with terrific art - what's not to like? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Matthew J. Brady Apr 14, 2009

    So, for a middle chapter, there's some good content here, with enough plot progression to set up the finale, but enough to keep the attention on this month's issue without making readers feel like they're just waiting for the climax to get here. It's always good to see Brubaker and Phillips continue to knock stories out of the park, and they have yet to disappoint. Let's hope it stays that way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comic Addiction - Michael Smith Apr 15, 2009

    I have been highly impressed with this series – to the point I ran out and picked up all of the Criminal trades. Brubaker’s writing is hit-and-miss with me on different books but when it comes to this genre he is on the money. If you are a fan of Brubaker’s work at all then you really need to be checking out what might be some of this best work to date. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 14, 2009

    In a perfect world, people who pick up "Incognito" will go on to buy "Criminal" as well, and vice versa. "Incognito" is a wonderfully sharp comic, just like "Criminal" which they've put on hold as to create this. Trust me (and everyone else who's been saying great things about them), this is so worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Apr 22, 2009

    Sean Phillips art is dark and much of his settings and character designs mimic Brubakers simultaneous homage and undermining. The previous example of the heros costume is a prime example, looking classic while challenging the capes and tights look of contemporary costumed vigilante books. The world these characters inhabit is dark and dirty, just like the pulps from which the setting is ripped from. Even the cover reflects this concept very well. A classic sort of super hero type image, a blonde woman in a short skirt and leather shirt and boots with a gun is surrounded by a hazy, bleak, black and white world. She is washed out herself, being an unnatural white colour and neutral expression to the violence and damage she may be causing to this world around her. She does not give an air of being a hero, but a part of the problem, despite occupying an on-the-surface feeling of being a hero. Overall, Phillips and Brubaker are working in such close proximity, the art and words blen Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Apr 19, 2009

    Incognito #3 was another great read. Brubaker continues to deliver a wonderfully unique title with Incognito. This is a pulp fiction story that is a neat blend of genres including super hero, crime noir and grindhouse. If you enjoy any of those genres then I would certainly recommend giving Incognito a chance. Incognito #3 is an entertaining and technically well written issue. This title is well worth the cover price. Read Full Review

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