The Private Eye #3

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Marcos Martin Publisher: Panel Syndicate Release Date: June 26, 2013 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
9.1Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jul 8, 2013

    If you love comic books and I mean love the medium not just superheroes, then there is no reason you shouldn't be reading this series. The creative team is perfectly balanced and show why comic books are an amazing medium. Sure a story like this could easily be adapted, but then you would lose Martin's art which is the breath of life into the entire story. I'm very impressed how quickly these issues are coming out and that they're basically released when they're ready meaning that they can hit at any time, as was the case with this issue. Do yourself a big favor and head over to and buy all three or at the very least download them for a price of nothing and see what you're missing out on and then consider supporting the creators. The better the support the better this model will do and I think it's proven to be successful when your product is worth the purchase. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 2, 2013

    The more original a story, the easier it is for it to stands on its own standard, and for this Vaughan and Martin's story, the standard is very high indeed. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - GhostSix Jun 28, 2013

    This was definitely the most disturbing and graphically violent issue so far, and Marcos Martin draws all of that in such a sophisticated and detailed way one can't help but think of the amount of work involved in the making of this comic. From masks to shootouts, everything is gorgeous. Colorist Munsta Vincente once again shoots vibrant powerful colors at you, they can be a bit overwhelming, but overall they fit the story's tone in surprising ways. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - David Gillette Jul 10, 2013

    Overall, The Private Eye #3 really delivers and deserves to reach a wider audience. Go drop some change in the hat and pass it around. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Jun 29, 2013

    The Private Eye is still one of the best stories out there. It's inventive and brings new surprises in every chapter. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Skombie Apr 15, 2015

    Overall this is a great issue. Thankfully, it didn't take long for the creative team to break their stride, it makes me keen to see what's in store next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Jul 1, 2013

    P.I. is a detective hero for the internet age. Hiding in the backgrounds are posters declaring "Free Assange" and searches and keywords are the detectives' tools as much as stakeouts and interrogations. Even as other people hide behind complicated masks, disguising their true identities as they do something as simple as riding the bus, P.I.'s sole mask is some black face paint, striped across his eyes. It's less a mask and more a symbol, a black bar over a face like on television used to protect someone's identity but it hides nothing here. Maybe P.I. is the one man in all of Los Angeles with nothing to hide. In The Private Eye #3, Vaughan and Martin speculate on what the post-internet age will look like and it looks a lot like an old 1950s movie where a femme fatale could knock on a door and a unwitting sap would be pulled into the mystery of his lifetime. Read Full Review

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