4001 A.D. #3

Event\Storyline: 4001 A.D. Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Clayton Crain Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: July 27, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 8
8.6Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

Reunion! The war against Father turns in favor of the 41st century's revolutionary heroes as Rai finds his long-lost friends aboard the monstrosity that has become New Japan. But even together, can Rai and his allies stand against Father's defenses? And can they rescue what remains of New Japan before it crashes down to Earth and destroys everything... and everyone? New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (RAI) continue the summer's blockbuster event in the year 4001 A.D.!

  • 10
    All-Comic - Amy Okamoto Jul 26, 2016

    4001 A.D. #3 is the best book yet in the series. This is a slick-looking book with an exciting storyline that will have readers jaws dropping with its many holy cow moments. This one is going to be hard to top, and readers will be anxious for the last installment of the miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Dylan Hicks Aug 2, 2016

    Overall, Matt and Clayton's collaboration just gets better with each passing issue. This is an incredible event, that stems from a well constructed theme. If you are not buying these issue, you need to. The art is gorgeous, and the writing is engaging. Well worth your $12 dollars. Hell, I even suggest gathering all of the tie-ins, but that is just one man's opinion. I give this issue 5 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Jul 31, 2016

    Thankfully, 4001 A.D. #3is as well written as it is drawn, with the comic moving along at an incredible pace (although when the art looks this good, you may want to stop and sniff the roses every now and then).4001 A.D.has been a fantastic read,and I'm really intrigued by the events in this issue (that I won't tell you about – because you should read it). 30-ish days will be a long wait to the next one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    FanboyNation - Lowell Newton Jul 26, 2016

    Clayton Craine and Matt Kindt have gift wrapped another great addition to the ongoing series of 4001 A.D. #3. I recommend this book to all you out there in Fanboynation. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partidge Jul 28, 2016

    Though jam-packed with rousing action, 4001 A.D. #3 is one of the few event comics that dolls out science fiction violence, but also goes out of its way to show the cost of that violence, which continues to set it apart from other frothy bombastic events. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Jul 28, 2016

    4001 AD #3 is an amazing continuation to Valiant‘s latest event, with the creative team delivering a narrative that was both exciting and full of symbolism. Throughout this, we got some powerful moments, and despite not quite living up to the previous instalment, it more than leaves me eager for the final chapter of this epic tale. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jason Laframboise Jul 28, 2016

    The series is coming to an end soon with just one more month till the summer event is over. It's been all positive and I'm glad to along for these quality books we are getting month after month. If you've read Rai since the beginning then I highly recommend reading this book, if not, wait for the trade of the mini series but we aware that you do need some knowledge of the previous Rai arc's otherwise there might be some confusion. Great book! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 26, 2016

    A gorgeous comic that has such good captions you might just stop everything to read them. 4001 A.D. is turning out to be a poetic masterpiece. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jul 27, 2016

    4001 A.D. #3 is a solid issue that moves the series forward with the rebellion's climactic battle against Father. Lula comes into her own as a character in terms of representing New Japan as a hero but I was somewhat disappointed in Rai's lack of development and not touching on Gilad's reunion with the Geomancer. The artwork is captivating, as usual, and the fights and large scale battles look terrific. However, this issue still doesn't reach that level to make this series feel like an epic event but it's still a really good one. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 1, 2016

    The story of the battle between man and machine is a classic, and it's serviced well in this mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez Jul 25, 2016

    4001 A.D. # 3 presents us with a very powerful, action packed climax to this event. There's a lot of great moments and all the characters get some shine. And while there is definitely a lessened impact on some of these characters if you haven't read Rai before this, Kindt still pens a very rewarding issue that will keep readers at the edge of their seats. Crain continues to give us a gorgeous look of the future that is becoming one of the most definitive and creative futures in comics. And it is certainly one of the best looking comics out there today. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr Jul 27, 2016

    Overall this is an excellent book with a new hook on an old tale. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Jul 28, 2016

    The climactic final battle between Rai and Father had a share of ups and downs. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    GAMbIT Magazine - J. Luis Aug 7, 2016

    Despite some issues I enjoyed the whole thing and find I think it really cool to learn a little bit more about this world with the cinematic aspect that each page gave us. It's still early, but there is room for improvement in direction of this series so things can improve. It's one to keep an eye on, but issue #4 needs to be a strong on to keep me reading. Read Full Review

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