Armor Hunters #3

Event\Storyline: Armor Hunters Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Doug Braithwaite Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: August 13, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 6
9.0Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

ALL OUT WAR! Five alien Armor Hunters now control the planet, millions are dead - and that was only the beginning!

But if X-O Manowar surrenders now, will he spare the Earth...or spell its doom? And, as the world descends into pandemonium, can Bloodshot and the Unity team finally pinpoint a weakness in an enemy with more power, more endurance, and more technology? When you can't find a way to'd better find a way to cheat! Valiant's summer crossover sensation rockets toward a climax so big it's going to register on the Richter scale!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Aug 13, 2014

    Although there's a few minor issues with this book, overall, it's fantastic. This is how events should be done. Venditti, Braithwaite, and Martin provide a story full of twists and turns that feels natural and not forced. As great as the issue is, fans won't be able to stop thinking about where this is headed and what the aftermath is going to be like. Overall, I highly recommend this issue and this event, especially the tie ins. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Aug 11, 2014

    Look, Armor Hunters is no joke. Its an event that has far surpassed the initial expectations and its such a fantastic display of what Valiant can do and in many respects how comics should be done. Theres no bullshit and every creator involved is giving it their all. This will be felt throughout the Valiant Universe for a long time to come, you can bet on it, so get caught up if youre behind and prepare for the finale next month because this is something special. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Herotaku - Jamal Melancon Aug 12, 2014

    This crossover yet again doesn't disappoint. Venditti and Braithwaite deliver possibly the most exciting entry yet, as the Armor Hunters conflict grows even bigger. Through all the captivating chaos, the creative team doesn't lose any sight of characters' core. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Buccaneer Book Reviews - Sir James Nerdcaster Aug 18, 2014

    The book moves a great pace, Robert Venditti's writing makes these events seem like they are happening naturally and organically. Nothing feels forced or overdone. There's nothing predictable about this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Aug 13, 2014

    Armor Hunters #3 is an excellent penultimate issue that raises the bar with its amazing sequence that results in multiple surprises, and sets the stage for an earth shattering showdown. Aside from unexplained behavior by Primary Reebo in the middle of this issue, you'll be on edge from beginning to end as everything from the artwork to the dialogue will keep you engrossed and anticipating what could happen next. I do wonder how everything could be wrapped up in one issue especially with Malgam on the loose but I have confidence that it will be an exciting and satisfactory conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 12, 2014

    There are plenty of moments to cheer for, as well as moments to be surprised. It's basically a amusement park ride in comic book form. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Aug 14, 2014

    The third installment of the Valiant summer crossover gets underway in this issue, and fans of the series will find a lot to enjoy in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 13, 2014

    As this issue of Armor Hunters concludes the world continues to descend into pandemonium. The fate of everyone is just about up in the air right now and anything goes when the fight is now at ground level.Valiant's summer crossover sensation rockets toward a climax so big it's going to register on the Richter scale. That is no exaggeration when it's doubtful anyone will walk out of this the same as when it began. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Aug 13, 2014

    As a result, the second half of the book becomes a massive action set piece, worthy of a summer blockbuster. Doug Braithwaite's pencils make this scene come alive, conveying the action perfectly. It's great that Venditti is able to strike a balance between the smarter aspects of this book (plot and character progression) while still maintaining a lotof the dumb fun (the massive action scenes) that bring excitement to the book. Armor Hunters #3 was a great issue of Valiant's summer event, reminding comic book readers how great events can be. It brings massive spectacle to the table, but it doesn't rely solely on that to maintain the interest of the readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 13, 2014

    The Armor Hunters miniseries has been a lot of fun for me as it's given me a decent view of where parts of the cast of the Valiant universe stand at this point and it does draw me into wanting to read more about them, or at the least continuing on from here. But even with that, Armor Hunters is telling a good if classic style story of the alien invader, the plucky heroes and the grinding down that they get while never giving up. Well, except for when they give up. This issue has a bit more action than the previous one, but again, it's mostly about the scale of things as it's not just a slugfest between hero and villain. It's not hugely nuanced, but it's more entertaining and engaging because it's dealing with it in a better way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Aug 13, 2014

    There are still a number of Armor Hunter related tie-ins still to come, Venditti and Braithwaite teasing an assumedly epic confrontation. It's anyone's guess as to whether they can pull it off, but with the fate of the world at stake, we're willing to bet they'll do just fine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Aug 13, 2014

    There seems like a lot of ground left to cover for this series, but I have no doubt that the creative team will pull off the big finish. The thing is you shouldn't expect a finish that ties everything in a bow. That's why I keep mentioning that there will be lasting effects from Armor Hunters on the Valiant U. We're going to deal with this fallout for a while I'd imagine. Read Full Review

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