Book Of Death #3

Event\Storyline: Book Of Death Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Robert Gill, Doug Braithwaite Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: September 23, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 7
7.7Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

The force behind the fall of the Valiant Universe stands revealed... There is no hope... Only MASTER DARQUE!

The terrible future chronicled in the Book of the Geomancer continues to reveal itself as an unexpected and untold player... Master Darque...emerges to make his bid for control of the Earth's newest Geomancer! But does the reappearance of history's most powerful necromancer mean an apocalyptic future has been
avoided...or guaranteed? As the heroes of the Valiant Universe fall and nature itself turns on humanity, all that stands between the devastated planet and ultimate evil is the Earth's undying Fist and Steel himself... more

  • 9.5 - John McCubbin Sep 22, 2015

    Book of Death #3 does a sensational job of placing all the pieces on the board, as having taken a slower approach to building upon its narrative, the series has managed to give us a suspenseful set-up. This is all aided by some gripping developments, as the creative team make the wait for the finale all the more tantalising. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Karcossa Sep 21, 2015

    Although I'm looking forward to the conclusion next month, it'll be a bittersweet comic for me as it'll signify the end of theBook Of Death story line that I've enjoyed so much this summer. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Sep 22, 2015

    Even though Book of Death #3 was relatively slow, Venditti and Gill have set the stage for a finale that is truly grand in equally fine fashion. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Crusaders - 13th Crusader Sep 25, 2015

    In closing, this is a great series to invest in. However, with only one issue left to go, one can't help but feel that this particular story will pave the way for another event. Is that such a bad thing? No"not at all! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez Sep 21, 2015

    Book of Death # 3 had a lot to offer as it began to race towards its climax. There was solid character development as the forces of evil and the forces of good amass their forces for a final conflict. Venditti did some solid writing, with a great clincher as to the reasons behind Darque's attacks and taking of David. We get some wonderful character development and the pacing is ok. Yet, the end of the book fell shot a little bit. Maybe because of the rest of the issue with Gilad facing the undead … it still seemed to be missing some pizazza after the last two issues had him deal with Darque's forces and Unity. Still, the art was stellar this issue, giving us some grand panel work and solid colors that will grip you. An enjoyable issue over all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Tom Bacon Sep 24, 2015

    All in all, BOOK OF DEATH #3 is a functional issue that accomplishes everything it needed to do. This is very much the best event of the year. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jesse Izdepski Sep 22, 2015

    Book of Death #3 is easily as strong as the first two issues of this epic, and does a fantastic job of paving the way for what is to come with the final events of Book of Death #4 next month. It is absolutely worth picking up and reading this series if you have not yet done so. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Sep 22, 2015

    Book of Death #3 is a high-octane issue that provides in-depth answers to the Book of Death and Darque's plans with David, the Geomancer. Even though Unity only makes a brief appearance, Gilad is more than enough to provide entertainment with his battle against Darque's army of the dead. However, this issue doesn't feel like a penultimate issue because a lot is left unresolved but I'm still enjoying the intriguing story and direction of this series. Can't wait to see how it concludes next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Sep 28, 2015

    Yet again, Valiant has created a series that both makes sense as a crossover and remains story driven and entertaining. "Book of Death" establishes Darque as a threat worthy of main event status. Coupled with a solid script and fantastic art, "Book of Death" #3 is a great tent pole piece for the company. Though the plot development is a little slow, this issue is never boring and continues what has been a grossly entertaining story. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Sep 23, 2015

    Progress is made through Book of Death #3 as we approach the last stretch of this event. A lot of ground will need to be covered in the final issue, though we at least go into it with a full understanding of the plot and this possible future. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    The Latest Pull - Marcus Orchard Sep 25, 2015

    Like The Valiant, Book of Death is moving along fast, and soon it will be over. Book of Death #3 is light on story, but establishes just how frightening Master Darque really is. This is an action-packed issue that paves the way for the end of the series, which looks like it'll be thrilling. Hopefully Venditti can stick the landing in the same manner Lemire did for The Valiant. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Sep 24, 2015

    With one issue left, the action continues to flow throughout The Book of Death, even as the story moves at more of a trickle. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - David Craig Sep 23, 2015

    Book of Death is still a comic-book event above and beyond the likes of Convergence when it comes to quality, however whether it will be able to beat Marvel's Secret Wars for the title of best comic event of 2015 is in doubt after this wobbly third issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Sep 23, 2015

    It's a solid issue, but not very interesting and definitely didn't feel like the last issue before the ending. I hope that Venditti, Gill and Braithwaite stick the landing, but all in all this event is shaping up to be pretty average for me. If anything it feels as if the consequences from this series are more important than the series itself which is a damn shame. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Ray W Sep 24, 2015

    Book of Death #3was an enjoyable read and the climax is going to be an interesting ordeal. The writing is concise and covers the missing pieces of the earlier issues. The art and colors create some beautiful imagery and keep the story movingalong. How Master Darque makes his appearance is questionable, but I hope it's addressed in the finale or some explanation to how he just appears out of nowhere. Read Full Review

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