Britannia: We Who Are About to Die #3

Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Juan Jose Ryp Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: June 21, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 8
8.5Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Wrath of the gods! The women of Rome march to rebellion! Magic and mystery continue to intertwine as the clock ticks down to Rubria's final hours. Will Antonius Axia and his mysterious new partner-the brutal female gladiator known as Achillia-untangle the knots that threaten to hang the Roman Empire...or will Nero finally obtain the dark power he lusted for? As the beaten ghost of Apollo finally rises to cast his dark judgment on all of Rome, history's first detective must act swiftly before humanity's final hours slip into madness!

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Christopher Amundson Jun 19, 2017

    If you have never gotten into any of these Valiant books, now is as good of a time as any. With #3 hitting book shelves this Wednesday, it will be easy for you to get caught up and bask in the amazing stories and beautiful art! Also, there are 4 pages of "The History and Reality of Rome's Gladiators", a short essay or might I say, history lesson at the end of this book. Just about every book has these little history lessons, and they really try and shed light on just how life was back then. These stories always seem to add to the enjoyment of the story for me, they are extremely enjoyable, and well written. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicsverse - Zach Jun 23, 2017

    BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #3 is a perfect blend of the gladiator combat, detective stories, and horror that has so far been the high point of the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Andy Hall Jun 21, 2017

    There is only one more issue to go after this one. Now that Axia has solved most of the mysteries, can he save his beloved Rome from the threat that it has brought upon itself? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Amy Okamoto Jun 27, 2017

    Britannia: We Who Are About To Die #3 takes readers on a thrilling and dangerous ride fueled by desperate fear. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    SciFiPulse - Oral Frier Jun 21, 2017

    In conclusion, Britannia continues to deliver a good story, and, in other news, fire hot. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill Jun 23, 2017

    Britannia overwhelms with ideas, but they're all good ideas. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Thegreatmagnet Jun 21, 2017

    Overall I’m very satisfied with this issue. I have a few minor questions, but I will wait and see how the story is resolved in the next and final issue. I’m happy with where the series is going, and excited about what revelations still lie ahead. Among other things, I would hope that Achillia will stick around in future series, since they’ve spent a lot of time building her character. If they deliver as much in issue 4 as they’ve done with the first three, I will be very satisfied with the miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The GCRN - Dan Clark Jun 30, 2017

    This issue is not without its faults. Pacing wise this had a breakneck speed as we move from one story element to the next rather quickly. With that some of the major plot reveals may be lost as it is challenging to keep track of some of the finer details. Also one does wonder how a person like Antonius who openly challenges the emperor can do so with little repercussions. It is somewhat strange to see a man basically sentenced to death able to walk free only moments later. The glory of Rome at the time I guess. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Jun 21, 2017

    Look, it may seem as though I'm being overly harsh on the comic, but with the promise shown both during the first miniseries and in the synopsis of this series… I just feel like there's a better story beneath the flaws of this issue. I don't know whether we'll get it at this point. Ultimately, this is still worth reading if you've read this far into the series, but just be aware that it's not as solid as previous issues in the series. Read Full Review

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