Dead Drop #3

Writer: Ales Kot Artist: Adam Gorham Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: July 15, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 4
6.9Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Ales Kot (Secret Avengers) and Adam Gorham (Zero) continue the sleeper hit of 2015 with a whirlwind race against time to save the Valiant Universe!

A city on the edge. Alien biotechnology on the loose. We have thirty minutes to save the world, and our only hope are...Betamax and Neville Alcott. Sorry, world, we might be screwed on this one.

  • 9.0
    Villain Smash - Brady Steele Jul 15, 2015

    I honestly was pulling for the underdog Beta-Max by the end of Dead Drop #3. All he ever wanted to do was be a secret agent and help save people. I hope his efforts help the real Neville Alcott ultimately save the day because he deserves it after this display of heroism by fax machine. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jul 15, 2015

    Dead Drop has been the mini series of interest from Valiant right now. One that takes a different direction to story telling than the rest and takes advantage of characters in a way they have not been seen before. Definitely some left field choices as stated before in the last two reviews for this series. That on top of things not being what they seem with these so-called terrorists and something being off about Neville himself makes you wonder just what this story will come to when we reach that end. Read Full Review

  • 8.5 - John McCubbin Jul 14, 2015

    Dead Drop #3 is a great continuation to a fun story that has plenty of grit and determination. Giving some solid development, this penultimate issue leads nicely into the finale, with some shocking twists allowing things to reach boiling point. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Alex Mansfield Jul 15, 2015

    Issue #1 established this mini-series would include some off-world threats, no question, and yet issue #3 still feels like something of a sideswipe. Perhaps because of the literal momentum shift that accompanies these revelations, Dead Drop #3 reads like a quick hiccup in an otherwise confidently driven series. Kots employment of Beta-Max is arguably his best use of a recognizable Valiant character yet, with smart, thought-provoking themes and surprisingly empathetic characterization. Gorham and Spicer deliver a mind-bending sequence that more than makes up for some stagnation elsewhere and their distinct styles pair well to bring a recognizable attitude to Dead Drop. The third issues mission statement is simple: Slow it down and ask questions. This isnt a war. Its only death. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Jul 15, 2015

    For the first two issues, this series has had difficulty in finding a consistent tone, a problem which carries over to this issue. Given that there is only one issue left, Dead Drop might be one the most tonally inconsistent series published in recent memory. This time, the focus is on the character of Beta-Max, who is essentially the lovechild between Forrest Gump and a 1980s office. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Jul 15, 2015

    I think the problem is if I wanted to read a Valiant comic, why wouldn't I just pick up with X-O Manowar or Archer, instead of reading a mini-series with very little substance. It didn't add anything to the other stories, and I didn't find it more funny or more artistically pleasing than other titles. So I guess it just leave the reader and myself at this confusion level. A confusion that will lead readers away. Read Full Review

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