Eternal Warrior: Days of Steel #3

Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Cary Nord Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: January 7, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
7.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The Eternal Warrior's gambit to save an oppressed people...has seemingly failed. Will he fall short of his mission on behalf of the Geomancer?

With steel sparking and axes clashing in battle, the hero of countless wars since time immemorial may yet find laying down his weapons and yielding the fight. The field of battle will run red when this epic anthem of warfare and heroism by master storyteller Peter Milligan (Hellblazer) and Eisner Award winner Cary Nord (X-O Manowar) roars into its final chapter!

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 5, 2015

    This isn't a series for kids - it's violent and raw - but older readers will enjoy the unique take on heroism and history. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Jan 7, 2015

    In the end Gilad's struggles to teach and train someone, so obviously not willing to be a warrior, is frustrating and hopeless. But within that a good story is told and by the final pages Gilad is rewarded and so is the reader. While this feels like it could have been shorter, like an oversized one-shot, it was about as long as it needed to be. Eternal Warrior: Days of Steel is actually quite simple story on it's own but this creative teams execution is what makes it great. If you were asked to show what makes comics such an amazing medium then Eternal Warrior: Days of Steel would be a perfect example. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Alex Mansfield Jan 6, 2015

    Eternal Warrior: Days of Steel #3 ends this arcon a high-note by cleverly revealing itself to be a story about what it means to believe in something despite all evidence to the contrary. It's poetic structure and tone surprises, if not really thrills, the reader to further question why Gilad does what he does and how it affects the world and its people that surround him. It's certainly worth your time if you're a fan of the character, but is also welcoming enough to those less familiar with him. Give it a shot and let your faith be rewarded. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jan 7, 2015

    Gilad Anni-Padda's adventures come to a close here in issue #3, the fate of his moon-marked charges seemingly all but certain. It comes as a pleasant surprise then that writer Milligan manages to circumvent said expectation, crafting a finale that hits the mark in unexpected ways. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Geekality - Warren Fitzpatrick Jan 7, 2015

    On its own, Id say no. However, as the climactic ending to a powerful 3 part series, especially illustrated so supremely by Cary Nord, Id say its a must. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Adam Cadmon Jan 7, 2015

    The story of Falk the minstrel is, if nothing else, thought-provoking and explores an aspect of the messiah/martyr trope that is often ignored in comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Jan 9, 2015

    Writer Peter Milligan wraps up his three-part series with a semi-uplifting and inspirational, albeit predictable, conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 7, 2015

    With the conclusion of Eternal Warrior: Days of Steel, this story was probably the least memorable of those which came before. An ending which was slightly underwhelming and had the makings to be a lot more if more than 3 issues was put into it. Eternal Warrior: Days of Steel had potential, it just came down to execution which didn't quite happen with the exception of few moments. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jan 7, 2015

    Eternal Warrior: Days of Steel #3 had its entertaining moments but ultimately didn't make me feel that Falk's life was so impactful and unique that the Geomancer prophesized it, and Gilad dedicated decades to it. I understood the impact that Falk's song had on the people but the exaggeration of what it could truly do or actually did fell somewhat flat. I did enjoy the aspects of this issue that focused on Gilad's life during this time, and how he learned some things and had faith restored. I just wished more of this was connected back to Gilad instead of emphasizing Falk. However, I do have a better appreciation of Gilad, and I look forward to more entertaining stories. Read Full Review

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