Secret Weapons #3

Writer: Eric Heisserer Artist: Raul Allen Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: August 16, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 15
9.5Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Team Spirits! Class is in session, and Amanda Mckee-the superpowered technopath known as Livewire-is here to show her unconventional class of recruits what it really takes to be a hero! And Lesson #1 is... teamwork! But as these once-abandoned psiots put their pain behind them and become a fully functioning unit, an even deadlier set of challenges rises to meet them! And when Livewire gets one step closer to the answers behind Rex-O, she'll that the truth costs more than she bargained for! Take notes, because Academy Award nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer (Arrival) and Harvey Award nominated artist Raúl Allén (Wrath of the Eternal more

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Thegreatmagnet Aug 16, 2017

    I really hope that this series is able to break through to a wide audience, because it represents the best of what Valiant has to offer, and it also boasts some very poignant themes for our times. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 15, 2017

    Ultimately, Secret Weapons’ greatest strength is that Heisserer’s characters feel so three-dimensional, so fully realized, that it feels like we’ve been following them for years, not three measly months. And in that regard, it’s a little sad to recognize that the series is almost over - I feel like there’s so much room to dig into Harada’s rejects, and so little space to do it. Either way, this book has been a tremendous highlight for Valiant, and should not be missed. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Aug 17, 2017

    This is where I add a cliched "if you're not reading this"" statement where I try and push you into reading Valiant comics. But honestly? You don't need to be familiar with Valiant to appreciate just how good this is. Don't ignore this series " it's absolutely fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Aug 18, 2017

    'Secret Weapons' doesn't sacrifice character development for great action. It does both well and makes us care about this ragtag team of rejects that have unlimited potential. The subversive social commentary and the rise of the underdog are not new to comics but rarely executed this well. It feels like Heisserer and company are just getting started with this penultimate chapter and it really deserves an ongoing series of its own. Valiant Entertainment keeps producing winning comics and without a doubt 'Secret Weapons' is a clear winner. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 17, 2017

    Another excellent installment in a series I can't put down. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 16, 2017

    After an issue like Secret Weapons #3, I definitely would love to see more from Eric Heisserer. He's not the only screenwriter to tackle comics, but he proves what happens when you really immerse yourself in the world you are trying to expand upon. Anyone can definitely jump into this, and it gets more personal than any of the other psiot stories could having more established characters. This creative team as a whole understands what they are setting up here and a big stepping stone for the psiots to make their presence known in the Valiant Universe. It can be as much a story of survival as it is a story about superheroics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - David Lee Martins Aug 16, 2017

    In summary, this is another outstanding issue of Secret Weapons. This series impresses in all areas. The writing is top-notch and the art is incredible. I feel this is one of the best books Valiant is currently publishing and that is saying a lot considering how well-regarded and rated their books are. The fact that Eric Heisserer is behind the scripts for their current films is reassuring and the love for these characters, especially Livewire, shines through. 4.5 out of 5 stars! Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    SciFiPulse - Oral Frier Aug 16, 2017

    There is more to unravel in this tale about misfits, and while I would normally crave a faster pace in my psiot books, this slower pace is quite necessary and refreshing. Read Full Review

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