Friendo #3

Writer: Alex Paknadel Artist: Martin Simmonds Publisher: Vault Comics Release Date: December 19, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
8.7Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

It's time to request a clean-up on aisle seven as Leo and Jerry's attempt to rob a hypermarket goes stomach-churningly wrong. Luckily, a mysterious corporate benefactor is on hand to help them with a new mission and an offer they can't refuse. Meanwhile, the owner of the hypermarket chain is in no mood to put up with Leo and Jerry's antics. Enter 'Zaj c the Cremator', a brutal assassin with a predilection for bunny ear headbands. Leo and Jerry's lives are about to become a whole lot more complicated.

  • 9.9
    Comicsverse - Leijah Petelka Dec 12, 2018

    With influence from Jerry, Leo decides to find an action figure from his childhood. However, holding up a convenience store proves more dangerous than expected. Leo finds himself alone and in jail when a woman posing as his lawyer bails him out, but at a price. Alex Paknadel does a fantastic job keeping the pace of the story up! He's matched with fabulous art by Martin Simmonds and Dee Cunniffe, and perfectly placed lettering by Taylor Esposito. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Outright Geekery - Christa Harader Dec 6, 2018

    Friendo is why comics are cool, and why we come back to them again and again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Dec 18, 2018

    Friendo would be really scary if it wasn't so funny. No wait, maybe it is the other way around. Either way, this is one book that has wit that cuts to the bone. This is a lambasting of popular media and consumerism that is not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Dec 18, 2018

    Oh, the horror. Friendo continues to look at what happens when corporate control and capitalism runs rampant over society and individuals, doing so in this issue by taking a searing look at big box retailers like Wal-Mart. Meanwhile, an entertaining grindhouse plotline is unfolding, like a guide leading us through a field of complex ideas. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Dec 18, 2018

    Friendo #3 is available December 19, let us know what you think of the issue @HeroesDirect! Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Multiversity Comics - Elias Rosner Dec 21, 2018

    Despite the unintentional melting faces, "Friendo" #3 continues put a fun-house mirror to today in intriguing, new and messed up ways. It twists and turns without ever feeling cheap, I can't even begin to imagine what is going to come next. . .and that is exciting. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Calum Petrie Jan 6, 2019

    This bizarre tale certainly kicks up a few gears in the latter half of the issue, where the main character Leo is hardly even present. Though with some extremely sinister figures emerging from the background it is going to be hard to predict where and what the hell actually happens next. With the insane new cast of characters, it's not even worth trying to imagine what is going to go down in issue #4, yet I am compelled to find out what happens next. Read Full Review

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