American Carnage #3

Writer: Bryan Hill Artist: Leandro Fernandez Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: January 23, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 6
8.8Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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Placed in an impossible position by the white nationalist gang he's been sent to infiltrate, white-passing FBI agent Richard Wright is forced to take an action that can never, ever be undone.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Jan 26, 2019

    This is a solid issue. I think the story has gone in an interesting and intense direction. I have a better sense of the protagonist. My only issue is that I find the art to be unappealing which does hurt the quite a bit. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 24, 2019

    Leandro Fernandez art perfectly complements the gritty, dark tone of this story and this issue specifically. There are some stunning panels in this issue and the art really helps drive the tension of the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jan 25, 2019

    This story is something else. On the surface it is an action and suspense comic. But it goes much, much deeper than that. These two creators have given us a comic book that is smart and relevant to today's world. Bryan Hill and Leandro Fernandez are to be commended for their work on this engrossing title. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 23, 2019

    A stark, brutal look at the racism bubbling under the surface of American society, American Carnage #3 delivers the series' best issue yet, picking up from the tense cliffhanger when black FBI agent Richard Wright " undercover as a white supremacist recruit " is presented with a sadistic "initiation" ritual to beat and torture a black man captured by his supposed fellow Nazis. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jan 23, 2019

    American Carnage #3 is the issue where the series distinguishes itself from its peers. Hill's research and honest writing coupled with Fernandez's and White's visual aesthetic continue to shape one of the most thrilling and difficult to read comics on the market, but if you can stomach the violence, you'll find something utterly fascinating. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Jan 23, 2019

    American Carnage is a book I can wholeheartedly recommend. Its extremely powerful storytelling hits hard and leaves plenty of food for thought in the process. A raw, profoundly compelling and distinctly unsettling slice of comic book action. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jan 23, 2019

    This book is just stunning and gorgeous. There was some confusion over a strangely-placed page, but otherwise the writing is strong and the art is even stronger. This is definitely the best Vertigo book you can pick up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Jan 23, 2019

    Coming out under the DC Vertigo banner, American Carnage #3 is a confronting, oftentimes distressing issue, which nonetheless is important. Oftentimes in periods of great peril or upheaval, it is our artists who can bring meaning to the strife around us, distilling the confusion into one strong image or work that speaks to everyone in a universal language. American Carnage #3 forms part of a work of art that in time will enable future readers to look back in one attempt to understand the movements and moments, those of us living today tried to comprehend. Painful, punishing, but absolutely riveting, American Carnage may be the comic book of our times. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Nathaniel Muir Jan 23, 2019

    A tense and action packed issue that does not allow the reader to look away even though they may want to. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Jan 23, 2019

    After two strong issues, American Carnage #3 is just OK; it loses track of its message and becomes another predictable crime story. Here's to hoping it can quickly right the ship next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    YourGreenMuse Jan 24, 2019

    Probably the strongest issue so far. The cliffhanger was resolved in a way I didn't expect. I think the pacing was best with this issue. Never did I check the page count or become bored. I don't think this series is that interesting of an idea, though. So I'm not very enthused about it, even when it doesn't have any immediate problems.

  • 7.5
    Valiant Son Jan 31, 2019

    The story continues to be interesting, although this issue does feel a little light. The injection of flashbacks into the narrative are beginning to fill in a little of Richard’s back story, although not in a particularly interesting manner. My comments about the first issue remain, that there is clearly more for us to learn, but what we are offered here in terms of back story is a rather formulaic “maverick applying for promotion” interview scene. The dialogue in this flashback doesn’t ring true, unlike the rest of the comic book. Meanwhile, in the present, Richard’s descent into an out of control situation is presented convincingly.

    The art continues to be good and a suitable accompaniment for the tone of the story, b more

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    Justin Ray Feb 21, 2019

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  • 6.5
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