Joe The Barbarian #3

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Sean Murphy Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: March 17, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 3
8.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

What menace lurks within the midget submarines of Crater Fjord? What is the shocking secret of The Dying Boy? And what part must Joe play in the prophecies of the threatened Kingdom? All this and Smoot, the world's biggest dwarf, in the latest chapter of this epic adventure of a boy and his rat.

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Scott Hunter Mar 22, 2010

    Very minor grievances aside, Joe the Barbarian is shaping up to be a classic series, and this book has cemented my commitment to seeing it through. I hadn't read anything drawn by Sean Murphy before this, but he's already up there with some of my favourite artists, and Grant Morrison is on great form here. That's why I'm very pleased to award Joe the Barbarian #3 four and a half stars out of five. If you haven't read any of this series yet, I urge you to go out and pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 17, 2010

    This isn't the most complex or wacky story Morrison has ever cooked up, but it is a highly enjoyable one. I'm curious to see if the creative team can sustain the appeal for another five issues without the formula growing stale. But knowing Morrison, I'm sure he's keeping at least a few cards close to his chest. And I can't imagine ever growing bored of Murphy's visuals. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Mar 29, 2010

    After reading the first couple of issues of this book, I was impressed, but I wondered whether the relatively simplistic nature of the storyline could sustain an entire eight-issue series. Having read this third issue, however, I can see that the world of Joe the Barbarian might well prove to be less straightforward as I had imagined. Combined with the interesting wrinkles that Morrison throws into the story regarding Joes condition in the real world, theres definitely plenty of potential here for the rest of the books story. Lets just hope that the next five issues are as good as the first three have been. Read Full Review

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