Mother Panic #3

Mother Panic #3

Writer: Jody Houser, Jim Krueger Artist: Phil Hester Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: February 15, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 9
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8.3User Rating

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Mother Panic is hot on the trail of the murderous artist Gala! Only one person stands in her way...Batwoman?! Is there a place for Violet among the heroes of Gotham City, or will her quest for vengeance take her down a darker path? This issue also features an original "Gotham Radio" back-up feature by Jim Krueger (JUSTICE) and Phil Hester (Green Arrow)!

  • 10
    GWW - Dillyn Chadwick Feb 18, 2017

    Mother Panic continues to impress me and quenches my thirst for a dark, antiheroic story. The art has a gothic feel to it, perfect for Gotham City. I am excited to continue to learn more about Violet's story and watch her character develop. The eventual regular Batfamily interactions has me excited for what will come of this book. As the story slowly builds up, the more you keep wanting more and I am sure they will deliver on this in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manny Gomez Feb 16, 2017

    This could easily become a mainstay Bat-title, and you would be making a mistake not jumping on it now. Its got a larger connection to the DCU than any other Young Animal book, and that connection seems like a natural fit. Pick it up now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 18, 2017

    Mother Panic is certainly delighting me still and this installment just further cements it as I continue to prefer the "edges" of Gotham based series. The inclusion of Batman and Batwoman is well done as it's not a dominating piece but an understandable and necessary one to fit into the area as a whole. The focus on Violet is what makes it all work as we dig into her past more in seeing how things went down with the tragic backstory and what her brother Victor did and it's all useful and important. But the present day material has a really great sense of intensity about it both in the writing and the fantastic artwork that really drives it forward in a hugely engaging way. This is a book that I foolishly wish was weekly or that I had a couple years worth of material to discover and just binge the hell out of it. It's that good. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Logan Dalton Feb 17, 2017

    There are legions of comic books about superheroes who work or previously have worked in Gotham City, but this book sets itself apart from them because Jody Houser and Tommy Lee Edwards flat out gaze into an abyss of violence, trauma, just a dash of attitude, and out comes Mother Panic #3. The cynical view of the Bat-family continues in Jim Krueger and Phil Hesters entertaining backup story featuring a Batman hating podcaster-turned-late night radio host, who looks like a Tea Party militia version of David Foster Wallace. (Its the red, white, and blue bandanna.) Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Feb 15, 2017

    Mother Panic is a thriller with art that will punch you in the teeth. Superheroics with attitude. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Arpad Okay Feb 17, 2017

    Modern and clear without being sparse, Mother Panicfinds great success in picking the right details and hitting them hard. The eye for composition goes beyond fitting the right amount of action into a panel; its subtle symmetry can balance a page, or elevate the story beats. Always busy but never cluttered. Capable of making both fistfights and conversations crackle with presence. Told in rich colors that can make Paige's white suit look natural without losing its intended pop. Mother Panic is a formidable book, challenging, rewarding, and beautiful. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Marcus Hammond Feb 16, 2017

    It has to be incredibly hard to create a completely new, intriguing character and drop her into one of the most well-established superhero environments in comics. Houser and Edwards do just that. Three issues into this series and it's clear that this creative team is taking us on a marathon. We might get exhausted during the journey, but I have a feeling the ultimate reward is going to leave us feeling completely satisfied in our dedication to seeing it through to the intense end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Feb 17, 2017

    Mother Panic hasn't shown a lot of its cards just yet, but issue three shows that House and Edwards definitely have a vision and direction. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Feb 16, 2017

    I really enjoyed this issue much more that the last one. I have felt that the comic team on this book were really on to something from the start, but that it was going to take some time for it to come together. At this point I am feeling more and more that there is going to be a terrific payoff for some patience now. I am still going to be conservative with my rating, but I think I am going to need some room to go up. I recommend this title. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Chris Feb 15, 2017

    Definitely a step in the right direction.  Great use of multiple timelines, which provide some much-needed insight into the behaviors of our protagonist.  Mother Panic is still almost painfully unlikable and petulant, though three issues in, I'm almost convinced that's the point. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Feb 16, 2017

    Mother Panic stumbles in this issue, but it hasn't completely dropped the ball. I'm not certain where the story will go from here because so much of the anticipation and suspense ends abruptly, and without much satisfaction. Perhaps a little more interaction with Mother Panic and the Bats will help redeem this title a little. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Chad Rice Feb 15, 2017

    I am still very much on board with Mother Panic and cant wait to unravel the rest of this origin story. I cant wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

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