The Royals: Masters Of War #3

Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Simon Coleby Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: April 9, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 4
8.2Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

1942. The Battle of Midway rages and The Royals are in its midst, fighting for control of the Pacific. Henry and Arthur find themselves cast as heroes alongside the newsreel-manufactured American super team The Allies. But how long can they stomach the killing and how long can Arthur stomach the commoners? Meanwhile, members of the Japanese Royal Family create water giants to smash American destroyers in two, and whispers swirl that The Emperor Jimmu is with his fleet a power none can defeat.

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Apr 12, 2014

    Overall, a great comic that continues to make some serious waves. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 13, 2014

    Rob Williams and Simon Coleby have a winner that everyone can enjoy.  It's so much more than a War book or a superhero book.  The story is character driven and the art is epic.  Highly Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Apr 11, 2014

    While the rest of the series has yet to really live up to the promise of the debut issue, Royals: Masters of War #3 is still an epic, yet dour, jaunt into a superpowered WWII. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Gizmo May 25, 2014

    Incredible issue. Heavy and depressing maybe? Sure, but that's war baby.

  • 5.0
    600WPMPO Aug 19, 2014

    This one dragged. The book is supposedly more focused on the family conflicts of the superhero British royalty, and to see the two brothers quarrelling again & again is, well, tiring. There's no character in the book which I could relate to, or sympathise with. We are already halfway through the series, and the next issue will most likely define if this wouldn't be yet another alternate supe saga.
    The art is consistently good, with some nice splash pages full of action.

    This gets just a 2.5/5 from me.

  • 9.0
    Ronin Jul 6, 2017

  • 8.0
    Eduardo Lopex Nov 6, 2021

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