Review: 4001 A.D. #3

4001_003_COVER-A_CRAINThe war against Father turns in favor of the 41st century’s revolutionary heroes as Rai finds his long-lost friends aboard the monstrosity that has become New Japan. But even together, can Rai and his allies stand against Father’s defenses? And can they rescue what remains of New Japan before it crashes down to Earth and destroys everything…and everyone?

I’m going to let you in on a secret. Or, rather not a secret, but a tidbit of knowledge I learnt whilst reading this comic: Clayton Crain‘s art doesn’t shine as well as it could on a the screen of a smart phone. It’s certainly still enjoyable, but this is artwork that shines on a larger screen or a physical comic where you can drink in the breath taking vistas on the opening few pages.

It’s something else, but it’s also the calm before the storm as the revolutionary heroes find themselves in a fight against some hefty numbers. I won’t say what happens, but it’s well worth reading to find out.

Thankfully, 4001 A.D. #3 is as well written as it is drawn, with the comic moving along at an incredible pace (although when the art looks this good, you may want to stop and sniff the roses every now and then). 4001 A.D. has been a fantastic read, and I’m really intrigued by the events in this issue (that I won’t tell you about – because you should read it). 30-ish days will be a long wait to the next one.

Story: Matt Kindt Art: Clayton Crain
Story: 8.75 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.25 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review. I also purchased my copy.