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Fishflies #3 (of 6)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

Officer Danny Laraque arrives at Fred Fox’s farm to pursue a lead on finding the man who shot Paul DuPuis.

Young Francis Fox holds a major clue but isn’t going to betray her new friend.

A special extra-length issue from JEFF LEMIRE (GIDEON FALLS, Sweet Tooth) deepens the mystery of this small-town surrealist horror.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
49 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90


    It is said there’s no such thing as an original idea. That may be true, but Jeff Lemire shows how to take several familiar plot points and make them seems new in this issue. The outcome may be predictable, but the journey is still worth taking.

  • 90


    In an issue told mostly through the lens of Officer Laraque, Fishflies #3 delivers a deeply human story following a man driven to find justice for the town he loves. The emotional drama throughout the issue slowly builds up to a surprising climax that sets a new tone for the second half of the series.

  • 85

    Comical Opinions

    FISHFLIES #3 marks a turning point in the series when the police pick up Lee’s trail, forcing Francis to make a painful choice. Francis’s small decision has huge potential for the future, and Lemire’s stylistic art communicates so much in the smallest gestures.

  • 80

    Fishflies may be a six-issue miniseries, but it almost felt as if Fishflies #3 was intended to be an ending. The nagging discomfort of the world Jeff Lemire has created never ceases, whether it be a scene of a police officer interrogating a drunken, abusive father or when that same officer calls home to his loving wife. Everything from the dialogue to the misshapen characters never lets you shake the sensation that something is horribly wrong in this small town. And yet, within that stomach-churning malaise, is an almost dreamlike quality. So when the issue ends on the closest thing this book can offer to a happy ending, it actually works.

  • 80

    Nerd Initiative

    Fishflies #3 is not in a hurry to push the story along which is why it works as well as it does. Lemire allows real people to have real conversations about real issues but injects just the right amount of the fantastical to make things interesting.

  • 75


    The end of this issue didn’t really come as much of a surprise. But even with that “predictability,” it leaves Fran and the Giant Bug in an interesting predicament, and one that should really explore their dynamic and what this new relationship represents (good, bad, and otherwise) for each of them individually. But it’s the issue that served as a really effective catalyst, and the start of a turn that could take this generally good book in some interesting new directions.

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