Orphan-Maker’s armor keeps his powers contained.
You do NOT want to open that armor and now Dr. Barrington’s opened the armor!
Sabretooth and the Exiles’ last hope remains in the Astral Plane… but can they stop fighting each other long enough to carve out a path to survival?!
You Don't Read ComicsSabretooth and the Exiles #3 does everything right, but at this point, that’s to be expected. The Krakoa Era has accrued its own stable of failures, but this isn’t one of them. LaValle continues to do everything right when it comes to a Sabretooth comic and mutant book. Kirk and Beredo are brilliant. There’s really no other way to describe their art. It’s always top-notch, and this issue shows off why. As usual, this book rises to the top.
COMICON‘Sabretooth And The Exiles’ loses none of its bite with a very trippy visual style of story that moves the characters and the storyline forward in a massive way, ramping things up towards the second act endgame. Spot-on and powerful visuals complement the grand ideas that this string of miniseries is trying to broach.
AIPTSabretooth & the Exiles #3 opens in a very trippy place as the characters move around the Astral Plane in blue spirit bodies. Third Eye has taken them there to put Orphan-Maker in a coma and hopefully stave off annihilation. It’s a race against the clock, though, as Dr. Barrington regains consciousness and likely kills them all, or even worse. An exploratory issue, LaValle features some new mutants trapped in the Orchis labs, shows how mutant abilities might be augmented in this new space, and delivers a twist you won’t see coming.
Comic WatchIntriguing plot, fascinating characters and a tie to historical medical injustice against marginalized communities to continue telling the boldest Krakoan story, one that I'm eager to see unfold, as the theme of eugenics looms over this book's ethos.
ComicBook.comSabretooth & the Exiles continues to be a masterclass in grafting big, relevant ideas to traditional superhero narratives. Well, on the weird side of traditional. Leonard Kirk does a stellar job of keeping the group's jaunt to the astral plane grounded amidst the oddness. Victor LaValle keeps the plot rolling, affecting a jailbreak before hitting readers with another insight into the medical crimes the world tolerates and a surprising twist ending. It might not get the buzz as the line's flagship titles, but LaValle and Kirk's Sabretooth trilogy is one of the most considered and rewarding stories coming out of the X-Office.