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Something Epic #3

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Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

Upon delving into his gallery of dreams and discovering new perspectives on his power, Danny decides to test the scope of his abilities…with little success. Twenty-nine pages of story and art for the regular price of just $3.99!

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Format
Kindle Edition
Print Length
28 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0C6YLX5DF

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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 95

    GWW

    Both the story and the artwork continue to embody the essence of the phrase “Something Epic”. Kudranski captivates and intrigues with every panel. The narrative steadily progresses, albeit with a sense of mystery. There’s an irresistible quality to this story that leaves me wanting more, but alas, I must await the continuation of Danny’s story.

  • 89

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Kudranski takes the story to a darker place in this issue. The plot continues the great slow burn that the series established and closes out Danny’s story as a child in a great way. I love the transition to Danny as an adult and the way the story takes an ominous turn towards the end. It feels like something big is coming for Danny and his journey continues to be a compelling one that grabs your attention and doesn’t let go.

    The Art: Kudranski delivers some beautifully detailed and emotionally evocative art on every page of this issue. The visuals add another emotional layer to the story that serves it brilliantly.

  • 80

    You Don't Read Comics

    Kudranski is clearly moving towards…something. There’s a clear gravity that’s pulling Danny towards the darkness, which may yet come to dominate a hopefully heroic coming-of-age tale. Though it seems to be trying a little too hard to search for deeper meaning, it’s unquestionably interesting from cover to cover as the series reaches the close of its third issue. It’s like Danny’s mother says: Danny IS someone very special. It will remain to be seen whether or not his story can truly live up to his potential. There are quite a few directions that Kudranski could take in future issues. Given the cliched nature of stories about creativity, very few of the potential paths ahead seem potentially satisfying.

  • 75

    AIPT

    Time will tell what will be made of this new focus, but it so far has managed to push this book’s many moving parts forward in something resembling an organized manner. That, and we see the way the fantastical and reality have begun their interplay, and that’s going to be important if this book is going to make good on its hero’s journey. I just hope issue #4 can keep it going, or it’s going to take a lot more work and some real magic to achieve anywhere near this book’s titular potential.

  • 60

    Gonkbonk

    The third issue of “Something Epic” sets the stage for Danny’s story to unfold. However, the narrative continues to suffer because of the writing’s overindulgent monologues.

  • 40

    ComicBook.com

    Past issues of Something Epic have felt like artistic self-aggrandizement. Its third issue takes it to another level, juxtaposing the Madonna cradling the Christ child with the main character resting in his dying mother’s arms. Then, for readers who didn’t get the first allusion, a page turn and a time jump later, we get a close-up of the crucifixion. The sense of unearned import undercuts what should be a tender and sad story about a son losing his mother, but it’s hard to take seriously when the issue seems preoccupied with impressing upon readers the specialness of its protagonist. That may seem harsh since the protagonist is a now orphaned child. However, he isn’t written convincingly in that way, his extensive internal monologue reading like someone who has had much longer to reflect on events and his place in the universe. Here, those thoughts open the issue with a somewhat ironic diatribe using sleep science to put imagination on a pedestal. What should be endearing or compelling here is engulfed by enough insufferably ostentatious pomp to make one want to dismiss it out of spite. There are technical skills on display here—the framing of the dream conversation nicely mirrors the real-life conversation, and the red glow of sunset speaks to the ending of the mother’s life—but that’s not much to recommend.

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