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Stargirl: The Lost Children #3 (of 6)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 12 critic ratings.

Stargirl comes face-to-face with the eighth soldier of victory, Wing, and a whole host of sidekicks from the past!

But amongst the familiar faces are many Courtney’s never even heard of before.

Where are these kids from, what happened to them, and why were they erased from time?!

The New Golden Age continues here!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
24 pages
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12 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 95

    Geek Dad

    The art by Todd Nauck is perfect, very reminiscent of his work on Young Justice, and in only three issues Johns has done a fantastic job of establishing the bond between Courtney and Emiko. This is easily Johns’ best work in years, to my eye.

  • 90

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Stargirl: The Lost Children #3 nails the fun and excitement of a sidekick-centered mystery. Several plot points from the previous issue get resolved while an equal amount more present themselves to keep you entertained and curious about what happens next.

  • 90

    Stargirl: The Lost Children has been such a wonderfully pleasant surprise, and issue #3 continues the book’s upward trend. Artist Todd Nauk, colorist Matt Herms, and letterer Rob Leigh have impressed over the first two issues, but this is easily my favorite of the series thus far. The colors and the action sequences leap off the page with a vintage charm that still feels modern and fresh. The premise itself also leads to so many lively characters in the mix, and yet writer Geoff Johns keeps the mystery angle moving forward with a genuinely off-putting villain and the promise of someone even worse. And that last page builds even more momentum towards what promises to be a thrilling second half. Hard to find anything to complain about with Stargirl: The Lost Children, other than the wait for issue #4.

  • 90

    First Comics News

  • 87

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Stargirl: The Lost Children #3 lacks the wild punch of an action comic but delivers with some Golden Age feels. It adds an intriguing bite to munch on with the time-displaced storyline and mixes it all up with a lighthearted, entertaining theme that will certainly keep the interests of the classic fans. This series is meant for any long-standing, diehard comic book lover who’s a true fan. It’s steeped with history and wrapped with some amazing art that pays perfect homage to the past but also connects it to the current artistry found in comics today. I can’t recommend Stargirl: The Lost Children #3, as well as this series, enough. The new or average fan may have to do some internet sleuthing to figure out who all these characters are and where they were last seen. But trust me, it’ll be worth it!

  • 85


    Stargirl: The Lost Children #3 is a character-driven issue that hits you with forgotten classic characters and introduces you to new ones that you will want to watch. Geoff Johns and Todd Nauck reveal just enough to keep you wondering but also add more to the mystery, making this story a hidden gem of a DC comic.

  • 80

    You Don't Read Comics

    The mini-series is now halfway through. With all the introductions well and fully handled, Johns and company can go about the business of diving into the heart of the action, which should be a lot of fun. Once things really get going, the storys momentum should kick in and take things in an enjoyable direction moving forward. Theres real potential in the sidekicks getting off the island and moving into the rest of the DC Universe. Johns has done a nice job of making an engaging ensemble that should be fun if they manage to make it beyond the mini-series.

  • 80

    Lyles Movie Files

    Stargirl has a far more pleasant interaction with her introduction to the Lost Children. Johns shows he’s still a master at crafting unique voices even with large ensembles. Despite the limited page time for the 20+ new additions, Johns gives them all a quick summary spotlight to help inform readers of their personalities and potential quirks. It’s a great example of how writers can provide just enough go intrigue readers and prompt them to call out their favorites.

    Nauck’s artwork is so inviting and fun making for one of the better writer/artist pairings going right now at DC. Matt Herms’ vibrant colors adds a lot to the visual presentation.

    Superman might not be bursting into saving the day for a last-minute rescue, but Stargirl and her new allies seem poised to take down at his new threat of Childminder and have some classic old school slanting fun in the interim.

  • 80

    But Why Tho?

    If you haven’t tried this series yet, do so. Stargirl is a great character who has come a long way, and here it shows. This looks and feels like an old comic, and this is a good way for newer fans to get a handle on the Golden Age without having to absorb loads of back issues.

  • 80

    DC Comics News

    It’s fun, and there’s nothing wrong with that. You can still have a great comic even if it isn’t earth shattering or genre melting. Stargirl: The Lost Children #3 is a fun comic that can be enjoyed by all ages. It has the right elements that recall the great comics of the Bronze Age. Not only does this series throwback to older characters, but it utilizes storytelling and tone that is from a less complicated time.

  • 80

    Comics Nexus by Inside Pulse

    Another high-octane issue with lots of action and intrigue. Amazing art.

  • 50

    Women Write About Comics - WWAC

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