But Why Tho?WildCATS #3 is a wild issue. Grifter can barely keep himself afloat. The team as a whole is much too passive as to their own fates and how Marlowe plays them. Now the Seven Soldiers are up and running and full of bad agents. Let’s not forget the team messed up a Court of Owls retreat and is on the run from the Bat Family and other heroes. There’s no way this can go wrong. Sign me up for more self-destructive superhero glamor.
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: Fun, fast-paced and exciting, Rosenberg hits all the marks for fans of the characters with a story filled with great intrigue and action. I love the intrigue in the story as well as the intricate way Rosenberg is telling it. The tension between the teams is great and I love how Grifter’s story continues to buttress other elements within the DC universe. The Art: Segovia delivers some exciting visuals throughout the issue. The art style works perfectly for the action based nature of the story.
The Comicbook DispatchWildC.A.T.s #3 deepens the mystery involving the Court of Owls, gives us some deeper looks at Halo’s Seven Soldiers of Victory, and has some great action throughout. It’s an issue that moves at a great pace and left me looking forward to seeing what happens next issue.
Graphic PolicyWildC.A.T.s #3 is exactly that, fun. It continues a series that takes what worked so well in the 90s but refines it. Much like the re-launches of this team throughout the years, this latest volume focuses on certain aspects and does them so well delivering a new take that has the DNA of what was but mixes it up just enough to deliver something new but familiar. After years of false starts, this is a series that might have finally cracked the code of re-introducing the world of Wildstorm into the DC Universe proper.
Lyles Movie FilesSo far writer Matthew Rosenberg has done a commendable job of making this series stand out from other team books. The wet works nature of WildCATS is making for an unpredictable and unique reading experience. (...) Artist Stephen Segovia shows a steady command of the characters. It’s the little things like how they’re posed in the background or their very distinct fighting styles. Segovia is proving to be an excellent choice of artists for this title. WildCATS really is playing out like a different kind of team book than the current DC landscape is able to provide. So long as it remains a unique voice in the greater DCU, WildCATS should remain a compelling read.
Comics Nexus by Inside PulseThe best issue so far on story and art. No more storyline set-up’s. Just action, drama and intrigue with vibrant art. The slow build on the Court of Owls has been craving the match up againts these CATs. An entertaining issue.
Geek DadI’ll say this for the latest incarnation of the Wildstorm super-team—it knows its roots. Unlike past versions, it doesn’t try to be gritty or noir-inspired—it embraces its 1990s heritage complete with colorful costumes. With the WildCATS doing their black-ops thing, Marlowe has decided to create a new public team known as the Seven Soldiers of Victory—incorporating members including Majestic and Maul. Grifter doesn’t take well to one recruit in particular, and proceeds to get him kicked off the team. As the WildCATS are sent to recover a kidnapped boy, Grifter goes rogue to track down a Court of Owls infestation. The plot continues to be fairly lackluster, but the action is top-notch, including a high-octane helicopter escape segment that closes out the issue. It’s been a while since there was an in-continuity Wildstorm title that really added anything new to the DCU, maybe because these characters just don’t stand out in a world of Gods.
ComicBook.comThe first two issues of WildC.A.T.s felt like it was firing on all cylinders, and while the third installment feels like the weakest of the bunch, there's still plenty of fun to be found. The biggest weakness of the issue is the sheer amount of characters that are taking up the page count, with so many Wildstorm heroes and villains being brought back that you can get lost, especially when it comes to trying to keep up with "who knows who" or "who is different in this new iteration". Grifter remains the heart of the series and is the best part here once again, though I feel like the book should choose between whether it wants to be more his book or the CATS themselves.
Comic WatchWildCATs #3 will appease '90s comics fans but after three issues, the creative team still hasn’t done anything to justify this title’s existence. The action is fun and the witty banter is enjoyable but don’t read this looking for any strong substance.
Matthew Rosenberg is the award-winning, powerfully handsome, shockingly clever, and painfully modest writer of comics such as What’s The Furthest Place From Here?, 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank, and We Can Never Go Home. He has also written a lot of comics about angry people in tights, such as Uncanny X-Men, The Punisher, Hawkeye Freefall, DC vs. Vampires, Task Force Z, and The Joker. Weirdly, he once co-wrote an album with a member of the Wu-Tang Clan.
He was born and raised in New York City, where he can still not be seen.
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