Review: Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #3 - Ego Sum

Before Watchman: Dr. Manhattan #3

Before Watchman: Dr. Manhattan #3 Cover
“I have named the disease. But what is the cure?”

Plus, writer/artist JOHN HIGGINS brings you the latest chapter in saga of the CRIMSON CORSAIR!

Cover/Solicit - 4/5

- Would I pick-up the comic based on the solicit/cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the solicit/cover portray what happens in the issue?

Art/Colors/Ink - 3/5

- Weighted Double
- Do I personally like this artist's style? Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance? Does the coloring/inking blend well with the artist? Is the coloring/inking enjoyable and easy to distinguish what's happening?

Layout/Flow - 3/5

- Does the layout of the issue make it easy to read? Does the issue have a good flow of the plot and keep me engaged? Can I easily read the issue, to include lettering?

Story - 4/5

- Weighted Triple
- How well did the issue further develop the current story? How well did the issue further develop the characters? Did I enjoy reading the issue?

Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #3 Variant Cover
Verdict - 3.6

- The cover for this issue is stunning display of what Dr. Manhattan is capable of. While not part of the actual story it does draw your eye and stand out amongst other issues on the shelf. The art for this series has been hit and miss, it seems like this issue for example was lacking in detail. I also had a problem with either the artists, letterer, or the editors decision to have a page with upside down text boxes and on top of that no clear order to read them in. We find Dr. Manhattan explaining how his actions cause alternate realities and what he must do to correct what happened in Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #2 - One-Fifteen P.M. where he didn't get trapped and become Dr. Manhattan. I have to say this was a very good read, and probably my second favorite book from the Before Watchmen.

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