Blackout #4

Blackout #4

Writer: Frank J. Barbiere, Randy Stradley Artist: Colin Lorimer, Doug Wheatley Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 13, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
6.5Critic Rating
4.0User Rating

The dimension-jumping Blackout suit is a powerful weapon-except when it doesn't work! And if you're Scott Travers and don't know how the suit functions and are facing off against enemies wearing ultrapowerful combat armor, the Blackout suit is just extra weight-dead weight!

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 13, 2014

    This might be it for Blackout for the time being, but Frank Barbiere set Scott on the right path towards finding the answers he seeks. Even tossed in an extra question which could shake things up if there were another story arc to come in the near future. Where ever this leads the Blackout series in the Dark Horse shared world, luckily he is now established in a way that he isn't just that character of circumstance and may even move up towards being a hero along the way. Anything is possible and it's because these four issues were used to expand on Scotts world and the threats he faces now. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges Aug 12, 2014

    Blackout is losing its steam but has still great hope. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 13, 2014

    The final installment of Blackout and the King Tiger backup story brings both of them to a close, though both feel more like setups for what's to come. There's that sense that they're trial runs for something more, to see if there's interesting. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Aug 13, 2014

    Blackout, which I am sure will offer a lot in the next go around, fell short in its first micro. Without reading this series, you will have no trouble catching up when the next story comes out. I just think that comics need to hit with a bang right from the start. I know that some comics can build up these amazing pieces all to be revealed slowly, but lately if a comic can't hit you with something then there is no point in starting to read it. Either a huge plot secret needs to come out or a subtle hint of reveals that unfold answers along with questions" questions we need to know the answer to. Blackout couldn't do that for me with these four issues. Take a chance on the next installment, but be aware that the first doesn't offer much than surface area. Read Full Review

  • 3.8
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Aug 13, 2014

    Blackout #4 is a perplexing issue, and not in terms of a complex story, but in inexplicable events that don't care about simple logic and in doing so makes the suit even less impressive. It's not good that there are still no answers regarding the nature of the suit or purpose of it, and when its use of power is still unclear then it becomes very problematic. I don't know where things are headed from this point but most likely this series would've been more enjoyable if it started from this point instead of the pursuit of Robert Marshall. It's possible that when some answers are finally given that things can turn around but even the excellent King Tiger can't save this very disappointing issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AgentPoyo Aug 26, 2014

    This issue sadly disappointed me in my expectations. Honestly this 4 issue mini series should have spanned about 10 issues to fill in what seemed like large gaps of unanswered questions about the characters, the suit and the people after him. This last issue I expected this big finale, I was left with this bitter taste in my mouth. It sort of went from fighting to suddenly the main character sitting on his couch as if nothing ever happened. Sure Barbiere left the door open for more series but this should of been longer, not rushed and squeezed into 4 issues. Perhaps even if they left out the bonus King Tiger special in each issue, it could have filled some voids that were left out in the development of the characters, suit and story line.

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