Buzzkill #4

Buzzkill #4

Writer: Donny Cates, Mark Reznicek Artist: Geoff Shaw Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: December 18, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 5
9.7Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

Rubens greatest enemy has awakened from his catatonic state. The last time they clashed, their battle laid the city to waste. Can a newly sober Ruben take on this monster from his past without resorting to the alcohol thats always generated his superpowers? The compelling miniseries comes to a gut-punching conclusion!

  • 10
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Dec 18, 2013

    Not good, the best. My favorite mini-series of the year wraps up with a hell of a conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Adam Kelly Dec 18, 2013

    The storytelling and pacing of this issue was great, just like it has been this whole series. Like I mentioned before, although there are superheroes in this story, the main story about overcoming addiction to better yourself and for those you care about is a very organic and very human one. It's been a very emotional ride for Francis, especially when it was revealed last issue that Nikki was seeing Eric after her and Francis broke up. The action in the issue was just as brutal and intense as expected. The art is also has become some of my favorite that I've seen in Dark Horse's catalog. Geoff Shaw has a style that I'd instantly be able to recognize if I saw his art in another book, and I think that's a testament to how unique and refreshing this book is. Buzzkill is hands-down one of the best if not the best miniseries I've read this year. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Alison Berry Dec 18, 2013

    If youre in recovery, or youre close to someone who is, do yourself a favor and read this. Dont expect catharsis. A hippie Doctor Strange, a psychotic drunk killing machine, a wish that someone be killed to death by bees; all of these things you can expect. You can also expect something pure, and smart, and beautiful, even in the sad parts. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Jan 6, 2014

    Boasting some great writing, Buzzkill is a series that deserves to be read! This finale is epic and filled with real life tragedy in a world of superheroes. The topic of alcoholism and drug abuse is a global problem, one that needs to be explained in the realm of superheroes as well. Buzzkill brings this subject matter to life with a hero whose weakness gives him the greatest of strength. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jimbus_Christ Dec 18, 2013

    This series is a dissection of the superhero genre, addiction, and personal growth. Its a well-calculated examination of confronting our fears and becoming something better. I fear of a world without it on the stands, but know that the creative team will go on to make the comics market a better and more thoughtful place. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Gord Cummings Dec 21, 2013

    Geoff Shaw has a modern style that is tied together with some excellent toning and colours. Sharp and gritty, he's drawn a villain who I quickly grew to despise. He has a mullet and it isn't ironic! I couldn't imagine this comic drawn in any other fashion than what's presented here. I look forward to what Geoff Shaw and Donny Cates has in store for comics in the next few years. More please? Read Full Review

  • 10
    the green death Dec 19, 2013

    Brilliant series ends brilliantly. Comic of the year in my book.

  • 10
    fivexfive Feb 24, 2014

    Absolutely amazing ending. Powerful. Definitely my favorite limited series so far.

  • 8.5
    Gizmo Nov 21, 2014

    Best Doctor Strange reference ever. I believe it was issue 2 that also mentioned other continuities, there are a lot of clever devices used in this comic, it's very aware that the characters are analogs and plays that it its favour. The story comes to a powerful conclusion though a touch baffling, I had to reread the last couple pages to understand that Ruben lied and I'm still not totally convinced as to the father's fate.

  • 10
    Fearless Oct 28, 2015

  • 9.0
    azyless May 20, 2014

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