The Occultist #4

The Occultist #4

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Mike Norton Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 1, 2014 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
8.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The Occultist has abused his power over life and death, and now he will face the consequences. He must choose the right pathand decide who his real friends areso he can confront agents from the realm of the dead that want to claim his soul!

  • 10
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Dec 31, 2013

    Overall this issue displays the strongest part of this book, and that is the fact that there is a lot of personal growth. There is a clear progression that Tim shows as Rob is beginning to accept who he is to overcome being that classic accidental hero. No longer is he that victim of circumstance seeing how he understands the responsibility that has been placed on him by the Sword. The dialogue is so well done for Rob having notice that there is more authority in his voice as to an extent he's grown up from this experience. He may not have asked for it, but as someone chose he has something to prove. Where this takes us next issue is unsure, but it will be something hopefully just as defining to who he might become which says a lot when this is issue four of five. For a new series and pseudo-supernatural hero, The Occultist is one you must read that this year produced. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jan 1, 2014

    I really want to drone on and one about this issue. It's the best issue of the series and really left me with a ton of excitement. I'll be sad to read the last issue next month, but at the same time I've never been more excited to read the conclusion. This was the story that the series needed and hopefully the next mini-series isn't too far behind. If this was the only volume you've read then I would definitely recommend buying the other issues on Dark Horse's digital store just to see how great the build has been to this issue. Damn, this issue was good! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Ani Gonzalez Dec 31, 2013

    More serious than the others. Still awesome. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jan 1, 2014

    This was a terrific penultimate issue, and despite being slightly non-new reader friendly it would still be amazing, having some wacky and exciting moments throughout. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jan 3, 2014

    The Occultist #4 shows the potential of this series and was a very enjoyable read. Since this issue highlighted the responsibilities of the wielder of the Sword, it was entertaining to see him finally take on those responsibilities and actually use the Sword. It was slightly annoying that it took him extra time to realize what was going on despite Anna and Mr. Elder standing right in front of him but I did understand his anger later towards the mastermind behind this plot to deceive him, and it should be a great confrontation. So I'm looking forward to the final showdown. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jan 1, 2014

    There's one more issue in this arc, which I'll probably review, but something tells me I won't be coming back to The Occultist any time soon after that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word of the Nerd Jan 2, 2014

    The Occultist # 4 by Tim Seeley and Mike Norton Last Occultist issue we saw Rob, infatuated by a female witch named Luka, that loved to take risks. The Occultist is playing with forces he yet does not understand and putting himself and the world at risk. Detective Mendez had a magical accident and found out Rob might be in danger and we saw what really happened to Rob’s mentors. The Occultist # 4, The Occultist is still in the land of the dead, playing with his new girlfriend, feeling the rush of being near death. He seems to gain knowledge of the people around him, but he still has not realize it is all a trap, and the mere mortal Detective Anna Mendez must rescue him ( with some help that is not pleasing to the eye). The Occultist is not ready to believe the truth, and the sword is failing due to his acts, but he must gain strength, mend what he broke and save his friends. Will he be able to stay as The Sword Keeper? The story first goes with Charlie happy about his plan, I liked this because it makes the expectation of what is happening with Rob and Luka grows. We then go exactly where we left .The Occultist finding happiness while he is “high” in the verge of dead, already breaking a big rule as it is , makes us think about drugs, and it is something that is touched later by Luka, this magical travel has alway being to get high, to feel in nirvana , without thinking about the consequences it can have. They wanted their drug and they knew their souls ( literally) were at stake and still they kept doing it without any regards. Even when they said they were alive they felt dead already. We are in the land of the dead of course but in the other issues death itself has not come as an important element. I particularly found the part where Detective Mendez has to cross over with a memory very touching and real inside this fantasy/horror setting. I enjoyed the fight where the colors and the art were the protagonist, and the dead, how they progress

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