X #4

X #4

Writer: Duane Swierczynski Artist: Eric Nguyem Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 14, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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It's a bloody showdown on Arcadia's rooftops as X is assaulted by the pig-faced Berkshire, a maniac who can no longer feel physical pain! As Leigh fends off a swarm of the city's thugs, Berkshire shatters the lock around X's neck . . .  and the mask finally comes off!

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Aug 13, 2013

    Swierczynski's final pages of this issue slow down enough to have Leigh figure out what makes X tick and for her it's as eye opening as it is an genuine progression of their relationship. Simply put X is what it says it is and nothing more or less. If you can go in with that perspective and surrender to Swierczynski and Nguyen's all out assault on your senses then you'll get more out of it than a simple vigilante violence because somewhere lurking beneath lies substance to go along with the brutality. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Aug 14, 2013

    This comic is addicting with its play on the dark hero. I would like to know more about the town though and how it ended up in such shit. Probably has something to do with X's real identity though. If the comic slowly starts to give clues as to who he is then I think this comic could get real high on my list real fast. Along the way we can target man after man putting double slashes over their faces. Leigh will be the brains and X will be the brawn. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Your Friendly Neighborhood Brady Aug 16, 2013

    Is there a horror channel out there that could adapt this? I dont know as I only get two English channels here in South Korea. This issue screamed zombie-gore, but no undead were anywhere to be found. Its fascinating to see uninfected people can be as gruesome as flesh-eating monsters. Theres more mysteries to be explored in Arcadia and how X plans to exact justice. Now that I think of it, this story IS already on TV in a PG-friendly version: the CWs Arrow. Only this crusader is rated a hard R. Duane Swierczyski and Eric Nguyen are keeping me distressingly compelled to see where theyre going next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 14, 2013

    The final pages are left to showcase X and Leigh getting along and I'm not completely sold on their newly formed trust in one another. I do think this first arc ends on a good note and I can't wait to see how Swierczynski ups the ante in the upcoming issues, but I can't say this conclusion solidified the characters as I'd have hoped. They're still unfamiliar with one another, but maybe that's the point. The problem lies in not knowing where they stand exactly which leaves you in a bit of a cloud of wonder. Read Full Review

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