52: Aftermath: The Four Horsemen #1

52: Aftermath: The Four Horsemen #1

Writer: Keith Giffin Artist: Pat Oliffe Publisher: DC Comics Critic Reviews: 4
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  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Aug 29, 2007

    I have my doubts about the need for this series to be six issues, but I think this issue brought enough to the table for most to at least take a look at. Not much happens, but the interactions between Superman and Batman are especially well done and we see the rebirth of the Horsemen by the end of the issue and, with how one manages to take a bite out of Superman, literally, we see that they will actually be a major threat to the three heroes as well. I will save judgment of this series for later, but I am not sure if this series will be worth the money by the end of the day or not. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Murman Aug 30, 2007

    Overall, it was the great follow up book to 52 that never was. Decent artwork and a great premise never were actualized into good story. I may give the next issue a shot, but I dont have any indication that the purchase is warranted. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Aug 29, 2007

    Unfortunately, the promise in the premise is lost in a script that's heavy on exposition but light on clarity. I read every issue of 52 and World War III (which led up to this story), and I still had trouble following the plot. I have no idea what's going on with Oolong Island. While I appreciated the guilt that serves as one driving force in Dr. Cale's life, her other motives aren't clear at all. Giffen tells us little of her background. I was also disappointed that other residents of the island weren't more clearly identified, and more background on some of the other characters in the plot would have been appreciated as well. The Four Horsemen is burdened by the continuity that spawned it. Even diehard DC readers are going to find this book to be somewhat inaccessible. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Sep 1, 2007

    I'm really hoping for 52: Aftermath--The Four Horsemen to get better. I'm hoping, but I suspect I'll be disappointed. If you took out the 52 and the Amazons Attack references, if you made the meeting of the Big Three Minds special and focused less on the villains, I think this story would have been better. Read Full Review

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