Raven #4

Raven #4

Writer: Marv Wolfman Artist: Alisson Borges, Diogenes Neves, Ruy Jose Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 21, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
7.4Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

"THE WHITE CARNIVAL" part four! When a strange new group of masked villains takes credit for the glowing orb and holds the entire city of San Francisco for ransom, Raven is forced to confront them head-on! Are they any match for the daughter of Trigon? And is there more going on here than meets the eye?

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - Sam Sobel Dec 20, 2016

    If I have one complaint about RAVEN #4, it's that we don't learn much in this issue. Raven still doesn't know what the Thing is, she still can't enter it, and once again we don't know who or what is causing it. Since the entire series will be just six issues, it felt strange to go an entire issue without really advancing the main plot. One loose end is addressed, but not in a way that furthers the story. It's a good moment for her character, as we see her internal struggle again, but we don't gain any further understanding of anything other than Raven. The great side plot we get instead, however, is more than enough to make up for this. A well-fleshed-out side plot that fits so seamlessly into the main plot is never really a bad thing. Overall, I loved RAVEN #4 and can't wait to see more! Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Dec 23, 2016

    Overall, Raven #4 moves the main conflict to the periphery for a beat while the series delves more into its heroine to familiarize readers with a character as great, complex, and lesser-known as Raven. The Raven Factoids keep coming, this time including how she can absorb the sadness of others to take their psychic burden herself, and how she willingly makes that sacrifice like a reverse-Dementor. Raven is an amazing character and this series shows exactly why. When it comes to underrated books on comic book shelves, Raven can't be overlooked. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Dec 21, 2016

    Raven #4 touches on some of my favorite motifs in Ravens story, from her evil roots to her struggle to maintain relationships with other people. There are some beats that were missed in the story, but its still one Im excited to read. With only a couple of issues left, I hope there is a neat resolution that pushes Raven forward while also honoring the legacy set forth for over thirty years. Theres not much action, but this issue does at least have some important notes that are vital to the character and her place in DCs new status quo. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - Vixen Ninetails Jan 10, 2017

    Raven is a mini series, dedicated to her DC Rebirth. Exploring the unknown time she took a break from the Teen Titans, in order to meet her human family. With only two issues left, keep picking the series up just so we can see how this will end. Youve come too far now just to drop it. Fingers crossed we will get a satisfying ending and one that will give her much needed character development in the end. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Dec 21, 2016

    This is is an okay issue. It is certainly worth checking out for the art which is incredible. But the story is too dragged out and it isn't engaging. I'm bored and I feel like I shouldn't be. I recommend waiting for the trade on this one. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Dec 21, 2016

    Raven is back in action! And by that, I mean she kind of farts around for the whole issue and there's not a lot of development. Read Full Review

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