Dejah Thoris #4

Dejah Thoris #4

Writer: Frank J. Barbiere Artist: Francesco Manna Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: May 11, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
7.7Critic Rating
5.0User Rating

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Having taken command of an elite unit in the People's Army of Barsoom, Dejah ventures into the badlands to search for secrets of her past. But when her unit is captured by powerful enemies, she must truly learn what it means to be a leader or suffer the consequences! An all-new chapter in the life of Dejah Thoris continues from the creative team of Frank J. Barbiere and Francesco Manna.

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze May 11, 2016

    Dejah Thoris #4 overall was good for the focus on developing Dejah, moving John Carter into a position where he can be of more use, and shaking up what you thought this all might lead to when there's more to this story than what was seen on the surface. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 11, 2016

    Dejah Thoris works the whole prisoner set as slave labor angle pretty well and seeing her attempting to do the whole inciting rebellion is definitely fun. This issue works the reveals that it needs to, gives Dejah what she needs to continue on with her journey, and works to further seed what Carter's storyline will be as you know it'll intersect along the way. Barbiere and Manna definitely click well here with what they're doing and bringing to life as it has all the right elements, just too compressed for my tastes, while touching on the right scale for it. Though I expect we'll end the opening arc with Dejah back in Helium in her usual position, it's one that will have her with a very different view of the world. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny May 11, 2016

    Overall, despite the quality that is abundant on every page, there is a sense of feet being dragged, of story compression to fill out the issue count, which in turn is starting to erode some of the good will and excitement that I felt at the start of the run. I, am of course not going to let one issue dissuade me from keeping an eye on this book, but I would appreciate a return to the urgency of the Dejah's trek. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outright Geekery - Amani Cooper May 11, 2016

    Dejah Thoris isn't a bad book. Dejah Thoris isn't a bad character. A bit stubborn, but aren't we all. Maybe all this will come back to bite Dejah later on. Maybe it'll come back to bit me later on. The only way to find out is to keep going, and that it what I intend to do. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Briton May 28, 2016

    Dynamite have followed the star of political correctness to the detriment of Dejah Thoris, Vampirella and Red Sonja. This issue features a lumbering storyline and some very 'muddy' art. Dynamite need to get back to basics on all three titles and I can see yet another relaunch will be necessary soon.

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