Kaptara #4

Kaptara #4

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Kagan McLeod Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 5, 2015 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
7.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Our hero finds a way home, but it's only issue four so that seems suspect.

A perfect jumping-on point for people who love to collect "issue fours!"

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Aug 8, 2015

    Once again, Kaptara rounds out its crazy and imaginative world with even more craziness and imagination. There's a quietly significant moment for our main character, while one of the supporting cast gets featured more extensively. It's essentially played for laughs, and while it doesn't break the tropes of sci-fantasy like previous issues, it certainly bumps up against them and playfully teases. The art likewise continues to be a perfect match for such sensibilities, especially when the caricatured 70s' barbarian Dartor drives our issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller Aug 7, 2015

    If you're cool with this kind of humor - vulgar, offensive, and immature - then you'll like this series. Issue 4 does nothing but deliver on that, and at present, it continues to work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Andr Habet Aug 6, 2015

    However, the most astonishing reveal this issue is easily the death of a random character that's somehow hilarious despite the terrible circumstances of its occurrence. Zdarsky's writing makes me uncomfortable because it dismantles any ideas I have about myself as some sophisticated literati. When I'm laughing at the deaths of an entire innocent, albeit fictional, crowd I question my sanity in addition to Zdarsky's source of inspiration for these lunatics. I previously wrote off Kaptara as merely a fantasy romp, but Zdarsky and McLeod continue to elevate my expectations for this comic with each issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Desiree Rodriguez Aug 8, 2015

    Unfortunately Dartor is not nearly as fun or interesting as Keith who balances snark with moments of honest human emotion. Dartor is shallow in comparison. The art is still thoroughly well done, and the first half of the issue is great. Hopefully Dartor's story wraps up in a satisfying way that makes Dartor more likable as an individual character. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Levi Hunt Aug 6, 2015

    The emphasis of this series is on the humor, but when emotional stakes and basic storytelling are trampled over to get to the jokes sooner, those jokes better be worth it. Unfortunately in this issue, they just aren't. Read Full Review

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