Mara #4

Mara #4

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Ming Doyle Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 17, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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The military is keen to co-opt Mara, now that her abilities are maturing, and they aren't above using her soldier brother to convince her. They offer to "accept" her again, and she rightly rejects it for the crap that it is. Cut off not only from friends and family, but now from her country, where can she go now? Brian, Ming, and Jordie raise the stakes.

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Apr 18, 2013

    Overall though, I've been thrilled with “Mara” so far. It's a consistently surprising and excellent book, with stellar character work and imaginative ideas from Wood paired with the artistic magnificence of Doyle and Bellaire pushing this book to higher heights than even I'd hoped for. The promise of greatness was always here, but it always makes me happy when a book reaches its potential. Just like Mara. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Apr 19, 2013

    Wood has a lesser-known gem on his hands here with this series, and with the incredible amount of suspense we're witnessing, Mara is quickly climbing the ranks to become one of Image's hottest titles. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Apr 19, 2013

    We've been sorely neglecting this outstanding series for the last few months, simply because it has taken us a while to catch up with everything. It's a serious crime, because Brian Wood's own creation is seriously good. It shouldn't be surprising from the guy who brought us DMZ and Northlanders, but Wood continues to build his future dystopia flawlessly, revealing just enough details to get us permanently hooked. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Apr 19, 2013

    "Mara" is not a traditional superhero story, nor is it deliberately not a superhero story; rather it's a fascinating character piece exploring what it's like to have power, and what it's like to live in a society that feeds on that power, with no concern for you. In corrupt world, Mara is a bright shining star, and I'm excited to see how Wood will close up this unique mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Apr 17, 2013

    Much like its lead, Mara #4 proves to be a much more robust being as it goes along than it was during its formative steps, but for me, it's still not anything I would call "super." Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Apr 20, 2013

    “Unfulfilled promise” would be the unflattering pull-quote. The creators and the concept are there, but the execution is slightly lacking. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Apr 18, 2013

    It's not a bad story, but it isn't one we haven't heard before in dozens of indie superhero titles. The series just seems to have lost its spark. Ming Doyle's clean linework still looks lovely though, and with Jordie Bellaire's colors it almost has a Jamie McKelvie / Mike Norton look to it. Read Full Review

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