Ten Grand #4

Ten Grand #4

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Ben Templesmith Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 7, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 1
9.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Joe Fitzgerald has been to heaven many times...or at least someplace that looks a lot like heaven if you didn't know any better.  But now he's going somewhere he's never been before: into Hell itself, in pursuit of the woman he loves.  What he finds there will change his life forever.

  • 10
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Aug 7, 2013

    Ten Grand is one of the few must read comics out there. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Aug 7, 2013

    Ten Grand is absolutely the sleeper hit of the summer. The creativity level here is staggering. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Aug 8, 2013

    Despite its sometimes identical nature to the debatably imitation-worthy Constantine, I still have to give this book a five out of five. With strong, emotive storytelling and a deepening pool of characterization, met by an artistic direction that remains a full-spectral experience, Ten Grand #4 at least stands apart as some truly exceptional comic booking. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bloody Disgusting - ShadowJayd Aug 9, 2013

    Overall, Ten Grand #4 is a satisfying installment in terms of writing and art. It successfully manages to engage readers with each turn of the page and generates excitement for the next release. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AiPT! - Sean M. Thompson Aug 14, 2013

    It's really good. Yet again, I can't think of a single part I didn't like. It's funny, sad, and makes you feel the anger the protagonist feels, which occurs in the best fiction. When I read Ten Grand, I'm right there with Joe, no matter how weird stuff gets. J. Michael Straczynski and Templesmith are a marriage made in Heaven (and Hell), and I hope they decide to work on something else together in the future. Not only is this my favorite comic series of the year, (even surpassing Colder, which I really dug), but it has become one of, if not my favorite, fictional work of the year. Unless they really botch it with the ending, I see this easily being very high on the list of my favorite comics of the year. A mix of noir, horror, and straight up drama; do yourself a favor and read Ten Grand. Read Full Review

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 11, 2013

    This continues to be one of the best books out there. Joe Fitzgerald is the perfect damned hero on a quest. His journey has now begun in earnest. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - geraldomalley Aug 12, 2013

    Fans of supernatural pulp and romance will love this exploration of hyper-religious supernatural and the occult, as will JMS and Templesmith fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Aug 9, 2013

    A glorious old-school spin on Hellblazer that remains fresh and sinister, and demanding of your full attention. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Galactus Agenda - J.R. Johnson Aug 9, 2013

    Ten Grand continues to consistently fill every page with meaningful progression. As a result this issue retains the series' potency and Straczynski and Templesmith build another successful chapter in what's shaping up to be one of the best stories in comics this year. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Aug 9, 2013

    While the pacing and structure leave something to be desired, with much of the issue devoted to fleshing out a side-story that has (seemingly) little to do with the major conflict at hand. However, the level of strong characterization and emotional development at play here is commendable. As always, Ben Templesmith's art is worth the price of admission alone, as it's a continual treat to see him craft new sections of this world month in and out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Aug 9, 2013

    Ten Grand #4 continues an upward spiral of quality that turns this series into a more than deserving purchase. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Scott Selden Aug 21, 2013

    -What happened to that mystical rock thing that let Joe talk to dead people? It exploded in #3 and everyone acted like it was kind of a big deal, but then it wasnt mentioned at all this issue. Whered that go? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Deckard Aug 18, 2013

    I wasn't as impressed as some with the first few issues in this series, but it's really starting to hit its stride. Templesmith continues to be amazing and the writing has been improving with every issue.

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