A-Force #4

A-Force #4

Writer: G. Willow Wilson, Marguerite Bennett Artist: Jorge Molina, Laura Martin Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 9, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 9
7.4Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

• With the fate of Arcadia hanging in the balance, a traitor in A-FORCE's ranks is revealed!
•  But why would she sell out her teammates?
Rated T+

  • 10
    Project Fandom - Nina Perez Sep 20, 2015

    I can't stress enough how gorgeous this book is. Every page is a marvel; the splash pages are particularly beautiful and the action panels are exciting. The design of the mystery girl (her body is a universe!) has always been stunning, but it's at its best here as we see just what she's capable of. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Sep 9, 2015

    This series got me excited when news first broke, and Im saddened to see it go in the next issue. Still, we have an on-going to look forward to and this issue makes me even more ecstatic to read it. Now, there will be much more space to tell larger stories, and this miniseries is laying the blueprint for a wonderful ride. With G. Willow Wilson staying at the helm, we are definitely going to get some great stories. Until then, lets wait and see how our Marvelous superheroines deal with a horde of zombies. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Sep 11, 2015

    This series has been absolutely EPIC over the past four issues. There has been so much emotion and so many feelings across the board of A-Force members, and it’s awesome to see that despite it all, they are still able to work together to protect their home. Keep reading to see how these women take on a horde of flesh-eating zombies. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - L.E.H. Light Sep 14, 2015

    This is a classic story told well. It isn't surprising and the "twist" — oh, Loki is the villian! — isn't. But the characterizations are true and believable. The all-women crew works well and never resorts to stereotyping while also remaining distinctively women, centered in their own paradise. Next issue is the conclusion of this arc, making way for the all-new, all-different A-Force which continues on after the end of BattleWorld. So much to read, so little time. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 10, 2015

    The story's a bit thin, but it's an entertaining issue - finally! Apparently this series will survive the end of the Secret Wars (whatever that means), so here's hoping the improvements continue! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Kayla Goulet Sep 11, 2015

    This series has a really great ensemble of people putting it together, so it's hard to say just who has done the best job.The art is perfect, and the story, while rushed, is great too – it's easy enough to just say that every name involved here has done a great job. It'll be a shame when this series, which didn't seem to have the best chance in the world, ends… but for now, just pick up this issue and wait for the next one! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 12, 2015

    The traitor I expected, but with unexpected consequences (and some lovely art.) Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Becca Tyrrell Sep 17, 2015

    Although the plot was predictable, the character development and artwork were stellar. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 10, 2015

    Artist Jorge Molina really outdoes himself with the latest issue of A-Force, as She-Hulk and her band of superheroines take the fight back to the Thor Corps. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 10, 2015

    A-Force moves along well here in bringing parts of the story to conclusion and all we're left with for the next round is a whole lot of holding the forces of evil at bay as long as they can. There's plenty to like with it as several of the characters get to do a little speech material, such as Loki and Nico, and there's some decent if brief moments for Singularity as well with all her child-like ways in this world. The concept overall is one that I like, and I really like the characters and setting, but the execution has boiled it all down to something simple and something that you expected simply because Loki is Loki, no matter what. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Levi Hunt Sep 10, 2015

    A-Force is hitting a roadblock that a lot of Secret Wars titles seem to be hitting in their home stretch " we've gotten enough time with the characters to care about them on a surface level, but not enough to fully invest, especially with a cast this big. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    The Rainbow Hub - Eve Sep 13, 2015

    A-Force #4 leaves me torn. On one hand, its plot reveal is incredibly predictable and offered us a glimpse of a potentially fascinating antagonist before ripping her away from us. On the other hand, it has some of the best art I've seen so far, and does include genuine moments between its characters that allow development and growth. It's limited by the scope of the event in which it's set, and it's disappointing how unsurprising its "big surprise" turned out to be. I'm still interested in where its story goes from here, but there's a lot of potential that issue #4 fails to live up to. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Comicsverse - Jamie Rice Sep 9, 2015

    Basically, I had a higher expectation for this issue, but it is not a waste of time. There are some good moments, and the ending of this issue set-ups a scenario much more like the first issue that I loved. Therefore, I believe in a better and brighter future for Arcadia and A-FORCE when the final issue of this run comes out! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Sep 11, 2015

    While not as messy as the previous issues, this one is still a bit lackluster in that it plays to the obvious. It's all pretty straightforward, though, with nothing to complicate the action and the "big traitor takedown," presented with some nice punching action for all our heroes. As always, it's the expressions and relationships that are nice, even if the world and its villain remain superficial. Let's hope these strengths continue so the series can wrap up on a high note. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 11, 2015

    "A-Force" #4 is in the tough situation of having to deliver a lot of plot in order to ramp up for a conclusion. I'm still eager to see an "A-Force" ongoing series, if only because Bennett, Wilson and Molina certainly dazzled me with the early issues. Hopefully, they'll get an opportunity to play to their strengths there; with "Secret Wars" miniseries all starting to wind down, though, the sudden conclusion looming around the corner does "A-Force" no favors. In the end, a great miniseries has ended up with an average installment here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Recap - Sofia Marlasca Sep 16, 2015

    In the end, we are left with one more issue to come before “Secret Wars” is over and the book starts all over again in the Omniverse " whether this story will be kept or retconned is yet to be seen. We have one more adventure for the “A-Force” team to face: a zombie invasion coming from the other side of The Shield, whichhas been the source of so much conflict in this book. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Sep 10, 2015

    Look, I've liked A-Force a lot so far, and I like the cliffhanger this issue closes on, but this issue overall was really a miss for me due to a mind-boggingly predictable reveal. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Tree Fingers Sep 11, 2015

    Well, I'm surprised to see the low critic reviews for this issue. I loved it. Great art, great action. I don't think the reveal was supposed to be a surprise, Loki is on the cover afterall.

  • 8.5
    supercoolyeah Sep 13, 2015

    Yes we knew who the traitor was once we saw the full assembly of characters, but it still doesn't make this comic issue horrible. The story by Wilson is solid and the art of Martin is strong. And that twist at the end of it makes it seems like the next issue is going to be a slugfest. I can't wait!

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Sep 26, 2015

    The reveal won't surprise any readers but there is still entertainment value in it because it is still a surprise to Nico. After tripping up the execution of the last issue, this one finds its footing and shakes it off. There's drama and well executed action. The most glaring thing about the issue will only affect readers of the physical copy: there is a foldout advertising spread right in the middle of a double page layout. Unsurprisingly, that ad messed the whole spread out and you have to try to read around it, not sure who screwed that up but it's a problem digital readers won't have to worry about. So with one issue to go, I'm optimistic that this will have a satisfying ending.

  • 8.5
    Destraction Sep 9, 2015

  • 8.0
    Juanpk26 Sep 9, 2015

  • 8.0
    eVanDiesel Sep 11, 2015

  • 8.0
    CraigR Oct 26, 2015

  • 7.0
    Serverarbengan Sep 13, 2015

  • 7.0
    Al B. Harper Sep 15, 2015

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