Alpha: Big Time #4

Alpha: Big Time #4

Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov Artist: Nuno Plati Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 8, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
8.9Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

• Alpha and Thor team up to have a totally EXCELLENT adventure!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 8, 2013

    I don't want to like Alpha. Josh Fialkov is not giving me a choice. He's made Alpha the perfect flawed character. He had it all and messed up"big time. This is sort of a story of redemption but also one of a teenage superhero. There is a sense of innocence and discovery as Alpha tries to take the opportunity for a second chance. Balancing between being a superhero and a normal teenager isn't easy and Fialkov captures it perfectly. Nuno Plati's art has absolutely grown on me. I was on the fence before but I really like the atmosphere and feeling this book now generates. Fialkov puts Alpha in a tough situation at the end and we get a big cliffhanger. I will definitely be eagerly awaiting the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 May 11, 2013

    So yeah, great character, great issue, great mini-series, all means I'll be pulling out all my Alpha comics to give 'em all a reread once the next issue drops. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Joshua Yehl May 8, 2013

    Like I said, those quibbles are all small ones. Alpha has been through a lot to get to this point, yet for each step forward, life kicks him back two. Alpha is your buddy that you love to death but he comes off kinda harsh to other people and he doesn't realize it. His attitude isn't exactly in line with the morally pure Captain America, but you can't help relate to him as he tries to appease the girl he likes, while also figuring out how to be a superhero with some name recognition instead of repeatedly, hilariously being mistaken for Nova. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Stuart Conover May 12, 2013

    Is he too late? While I doubt that due to the nature of the book so far it would put an end to his one weakness and make him quite a different character in the span of a single issue. I don't think they are going to do that to Alpha and I don't think they'd make such a potential personality altering experience so soon after making him a likable character. Also how is this all part of a plan from The Superior Spider-Man as hinted at in the first issue? We'll hopefully find out next issue! Read Full Review

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