Dark Tower: The Long Road Home #4

Writer: Robin Furth, Peter David Artist: Jae Lee, Richard Isanove Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 4, 2008 Critic Reviews: 3
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  • 9.4
    IGN - Eric Sunde Jun 4, 2008

    I am a firm believer that you must enjoy this series if you read any kind of fantasy. When it was announced at Wizard World Philadelphia last weekend that Marvel plans to publish 30 issues of The Dark Tower, I let out a cheer. Like everyone else I know who has read the book, I have enjoyed every single issue and hoped this series of miniseries would get to continue for a long, long time, and it would appear I have gotten my wish. Not only can I not wait to see this series end, I can't wait to see what is coming after that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Jun 10, 2008

    The Dark Tower comics have never wowed me exactly, and I've never been motivated to rave about how good they are on internet messageboards or to evangelistically encourage other readers to try them. However, I've always found them to be solid, enjoyable reads, and I think that they deserve credit for their consistent quality of storytelling and for their creation of such a convincing and fully-formed fantasy world. The Long Road Home is providing a regular dose of original, well-written and well-illustrated escapism, and I think that that's certainly worthy of praise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Erik Norris Jun 5, 2008

    The Long Road Home, as well as the Gunslinger Born (Marvel's first Dark Tower mini-series), have been drawn by Jae Lee whose artistic style is very much a snapshot of David's writing. However, the presentation by which Lee accomplishes his panels seems to counter the stiffness of his figures, rendering the art impressive instead of tame and boring. For example, one way Jae Lee spices up his pencils is how he renders hair, which is astonishing, although it looks like everyone has their head underwater while getting their picture taken. It also helps when you know how to use shadows to add amazing depth to your pieces. Every panel draped in shadows helps depict Mid-World as a dark and seedy place, somewhere even the most pure of souls become overtaken by the darkest corners of the world. Read Full Review

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