Defenders Vol. 2 #4

Defenders Vol. 2 #4

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Michael Lark Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 7, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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• Who Is The Great Lost Love Of Dr. Strange’s Life? • Why Does A Young-Gun Magician Have Strange In His Sights? • What Is The Concordance Engine?

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Jim Middleton Mar 10, 2012

    Jumping on point?: Yes. Don't bother with the earlier issues; start reading The Defenders here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Mar 12, 2012

    This is good comics, plain and simple. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Mar 8, 2012

    It might be a little too Marvel-centric for new readers, but The Defenders is certainly a must-read this month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Mar 9, 2012

    "The Defenders" is the sort of comic you shouldn't define. Just when you think you've got it pegged, it does something excellent and opens up all sorts of genre possibilities. "The Defenders" isn't great yet but if it keeps up being really good, it certainly has the clear foundation from which to elevate. This evocative issue of "The Defenders" will make you laugh and stare in wonderment but by the end it'll also have you thinking and feeling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outer Realm Comics - Matthew S Mar 9, 2012

    This series goes from good to great as Fraction continues his short but fantastic run on The Defenders. As I mentioned above, the tone of this comic shifts somewhat from the first three. The first three grabbed our attention much like an action blockbuster would, providing us great action and some fantastic concepts that would make many Defenders fans happy. This issue, however, draws upon the personal history of the main protagonist, Dr Strange, and uses it to further examine the Concordance Machine and what it can do. But beyond that, Fraction tells an entertaining and deep story of Dr Strange's lost love and, in particular, the way love has an impact on different people. Whether it is on the physical, emotional or psychological level, it touches all of us differently and this is wonderfully evoked through Fraction's script. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Phil Oldham Mar 22, 2012

    A quieter issue than whats come so far, but Defenders #4 succeeds as insight into Marvels fringe characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Scott Apr 18, 2012

    The covers by the Dodson's are beautiful and the inside art by Lark is real nice too. You can't go wrong by picking up this series because of who's on it. As much as I am bored with it so far, it won't come off of my pull list because I know that something big has to happen sometime soon, and Marvel when I say “big” I don't mean you guys canceling the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Mar 7, 2012

    Michael Lark has a wonderful style for this particular story. He blends the realistic elements of the personal drama with the supernatural without flaw. Panels featuring glowing blue spirits are at home next to shots of a couple holding each other in an embrace. It is this subtle quality that helps Fraction tell his personal story without the threat of fantastical visuals overwhelming the experience. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov Mar 8, 2012

    This issue is the first step in a right direction in redeeming the title, and I'm happy to keep the book in my pull. Read Full Review

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