Red Thorn #4

Red Thorn #4

Writer: David Baillie Artist: Meghan Hetrick Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: February 17, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 4
8.3Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

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Travel to a walled Moroccan city by the sea, where youll meet Tarek, a boy whos been drawing maps his whole lifemaps of places that dont exist. Get a glimpse of what Thorn was up to in 410AD, and watch as a castle is magicked out of thin air onto a hill in the middle of Glasgow. Witness how Isla discovers how awful Red Cap wine tastes before seeing the most gorgeous double-page spread of the year, as we thunder toward the terrible revelations that will soon bring our first arc, Glasgow Kiss, to a close.

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Zina Hutton Feb 23, 2016

    Next month I think that we'll get to see more about what the blue-haired former-drawing is doing in Glasgow and perhaps learn a bit more about Thorn's goals and Isla's place in his potential empire. I'm expecting loads of drama and at least one death. Let's hope it's not one of our favorites! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Feb 17, 2016

    Overall, while it may not necessarily have the same ‘edge' as some of Vertigo's other recent offerings, the intriguing fantasy trappings and engaging characters make Red Thorn yet another highly recommended purchase from the iconic publisher. Baillie and Hetrick are working together seamlessly to weave this modern day tale of Scots mythology, and are doing so in a captivating, exciting fashion. Fables may have come to an end last year, but the spirit of the landmark title lives on in Red Thorn, albeit with a slightly more Celtic slant. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Buccaneer Book Reviews - Cap'n Aldous B. Adder Feb 22, 2016

    There will of course be some degree of familiar ground as with many fantasy tales, HOWEVER, this series does a damn good job distinguishing itself from many stories that try and bring in varying mythologies and folk-lore into popular fiction. I can't say if it will fall victim to clich eventually, but for now it is on an upswing and seems set to take its readers on a bloody entertaining ride " literally and figuratively. Read Full Review

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