Spencer & Locke #4
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Spencer & Locke #4

Writer: David Pepose Artist: Jorge Santiago, Jr. Publisher: Action Lab Comics Release Date: July 19, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
8.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The end is nigh, as Spencer and Locke square off against Locke's crime lord father, Augustus, with a child's life hanging in the balance! Can Locke survive against these overwhelming odds? Does he even want to? And who killed Sophie Jenkins? Find out here in this explosive finale!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Kristopher Grey Jul 25, 2017

    With lots of conflict and combat, alternating colors from Jasen Smith and gritty line work from Jorge Santiago illustrate the action to parallel the critical tone. Pepose wraps it up with all important questions answered, and a sense of relief. With the success of this comic being picked up for a feature film by the producer of the Hitman movies, we hope to see more from the team! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geek-O-Rama - Brian Belanger Aug 21, 2017

    I had such a high level of expectations going into this last issue and let me tell you, they were more than met. The story wrapped up just how it should have, the creativity never dropped from how it started, and I finished reading with a sense of satisfaction. I'm not sure if I want the series to come back again so I can get more or have it permanently end here to maintain integrity. Regardless of what does happen, this is one title that I cannot recommend enough to readers to buy right away. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jul 19, 2017

    Butin a way, Im disappointed in Spencer& Locke. Disappointed that its ended, and disappointed Ill have towait indefinitely for the next installment. Perhaps four issues was too short,but Id much rather see four very well done issues, than see it padded out tomake the obligatory six most trade paperbacks are comprised of. Lower pagecount = lower price point = more sales. Thats my story and Im sticking to it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Jul 19, 2017

    A dark and unique mash up of detective story and the beloved comic strip that adds to the original without tarnishing it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Repairman Jack Jul 22, 2017

    Looking at this book as a cheap attempt to cash in on aneasy twist on a beloved IP would be insanely short sighted. While not perfectit does great work at showcasing a dark side of something that has mostly beenseen as sweet or innocent fun in the past, and just how far a human can go tocope with something it can't easily deal with. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 20, 2017

    There's so much that could have gone wrong with this mash-up, but Peopose and Santiago's risky premise paid off. And it's little wonder the movie rights have already been optioned. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jul 18, 2017

    Spencer and Locke has been a really great series (no wonder it has been optioned for film). With a great crime/mystery as the base of the story, Spencer and Locke is also a psychological thriller that will keep you on your toes until the very end. The creative team has been all-around great, delivering a wonderful comic book that delivers on all ends. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Jul 19, 2017

    'Spencer and Locke' has been heart-stopping and hear-breaking. What may have seemed like a clever gimmick in incorporating the childish wonder of 'Calvin and Hobbes' and turning it on it's head with a grittier darker version became a sobering account of abuse and tragedy. A mentally jarring journey down the road to forgiveness and justice. 'Spencer and Locke' is that diamond in the rough you hear about when a new book from a small publisher just knocks your socks off. This is one of the year's best.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 24, 2017

    I'm still on the fence with this one - it's a solid story, with the twists and turns one expects with a mystery, and some good revelations about Locke's story. But it still feels very derivative. I wish the creative team had told the story on its own terms, rather than cribbing so much from a classic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    NerdEnt.Net - Flame Hawk Jul 20, 2017

    From Santiago's artwork to the surprise twists and turns Pepose has laid out Spencer & Locke #4 is a must read especially if you have kept up with the series so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jul 21, 2017

    Admittedly I have flip-flopped on this book,initially loving the Calvin aspectsbefore moving past that an into a harsher stance. For a book that leans onthe strips of yesteryear,acceptance will no doubtdepend on your frame of mind when reading. In the end, Locke is an interesting enough character to carry the story;theCalvin bits have been fun although I doworry about repetition being a problemifAction Labs are looking for any sort of longevity. Read Full Review

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