Lonely Receiver #4

Writer: Zac Thompson Artist: Jen Hickman Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: December 9, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
8.0Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

A horrific breakup story in five parts.

Catrin is truly alone and descending into madness. Lost with her thoughts, she finds herself reel-ing, falling deeper in love with her phone. But it refuses to love her back. So she gives herself to it and becomes one with the machine landscape.

Reeling backward / and I'm changing //
// Not myself / I evolve / spinning into the green above
/ Descending deep / I'm alone / spiraling into others /
/ Until I meet // the one I love.

  • 10
    AIPT - Keigen Rea Dec 9, 2020

    Sensual, surreal, haunting, this issue is a highlight of a series that was a highlight of my year. Horror comics are becoming more popular and good and 'Lonely Receiver' belongs right at the top. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Tanner Dedmon Dec 9, 2020

    The hopefulness of Lonely Receiver #3 has given way to desperation and a lack of self-preservation on Catrin's part in the fourth issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 9, 2020

    Lonely Receiver has been a hell of a ride so far and even when we get an issue where I have no idea of what's really trying to be said here it's still engaging as hell. Thompson's script takes us into Catrin's head in a big way but it's something that I can't process myself and I felt like a stranger in a strange world. It's definitely easy to immerse yourself into and try and suss out the meaning and I'm hopeful the next issue will provide more details or that on a full-series read that it's all going to make a lot more sense. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Dec 21, 2020

    There's one more chapter in Lonely Receiver and I'm going to see this series through to the end. I may not be picking up everything the creative team is putting down, but you can't deny the unsettling feeling it creates. It's a harsh and frightening examination of our addiction to technology taken to the extremes. It's also super weird and I need some more time to process it all. Read Full Review

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