Terra Obscura #4

Writer: Peter Hogan, Alan Moore Artist: Yanick Paquette Publisher: America's Best Comics Critic Reviews: 2
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S.M.A.S.H.'s return to action has been anything but glorious, as our heroes' advance has been foiled by the null field! Meanwhile, the hunt for Tom Strange takes the Invertica City gang to the coldest reaches of Earth.

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Oct 2, 2003

    On one hand I will concede that the miniseries continues to do a pretty fair job of building up it's cast of characters, as for the most part I have a pretty good grasp of the dozen or so characters that are running around in these pages. The writing is also fairly solid when it comes to the interaction among the various characters, as there's some fun little moments such as the scene where the four heroes decide the best way to recruit Tom Strange is for each of them to deliver a line that reflects how urgently they need his help. There's also a fairly powerful little scene where Tom Strange is telling his monkey he can't join him, and while it doesn't sound like a scene that could be all that engaging, I was rather surprised by how effective this scene captured the sense of loyalty that exists between the two. However, far too much of this issue is spent discussing the events of the story rather than actually doing anything of importance, and given how far we are into this miniseries Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Sep 25, 2003

    While this story would probably be more resonant with heroes that actually meant something to the reader and a stronger female contingent, as it is, Terra Obscura does a decent job raising the male cast above the status of generic ciphers. It's a well-sketched, well-plotted time waster and nothing much more, but that's not criminal. Read Full Review

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