Mayday #4

Mayday #4

Writer: Curt Pires Artist: Chris Peterson Publisher: Black Mask Studios Release Date: July 22, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
7.0Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Route 66. The end of the line. Welcome to Black Hole Sun.

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Andrew McGlinn Jul 22, 2015

    Mayday started off as a fun, random and totally crazed story and ended up if you look for it an essay in introspection. Its an amusing and wacky adventure if you read it on a high level, but if you start to plummet the depths there is a real richness there. Its a definite recommendation from me. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Shane Tydeman Jul 26, 2015

    The story has a Breaking Bad feel to it! No character is perfect and is flawed. Pires' pacing with moving back and forth and breaks the scenes with chapters (like a book) make it easy to follow for new readers and it still makes sense. Diotto's simplistic and rough art adds grit to the story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Villain Smash - Eric Switzer Jul 23, 2015

    Mayday feels like Curt testing his boundaries. Its like Pires Unchained; the madness that ensues when nobody's there to rein him in. Im glad I got to see it, but personally Curt is at his best when narrative structure takes precedent and he can fill in the gaps with his flavor. A little bit of his brand of nuttiness goes a long way, and I think POP was a fantastic example of a great premise and a strong plot can become something extraordinary when Curt tells it. Mayday is so much style, and not enough substance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    nlindsay Jul 28, 2015

    The fake-out at the end was quite good, as the bonus previews from the previous three issues are replaced with something else here. Still don't know a thing about that cross-dresser from the last issue, but this finale does wrap up in a satisfying way, with multiple layers to the fictional narrative. It's complex in the best ways, but like a lot of interpretive art, it leaves you really wanting to have a sit down with the creators so they can connect the dots for you - which of course they never would, being true artists. I like the faux-meta moment in the middle, which the characters themselves call out by name, and it makes the final bit of post-modernist storytelling at the end feel nice and right and legit.

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