Once & Future #4

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Dan Mora Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: November 20, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 18
9.2Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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Gran's monster hunting wasn't the only thing she kept from Duncan. He's about to discover more of the family secrets, and the sacrifices one must make to reach the Holy Grail.

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Dec 17, 2019

    Once & Future has steadily been assembling the pieces of this story and this issue delivers some major developments that left my jaw on the floor. You might come for the new take on Arthurian legend, but you'll stay for the amazing character work and incredible art. This is a powerhouse of a comic, blending action and horror in a big, beautiful way. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - CJ Nov 21, 2019

    Once & Future #4 continues to solidify this title as one of the best indie comics on the market, mixing dark fantasy with cutting humor and jaw-dropping visuals. If you're looking for a new title to start, especially if you're a fan of Gillen's work on DIE! or dark fantasy in general, you can't go wrong with this one. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Nov 21, 2019

    What goes around comes around, but not always how you were expecting. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Nov 20, 2019

    Once & Future is simply like nothing else out there right now, so do yourself a favor and join the adventure. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 20, 2019

    Dan Mora's art is beautifully detailed in both the characters and background details. Mora has a cinematic eye when it comes to framing a scene visually and every page is filled with energy. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Nov 20, 2019

    Once And Future #4 is a perfectly paced book that keeps the action on a boil. While also giving some exposition that adds another layer to the whole thing. Gillen is using the book to say something about the way people interact with stories and how they can affect the real world. Moras art continues to impress. The issue ends on a great cliffhanger that will definitely keep readers clamoring for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    On Comics Ground - Elizabeth Fazzio Nov 21, 2019

    'Tight' is probably an excellent descriptor for this whole issue, really"the art is spot on, the story flows smoothly"and the dialogue, which I noted in issue #3 was a bit clunky was significantly less so this month. There is also a whole heap of backstory in issue #4 that was, for the most part, unexpected, and that adds another layer of intrigue to the story as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cat Wyatt Nov 20, 2019

    Once & Future #4 is a dramatic continuation to the series, full of brilliant artwork and dark twists. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Nov 20, 2019

    By the end of Once & Future #4, its hard to say if Duncan is the hero or the victim of this tale. This is a new experience when the guy is a full adult with his world shattered between what he never knew about his family and understanding the sacrifices one must make to reach the Holy Grail. For once you really don't envy the main character being exposed to a fantasy world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina Nov 20, 2019

    Once & Future #4 will come with two covers: The regular A cover is drawn by Dan Moira; then there is also a Forbidden Planet and Jetpack Comics Exclusive Variant cover drawn by David Lafuente. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 4, 2019

    The comic also offers a quick cameo to another member of Duncan's bizarre family, which in turn reveals a bit more about Bridgette and how she's been pulling strings for years to prevent what is currently unfolding (although the cliffhanger ending makes it look like she'll need a bit of help to keep going). Worth a look. Read Full Review

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