Amala's Blade #4

Amala's Blade #4

Writer: Steve Horton Artist: Michael Dialynas Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 31, 2013 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 9
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Master assassin Amala uncovers Prince Markos' plan to reignite civil war between Modifiers and Purifiers! Can she stem the tides of war? What is the deadly secret her mother carries? And will Amala face her long-lost destiny?

  • 10
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Jul 30, 2013

    The worst thing that can be said about Amala's Blade is that there simply isn't enough of it to satiate our newfound craving for this character. Indeed, perhaps the only thing that disappoints about this issue is that it's the end of the story for Amala and her merry gathering of miscreants and mayhem. With any luck, Horton and Dialynas have more like this up their sleeves. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jul 31, 2013

    Again, if you've been following the series you should definitely buy this issue. I could go back and forth on which of the four are my favorite, but I continue to lean towards this issue probably because it's the freshest in my mind. You will not be disappointed. If you missed it all together I'm going to say something I've never said before and that is don't buy the single issues. Pre-order the trade which I know will look great and it will help everyone get more Amala's Blade and that's what's important. You hear me Dark Horse!? More. Amala's. Blade. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Jeremy Whitley Jul 24, 2013

    Sadly, this wraps up the mini and for the time being there don't seem to be any more Amala's coming. But I feel fortunate that this series has introduced me to two really top notch creators. Horton and Dialynas are names to look out for when you scan the racks of your comic shop. And maybe, somewhere down the line, we'll get to see issue 1 of...oh, I don't know...Amala's Shield solicited. We can hope, right? Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Aug 5, 2013

    The response to this series has been overwhelmingly positive so I think it's safe to say Amala will be back. For my money, it can't happen soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Lonmonster Aug 2, 2013

    He has created something special with Amala, so its doubtful this series will be the last we see of the sword-wielding, master assassin. Overall, Amalas Blade #4 is a worthy issue to end one of the finer series of 2013. From Dialynas amazing cover art, to the very last hilarious panel featuring Stormscale the mechanical wyrm, and everyones favourite ghost monkey, his work is phenomenal. Heres hoping the plans to expand Amalas universe are currently being concocted in Hortons brain, right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Aug 2, 2013

    This series has been a wonderful ride, and viewed as a capped-off, no-more-to-see-here-ma'am sort of enterprise, it's still fabulous. There's scale, there's imagination, there's humour, there's humanity. Horton and Dialynas have built a beautiful world up, then challenged it, populating it with flinty characters and all kind of moral ambiguities. But the more you look at it, the more potent and full of unrealized potential is all looks. There are so many great stories left to tell here. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 31, 2013

    This series has so many good things going on I would be hard pressed to find someone who didn't like it. Fantasy elements, role playing elements, the concept of war being pointless when we all turn into ghosts, great art, steampunk, I mean — I could go on and on. The series sadly needs more issues though! The concepts are so grand and the world so robust it deserves to be an ongoing series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Sean A. Guynes Jul 31, 2013

    Amala's Blade #4, like Akaneiro #3, suffers slightly from crunched plotting. But does that means it's bad? Hell no! Go buy a copy for yourself, open in up, and be blown away by the best mini-series I've read this year! I've gotta get my hands on this TPB! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz Jul 30, 2013

    Amala's Blade #4 does mark the end of a great series. It closes some loops and effectively concludes a great story, despite the rushed feeling in some of the details. Steve Horton and Michael Dialynas together have created a desire in many to see more from them in Amala's world, and it would seem they intend to do more. Read this comic, go back and read the entire series, wait to read the trade, whatever you do, read it, fall in love with it, and tell Dark Horse you want more unique comics, especially more Amala's Blade. Read Full Review

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