Barbalien: Red Planet #4

Writer: Tate Brombal, Jeff Lemire Artist: Gabriel Hernandez Walta Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 17, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 7
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Shapeshifting hero Barbalien has found happiness in the company of a young gay activist, but discrimination, his own split identity as a cop and vigilante, and the continued rampage of the martian bounty hunter Boa Boaz all threaten to unravel his life.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Mar 1, 2021

    Barbalien: Red Planet #4 is another great issue in this stellar series. All the Black Hammer titles have been great so far, but this one is something special. I look forward to seeing how Lemire and Brombal conclude the story in the final issue next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 17, 2021

    Barbalien continues to be a really enjoyable book in terms of solid social commentary and bringing some of the past back to life that you don't see in comics often, especially ones like this or superhero books in general. I hope Lemire lets these kinds of explorations continue within the spinoffs – though not dominate them – because it allows for some really great writers to work material they may not be able to anywhere else. Migeul's story is heartbreaking to watch unfold and seeing all the things associated with it hits hard. The story doesn't hold back in a lot of ways and Walta's artwork brings that hard and rough aspect of it all to life in the way it needs to. It's a great book with really engaging material that's about to explode even more for its upcoming finale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Feb 17, 2021

    Barbalien: Red Planet might have an alien from Mars as its lead character, but this story is much more human than most other comics you'll read today. Read Full Review

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