Blackwood #4

Writer: Evan Dorkin Artist: Veronica Fish Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 29, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
7.9Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

From the multi-Eisner award-winning creator of Beasts Of Burden and the artist of Archie and SLAM comes this supernatural fantasy about a magical murder in a sorcery school.

The occult students race to uncover the secrets of Dean Ogden's hidden past in order to save Blackwood from the Bug Mother's ultimate vengeance--an insect plague of biblical proportions, including a hungry horde of over-sized bloodsuckers and flesh-eaters.

"I adore what Evan Dorkin does. I think he's the funniest guy in comics." -Frank Miller

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Aug 29, 2018

    This is a fast-paced story, with plenty of twists and turns that is both engaging and thought-provoking for the reader. The art is gorgeous and supports the story throughout. I highly recommend this issue, and the entire 4-part mini, to readers who enjoys relationship stories within the context of magic, mysticism, and haunted buildings. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Chris Egan Sep 3, 2018

    "Blackwood" #4 is a great, if not text-heavy final issue in the wonderfully creepy mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Sep 1, 2018

    Blackwood #4 has some weaknesses in the revelations of this story, but it has enough self-awareness to counteract the moments of over-sentimentality. The engaging leads pull the comic together well. The ending is enjoyably somber and understated. The story is fun, it has some good moments of horror, and the artwork of Veronica Fish is very strong. This one earns another recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Sep 11, 2018

    Blackwood is a fun read with some great characters, deep mythos, and awesome artwork. Unfortunately, it feels like it ends right when it really starts to get going. This is maybe the first few days of this new class and they've already been through so much. Imagine what the rest of the school year could entail. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Andy Hall Aug 30, 2018

    This really has been a fun ride. I hope that we will see more adventures set in the school in the future. Fish and Dorkin have shown that they can produce a limited series with a big impact. I'd love to see what they think of next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Aug 29, 2018

    Evan Dorkin and Veronica Fish's horror miniseries was one of the best comics of 2018, filled with Lovecraftian horror and plenty of creepy despair. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBuzz - Tee LaFrance Todd Sep 14, 2018

    I hope that the creators all jump off into big waters in future comic endeavors and take Blackwood as a learning experience. Read Full Review

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