Cryptocracy #4

Writer: Van Jensen Artist: Pete Woods Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 28, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Hidden away in northern China is the Preserve, a walled-off compound where the Nine Families have secreted away the world's deadliest cryptozoological creatures. Grahame and Jason venture inside to search for a clue to the origin of the Mothmen, but learning the truth is only the first step. Then, they'll have to escape alive. Elsewhere, Bela shines a bright light on the Cryptocracy, sparking her followers to war.

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Pauly D Sep 28, 2016

    Jensen and Woods continue their excellent narrative, mixing human, animal, and lore into a modern tale of deceitand intrigue. The story is fast paced (in past issues almost too quick), but the backstory in #4 really elevated a great story to excellent status. Woods's art pushes the story along, but he really got to show off his chops with the attention to detail given to the mythical creatures of The Preserve. This, for me, was the best issue of the series so far. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bounding Into Comics - Jorge Arena Sep 28, 2016

    In Cryptocracy #4 enemies are better known, but there is still not enough information to connect all of the dots. Van Jensen does a great job at keeping the story at bay by slowly revealing information at key points. This keeps you guessing as well as imagining what the answers could be. Pete Woods continues to craft a masterful world with his art. As our world is getting smaller with the dawn of the digital age, Pete builds a world so huge and vast that unimaginable beings can exist right under our noses. Cryptocracy #4 continues to push on what must be on the back of everyone's mind this election season, which is. What is really real? Can all of this be chance, or, and worse yet, can the world be really ruled by a small elite? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Impulse Gamer - Lyla Saudi Oct 1, 2016

    This is a series that aims to push your imagination. Just when you think you have one question answered another one pops up to take its place. It is turning into a great series that doesnt initially give too much away but at the same time gives you plenty to take in especially with a big twist and the end that I didnt see coming and neither will you if you do not grab yourself a copy of Cryptocracy #4! Out now! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Kylee Sills Oct 5, 2016

    Regardless of the disconnect I felt in even the most emotional of scenes in this issue, it was probably my favorite since the first. Gripping action with compelling character elements that grounded them again and reminded readers of the stakes is everything I want to see in this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Mark Delaney Oct 3, 2016

    The events that unfold in this latest issue are some of the series' biggest and most intense so far. The way they bridge the A and B stories using Hum is probably the most exciting part of the whole issue too. But the attempt to resonate in a way other than through mystery and political drama just don't reach the mark, and that could be a hint of future troubles too. Read Full Review

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