Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows #4

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Max Fiumara Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 6, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 7
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9.5User Rating

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Former hero Doctor Star, desperately trying to save his ailing son, has searched the galaxy to find a cure. When it becomes clear that it may be for naught, he returns home for a long-promised journey with his boy.

o Ties directly into the Eisner-Award winning Black Hammer comic book series and is written by main writer Jeff Lemire.

o Featuring art by Abe Sapien artist Max Fiumara!

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Andy Hall Jun 6, 2018

    If, as some people claim, we are in a new golden age of comic books, people like Jeff Lemire are the stars. This final chapter doesn't have the big battles against gods and monsters. Yet it is one of the most dramatic and manipulative (in a good way) books I have read in a long time. Lemire is doing something really amazing with the deconstruction of super heroes in his Black Hammer books. He is laying out all their faults, but he exposes that those faults are what truly makes them heroes. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jun 6, 2018

    Jeff Lemire, Max Fiumara, Dave Stewart and Nate Piekos have created a modern masterpiece and a must read for any fan of illustrated fiction and the superhero genre. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Weird Science - Jun 11, 2018

    I know this site gets a hard time because we don't hand out high scores like confetti. Here's why - when an issue like this comes along we want the good score to be meaningful. I'm awarding this book the highest score I've ever given, and it is giving me altitude sickness. Nonetheless, it is deserved. This issue is a match for any comic book you'll ever read. The Hammerverse is rapidly becoming the jewel in Lemire's very well decorated crown. This is the high point so far. Wonderful. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 10, 2018

    Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows #4 is the as close as possible to the perfect ending to this miniseries. It was sincere, genuine, heartfelt, and emotionally complex. The ending is understated yet meaningful. The art brings it all to life in a manner deserving of the narrative skill of the story. Jeff Lemire, Max Fiamura, and Dave Stewart knocked it out of the park on this one. This comic comes highly recommended. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 6, 2018

    With little in the way of anything in the fantastic here overall, this is a very small and personal installment with Jim dealing with the harsh reality of his life choices. Lemire and Fiumara gave us a great story that adds more character to the Black Hammer universe in all the right ways. It's a beautiful tale overall and it doesn't go for quick and easy fixes but instead simply delivers the reality of it and that makes for a strong connection. These read very well in individual form but I can imagine it'll be an even stronger read when done in a full sitting/trade. Very recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Chris Egan Jun 11, 2018

    An emotional rollercoaster that is sure to please comic book fans from all walks of life and it is a must-read for fans of the "Black Hammer" universe. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Jun 6, 2018

    There was a spark of a great idea here, but it was never expanded or shortened to a story that could accomplish its goals. Read Full Review

  • 10
    axdn Jun 6, 2018

    Thank you M;isterLemire, for one of the most beatiful things I have read. I cried with this finale.


  • 10
    Kakashi506 Jun 7, 2018

    I've been reading comics for 15 years. With that said, this is the first book that has ever brought me to tears. Amazing work by Mr. Lemire.

  • 10
    Batman Jones Jun 7, 2018

    I am so disappointed this is over and I hope it's not the last we see of Doctor Star. As a mostly DC-only fan, I picked up the first issue because I'd read it was a sort of love letter to the JSA and I think all DC fans have been missing JSA too much for too long. Doctor Star was an incredible remedy to that and I give each issue and the mini as a whole 10/10.

    It got me into the Black Hammer universe too and now I can't get enough. There isn't enough out there to satisfy my taste for all things Black Hammer.

    Doctor Star and, as a result, Black Hammer has done a thing very few comics could do which was to add non-DC titles to my pull list. Now I'm on the lookout for all manner of creator owned work from writers I like b more

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    Jason The Dude Jun 9, 2018

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