Shaper #4

Writer: Eric Heisserer Artist: Ace Continuado Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 17, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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Captured by Tor Ajax, Spry and his mother will have to draw upon every ounce of their ancestral powers to escape their prison. Meanwhile, the Caliph has finally located the Shaper home world and plans to destroy itand the prophecy of his deathonce and for all!

  • 10
    AiPT! - John F. Trent Jun 17, 2015

    Shaper #4 is a fast-paced adventure filled with urgency, danger, and heroics. Heisserer's dialogue and Continuado's artwork balance the intense, dramatic moments with enjoyable humor. There is some definite character-building moments as Spry's will is tested under duress and Rand the Galaxian issues his call for vengeance. If you are looking for a fun, enjoyable space opera with strong writing you need to be reading Shaper. I can't wait for the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jun 17, 2015

    It's with this issue that you see more of the sci-fi elements sticking out which you expect when we are reaching that climax of the story. The rendering of space, layout of the ships, the effects that create things like hyperdrive, and of course a few more interesting forms taken by a Shaper. While some of them have personal forms of preference, it doesn't hurt to show those that are resourceful for specific situations. Aside from this the character structure remains on point which you can see mainly through Spry in this issue. It shows in the way Spry is of an average build for a male and how he was able to maneuver his body in detainment. The colors were standout for Shaper #4 because when you get to that page where Solace can be seen , it looks like a real planet. Not flat, lacking in structure of what you assume to be its atmosphere, and the color blending worked for what was seen at a distance, and what was seen up close with the hot/cold colors. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 17, 2015

    Shaper's coming into focus in a pretty decent way here as it plays to some familiar space opera themes and designs. While that may draw out memories of some fairly popular other instances, it works well enough here to tell the the tale with the trappings that have been applied to it. The book is another one that I think will play better when read in a group of issues rather than monthly, but it hits some very good marks along the way here so that each month you get something that's interesting and engaging while moving the work as a whole forward. I'm starting to like the characters more now as they interact with each other and getting into the vibe of the book as well. It's one that took a few issues to really connect with but it now has a good, light kind of fun about it that has me wanting to see where it can go. Read Full Review

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