The Black Beetle #4

Writer: Francesco Francavilla Artist: Francesco Francavilla Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 12, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
8.9Critic Rating
10User Rating

The epic conclusion to Black Beetle's first series! Colt City's caped crusader goes head to head with the mysterious villain Labyrinto! Can Black Beetle make it out of this maze of matched wits and matched blows alive?!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Jun 12, 2013

    In the end, this is a solid issue and finale to the series. Chances are you will be very interested and excited in what's to come. The art is beautiful and the dialogue is fun, even if it is a little bit weak in some parts. Overall though Francavilla writes a very interesting story that will surely grasp the attention of readers from the get-go and only leave them more enthralled and intrigued as the issue progresses. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Jun 13, 2013

    This is a great conclusion to a smart series filled with mystery and non-stop action that doesn't let up till the very last panel. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 18, 2013

    If you missed the series, the good news is, the first four issues of Black Beetle will be collected soon - they're highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Sean M. Thompson Jun 12, 2013

    The art from panel to panel seems to move in jump cuts. It's really neat. And the action sequences are dynamic. Likewise, the color use is great, with flashbacks in orange. It's a very pretty comic to look at. 9.0 Great art and artistic devices.Good mystery.Noir and pulpy, and deliciously so.The Beetle isn't explained much. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux Jun 9, 2013

    Everything leading up to The Black Beetle: No Way Out #4 was so good. While this last issue is good, it does not reach the heights of what came before it. I thought that a villain such as Labyrinto deserved a more potent last act than what we get here (although this might not be the last time we see him). The reveal and resolution are somewhat disappointing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Andrew Lamb Jul 9, 2013

    Unless they are fresh in your mind, I highly suggest re-reading the previous issues in order to fully understand the big reveal. I know I'm late to this party, but for those in the same boat or who happened to miss this the first time around, Francavilla's The Black Beetle is a must read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Jun 12, 2013

    Until then, if you haven’t already, get caught-up with this series. Its richly-textured, atmospherically alive art and simple yet gripping storytelling has been a hallmark of my formative days here at Comic Bastards, and a credit to Dark Horse’s line as a whole. To put it more succinctly, much like a well-aimed bullet in a damp Colt City night, The Black Beetle “No Way Out” is unmissable. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 12, 2013

    As the saying goes, you can't rush perfection. Any tardiness this title experienced is most certainly the result of Francavilla polishing and re-polishing, trying to deliver the very best to his fans. "The Black Beetle: No Way Out" #4 draws this one adventure to a close, but offers hope for more. This conclusion will certainly have fans itching for the further adventures of the Black Beetle. Read Full Review

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