The Last of Us: American Dreams #4

The Last of Us: American Dreams #4

Writer: Faith Erin Hicks, Neil Druckmann Artist: Faith Erin Hicks Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 31, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
8.0Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Ellie and Riley thought theyd found a home with the Fireflies. Instead, they find themselves imprisoned, threatened with death unless they can prove their allegiance. Dont miss the thrilling finale to this essential chapter of The Last of Us!

  • 9.2
    The Rhodes Review - Stephen W Rhodes Jul 31, 2013

    While I really enjoyed the story thatAmerican Dreams #4 and the mini-series overall told, this is one case where my favorite part about the comic was the art. Faith Erin Hicks has a very unique and beautiful style to her comics (she also co-wrote it) and I hope to see more from her in the future. The bottom line is thatAmerican Dreams is a must read forThe Last of Us fans. I'm sure that other comic fans would like it too, but you definitely get more out of it as a fan of the game. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 31, 2013

    This final issue also thrives as much as the previous three have on the strength of Hicks' visuals. Her art style is far removed from the looks of the game, which helps give the comic its own sense of style and identity. Even though her figures carry almost Scott Pilgrim-like levels of exaggeration, the somber, violent nature of this universe is never in doubt. The art once again drives home the notion that it's better to try something different with any adaptation than rigidly adhere to the structures and limitations of the source material. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Lonmonster Aug 1, 2013

    The artwork remains consistently good. Hicks' style isn't overly complicated or detailed, but visually expressive when it matters. She conveys an array of emotion when illustrating the characters' expressions, and knows how to build up suspense through lively panel work when the script calls for high-action scenes. Colourist Rachelle Rosenberg sticks with just the right palette of dark and murky hues in order to effectively portray the grim universe; and artist, Julian Totino Tedesco delivers another beautifully illustrated cover for the series. His work always hits the mark. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jul 31, 2013

    You still have plenty of options on how to buy this series: back issues, digitally or you could at this point wait for the trade. If you're been following the series then please continue to buy the book since it would be foolish to miss out on the stunning conclusion. It's been a fun ride and I will definitely miss reading this series each month now that it's over. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Kevin Mak Aug 4, 2013

    For anyone who was a fan of the Last of Us video game, this is a great pickup. If you are not familiar with Last of Us, you may get lost trying to decipher the plots, themes and characters. Although there is a lack of Infected in this zombie horror mini-series, it gives a great deal of background to some of the main characters and the Last of Us world. Neil Druckmann and Faith Erin Hicks do an excellent job aligning their comic to the video game. Read Full Review

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