The Paybacks #4

Writer: Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal Artist: Geoff Shaw Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: December 23, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
9.1Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Everyone's favorite superhero repo squad finally confront the shadowy organization that's been offing bankrupt heroes, and they work out their differences with poise and civility. No, actually, they fight. But one of the Paybacks is fed up with the life of indentured servitude and decides it's time to default . . . no matter the cost!

  • 10
    GWW - Casey Walsh Dec 24, 2015

    Not to be out done by our tremendous writing duo, Geoff Shaw's art was made for this comic. His character designs are superhero masterpieces. Each one is unique yet invokes a classic character from comic book past orpresent. Shaw's action sequences are clear, direct and a pleasure for the eyes. Lauren Affe color's add a special 90's comic flare that bring the tone and characters to life. Every panel is a testament to how much these creators love comics. I know I have said it before but The Paybacks is a must read comic for every fan of the medium. Cates, Rahal and Shaw love comicbooksand it shows with every word bubble, cliffhanger and character homage. The Paybacks arethe lovable band of superheros you are missing from you life, so sit down, introduce yourself and hold on for the best ride of 2015. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Dec 21, 2015

    Even if this is the end though, Cates, Rahal,Shaw and Affe deserve the highest of praises for putting together this wonderfully compelling take on the superhero genre; a funny, exciting and in the end pretty damn moving series. Pats on the back all round then, although Im going to be keeping my fingers crossed that the report of the Paybacks demise has been greatly exaggerated. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 2, 2016

    The only thing I can say bad about this series and this issue in particular is that I want so much more. Thankfully, Heavy Metal is continuing it because it really feels like things are just heating up...probably because they are.  We finally see the mystery big bad and it just opens up a world of possibilities going forward.  I will be reviewing The Paybacks when it comes out this Summer and I can't wait!!!  If you haven't read it yet, do yourself a favor and grab the trade (it just came out), but remember, it's mine! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Kylee Sills Dec 29, 2015

    If it is the last issue, I'm hesitant to spoil anything for those readers who are going to enjoy the wrap-up installment, but I can continue to praise the work of Geoff Shaw and Lauren Affe, who do the art and colors to keep everything on the page dynamic with each new panel. It's especially great in this issue with full page spreads dedicated to the action. Hopefully, we'll get more of their work in future issues and some of the cliffhangers and plot points are resolved. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 23, 2015

    The Paybacks continues to be a very fun series that plays out in a great way with the action, the quick twists, and the overall concept that it's working with. It's so compressed and missing a lot of what it needs to really come together. It's not exactly a Cliff's Notes series, but I keep feeling like it could be a whole lot more if it was able to slow down and flesh itself – and especially its characters – a lot more. This is a fun issue and I really think that those who trade-wait will get even more out of the book when it's read in one sitting like that. The team has the right ideas here and it deserves a wider audience to be sure. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Fearless Jan 30, 2016

    Wow,this issue had it all,it had super funny moments and very sad ones too,and that CLIFFHANGER!! I really hope this isn't the end,but even if it is,it's been a really fun ride

  • 6.0
    Gizmo Feb 22, 2016

    I guess this is the last issue on Dark Horse. It must have come s a surprise because there wasn't anything resembling an ending. The problem with Paybacks, and it happened in this issue too, is that the action, humor and drama are all squeezed together with a few too many characters, and everything seems to just drone each other out rather than function as an orchestra.

  • 9.5
    Henry Killinger Jul 9, 2016

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