All-Star Western #4

Writer: Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: Moritat Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 28, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
8.8Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The trail of a missing child from a wealthy family leads Jonah Hex and Amadeus Arkham into the watery catacombs of Gotham City's still-under-construction sewer system but will they survive the many dangers that lurk in those twisty depths? Also: introducing the Barbary Ghost, a fireworks wielding mistress of vengeance, stalking San Francisco's criminal underworld.

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Dec 28, 2011

    Four months in and All Star Western still sits right near the top of my favorite DC books of the New 52. It's an all around fun book to read and just about as entertaining as any other comic out there. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jan 2, 2012

    Palmiotti and Gray have created a Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson relationship with Hex and Dr. Arkham, and though some may criticize the duo for making Hex too much of a detective over a gun and fist fighter, I like this the way they are handling the character this time around. The art is fantastic and the backup story is well worth the price, earning All-Star Western #4 4.5 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Jan 3, 2012

    With a back-up story that introduces a new hero to the DC universe with her own rich history only adds to the enjoyment (and financial value) of All Star Western #4. Dealing with issues of cultural assimilation and old world institutions, the Barbary Ghost back-up definitely grabbed my interest and I'm looking to see where they take this character. Without a doubt, this title is one of the strongest from DC since launch and that level of quality has yet to falter. Like the title character, All Star Western gets the job done and gets it done well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outer Realm Comics - Charles Joy Feb 29, 2012

    The Avenged (The Barbary Ghost Part 1) - While I like this story line less than El Diablo, it certainly has left an impression on me. It is not too often we see why someone is being avenged this soon into the story - but I guess that was necessary given its shortened length. Still, this is speculation on my part, I am not certain the reasons implied are those driving the "Barbary Ghost", but given the context clues, it seems like a fair assumption. Either way, this story offers a different time, different place, and different drama than both of the other New 52 All Star Western tales so far. I believe the story telling for this was very well done, providing everything needed to set up the next and likely final part. Hopefully it will feel like a more complete ending as compared the the El Diablo short. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Dec 28, 2011

    Both All-Star Western stories are very exciting this week and both will leave you wanting more. While it's great to see Palmiotti and Gray continue to explore Jonah Hex in old Gotham, it's also nice to see them venture into new territory by introducing readers to their creator owned character "The Barbary Ghost." Yet another brilliantly executed issue of All-Star by artists Moritat and Phil Winslade. Both provide a unique style that really lends to tell a fantastic story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 31, 2011

    With a better-resourced backup, and a still solid A-feature, this title continues to offer stuff no other book on the stands does, though it has a ways to go before it deserves a cult-favorite status. Read Full Review

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