Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #4

Writer: Tony Isabella Artist: Clayton Henry Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 7, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 5
7.7Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Where were you when terror came to Cleveland? It's open warfare on the city streets as Black Lightning and the police form an uneasy alliance against White Thunder and his murderous flying killers. Lightning's troubles with the cops are hardly over, and an angry Tobias Whale plots his next move.

  • 10
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Feb 7, 2018

    Cold Dead Hands continues to be a series that more than adequately addresses the meeting of race, super-heroics, and law enforcement. The narrative structure of this issue is superb, and the tiny nods toward past continuity are certainly a boon to the storytelling. Theres one aspect of the story that makes me feel disappointingly nostalgic, but I like that we have an indication of the existence of two important characters in a post-Rebirth status quo. This miniseries has been excellent from the start, and this issue is truly no exception. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Shean Mohammed Feb 10, 2018

    Buy, as this book feels different than everything else at DC, but in the best ways possible. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 7, 2018

    This here was that time for heroes to rise to the occasion. It doesn't always take someone with powers to save the day, but it doesn't hurt when you need that someone to give you a fighting chance. The events of Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #4 were memorable for all the ways that things can go wrong when crime like this is either going to come knocking at your front door or plot from the shadows. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 7, 2018

    Black Lighting remains one of the recent pleasant surprises for DC. With the strength and popularity of the TV series and overall quality of this title, keeping it going seems like the smart play for DC. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 8, 2018

    Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #4 is one of the most action-packed issues of Tony Isabella's revival of his most iconic character, but it also manages to use that action better than most series, fueling a city-wide conflict that brings out both the best and worst in the civilians and law enforcement officials. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - D. Ivester Feb 6, 2018

    Black Lightning Faces his greatest Foes as the series begins to amp up the action. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Feb 7, 2018

    In conclusion, I really enjoyed this issue, and I am looking forward to the fight between Tobias Whale and Black Lightning. Hopefully DC utilizes the idea of more miniseries as their miniseries have been really strong as of late and explore less popular characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Feb 7, 2018

    An exciting issue in and of itself that does little for the overall miniseries. Very readable, but not remarkable. Might serve best for instructive purposes in today's comic book climate. Read Full Review

  • 2.0 - Christian Hoffer Feb 7, 2018

    There's a lot of noise in this issue, but little of substance. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Herushalaim Feb 11, 2018

    Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands is a perfectly average series. Perfectly mediocre would be a less nice way of putting it. Maybe it's unfair to compare these series, but Black Lightning feels like a lesser version of The American Way: Those Above and Those Below or, in my opinion an even more apt comparison, a lesser version of Captain America: Sam Wilson. It's tackling the same issues. I think the series that handles these issues in the best way is The American Way. Sam Wilson was a little less subdued and probably less nuianced but it never got to the level of referencing actual events and comparing itself to those events. Black Lightning does. And this series was clearly just something to lure fans of the show into reading. It just makes more

  • 8.0
    TheImageIsStrong Feb 11, 2018

    Anothersolid issue, and only 2 more issues left.

  • 8.0
    The 20 Issue Ceiling Feb 8, 2018

  • 7.0
    egon244 Feb 15, 2018

  • 6.0
    YourGreenMuse Oct 10, 2018

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