Black Manta #4

Writer: Chuck Brown Artist: Valentine De Landro, Matthew Dow Smith Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 15, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 7
7.8Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

Devil Ray has his sights set on Atlantis, and he races to put his grand plans into motion before Black Manta can unlock the secrets of the mysterious and deadly orichalcum metal. Meanwhile, Torrid forms an uneasy alliance with Manta and Gallous the Goat following their throwdown in Ethiopian airspace. But perhaps her reticence is not unfounded, as Manta’s villainous nature emerges on their quest for the truth.

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Dec 16, 2021

    If you want to get a more nuanced look at some of the decisions that went into crafting this story, and some of the depth added to Black Manta and Atlantean culture, check out my interview with Chuck Brown, the writer of the Black Manta series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Dec 24, 2021

    Black Manta continues to thread the needle in regards to presenting its title character as a flawed but interesting man on a mission, by surrounding him with a ton of interesting and diverse characters. A character with many rough edges needs an art team that can bring that to vivid accurate life and that's just what this series has. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 14, 2021

    In lesser hands, I would never think Black Manta would work as a lead, but Brown is pulling it off. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 14, 2021

    The art is somewhat holding the book back, but Brown is providing an intriguing mission for Black Manta that has nothing to do with Aquaman. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Nicole Drum Dec 15, 2021

    With just two issues to go, that's really disappointing. The slow burn of this book really deserves something a bit more elevated because the art brings everything else down. Read Full Review

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