Rorschach #4

Writer: Tom King Artist: Jorge Forns Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 20, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 31
8.3Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

At last, it’s time for Laura’s story.
The detective following Rorschach’s trail turns his eyes toward the vigilante’s female companion. Who is behind that domino mask, and what led her to team up with an old comic book creator to try to assassinate a controversial presidential candidate? These are the threads the detective must unravel-and they lead him to a circus side show and the strong man she once convinced to kill for her.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Feb 6, 2021

    In Rorschach #4 the mystery deepens even further The story just keeps getting more intriguing the further King takes us down the rabbit hole. This is some damn fine writing, paired with equally fine artwork from Jorge Fornes. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 19, 2021

    Rorschach was never a hero, he was a mentally ill man who engaged in acts of brutality because he believed they were right. As the idea of what he was is twisted further, that corruption is only going to get worse. And this could turn into the greatest work of King's career. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jan 20, 2021

    This book is quite excellent and I cannot wait to see where they take us. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Feb 3, 2021

    Rorschach #4 is a great comic. It shows that Laura has been looking for a hero to help her fight the squids and just how far people will go for what they believe in. It feels like King is using this book to say a lot about the real world, and it's very prescient, especially with the events of the last month. There's nothing so dangerous as true believers. Fornes' art is the perfect accompaniment to the whole thing, making it all feel more real. This is a better book than it gets credit for. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comic Watch - Tyson Yurai Jan 20, 2021

    While not on the same exact level as the last issue, Tom King and his creative team continue to weave the mystery of The Kid and the Squid, making the hole deeper and more interesting with each entry in the story. So far, the book is far more than a cash grab on the Watchmen name and is slowly living up to the pathos of the titular character and all those cursed to wear his face. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Jan 19, 2021

    DC Comics' RORSCHACH #4 is terrifyingly normal. Our new character, Muscles, the Man Mountain, is completely bought in to the lies he's been told and the lies he told himself. King, Fornes, Stewart and Cowles tell a story we need to hear. They show us how easy it is to fall for a narrative that makes us the center of the universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Jan 19, 2021

    Rorschach #4 is a slow burn of an issue, but deep art and mysterious writing have me gripped and ready for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 20, 2021

    Rorschach #4 is an interesting comic. It's a piece of a bigger puzzle that teases the bigger picture. It's also a hell of a compact story taking place in an interrogation room. The team has put together what feels like a two-person play in comic form. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 19, 2021

    So far King has kept Rorschach engaging. It might not be the ideal read for those seeking a quick resolution, but this is an effective investigation story with new layers being peeled back each issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Jan 21, 2021

    "Rorschach" #4 again prove why this series is so intriguing and emotionally gripping. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 20, 2021

    It's way dark and grimmer even than the source material, and four issues in, I'm still not sure what this narrative is about, but darned if it's not half-bad. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Christian Hoffer Jan 20, 2021

    After four issues, Rorschach finally gets a bit more interesting, although that's faint praise given the previous issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Joey Casco CSW/CSS Jan 18, 2021

    I know I'm supposed to give a solid opinion on this book right here, but to be honest I don't know what to think because it's just so... lacking where it fits into the puzzle right now. The question of "why are we even doing this?" popped into my head a lot, much more than in the other issues (which I really liked). I'm assuming that in the next few issues it'll come together and it'll make more sense but this just seemed so out of the sandbox that's been played in so far. Head scratching aside, there are moments I enjoyed, you do begin to like this new character, and the art is great as usual. I hope this issue has implications and a reason to exist, and isn't one of those side things Tom throws in there and never returns to. Read Full Review

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