Stormwatch #4

Stormwatch #4

Writer: Paul Cornell Artist: Miguel Sepulveda Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 7, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
6.9Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

The earth is being eaten alive! As the unstoppable alien antibody continues consuming everything in its path, Stormwatch awakens a slumbering [information redacted] buried deep within the earth. But has the team found an ally or a threat greater than the antibody? However it plays out, the DC landscape literally will be changed forever! Plus: Don't miss a major change to the Stormwatch roster!

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 13, 2011

    This series' potential finally reveals itself as the title where quite literally anything can happen"and probably will. The action goes nonstop, with plenty of great character beats along the way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Dec 7, 2011

    The plot moves in a strange way that keeps the focus on the way the characters interact with each other instead of the actual threat at hand. That might seem odd, but Cornell does it wonderfully with an excellent blend of tension, humor, and personal insight. He understands that these are extraordinary people with equally extraordinary powers, and that is what is for the best. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Wildstorm Addiction - Joe David Soliz Dec 8, 2011

    Im enjoying this comic but because its over so fast its been difficult to write spoiler-free reviews. This was just a short 4 part story and the news recently broke that Paul Cornell is leaving after issue 6. Its sad to see that so many of the writers that launched these New DCU 52 titles are leaving so soon. I was hoping for at least a years worth of stories but you never know what goes on behind closed doors. But I am looking forward to more adventures of this Stormwatch team in the DCU. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outer Realm Comics - M S R Dec 25, 2011

    While not perfect, this is a better catch than most $3.99 dollar titles on the market. At a dollar less, this provides multiple off-the hook high concepts and an uniquely dysfunctional team. The current creative staff spares no expense in crafting an entertaining read that begs the question "What happens next?!". If you have yet to pick up the previous three issues, do so immediately! This is not an issue meant to be read as a stand-alone, in any sense of the word. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 7, 2011

    With the announcement today that Cornell is leaving "Stormwatch" after #6, this review ends up being a little bittersweet. It's not a perfect book, but it's still enjoyable even with some slight faults that feel like over time could be smoothed out. These first four issues have been a fun ride overall, and I'm still eager to see the final two chapters. (There's even a great cliffhanger that directly addresses an ongoing character flaw, and in a way that opens the door wide to all sorts of cool possibilities.) Barring disaster, and I don't see that coming, Cornell's going to be missed on this title. There's a huge amount of potential here for greatness with Cornell and Sepulveda working together, and it feels like a mistake to end the pairing so quickly. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Dec 13, 2011

    The villainous biomass doesn't matter so much, and we only get passing references to the giant horn and the angry moon that are also part of the current apocalypse this time, but that's fine, because we also get to see an ancient city reborn, we get cool captions like "inside the monster," and we get that tender caress between Midnighter and Apollo, who have finally met cute. It seems DC isn't scared of them anymore. Good, so let Cornell write the stories he wants and let the robot kill Adam One, and everything will be fine! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Dec 15, 2011

    I think what hinders the book more than anything else is how the Apollo/Midnighter relationship has been undone. When they were introduced, they were already together, and their romantic connection was what set them apart from the archetypes they represented. The overhauled, new continuity of the New 52, they're strangers, and it feels like an important dynamic has been lost. Perhaps the intent is to explore the early days of a burgeoning relationship, but if that's the point, it'll lack drama since the reader will know where it's headed. And if the intent is to do away with that relationship" well, I don't really want to think about the implications of such an editorial decision. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 14, 2011

    When introduced this Stormwatch appeared to be a group that would take on shadowy threats far more covertly than we've seen so far. That might work. Fighting giant aliens very, very publicly (while keeping it hidden from the rest of the DCU) is far more problematic. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

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