Strange Adventures #4

Writer: Tom King Artist: Mitch Gerads, Evan Shaner Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 5, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 44
8.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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Welcome to planet Rann, Mr. Terrific! Earth’s champion of fair play has traveled halfway across the galaxy to investigate firsthand the crimes Adam Strange stands accused of. He’s not going to find many friendly witnesses, though, as the people of Rann consider Adam Strange their true champion. Yet for all the resistance Mister Terrific faces on the surface of Rann, his true opposition may be lurking closer to his subject than he realizes.
This adventure between two worlds continues, with Mitch Gerads drawing the gritty Earth sequences, and Evan “Doc” Shaner showing us the splendor of Adam Strange’s battles in outer space! 

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Aug 4, 2020

    Strange Adventures continues to be truly outstanding in its depth and breadth, as well as with the mystery at its core. There's no shortage of character moments as Strange Adventures #4 plays a little more to Michael Holt. It's really his issue. While not told entirely from his point-of-view, he shines brightly. What really did happen on Rann? Is Adam a hero or something else…. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Aug 4, 2020

    This creative team cares about the truth. They care about HOW they tell a story. And so, this issue doesn't skip around to the highlights. It drags us through Holt's research to remind us that sometimes what's right isn't fun. It's just right. Read Full Review

  • 10
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail Aug 5, 2020

    Strange Adventures is going to be a proud moment in this creative team's career. This comic continues to build from strength to strength. A book about war that actually looks at it in a realistic way, while still playing in fiction. This maxi-series is what good science fiction is about. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 4, 2020

    For the first time, we start to believe that Adam"and Rann"are capable of war crimes, and the switching up of the artists from what you'd expect delivers a great visual surprise that helps make this the best issue of the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Aug 5, 2020

    This is a great book overall, and I am loving it. I hope they can keep the quality up because this is awesome. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 4, 2020

    For those who want answers faster the pacing and slow peeling back the layers wont be as satisfying, but for those able to patiently let the story unfold this has been a compelling and deeply engaging read with plenty of twists and revelations to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 4, 2020

    Gerads and Shaner's styles and panels begin to combine in this issue and the transition between different parts of the story is both visually stunning and emotionally compelling. I continue to love the noir style of the Holt scenes as well as the evolution of the Strange storyline as well. Both artists bring some beautiful visuals to this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Sequential Planet - Brandon Carlisle Aug 7, 2020

    Adam Strange and Mr. Terrific are both very compelling characters, and this story is unraveling itself slowly but meticulously. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Aug 5, 2020

    Hopefully, we'll get a few more answers in the next issue as to what really happened during this war. Was Adam Strange manipulated by Rann's government or was he a willing participant in the war? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Brian Villar Aug 5, 2020

    Ther series overall, is a slow unraveling of whodunit without knowing the who or what part. We know Aleea Strange is the main focal point to both stories' conclusion. This issue is that we got nowhere near to the answer but a lot more questions on what truly happened. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 4, 2020

    Once again, this comic continues to be an interesting and complex read. Strange Adventures stands out as the most intellectually stimulating comic of the year. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Aug 10, 2020

    "Strange Adventures" #4 really is AMAZING science fiction. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 11, 2020

    This installment of the series feels like it's clicked even better than the first couple as I think we've got a better footing for everything at this point. There are a host of mysteries and reveals to still be made to be sure but it's progressing well and it feels like we've got a handle on the basic elements to it so that we can move forward in confidence. I love how both Adam and Michael come across in their respective journeys here and I absolutely love the look of the book and just the creativity of it all. It's beautiful with so many standout panels throughout that just made me linger on them for some time as I admired all the detail. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Aug 4, 2020

    The story continues to deepen withStrange Adventures #4. As the narrative follows the same slow burn style of story telling as Kings other maxi series offerings, readers can still clearly expect a long way to go before any real answers are given. But, as they await those answers they continue to be treated to great character moments, and a story about the search for truths. Whether anyone wants them found or not. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Aug 8, 2020

    Adroit art is, in this issue, unfortunately shackled to a grinding cog of a story. Let's hope that this is merely a workmanlike pause in the artistry, rather than the whole of the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 4, 2020

    Strange Adventures #4 is the issue that has finally made me take an interest in this series.  I have liked the art of Gerads and Shaner from the beginning, and Tom King has caught up with them with a large amount of political intrigue.  We still have a long way before it's over, but I am finally enjoying the ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Aug 7, 2020

    If you mess with Michael Holt, you're gonna get a taste of fair play that you might not like. Oh, Adam Strange is here, too. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 8, 2020

    The story moves tantalizingly forward in the exact same way it has the past few issues. The big reveal/purpose of this series better be worth it. Read Full Review

  • 2.0 - Chase Magnett Aug 5, 2020

    All of the "both sides" rhetoric and fraught considerations in the world can't cover the abundant flaws of this colonialist narrative far more devoted to an American invader than those he kills. Read Full Review

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