The Curse of Brimstone #4

Writer: Justin Jordan Artist: Philip Tan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 4, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 5
6.6Critic Rating
3.7User Rating

It's time to let off some steam with a classic "water vs. fire" showdown! The fiery Brimstone clashes with Detritus, a 10-foot-tall humanoid wall of Dark Water created by the same mysterious "Salesman" who gave Brimstone his powers! More secrets of the Brimstone curse are revealed as the Salesman's sinister campaign begins to be uncovered!

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 4, 2018

    Jordan connects Brimstone's mission with Dark Nights Metal continuing to show that Metal wasn't just another here and gone event for DC. And to further raise the stakes, Jordan adds in some consequences whenever Joe becomes Brimstone that could help usher in a new Dark Age. This is quietly one of the standouts of the New Age of Heroes and hasn't needed to rely on numerous guest stars or gimmicks to tell its story. I'm a big fan of this book and remain completely invested in traveling along the road with Annie and Joe. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jul 4, 2018

    Through the events of The Curse of Brimstone #4, this was a wake-up call for Joe and Annie. They see what is possible, and they now see what may be the inevitable future of Joe if they do not succeed in getting to the Salesman or bringing down the Home Office. The ball has now gotten rolling, and this isn't a series you want to overlook if you are a fan of the supernatural. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jul 12, 2018

    Along the way, Joe and Annie meet a strange man who clearly knows more about the Salesman than they do. This opens the door to the wider story at work here and it's some pretty interesting stuff. Writer Justin Jordan expands the mythos of this character considerably in this issue. Where the first three chapters establish Brimstone and his origin, this one is the first step into the greater DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton Jul 4, 2018

    A great chapter that sets up the next arc. Justin Jordan is doing a great job of introducing the framework of the Salesman. By revealing the scope of the curse, the limits of Joes new powers, and a ticking countdown that will lead to more developments, Venditti has lit a metaphorical fuse. It might burn fast or slow, but the fuse will run out. When it does, we might see what Joe and Brimstone are really capable of becoming. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 4, 2018

    More characters, better action and a richer mythology " it took a while, but this could be catching up to Jordan's other New Age of DC Heroes comic, Sideways. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Sequential Planet - Josh O'Farrell Jul 4, 2018

    The Curse of Brimstone burns bright among this weeks titles. Worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Charlie Ridgely Jul 4, 2018

    The story still has a lot of growing to do, but this installment was a great step on the road to becoming something much better. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Crusaders - John Aguilera Jul 17, 2018

    It's a dark book for a dark series. It's fun in some parts, but otherwise, it's a bit of a slog and will leave you with way more questions than answers. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Hussein Wasiti Jul 4, 2018

    This book is fascinatingly devoid of character and charisma and I don't care for it at all. This issue wasn't terrible but it did bore me almost throughout. The art is a bit nicer to look at but the story lacks focus and compelling characters. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Corps - Michael Jones Jul 4, 2018

    Don't waste your time or money folks. I have a feeling that The Curse of Brimstone is going to finish this story arc and disappear into the DC Universe ethos. Read Full Review

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