The Silencer #4

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Viktor Bogdanovic Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 25, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 16
8.1Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

"PAYBACK TIME" part one! The Silencer has been targeted by every hit man, meta-mobster and weapons-depot dropout that the Leviathan organization has to offer-now it's time for Honor Guest to take the fight back to them! Too bad Deathstroke has other plans. Silencer squares off against Slade Wilson as we kick off a brand-new epic! And this duo's devastating past run-in will leave you speechless!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Apr 25, 2018

    For my money, this is till the strongest of the New Age of Heroes titles.If you like action movies, you'll love The Silencer! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Vincent Gauvin Apr 26, 2018

    I get a lot of enjoyment from this series andThe Silencer #4simply solidifies that. Great dynamic art mixed with some expert character development and a thrilling spy tale; I can't ask for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Apr 25, 2018

    In this issue, The Silencer relieves her past as she exits Leviathan. Talia promises her release upon the completion of one last mission. Can The Silencer ever be free from her life as an assassin and have her normal life back? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 25, 2018

    This story works best on the fringe of the DCU and that's evident in this issue. Well done. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    On Comics Ground - Christina Williams May 1, 2018

    Honor is prepping for war. She has to stop this the only way she knows how, violence. She will stop at nothing to protect her husband and son. Why is Deathstroke back? Just why did Talia have her go on that final mission 5 years ago? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Apr 25, 2018

    The Silencer #4 is another excellent chapter in a book that continues to grow in both quality and potential! I'm a huge fan of Honor as a character. I love her family, and I'm growing more fond of the supporting characters from the underworld! Deathstroke's inclusion only helps ground this series in the DC Universe while teasing some epic moments in the future! There's not much in the way of plot progression here, but Dan Abnett more than makes up for it with an incredible flashback sequence and strong character development. Throw in the debut of Viktor Bogdanovic on art, and you're left with a stellar product! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Russ Burlingame Apr 25, 2018

    The somewhat baffling decision to remove John Romita, Jr. from the "artist-focused" New Age of Heroes title The Silencer does not materially hurt the comic, as incoming penciler Peter Bogdanovic continues his string of doing incredibly difficult jobs very well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 28, 2018

    The Silencer continues telling a fun little story about a brand new character. She's got personality and a neat life, and I just really find myself enjoying this comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Outright Geekery - Brian A. Madrid May 6, 2018

    I enjoy reading the Silencer series. In light of the implementation of Deathstroke in the series does not alter the storyline, but enhances it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Apr 29, 2018

    Silencer #4 is a solid gritty action comic with solid lead and set of antagonists, even if Honors goals are annoyingly vague and generic. That said, the rest of it works well enough, and the art is rock-solid. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 26, 2018

    Overall, this series is mostly a generic assassin thriller, but its main character is compelling and original enough to carry it through. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Hussein Wasiti Apr 25, 2018

    For the first time, I can finally see the long-term potential of this series. I'm happy as long as Viktor Bogdanovic gets to draw the whole thing because this issue is so great to look at. The story feels a bit more complicated now but I'll have to read the next one to see for sure. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Apr 25, 2018

    I still can't stand the way armor is drawn in this series. At first I thought it was just Honor's armor, but Deathstroke doesn't look right either. They both look like they're wearing fluffy winter coats. It's almost hilarious how silly they look. Other than the armor everything else looks okay, thankfully. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nihilist Apr 25, 2018

    I wish Viktor Bogdanovic drew all three previous issues, because his art completely changed, overhauled the series and brought it to new heights. Odd proportions and color choices are no more, Silencer finally looks like something major.

    Story-wise, the issue is solid - and that's something Silencer was doing right since the very beginning. I enjoy the mix of daily, normal, boring suburban family life with dangerous assassin missions. It's more than just simple "heroine and her alter ego", which we very rarely see in comic books.

  • 9.0
    Fearless0610 Apr 25, 2018

    Awesome issue. This very much had a 80's Hong Kong action film vibe to it at times and it worked quite well. We got a lot more interesting backstory for the Silencer and a really cool fight between her and the one and only Deathstroke. I like where this series it's heading and it feels different and fresh from all the other DC titles out there. I also agree with Nihilist about Viktor Bogdanovic's artwork being the MVP of this issue. It was fantastic hopefully he stays on for the next few

  • 8.5
    Copygram14 Jul 2, 2018

    Well written by Dan Abnett with impressive artwork by Viktor Bogdanovic. This is my first time to read The Silencer and I enjoyed it enough to want to read more.

    Zack from 'Diversity and Comics' brought me here.

  • 8.0
    Supes' soups Apr 28, 2018

    Great issue, the conflict between Deathstroke and Silencer is actually more believable than his beef with Batman.

  • 8.0
    egon244 Apr 30, 2018

    Silencer story continues as she tries to protect her "normal" live until another ghost from the past comes to haunt her.
    We also see some flashbacks depicting her last days in Leviathans ranks.

    In this issue there is also a change in art. I don't mind John Romita's art but Viktor Bogdanovic is a big improvement for the book. Characters drawn by him just look better, the action looks cleaner and less ambiguous and overall his art just elevates the book.

  • 8.0
    wladflores May 2, 2018

    I can not believe this, but this has too much action in number 4 :D

    Still is a strong and deep character. I love Silencer! She has something to fight for. Being
    a badass, the only thing she wants is someone to share love, and will kill without remorse to get that. See the conflict there? THAT makes a good character, and i really want to see this series
    continue for a while.

    For this number, there was too much fight, so much than it did feel that the stakes were low. The action scenes against Deathstroke feel "weak", knowing that there is no risk of them dying at all. However, is good to know that things keep going in the next number.

    Thanks DC for giving me this. This is one of my favorite more

  • 7.5
    Comicman Apr 26, 2018

    Well this was a step down,from the previous 3 issues.The new artist is very generic.The first half is alright,then in the second half it somewhat picks up,but not much.I am not saying that John Romita jr's art was perfect,I mean he has a tough time drawing feminine faces,but you can fell that he loved drawing this book,and he also draw a lot fenomenal action scenes.Here it's just "getting my pay as usual",with a decent action scene and some pretty questionable choices.Like giving Honor's past self purple hair,for no reason.Also the writing is also a bit of,because the naration isn't very strong.Thanks to the fact that Victor is also co-writing the book,like JRJR did.Luckily Dan is still the main writer and it's still mostly retains the qual more

  • 6.0
    Herushalaim Apr 28, 2018

    This was boring, mostly. The art, while better, still isn't great. And I'm sick of reading about how great Honor is just because the writer wanted to make a lame character that can't prove themselves on their own. It can feel like fan fiction sometimes since Honor is considered so integral to everything, like a fan trying to shove their OC into their favorite fictional world.

  • 10
    Gabriel Valões Jun 23, 2018

  • 9.0
    Jason The Dude May 22, 2018

  • 8.5
    FlipGeek Apr 25, 2018

  • 8.0

  • 7.5
    Tizze Apr 28, 2018

  • 7.0
    Sherman The Wonder Dog Apr 26, 2018

  • 7.0
    Sarp onut Jan 22, 2019

  • 6.0
    YourGreenMuse Jul 21, 2019

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