The Terrifics #4

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Evan Shaner Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 23, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 32
8.7Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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"THE GIRL FROM BGZTL"! Return with the Terrifics to the Phantom World! As our heroes continue their trek through the multiverse (dark or otherwise) to find a cure for the condition that binds them together, their journey brings them to the home planet of Phantom Girl. This is one tearful reunion you do not want to miss! Plus, a giant space squid attacks! That's right, a giant space squid!

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez May 24, 2018

    While initially seen as a shameless Fantastic Four carbon copy, the series has proven itself time and time again as it has come into its own these past few months. The contrasts and relationships between each of these four characters allows for many tales yet to come. As the narrative continues to unfold, the larger mystery set up at the beginning of the series is still yet to be answered, Who is Tom Strong? Read Full Review

  • 10 - Christian Hoffer May 23, 2018

    This feels like the first issue to really show The Terrifics potential. I just hope that the readership was willing to wait four issues to see how terrific this series could be. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison May 23, 2018

    This issue seemed far truer to the classic Fantastic Four spirit that this book is meant to emulate and I think Lemire has finally found his feet now that the base concept is established. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil May 23, 2018

    Lemire has created something really special in this title, with equal parts comedy, drama, and action. This is undoubtedly one of the best books DC is currently putting out. The Terrifics is terrific reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Sequential Planet - Josh O'Farrell May 29, 2018

    The creative team of Lemire & Shaner helps delve the reader back into the Golden Age pulp adventure comics while also spinning their own twist of things, with lovable characters, beautiful art and a whole lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicsverse - Sean Urke May 24, 2018

    THE TERRIFICS #4 shows the reader what this series can achieve. It's a great standalone tale that hit all the right marks from characterization to art. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Connor Willesden May 23, 2018

    Shaner's debut issue on the title is amazing and his artwork is beyond fantastic. Shaner and Lemire mesh incredibly well! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 23, 2018

    This issue sets up some fascinating conflicts and developments that make me think this is turning into one of DC's best books. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson May 23, 2018

    The Terrifics #4 is a great issue and probably the best of the series so far. The team and family dynamics are slowly coming together and Jeff Lemire is doing a good job of slowly bringing these characters together. Adding “Doc” Shaner to the mix brings this series to the next level with some truly superb artwork (too bad he is only on for one more issue). This series has been good from the start but now I can say it is Terrific! (I'll see myself out.) Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 26, 2018

    This continues to be one of my favorite DC Comics - a nice balance of upbeat and off beat. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart May 24, 2018

    The Terrifics #4 is another solid issue in a fun, silly series, and Shaner and Lemire provide just enough backstory from previous issues to make this one a decent jumping-on point. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage May 23, 2018

    The Terrifics have their own corner of personal stakes, science fiction pulp, and uniqueness to shine as a New Age of DC Book and issue four is the start of those pieces of goodness. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 26, 2018

    Terrifics #4 is a charismatic and fast-moving comic with a great cast and great art. The self-contained nature of each story continues to be one of the comics strengths, and the fun and earnestly strange nature of the book gives it an identity all its own. This one gets a strong recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 23, 2018

    The Terrifics has been a lot of fun and remains one of the books Im most excited about reading whenever a new installment drops. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze May 23, 2018

    The Terrifics #4 so far is one of the best issues of the series. Great exploration, character moments, and a mixed bag of emotions from start to finish. Right now I would say this is not the book to sleep on from the line of New Heroes of DC. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder May 23, 2018

    Shaner and Lemire clearly have a fantastic time creating all sort of wacky antics, and Fairbairn's colors give everything a retro, futuristic pop. It's a simple encounter along the way to the real destination story. The dark thematics and larger myth arc that enchanted me during the first three issues are kind of toned down, but I have faith that things will pick up steam as we enter into the next arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 30, 2018

    Evan Shaner was a great addition for this kind of story and I hope we see him on the book more in the future as well as it's a good fit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 23, 2018

    A fun book consistently with an interesting premise and plot in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman May 23, 2018

    If you're looking for a good time, read The Terrifics (2018-) #4. Sure some of what happens is predictable, but there's a giant space squid... Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Comic Watch - jrbainbridge1 Jun 13, 2018

    This issue of Terrifics continues their fun romp through the universe and with an engaging story by Lemire with which he has continued to maintain my interests. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones May 24, 2018

    "The Terrifics" #4 is an ambitious shift in scope for the title bearing astonishingly detailed artwork. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 26, 2018

    The Terrifics remains an enjoyable read with strong character moments, but I wish those character moments were the actual focus of the series instead of the gratuitous action page-filler that we mostly get. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway May 23, 2018

    This story hits the ground running by excising some interesting bits that are expressed rather than shown, and though the action is fast-paced, the story seems to crawl. I think this is one that should be enjoyed more on the merits of having included a giant space squid, more than on the beautiful truths revealed by its artistry. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Garrett Hanneken May 23, 2018

    Although The Terrifics has done a good job of balancing characters, this issue would have succeeded further if it spent more time focusing on Phantom Girl. With that considered, this issue's greatest strength begets its greatest weakness. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    egon244 May 24, 2018

    "I'm more of an eel guy myself"

    This is how adventure feels like. Terrifics #4 is adventure and fun in it's purest form. Bonds among the team are tightening, banter between Plast and Rexamorpho gets even better and Mr. T sheds his grumpy exterior on ocasion.
    But the spotlight in this issue is on Linnya aka The Phantom Girl. We get a little peek inside her head, what she thinks about her teammates and the crazy that seems to happen around them.
    Best part of the issue must be the conversation that Linnya has with Plast. It genuinely felt sweet.

    As for the art I'm gonna be honest. Please, don't judge me. It's the first time I saw Doc Shaner's art. I love it. Facial expressions, overall action, Plastic Man being more

  • 10
    Steve C May 25, 2018

    This was awesome! Really funny and definitely continues building this team. I'm hooked.

  • 9.0
    Shodan Jun 4, 2018

    The Terrifics hit their stride and I'm glad I stayed on the book. The team starts to feel like a team with some genuine character moments and the book finally has a real sense of humor. And Doc Shaner's art is so perfect for this team, love his Metamorpho. Not sure how long he'll be staying on, but hoping through an entire arc.

  • 8.5
    Nihilist May 23, 2018

    Up to this point, Phantom Girl was usually on the side lines, while Plastic Man and Metamorpho were joking and Mr. Terrific was bossiing around. It's great to see her getting some attention, and really becoming an integral part of the team.
    To make things better, aside from typical action and comedy the series is already known for, there's some subtle exposition of inner fears and doubts our heroes deal with, and how they want to help each other.

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas May 23, 2018

    Shanner's art is amazing and it really works in this book. Sadly, he's only here for a few issues. This issue was everything I've expected from this book - classic fun book with great team-up dynamics.

  • 10
    Comix4fever Jun 1, 2018

    Best issue so far.

  • 9.0
    Dispatchdcu May 25, 2018

    Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

    We open the issue with the Terrific’s heading to Phantom Girls home planet. We find out that Mr. T, as some call him, has created suits to help with their powers as well as monitor their status with one another. Suddenly, their ship, which is a giant T-Sphere, gets sucked up by some cargo trash ship.

    This ship not only collects ship junk but also some space monsters along the way. The Terrific’s fight off this large Starro wanna be looking starfish-squid monster and run into what appears to be space pirates running this cargo ship. The Terri more

  • 8.0
    ZodTee May 23, 2018

    Love Lemire on this book.

  • 8.0
    SloboSOY May 24, 2018

    It was a very fun and good book even if once more the story seems to not have a real importance. So at the end what will be retained of the terrific. For this one the teamwork & the story about Linnya. At least she didn't lie about her story (Yeah I consider it).

    Cover - A nice cover with a link to what I read even if not really the same thing. 1.5/2
    Writing - Very good for the four character ... A very nice touch about Linnya who until now was a let a little outside. Not great on the trouble they encounter & the real importance of it. 2/3
    Arts - Shanner did good. Not very good, but not bad easer. It did some sweat panel for Linnya story. 2.5/3
    Feeling - I enjoy it. 2/2

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