Devolution #4

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Jonathan Wayshak Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: May 4, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
7.4Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

Once a bastion of forward thinking and the arts, San Francisco is now anything but. Can our crew survive the home of the most savage tribe of Thralls alive and make it to the re-evolution agent? Check out the thrilling new series that Rick Remender (Black Science, Deadly Class) describes as "a heavy dose of high-octane action, character drama, a world of strange reverse mutations, and social commentary - as we follow the last tribe of humans inoculated from the devolution agent as they set out on a desperate journey to try to find a way to re-evolve life on Earth."

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author May 7, 2016

    The art by Jonathan Wayshak is surreal, as they arrive in San Francisco. Only to find it filled with cavemen, mammoths, and other animals affected by the virus. I will admit the way the two strange men at the end are drawn, makes me wonder where they came from. Let alone why they are dressed in something that looks like it does. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Eli Funaro May 10, 2016

    Still, Devolution continues to be an enthralling book, the exaggerated artistic style reflects the primitive nature of the story. The idea of Human Civilization is not very civilized is a central theme of the plot and is a compelling idea that is hard to deny. With the story coming toward an end, it makes one wonder if there is any hope for humanity. Or just maybe, the world is a lot better off without humans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 4, 2016

    Devolution started strong for me with its first issue but it's taken some odd turns as well as working far too familiar an overall arc. I can easily see this being fleshed out into a movie easily enough but as a comic it's lacking something extra to really drive it home in a strong way. Remender has the right pieces in play but it's focused so much on the action and continued whittling of the cast instead of exploring the survivors in an engaging way or how the devolved are existing. That all has its moments to be sure but it's not as compelling as it could be. Wayshak's definitely nailing it on the artwork though and that makes it a thoroughly fun book to read with some great character designs and expressions that really bring things out in a strong way. As much as the action focus can be a problem, Wayshak makes it exciting to watch. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - Russ Dobler May 4, 2016

    Devolution #4 returns to the story's roots, with a somewhat unexpected twist on the twist we all saw coming. It succeeds in subverting some tropes of the post-apocalyptic genre, but wholeheartedly plays into others. There are some pointed questions remaining for the characters in this penultimate issue, but it's hard to invest in them when the bigger, more enticing question is what Devolution wants to accomplish. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Graphic Policy - Patrick Healy Apr 26, 2016

    Think creating a virus to combat religion is the way to go? Think this would be Netflix Original movie that you watch while doing a project that a movie you see on an airplane? Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter. Read Full Review

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