Shaft #4

Writer: David Walker Artist: Bilquis Evely Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: March 11, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Cover A Main: Denys Cowan, Bill Sienkiewicz
Writer: David Walker
Art: Bilquis Evely

John Shaft is a ticking time bomb of vengeance waiting to explode. Before the killing starts, however, he wants answers. Consumed by rage, he returns to the place he hates the most-his childhood home-where his personal demons continue to haunt him. When unfriendly faces from his past appear, Shaft realizes that getting his revenge will require forming allegiances with his enemies.

  • 10
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Mar 31, 2015

    With four issues in the bag, there's still plenty of time to get while the getting's good. If Shaft isn't a important fixture of your monthly comic book routine, invest four dollars and all the time you need to absorb this thrilling book, and then ask yourself why. And then thank the comic gods, because you just found four-colored nirvana. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Mar 16, 2015

    All told, I can't stop reading "Shaft." Despite its problematic plot and shuffling pace, its subtle universe -- combined with its protagonist's confident, simmering voice -- keep the series together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Mar 12, 2015

    Suddenly, Shaft has transitioned. After masterfully reworking the character and the setting in the first few issues, Walker has set the lead on a path that seems tragically inevitable. As this issue comes to a close, Shaft begins to share similarities with Frank Castle. And while Walker has a definite sense of restraint in his writing, the crafting of the issue heads towards a more classic story type by its end. Walkers story telling over these four issues have earned this direction and made it one that is all the more compelling to witness. Paired with excellent art from Evely and Miwa, Shaft continues to be fantastic each and every issue and readers will definitely be anxiously awaiting the next chapter. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Garry Quigley Mar 11, 2015

    Walker does an effective job in portraying the younger version of everyone's favourite no nonsense Detective, John Shaft. Enough here to please loyal fans and those who are less familiar with the character. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Aaron Halverson Mar 11, 2015

    The story and the art are solid, even if it has been" inspired by other, better, stories. If you haven't read those other stories but are a fan of gritty 'urban' stories (I hesitate to use the word Blaxploitation since that implies a bit of a camp element that this does not contain, it takes itself very seriously) then there is a lot here for you. As always if you are a fan of Shaft then this is pretty much Shaft at his best so that makes it a definite choice. Read Full Review

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