The Mocking Dead #4

The Mocking Dead #4

Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Max Dunbar Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: December 4, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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DIA agents Bunch and Malik at last arrive at the estate where the long-lost print of The Mocking Dead movie can be found ... but is it in time to save a world already unraveling at the seams from the threat of the Zeds?

  • 8.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Nando Acosta Dec 6, 2013

    As always, The Mocking Dead delivers with writing that can make anyone laugh and very detailed art to see expressions of the characters that you are reading. Yes, there were not much action and was not a really amazing issue but it was a good one that anyone can enjoy. Were just about in the end of this very well done series and I'm really not sure how it's going to end, but I do have faith in Fred Van Lente will do a great job and I'm never worried about Max Dunbar's art because is always spot on. It could be a bittersweet feeling reading the last issue, but I'm ready " are you? Stay tuned next month/new year to check out our review of the last and final issue of Mocking Dead #5 here at Geeked Out Nation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Max Delgado Dec 4, 2013

    Max Dunbar draws awesome zombies. They drool, they growl, and they stumble in all the right ways. Again, Van Lente offers Dunbar some nice moments of dialogue-free action (mostly through the embedded clips of The Mocking Dead movie which he's peppered through the series " a cool narrative device in its own right). The result is strong moments of visual storytelling, and gag jokes that really amplify this title overall. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Dec 4, 2013

    The Mocking Dead continues to be one of the funniest and completely insane comics out there. There's still several things to wrap up, but I for one can't wait to see how it ends. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Ian Mondrick Dec 4, 2013

    The Art: Max Dunbar is likewise swinging for the fences on almost every panel of this unique little title. The pages resonate with echoes of genre-specific satire usually reserved for the movie-spoof section of MAD magazine. His clean lines and expressive faces work well in the spaces between Adlards The Walking Dead and the works of Sergio Aragones. Together they create the perfect blend of humor and gore, sarcasm and suspense, parody and paean. THE MOCKING DEAD is one of those easily overlooked titles that I hope will find second life in trade. But with one issue remaining, there is still time to get in on the wonderful weirdness of THE MOCKING DEAD. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Big Comic Page - James McQueen Dec 3, 2013

    The black and white art is solid and always impressively detailed but overly obvious and familiar. It can also feel a bit flat despite under the dense detail. The art can feel at odds with the humour at times and a more exaggerated art style couldve been a better fit.Not the train wreck I thought it would be but not brilliant.5/10 Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Dec 1, 2013

    I was originally going to say that this issue of The Mocking Dead wasn't as bad as issue 2 or 3, that it had managed to claw its way up to being just mediocre but the more I think about it the more honestly disgusted I become with this comic. I sincerely hope Bunch is meant as a satire or vague take down of nerd culture and not a hero we're meant to be rooting for because that would just raise too many horrible implications about what the authors think of as 'relatable.' Either way Bunch is still a deeply unlikable and truly repugnant character and that's a big problem because he's also the main character. Meanwhile the jokes feel tired and cartoonish or on the rare occasions of actually being funny are completely removed from the actual characters and story and the artwork is seriously cartoonish to the point where I'm left to question whether this was stylization or incompetence. Needless to say I don't recommend this or any other issue of The Mocking Dead. Read Full Review

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