Gutter Magic #4

Gutter Magic #4

Writer: Rich Douek Artist: Brett Barkley Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: April 20, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
8.0Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

It's all come down to this - as Cinder stands on the cusp of achieving wizardly powers, the Morgue steps in to put an end to his ambitions. How much will Cinder risk to overcome her, and grasp the power he desires? Find out in the explosive conclusion to Gutter Magic!

  • 10
    Lizard Lounge - Neil Bason Apr 21, 2016

    A genuine work of outstanding quality in both storytelling and art. Gutter Magic avoids the pitfalls of so many other four issue runs to come out shining like a beacon in the darkness. You owe it to yourself to read this one. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Apr 20, 2016

    With the way Gutter Magic #4 ends, it makes you cross your fingers that this may not be the end. For four issues you loved Cinder and Blacktooth for everything they were willing to put on the line to find magic. You loved this world even more for the potential created from simply building upon the lives of people who take magic and a life of magic for granted. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Arpad Okay Apr 21, 2016

    I said it was a book book once, something that reminded me of Cervantes. Well, it turns out Gutter Magic is really a mix of Carl Sagan and Hesiod. It steps away from the swashbuckling long enough to show us the true power of the star stuff that's in our blood, not just Cinder's. For Cinder, and Gutter Magic's finale, this closes one door and opens another. He is transformed into Prometheus. He brings the fire to us, the readers, and thus our imagination becomes the storyteller now that this book has shut. That's real magic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Kylee Sills May 2, 2016

    With all of that being said, it does feel like something of an abrupt, if open ending, that leaves room for the creative team to revisit this universe and these characters if they should ever choose to. Beyond Cinder and Blacktooth, very few character connections are easily made for the reader. I'd love to see more of Morgue's life after that peek into her backstory, but for a four issue mini-series, Gutter Magic is worth picking up and exploring. An interesting twist on magic, a fascinating alternative history approach, and a host of characters loaded down with baggage makes for one roller coaster of a read. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Apr 19, 2016

    This issue delivers a lot of answers and a satisfying conclusion to the series with the promise, like all good stories do, that the journey of Cinder is not even being close to finished. Still there are more answers and a rush to the end than a well told story from cover to cover, which will leave you wanting more for the wrong reasons. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Fanboys Inc - Buddy Beaudoin Apr 19, 2016

    There are a few things that are satisfying about Gutter Magic, and the themes are presentation are chief among them. However, the ending halts the series just as it feels like its getting somewhere. In that same light, there is a whole lot of potential for a sequel series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven Phillips Apr 20, 2016

    Issue four adds to the series via bits of mythos, but I'm only going to recommend it for the sake of closure. Read Full Review

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