Triple Helix #4

Triple Helix #4

Writer: John Byrne Artist: John Byrne Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 15, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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What do you do when everything you know turns out to be a lie-even that? The team faces the literal end of the world-and even the CONCLAVE may have arrived too late to help.

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges Jan 14, 2014

    The writing for this issue was the best out of this mini-series. The way that Byrne weaves the development of character and more with this world that he has established really works well as a hole. I think that the retro writing style adds to the overall product. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 20, 2014

    "Triple Helix" #4, from page one, is nothing at all like what I expected after investing in the previous three issues. The six pages spent on Polinax IV could have afforded the grander tale of the Triple Helix and Trio teams more room to breathe, instead of constricting their tale into oddly compacted panels. I'm certain taken in the larger context of whatever Byrne has up next, this story will take a different shape and gain finer definition, but after closing the cover to "Triple Helix" #4, I found myself wondering what bait Byrne could possibly put on the hook to lure me back. I suppose we'll all find out in a few months. Until then, I'm maybe going to give this another read to see if there's more to it beyond the expected Byrne art and the unexpected disappointment I found in this comic. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Zackery Cote Jan 23, 2014

    I can't in good conscience recommend this comic issue. If you want to watch a bunch of fighting, then I suppose you might enjoy this comic, but there's not enough substance or depth to make Triple Helix really stand out. I'm reminded of the TV show Heroes, only without the interesting characters or intriguing, intersecting plot points (basically everything that madeHeroes good). This comic constantly raises more and more questions while providing nearly no answers, and in many cases, the answers it does provide only raise more questions. This is usually a decent method to keep readers invested because they're curious as to what happens next, but you've got to throw your readers a bone every once in a while. Triple Helix has gone four issues without any meaningful progression now, and I have no reason to expect it will start doing so in the near future. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Jan 15, 2014

    Definitely not. Byrne fails to end his already subpar mini series well. So much wasted potential here, plenty of story threads that weren't well treated or explained. Not even the fun dialogue and nostalgic art can rescue this mess of a story. I would not recommend this series to anyone who cares about what they are reading. Read Full Review

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