Excellence #4

Writer: Brandon Thomas Artist: Khary Randolph, Emilio Lopez Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 21, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
9.2Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

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New York is rocked by a massive wizard's duel like you've never seen before! What secrets are Spencer Dales and Aaron Mills hiding from each other? And who among the Aegis stands to profit?

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Aug 21, 2019

    Despite the fantastical aspects of the book, Excellence is a very personal story of how someone deals with loss, with anger, and with pain, and whether you're rooting for him or not, you'll be hooked until the very last page. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Antonio Brown Aug 21, 2019

    Spencer is coming to the conclusion that his father and the Aegis are part of a massive control system. This internal struggle is now pushing him to his emotional limit. Leaving him more out of control, projecting the disdain and fraternal angst he has for Raymond Dales onto anyone he encounters. Yet his anger is just the facade of a young man that's seeking to prove his father wrong and gain his approval at the same time. "Excellence" is a magical journey into Afrofuturism. Written, colored, and drawn by people of color. But it does not have that targeted audience feel to it. The latest installment has us asking more questions about the Aegis' motive and wondering where the trajectory of Spencer's angst will land next! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 21, 2019

    Khary Randolph complements the story perfectly with art that is beautiful and action that is kinetic and full of energy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Aug 21, 2019

    The nature of love and loss is one more aspect to life that is explored in Excellence that makes this such a dynamic story. Real people, real struggles, just with magic, and tragedy. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Nicolas Duncan Aug 28, 2019

    Excellence #4 is action pact and entertaining between the brotherly hate to love you emotions. There are secrets that Spencer and Aaron are avoiding, but why?! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - L.E.H. Light Aug 21, 2019

    I noted that the flashbacks are “two-tone,” and you probably thought I meant black and white. That's because you read boring comic books. These flashbacks are two-tone, blue and livid green, or red and purple. Randolph, Lopez, and Bennett are not here with that basic output. They combine sparkling magical combat with a fist to face street fight in a way you won't see anywhere else. And they can still end here, nailing it with a single side-by-side where the faces say everything. Read Full Review

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