Jupiter's Legacy #4

Jupiter's Legacy #4

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Frank Quitely Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 5, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 6
7.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Brandon and his Uncle Walter have instigated the superhero revolution, but there are those who would still stand against them. On the other side of the world, Chloe and Hutch are hiding with their enormous secret and hoping to evade the man charged with hunting renegade superhumans.

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennett Mar 4, 2014

    My only gripe of the book is the massive wait between issues, but that can't be helped and can just be added to the pile of "but it's comics, right?" However, trust me when i say this book is worth the wait and a fantastic read from beginning to end. Do yourself a favour and not only pick it up, but read all 4 issues in the one sitting. You can thank me later. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Ben Penfold-Marwick Mar 6, 2014

    Millar and Quitely seem to be setting Jupiters Legacy up to become an epic drama, spanning decades of story time.The comicinvites reading analogies into it, but at the same time it is a dramatic page turner with plenty of Millar-esque action and violence. Millar may be a walking, talking billboard for himself, but when he backs that up with books this good, its hard to not agree with his ostentatious ways. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 9, 2014

    This issue makes me hopeful for the title's future - let's see if that optimism is justified - or if it gets stomped on. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Mar 5, 2014

    Jupiter's Legacy #4 is an entry that continues the powerful strides of this volume as we move toward what feels like its second act. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Mar 6, 2014

    The script is clever; the action is suspenseful. Millar also provides us a glimpse of the origins of the world's first superheroes, adding intrigue and mystery into an already thick plot. Frank Quitely's artwork is crisp, making this book an overall winner. Pick up Jupiter's Legacy #4 this week and start rooting for the underdog. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Mar 3, 2014

    Jupiter's Legacy is a powerful post-modern look at the superhero genre. Every comic fan should be reading this title! Heck, if you just love a good story, pick it up! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - William Mercado Mar 7, 2014

    The storytelling is fantastic, as expected from Mark Millar. Again, it's all in the details and Millar provides them in spades. Add to that the always-stellar artwork of Frank Quitely and this book is a no-brainer. Quitely is a living legend and his mark on this book is singularly spectacular. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Mar 5, 2014

    JUPITER'S LEGACY #4 is all about creating the new status quo. We jump forward several years and see firsthand how the last issue's cliffhanger has impacted both the world and the main characters. Basically, it exists to do a whole lot of world-building and thankfully, it's well-paced and engrossing. Enough intrigue is sprinkled here and there to make us interested in seeing what the future has in store for us and Millar sets the stage for a new and legitimately likable character. Sure, JUPITER'S LEGACY is clearly inspired by quite a few stories we've seen before, but it continues to expand its scope, provides an amusing commentary on the modern world and absolutely has me wondering what'll happen next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Mar 5, 2014

    "Jupiter's Legacy" #4 finds something plenty worthwhile to wring out of the traditional superhero idea, and does so by dealing with the very questions brought forth by the notion of conventional superheroics in the modern day. Using the fundamentals of the genre, Millar rearranges them to make something truly fresh. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Sep 2, 2015

    Solid issue that does a good job of connecting that insane climax in Issue 3 to the new world we are introduced to. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Mar 5, 2014

    It's pretty darn good, with some interesting backstory revealed and a great sequence with Chloe's son. I wasn't a big fan of the White House portion and the current drama that's going on, but that might be due to the strength of the son scenes. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Mar 7, 2014

    “Jupiter's Legacy” #4 isn't quite the rip-roaring return that one would hope for after the climatic events of last issue. Commendably, Millar has shifted the focus of the book considerably, but the groove just isn't there yet. However, seeds are certainly sown for some potentially fantastic stories down the line. Besides, the book continues to be worth the asking price for Quitely's art on its own. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Jan 14, 2015

    I'm looking forward to reading Jupiter's Legacy #5, and if the rest of the issues ramp up with a stellar finish, issue #4 will be remembered as the lull. It's not a particularly bad issue, but with everything coming before it, there should have been more to this than a doom and gloom chapter that's too cliche for its own good. What this issue needed was more depth, something more than a few panels that told us that things were sort of terrible. The past issues really brought the pain, but Jupiter's Legacy #4 settles into bed with a glass of lukewarm water. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Lindsey Morris Mar 6, 2014

    A solid, if not particularly thrilling read for the series. With any luck, the next issue will be more timely and have a little bit more grit. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Mar 5, 2014

    Honestly, even though it's been done (by Millar) several times before, I like the concept behind Jupiter's Legacy, with "villains" achieving a tenuous sort of victory over their altruistic rivals, and last issue's balls-out overthrow was exciting, fun and gruesome in equally arresting measure. But now, this book – both in the execution of story and the seemingly apathetic approach to its release schedule – feels decidedly like an afterthought. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Soup Owens-Fowler Mar 5, 2014

    I understand transitional issues to establish the new direction of the story. I just wish this particular transition gave us a little more than establishing shots of how the world is. I was hoping for more sweeping examples of how the world changed. Yes, the little moments with Chloe, Hutch, and Jason were wonderful, but they didn't satisfy the promise delivered by the closing pages of the previous issue. If Frank Quietly and Mark Millar are just filling in the spaces, giving us what seems to be a rushed issue to get to the next thing, what incentive is there for us to be invested? The look and pacing feel as if they forgot about this title in light of their heavy workloads. Those who follow this title are likely to forget about it if we are constantly treated like an afterthought. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Master Destructo Mar 15, 2014

    It's interesting how quickly this story is evolving. One prime example: Chloe, who we were introduced to as an unlikable, drug-addicted socialite, is now an admirable, doting mother doing anonymous work in a factory in order to protect her family. Yet somehow in the context of the story it all makes sense. I like the new character Jason, the son of Chloe and Hutch who, like his grandfather, just can't help but to do good for people in need. This story is moving along so swiftly, with time-jumps and character makeovers, that I wonder if it will end up being a limited series. If it's meant to be truly ongoing, you'd think the plot would need to stabilize at some point--unless Millar is planning a One Hundred Years of Solitude-esque family epic, which could actually be sort of awesome. But a limited seems more likely to me. You'd assume it wouldn't make much sense to continue this book if Quitely isn't doing the art, and he probably won't be doing this sole project for too much longer. He's just in too high demand to be locked into an ongoing for the next decade. If we're getting 4-5 issues a year out of him, maybe this can last another one or two years? In any case, his work in this issue is up to par. I particularly liked the sequence where Jason forms the funnel cloud and puts out the fire. Although I will say that the cover portrait was so masterful, the difference in quality when you actually opened the book, although understandable, was still a letdown. Can't wait for the next issue, by which I mean I will gladly wait for the next issue. This is quality stuff on all fronts.

  • 8.5
    Cosmic Ray Nov 16, 2014


  • 7.5
    GreyMouser Mar 7, 2014

    This is a strong issue that shows what this series should be like. Unfortunately it jumps time and characters with no explanation but plenty of confusion. The last 3 issues were good but dragged on and some seemed like wasted time. This issue feels like the series has actually started. Downside is how incredibly unprofessional the creators are. There has been way too many months between issues, which makes me wish i never started it. Despite the excellent artwork, colors, design and even writing. I cant recommend this series, but it will probably worthwhile in TPB if the price is right. fuck millar!

  • 9.5
    Slayer666 Feb 3, 2015

  • 7.5
    COREMARK Mar 6, 2014

  • 7.5
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