Manifest Destiny #4

Writer: Chris Dingess Artist: Matthew Roberts, Owen Gieni Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 12, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 5
7.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Surrounded by buffalotaur and fighting for survival, what Lewis and Clark need most is a monster killer. And her name is Sacagawea.

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Feb 19, 2014

    Another interesting issue of Manifest Destiny. There is lots of weirdness going on and it isn't entirely clear what our protagonists have gotten themselves into. I'm enjoying this series a lot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Feb 10, 2014

    For only having four issues of Manifest Destiny released so far, each one feels so full and rich that it seems like you got a lot in every issue without the story feeling rushed. There really hasn't been a boring issue of Manifest Destiny yet. This series truly is a reader's delight between the stunning art team, original concept and Digness' perfectly plotted flow. For me, it's easy to say this is one of the best series out there that I'm excited to read every month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Feb 11, 2014

    Manifest Destiny continues to impress, as despite moving down a gear it still manages to intrigue and excite. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Feb 11, 2014

    A creative, exciting and beautifully illustrated comic, Manifest Destiny is something as many people as possible owe it to themselves to discover. You can thank me later. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Will Hessling Feb 21, 2014

    I'm excited to see where this story will go, the series is in the upper echelon of current series I am reading when it comes to the synergy of story, art, dialog, lettering, all of the things that make me love a book. I am consistently blown away by the appealing, detailed, and colorful art (Matthew Roberts, Owen Gieni) and how it brings the narrative alive. The series reads like a lost journal of mystery and suspense, making the great unknown feel very real and all around you (as well it should). If I have any complaint, it's that the art and dialog are so illuminating and crisply detailed that it's almost difficult to feel the sheer terror I imagine one would in the situations the characters are put into. I think that's actually a compliment…. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Samantha Cross Feb 13, 2014

    Within the framework of this supernatural story, Dingessstill manages to weave in the internal politics and historical elements of the Lewis and Clark Expedition as emphasized through the addition of French-Canadian trader ToussaintCharbonneau and his Shoshone wife Sacagawea. Anyone who studies American history knows how instrumental Sacagawea was in helping Lewis and Clark, so Dingessdecides to amp that up to eleven by making her one badass buffalo minotaur slayer. No doubt she'll be showing off her skills in front of the duo at some point, but for now she let's her husband and the father of her unborn child take the credit, though even the men of the expedition have their doubts about Charbonneau's credibility. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Feb 12, 2014

    Manifest Destiny #4 is another well written and drawn issue by Chris Dingess and Matthew Roberts. These two continue to make one of the most underrated books currently being put out by Image right now. It's a book that deserves a lot more attention and discussion from people than its already getting. If you still haven't jumped aboard, make sure to do so soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Feb 12, 2014

    Manifest Destiny continues to please. The story is excellent, but the art and coloring truly astounds. It's rare that all elements click so well into place this early in a run, but Manifest Destiny does it. This is a series that's delivering in the here and now but it also has a huge amount of potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - James Anders II Feb 12, 2014

    Manifest Destiny has continued to be a solid story with a superb grouping of writing and art making for an interesting tale that breaks away from the spandex and capes crowd that the vast majority of comic titles address. It is a great alternative with Charles Dingess and Matthew Roberts making something quite fresh and new to a world of the mundane. I know that I have been very happy to be reading it. It just keeps getting better and better. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Kyle Overkill Feb 11, 2014

    The first three issues of Manifest Destiny moved at a blistering pace. In issue four the foot is taken of the gas peddle a bit but is in line with the context of the story when doing so. The issue may have lacked much of the excitement and fantastic reveals of the latter issues, but it progressed the story in a reasonable fashion. Manifest Destiny continues to stake its claim as one of the comics you need to be pulling and reading immediately every month. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Feb 12, 2014

    The plot is probably where Manifest Destiny has its biggest flaws, as there's both too much and not enough, the story sort of eats its own tale that way. About half the book is taken up with Lewis & Clarke trying to form a plan to bypass the buffalo beasts on their doorstep but by the time they implement said plan Sacagawea has already killed them all making it something of a moot point. There is a B-plot revolving around the plant monsters that comes to a head by the end but it all comes off a little disjointed. Still the combination of winning concept, likable characters, and hauntingly striking artwork (Sacagawea emerging out of the fog laden with minotaur pelts is a particularly striking image) make this comic an enjoyable read all around. Manifest Destiny is by no means perfect and I do wish I could've read issues 1-3 before this installment but for what it is this is actually a pretty solid jumping on point and I'd definitely recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Feb 17, 2014

    I have hope that we'll get to see her in action soon, though. "Manifest Destiny" continues to churn through a strong story and an even stronger world, and it's only a matter of time before another new threat arrives -- fully imagined, beautifully drawn and totally unprepared to face Sacagawea. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 13, 2014

    What's perhaps most interesting about Manifest Destiny is that despite the bright and bouncy artwork by Matthew Roberts and Owen Gieni, this comic is still very much a scary story at its core. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Feb 12, 2014

    MANIFEST DESTINY #4 is one of those bizarre cases where the book isn't a 3/5, but it's not good enough to get that shove to 4/5, and since we don't deal in half stars at CV, it get's a 3. While the overall story is still very good, there were some pacing problems here as well as the fact that a major action sequence, which would have been amazing, was cut down to one splash page. In fact, this book really didn't start getting exciting until those final few pages. MANIFEST DESTINY is still a phenomenal book, but this particular issue was down the middle of the road. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Nerds Unchained - Lenny Wojt Feb 12, 2014

    The best parts of this issue were the ones where the monsters took center stage. Unfortunately that didnt happen enough. There was a lot of talking without much being said. I understand every issue cant be a home run but when the overall story is about an expedition in a land filled with danger and unknown terrors, slow paced talking heads is not going to cut it. Read Full Review

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