Monarch #4

Writer: Rodney Barnes Artist: Alex Lins Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 10, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 4
8.1Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Aliens are wreaking havoc on the city of Compton and the rest of the world, and only one young man stands in their way! As Travon finds a way to escape his extraterrestrial captors, Daysha, the love of his life, comes face to face with an even more dangerous threat from the unlikeliest of places. Will Travon make it back in time to save her, or will these star-crossed lovers be ripped apart forever?!

From RODNEY BARNES, the star comics writer behind the Eisner-nominated series KILLADELPHIA and the writer/executive producer of HBO's Winning Time, and up-and-coming Marvel artist ALEX LINS comes a ta more

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Christopher R. Ford May 15, 2023

    As this interstellar, action-packed love story continues, all the players are now in place for a potentially even more explosive next issue. We'll be keeping our eyes open to see what happens next, and you should too. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - dragoncache May 10, 2023

    Amid a Wellsian tale of planetary invasion, this series has highlighted problems such as inner-city poverty, gangs, and the foster child system. Filled with compelling art, Monarch #4 asks why people act out their pain by hurting others. And why can't we, as a society, reduce the frequency of such acts? In an era when mass shootings regularly dominate the news, these may prove the most difficult to answer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn May 13, 2023

    Travon decides what matters to him and now his life is in danger! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea May 15, 2023

    Overall, 'Monarch' continues to be a top-tier pull that's entertaining, thoughtful, and often exhilarating. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 10, 2023

    The Todd storyline didn't click mainly due to Travon's story feeling so much fresher and unique to Monarch. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Connor Casey May 10, 2023

    I get wanting to crank up the tension and add in a human antagonist that makes the danger feel more personal. But compared to the rampaging cybernetic alien hoard blasting its way through Earth, a messed-up kid with a gun feels woefully out of place and a waste of time. Read Full Review

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