Nocterra #4

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Tony Daniel, Tomeu Morey Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 2, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 28
9.0Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

"FULL THROTTLE DARK," Part Four-The road runs out as Val reaches the fabled location of her promised sanctuary. Will she find the haven she so desperately seeks, or will something far more terrifying be waiting for her?

  • 10
    Comic Watch - James Remolde Jun 3, 2021

    Nocterra continues to grab the readers attention. Snyder creates characters that are easy to empathize with. This story places relatable and likable characters in an apocalyptic environment. The danger is ever present and there is not clear salvation. There is the possibility that this situation cannot be fixed and the only thing that can be hoped for is to live the best way they can. The cliffhanger to this issue is that there may be salvation after all. The sun may come back. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Jun 5, 2021

    Val's options narrow as she closes in on the supposed sanctuary. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Jun 7, 2021

    BUY THIS BOOK! For those lucky enough to get on the ground floor of anything that Scott Snyder does, he's one of the hottest authors the past few years. I am not sure how his imaginative faucet gets turned on, but I hope he has a run that rivals that of Stephen King! With Tony S. Daniel on art, you can't go wrong. Blacktop Bill is the villain of the year! Val is the female protagonist we have always wanted in a book! She is the light we all seek to find! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Nick Friar Jun 1, 2021

    If you, for some strange reason, were late to the Nocterra game and haven't had the chance to catch up on the series, you should get the chance to do so soon. Don't miss out on that chance when it comes because Snyder and Daniel's story is only getting better with each issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 1, 2021

    It's probably not a coincidence then that for a book so rooted and focused in darkness, the glimmer of light some find in their faith is proving to be a guiding light in Nocterra. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 2, 2021

    Fitting for the concept, Nocterra #4 relies more on slow-creeping tension than fast-paced horror, immersing us in a world gone dark and giving us doses of hope and horror as it slowly unlocks its secrets. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 2, 2021

    Tony S Daniel has a mastery of detail, character design, creature design and imagery that is making him one of my favorite artists and this issue is no exception. There is a richness to the panels that draws the eye and I love the action throughout. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jun 2, 2021

    All in all, Nocterra continues to trek along as this solid piece of speculative fiction. It's an enthralling book that utilizes all of the tricks and tools in the creators' kit to make something truly stellar and one that's more than worth the price of admission for a truly wild ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Russ Burlingame Jun 2, 2021

    Nocterra #4 slows down a little bit, and largely stops worldbuilding to focus on a few, intimate character beats. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jun 2, 2021

    Nocterra #4 is another great installment in this series. Snyder, Daniel, and Morey are doing an amazing job of building a wonderful world, one full of hope and terror. This issue builds the plot even more, and it will be great to see where things go next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Caffeinated Critique - James Stone Jun 1, 2021

    Yet again this is a fantastic issue with great pacing and full of action but what surprised me was the amount of emotion packed into this issue. For people who love big action, well crafted stories and exquisite art, the Nocterra is the series for you. With a two month window now until issue #5 there is no better time to catch up on the absolutely brilliant series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jun 3, 2021

    Nocterra #4 brings a ray of hope to the shadow-strewn world of the series, as its heroine reaches the end of her journey. This book is a reminder that even in the face of unstoppable darkness, it pays to have a little hope. Given where the issue leaves off, there's a new wrinkle to be explored and I'm genuinely interested to see where the creative team takes things. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Jun 4, 2021

    'Nocterra' #4 is the best issue so far and Snyder and company really flex their muscles on this one while tugging at readers' heartstrings. The story takes a major step forward while providing more backstory about Val and Emory's bond. Much like 'The Walking Dead,' 'Nocterra' is carving out its own unique and gripping dystopian tale with some top tier art and interesting characters. It's a rewarding read for any comic book fan.   Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - ozwoods Jun 2, 2021

    Nocterra #4 balances out world-building and storytelling very well. The creative team of Scott Snyder with Tony S. Daniels on art and Tomeu Morey on colors really comes through in this issue. The story advances at an even pace, most of the world-building and story developments have genuine payoff by the end, and it feels like the story is definitely moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 2, 2021

    Nocterra continues to blend all the horror, action, and urgency you'd want in a thriller. There's always enough entertainment and it's a sure thing Nocterra will make you jump or feel real fear in every issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jun 2, 2021

    Nocterra #4 is another solid issue. It builds upon the world while giving us lots of action. It's a nice emotional ride that you have no idea what will happen next. It's an exciting comic that is able to balance world-building with the action in front of you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Jun 1, 2021

    A creepy opening and another stop off for Val and her crew on their way to finding Sanctuary. This issue feels like a turning point in this road trip through an apocalyptic landscape and one that offers the slightest glimmer of hope. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina Jun 3, 2021

    Nocterra started off great but has been showing signs of slowing down. Read Full Review

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