Rocket Girl #4

Writer: Brandon Montclare Artist: Amy Reeder Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 19, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 3
8.0Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The book everyone is talking about has plenty more surprises locked, loaded, and ready to shoot you in the face. It's all-out action in this issue with a rocket chase through the graffiti-littered subway tunnels of NYC. DaYoung is stuck in the '80s, with only her jetpack and wits to help the teenager crack a time-spanning conspiracy. Rocket Girl will get the who, what, where, when, and why - and deliver the wham!

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Mar 24, 2014

    This issue might have been late, but I'll say that the story and the art make up for it. I can only hope that these two creators continue on like this. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 26, 2014

    Montclare smartly slows things down just enough for you to appreciate where you're at before continuing the wild trip, and Reeder's art has never looked so fearlessly lovely. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Brendan McGuirk Mar 19, 2014

    There is a school of thought that says some comics are for kids and some are for "grown-ups." But strip away adult's desire to ascribe "meaning" to everything and kids' dismissive certainty about a world with which they are largely unfamiliar, and we see that the two parties commonality. A comic like Rocket Girl reminds us that the space in between the two is little more than a communication gap, waiting to be imaginatively bridged. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Mar 21, 2014

    Reeder's work here continues to be absolutely astounding, with 1986 New York looking every bit as grimy and superficial as it was, and 2013 seeming like how an outsider/person looking back without real knowledge would "fix" the past. But it is in her character work that she really shines here " the innocent abutting the cynical is always good fodder for art, but Reeder and Montclare refuse to let cynicism win, and that infectious spirit makes this book an even greater joy to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Sep 13, 2014

    SUMMARYRocket Girl #4 is an intense issue that has thrilling action from start to finish with breathtaking artwork once again. The machinations behind Dayoung being sent from the future are confirmed as the Hawkcycles role in the greater scheme are revealed, opening the door to even more intriguing possibilities. And even though the present and future come together more than any issue with current Quintum Mechanics employees finally understanding their roles, the story developments being interspersed between the amazing action sequences and jumps between time periods results in them being overshadowed. However, I am hooked to the series and enjoy the overall pacing so I can't wait to see what unfolds next for Dayoung and the future of NYC. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Mike Okeke Mar 19, 2014

    Rocket Girl #4 flies fast and loud showing us a thoughtful tactician of a hero but unfortunately leaves us in pretty much the same place as we were twenty odd pages ago plot wise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Mar 19, 2014

    Those who haven't been following the series can find enough exposition to fill them in on the comings and goings of characters. There doesn't seem to be as much character development or change in personalities or opinions with such a small amount of time being covered in each issue. However, the action and logistical twists are more than enough to keep your attention. Montclare and Reeder continue to build a unique world that features action-driven female characters, that challenge your time travel logic and keep you guessing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Mar 21, 2014

    Rocket Girl is kind of a blast. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Mar 26, 2014

    Rocket Girl #4 is a simple story told masterfully with a strong female narrative voice paired with visually stimulating art, although the pricepoint of $3.50 is a little steep for 22 pages. The story deserves to be read and this issue is a fun one! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Mar 21, 2014

    It's a pleasure that Montclare largely hasn't been recycling time travel genre stereotypes, but while he's avoided imitation, his plot is noticeably losing steam. Reeder's art still makes "Rocket Girl" #4 worth reading, and one hopes that future issues will revive Montclare's flare for snappy diction and rev up the pace of plot developments. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Mar 19, 2014

    Rocket Girl #4 is an okay, but visually beautiful issue of series. It has the mind and mentality of a Japanese manga, with its creativity and storytelling, but lacks a memorable and strong cast of characters and is a rather average story. The strengths and weaknesses are clearer than usual when it comes to this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Adam Kelly Mar 19, 2014

    I think the beautiful art really made me forget that what was going on in the comics wasn't necessarily memorable or something we hadn't seen yet in this story (except for the ending). I guess I'll check out next month's issue, but I'm starting to lose interest in this series with each issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gizmo Jun 5, 2014

    So action packed, the art just sings. One of the best looking books on the shelf.

  • 8.0
    Master Destructo Aug 14, 2014

    I look forward to reading this again in the context of the trade, just to make sure I'm catching everything. I sort of think I may be missing something at the moment. The way Reeder executed the extended jetpack vs. rocket-car chase scene was well-designed and thrilling. But that was essentially the highlight of the issue. We got a tiny glimpse of how the past and present are connected, but in general the plot doesn't progress much.

  • 8.0
    Aegis Jun 2, 2015

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