Royal City #4

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Jeff Lemire Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 21, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 5
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It all falls down. The delicate balancing act that has been keeping the fragile lives of each Pike family member aloft comes crashing down. And with his past finally catching up to him, Pat's sins are revealed, but it may be too late to make amends. The penultimate chapter of ROYAL CITY's first storyline delivers shocking twists and heartbreaking truths.

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Kittie Pop Jun 26, 2017

    You know those people who still believe that comic books are for children and there is nothing to them but spandex and super powers? If you come across one such downer, hand them this sadly soon-to-be-complete story and blow their damn mind. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Ben Snyder Jun 20, 2017

    Despite his extensive workload, Jeff Lemire continues to pump out issue after issue of exceptional stories and Royal City #4 doesn't disappoint. Lemire continues to prove that he truly shines in quieter character driven stories and all signs point to a satisfying conclusion to the first story arch of Royal City next month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The GCRN - Dan Clark Jun 30, 2017

    Jeff Lemire may be the most versatile writer in comics today. Outside of the fact that he can both write and draw, speaking of which his watercolor like style in this series continues to be phenomenal. He can craft stories for multiple companies in a variety of genres. He can make grand space adventure or something much more down to earth like Royal City. Ultimately it is about telling a good story and for Lemire that comes naturally. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller Jun 20, 2017

    And that in itself is as real as a ghost can be. Growing up. Getting older. Dying. Existential dread. Letting go. The first four are easy, but how on Earth do you do the last one? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Jun 21, 2017

    If you're not reading Royal City but want to, I'm going to suggest you wait for either the first trade paperback or the first issue of the second arc (which will be issue #6) to jump on. For now, there's only one left to go, and from Image's description that "the secrets of the Pike family are finally exposed," I have a feeling that this issue might've just been the calm before the storm. And, that storm is going to be a strange and surreal one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Jun 21, 2017

    Lemire tells a good story and these characters are recognizable, but I'm caring less the deeper he goes. Read Full Review

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