The Goddamned #4

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: R. M. Guera Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 1, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 9
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"Woe to them! For they have gone the way of Cain." Genesis 4:11

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams May 31, 2016

    Overall then, while it's bleak, unrelentingly violent approach is undoubtedly what makes it stand out, The Goddamned is turning into a damn fine character piece. Aaron andGura are two of the truly transcendent talents in their individual fields, but when you put them together, the result is nothing less than sheer visual poetry. Once of the most engaging and shocking series in recent years, and an absolutely essential purchase for all. Let's just hope the wait until issue five isn't quite as long. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Eli Funaro Jun 3, 2016

    Overall, The Goddamned #4 is another strong entry in this bold comic series. It continues to be a well-paced storyline and moves the plot along in a way that keeps the reader engaged. This issue slowed down a bit to further the character development but that is a good thing. Hopefully, the plot will pick up next issue. This comic does not shy away from the violence or gore which pushes the theme that humanity is a disease that is infecting the Earth. While it is hard not to argue that point, this comic is meant to ask questions. And one question is; if a wretch like Cain can find redemption, is there still hope for humanity? That act of grace would be a quite amazing. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Jun 2, 2016

    The Goddamned #4may not have a feel-good tale at it's core, but it sure does have story that's worth reading.The Goddamnedisanything buta happy comic, and it probably isn't for everybody (especially young readers), but for those whodecide to pick it up, you're not going to be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Louis Otero Jun 2, 2016

    In all,the fourth issue ofThe Goddamnedis one of the best books you will pick up this month. If you were at all shaky on the first three issues, it's definitely worth giving another shot. Hopefully, this book will continue to impress in the coming months, and finish strong as the series wraps up its first story arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Hub City Review - Matthew J. Theriault Jun 5, 2016

    The Goddamned #4 is a purposeful parody of the Passion story. Its utilization and upending of Biblical imagery to argue for an antitheist theology marks it among the most unusual retellings of the Gospel story, presenting such not as the Good News but the Bad News. Whether Aaron is successful at the storys end in pulling off a reverse-Milton by invalidating the ways of God to men is still to be seen. But regardless, The Goddamned remains, whether in spite or because of its sheer audaciousness, quite simply amazing.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jun 2, 2016

    While not as immediately intellectually or dramatically interesting as a Southern Bastards or Scalped, The Goddamned has proven to be a viscerally thrilling experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dawn of Comics Jun 2, 2016

    I've not read any comics set in the biblical universe but I actually enjoyed this one, with strong language, nudity and heavy violence this is not for your younger readers.The art is fits the time of the book and isn't bad, at times it feels a little cluttered on a few pages but overall it's pretty well done. Having not read issues 1-3 i didn't feel too lost in this issue which is always a plus and the final page made me want to read the next issue which is what you want from any comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 1, 2016

    It may be a table-setting sort of issue, but it's setting us up for one hell of an action fest that'll bring a heaping pile of redemption for our protagonist. The Goddamned is very good at reminding us awful can be pretty too. Read Full Review

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