Umbral #4

Umbral #4

Writer: Antony Johnston Artist: Christopher Mitten Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 26, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
8.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

"AND BLACK WATERS REMAIN"
Rascal is trapped in the Umbral, Dalone is down and out, and a certain pirate ghost has vengeance on his mind!

THE PARANOID DARK FANTASY CONTINUES!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Justin Giampaoli Feb 25, 2014

    There's no omniscient narration, no characters talking at the audience, the clues are there if you want to interact with them. Why would you want it any other way? It's the kind of fiction I like to consume. It's an intelligent writer treating his writing as if intelligent people are going to consume it. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Feb 27, 2014

    Issue #4 is a great read. If you haven't picked up this book yet I suggest you get the back issues or wait for the trade. If you enjoy stories like Game of Thrones or magic or scary creatures lurking in the shadows then this book has elements from all of them. This issue is denitely coming close to the end of its rst arc so the action is thickening and we are learning more with each page turn (I just hope we nd out the fate of Dalone before then). The art is matches the style Johnston's writing perfectly. It's gritty when needed and smooth and fast when Rascal is on the run. I really love when comics make it so I can't wait for the next issue and this title delivers with magic and more. Denitely worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Geo N Feb 27, 2014

    Issue #4 is a great read. If you haven't picked up this book yet I suggest you get the back issues or wait for the trade. If you enjoy stories like Game of Thrones or magic or scary creatures lurking in the shadows then this book has elements from all of them. This issue is denitely coming close to the end of its rst arc so the action is thickening and we are learning more with each page turn (I just hope we nd out the fate of Dalone before then). The art is matches the style Johnston's writing perfectly. It's gritty when needed and smooth and fast when Rascal is on the run. I really love when comics make it so I can't wait for the next issue and this title delivers with magic and more. Denitely worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The MacGuffin - Matt LeMaire Feb 24, 2014

    Simply put, UMBRAL continues to be a fantastic read with issue #4 and is a series that no one should miss. If you haven't delved into this wonderfully engaging and exciting book yet, you need to head on over to your comic store (or online at Image Comics) and pick up the first three issues. You'll be instantly transported to another world and you'll never want to leave that place–even if the Umbral scare you to death. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Feb 27, 2014

    Umbral #4 is the latest great chapter in this outstanding ongoing Image series. If you've been complaining that there's nothing fresh in comics, you haven't been looking here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Ani Gonzalez Feb 26, 2014

    Umbral #4: And Black Waters Remain is a good story that makes you want to know more. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Feb 28, 2014

    “Umbral” seems to have found a rhythm and stuck to it, and it's doing fairly well within the groove it's carved out. It's unfair to ask for more from a comic than what it's evidently setting out to do; but if the plot of this series feels like it's dragging a little, it may be that we don't have enough reasons to believe in these characters yet. Happily, the ending of this issue does break things up a bit, and whether or not the series continues in this vein, it gives this chapter some heft overall. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Feb 25, 2014

    Umbral continues to be a fantastic series with a wonderful setting, as despite it's lagging plot it has plenty of suspense and promise. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Mar 3, 2014

    I'd recommend throwing "Umbral" at anyone who thinks fantasy must be lame on principle. Don't get me wrong -- it's still got thieves guilds, pirates, and magic relics to spare, so readers who hate that sort of thing regardless probably won't be wooed. But readers who are more skeptical than determinedly opposed will probably come to love it. Read Full Review

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