Catalyst Prime: Astonisher #4

Writer: Alex De Campi Artist: Pop Mhan Publisher: Lion Forge Comics Release Date: January 10, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 2
8.4Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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To save his celebrity reputation after a near-death experience, Magnus Attarian became the world's newest meteor-powered superhero, The Astonisher... and it's been a colossal failure. Now recovering from brain trauma in a mental facility, one of Magnus's enemies has returned, to kill Magnus and prevent him from interfering with a plan to control all of Earth's new superpowered people.

  • 8.8
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jan 11, 2018

    Astonisher challenges the traditional superhero narrative. The impact of trauma is not skirted around. It's not an afterthought, it's tackled head-on again and again. It is acknowledged and addressed and at the center of Magnus' arc. It's refreshing in its honesty, and I can't recommend it enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Jan 10, 2018

    A slower start than weve gotten in previous issues but an interesting development nonetheless for the series secondary protagonists Astonisher #4 is still weaving its central mystery, and giving us great characterization as it does. de Campi and Mhan have been slowly building Sasha, Adila, and company, while accomplishing something of an onion peel on Magnus, and the inversion of the traditional hero formula in that sense is keeping me waiting for the next issue for more. Read Full Review

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