Champions #4

Writer: Jim Zub Artist: Steven Cummings Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 3, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 20
8.2Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

• Miles Morales...what have you done?
•  The Champions reach a crossroads as dark forces lay their claim.
Rated T+

  • 10 - Charlie Ridgely Apr 3, 2019

    It's rare that a team of young heroes is this relatable and written this well, this consistently. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    On Comics Ground - Ian Cameron Apr 15, 2019

    This opening arc of Champions has been incredibly intriguing, emotionally charged and filled with fun surprises! This issue cements why Jim Zub, Steve Cummings and Marcio Menyz are such a great fit for this series and opens the door to so many cool potential stories! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Apr 7, 2019

    At the end of this issue, it's clear that the team is broken in some ways. It's how they come back together that I'm interested in. With this new run on Champions, it seems like Zub is putting our heroes through their biggest test yet. There is definitely a less cheerful tone to this story and more of a "breaking our heroes down to see who they really are" type of feeling. One thing is clear, Mephisto is not done with the team and while Champions has definitely moved into new territory, it's still a great read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Gwen Dylan Stacy Apr 5, 2019

    If you've been following this title, this issue is it. You need to read it, if only for the peace of mind. It's necessary if you want closure, much like these characters deserve. It's the blend of story and art lend itself to this charming 4 out of 5 star issue (pausing here to state that Kaldera is now my new favorite character because of this) that will only make you remember why exactly you love these fledgling heroes finding their footing so much. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 7, 2019

    Love the cast, love the slow-burn drama, love the teenage angst. The art is mostly good, with the occasional wobbly moment in facial expressions, but the total package is well worth the price tag. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 6, 2019

    The writing, art and character work are all up to snuff, but I wasn't able to personally connect with most of the heavy emotional moments. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Spacey Medicine Apr 30, 2019

    Mad respect to Mephisto and how much he enjoys ruining things.

  • 10
    Grimm911 Apr 3, 2019

    Pain is weakness leaving the body...

    Pain is weakness leaving the body...

    Pain is weakness leaving the body...

    ...but dear god there is so much of it in my heart right now! I need to go read some Miles Morales: Spider-Man and The Magnificent Ms. Marvel as a method of pain medication.

  • 10
    mynameisraj Apr 5, 2019

    Zub is writing something special here. All the characters feel like the same characters in their solo runs without any contradiction. I fear this book will be cancelled after Zub talked about how much this book has been pirated.

  • 9.0
    YourGreenMuse Apr 6, 2019

    I had a lot of fun with this one. With both stories. Different types of fun, mind you. I like seeing the Champions work as a team and I like seeing sad character moments like what we got here. And I hope this leads to something great.

  • 9.0
    mrDovydas Apr 9, 2019

    Jesus, this is both dark and silly at the same time. Loving this book. Zub really shines here, and I really hope this book will manage to stay alive much longer.

  • 9.0
    Ryan Apr 21, 2019

    This is a prime example of why Zub’s Champions is amazing. The dialogue is perfect and the action was great and exciting, yet he resolved the Miles/Kamala conflict in an interesting way that didn’t involve them fighting each other. Cummings’ art is perfect and month in month out Champions is a great series

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Oct 15, 2019

    Miles quits after explaining his devil's pact to Kamala, which shakes her to the core. And Sam grabs an incredibly dumb opportunity: Kaldera will help him retrieve his Nova helmet so she can then kill him honorably. The Sam thread is perfectly suited to the creators' style and comes off terrific. The Miles/Kamala thread lies a little outside their wheelhouse, visually and verbally. It's done well here, but I'm pretty sure it could be done even better.

  • 3.0
    pkingdom Apr 7, 2019

    As the end to the first arc of the 3rd(!) relaunch of this series, it looks like there should be another relaunch. At best, its boring, and at worst, its character assassination.

    The team expanded! But most members barely get a line. Very little character interaction, and a very rushed presentation. What should be a major moment for Nova is almost nonsensical, and makes Sam look like a moron.

    The worst thing is everything with Miles. Why would anyone think having him make a deal with the devil would be a good thing from a writing perspective? Yes, there are some other circumstances, but still. That is the single worst thing that happened to Peter Parker, to the point that many won't read Spiderman AT ALL after i more

  • 10
    Darkblazy Apr 3, 2019

  • 10
    Khan/Murdock May 9, 2019

  • 9.5
    EDiakota Apr 3, 2019

  • 9.5
    Radar Apr 4, 2019

  • 9.0
    DrTracy Apr 4, 2019

  • 8.5
    Jorge Mendes Apr 3, 2019

  • 8.5
    KillianH Apr 3, 2019

  • 8.0
    tonpas1989 Aug 7, 2020

  • 7.5
    Maniax Apr 2, 2019

  • 7.5
    SoosX Apr 3, 2019

  • 7.5
    Billyndo Apr 4, 2019

  • 7.5
    StanielK Jun 9, 2019

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