Children of the Atom #4

Writer: Vita Ayala Artist: Paco Medina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 9, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 24
7.7Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

Krakoa is opening its doors for the Hellfire Gala?! Sounds like the perfect opportunity for the Children of the Atom kids to visit. After all, Krakoa is their home...right? What could stop them? Or rather, who...
32 PGS./Rated T+

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jun 15, 2021

    Children of the Atom #4 takes everything there is to love about an X-Men book and puts it perfectly on display. The characters are interesting, and getting to know them is enjoyable. There's the fun interpersonal drama, moments of growth, and setup for the future. The main X-line is full of books that go nowhere, but that's not this one. It's a fun, old-school X-Men book, and Ayala and Medina are doing an excellent job on it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jun 9, 2021

    Children of the Atom #4 is a wonderful book brimming with energy. Ayalas understanding of these characters makes them brilliant to follow. Throughout the miniseries, the readers have felt like they have known a lot about these five, yet they are also constantly learning more. But their secrets have been laid bare and may get them further into trouble. The art and coloring styles of Medina and Curiel are perfectly suited to capture the extravagant excitement of superheroics and the stark reality of high school to equal effect. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Jun 15, 2021

    Children of the Atom continues to flesh out its deeply relatable cast of young characters, building its own solid found family that all have their own feelings, thoughts, issues, wants, and goals while still being true to themselves and one another. The art continues to hit all the right notes from both the heavily emotional moments to the action-packed ones, every aspect fitting together like a piece in a glorious puzzle. Just another solid series that proves that teenage-led books not only can work at Marvel but do work and need to stick around long-term with solid creative teams like this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 12, 2021

    The writing and artwork on this series remains excellent, I'm just not entirely sure where this story is going or where it fits into the bigger picture of things. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Lia Galanis Jun 9, 2021

    'Children of the Atom' is a new take on classic X-Men tropes, and it's only getting better with every issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Jun 9, 2021

    Children of the Atom continues to improve in the one X-comic from this month that doesn't focus on the Hellfire Gala. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 14, 2021

    There's a lot going on here, but seeing Marvel Guy's perspective makes for a fascinating issue and that last page reveal could be a game-changer. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Comic Watch - Duna Haller Jun 9, 2021

    Overall, this issue was a drag for me, but a lot of CotA depends on how the themes that Ayala is laying here pay off, so it's a let's wait and see. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Jun 10, 2021

    Children of the Atom #4 has good art, but the story is a mess. The big mysteries built up over the last three issues are lazily eliminated, and the new mysteries introduced in issue #3 aren't even mentioned. this series is quickly proving to be utterly pointless. Read Full Review

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