Civil War #4

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 9, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 6
7.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

• Tony Stark comes face-to-face with his true enemy, while General Rogers commences a massive military effort to end the Civil War once and for all.
Rated T+

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Sep 9, 2015

    This is a great penultimate issue with big reveals and tons of action. It's a bit slow to start and the big twist isn't jaw droppingly surprising, but overall this is yet another exciting issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Sep 14, 2015

    Overall, this issue is a really interesting one. There are some questions we are left with that will surely be answered in future issues, but for now, we’re at the beginning of one of the biggest war that Battleworld has seen thus far! Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Harrison Rawdin Sep 11, 2015

    Civil War #4 represents the start of a resolution for an argument that pushed friends and family to opposing sides. But now with the right groundwork in place this creative team stands poised to deliver an ending that could do justice to the original event. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Sep 14, 2015

    Soule and Yu have ensured that each issue not only advances but amps up the story, and "Civil War" #4 is the best single issue example of that, prepping for what's shaping up to be a bombastic conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Jay Mattson Sep 11, 2015

    Charles Soule captures the essence of the original Civil War " the fear, mistrust, and bitter anger " but shows how that essence becomes shrouded in political sabotage and shadow manipulations. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flip Geeks - Paul Ramos Sep 13, 2015

    Nonetheless, Civil War #4 hits the penultimate gear as smoothly as it should be. Story-wise, Soule delivers probably the biggest surprise in any Secret Wars tie-in ever, which may or otherwise influence the outcome of the war next month. Yu and Alanguilan's respective artistic illustrations are commendable, avoiding the perennial problem of artistic smudginess due to usual working rushed deadlines. The overall consistency is what mattered most in the Civil War series, and I believe further it will end with aBANG! Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Jeff Lake Sep 10, 2015

    Civil War reaches its penultimate issue and, much like the previous chapters, the results are mixed. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Sep 14, 2015

    Secret Wars Civil War #4 was another wonderful read. Soule has impressed me so much with his work on this title. If you still have not jumped aboard this train then I absolutely recommend getting Secret Wars Civil War when it comes out in trade format. This story is well worth the price of admission. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Sep 10, 2015

    With a gigantic battle on the horizon, and a conspiracy to be revealed, the next issue looks to capitalize on the large stakes set up in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Alex Nader Sep 12, 2015

    Civil War #4 brings a majority of the plot threads and elements from the series to a head as the two opposing sides clash! Yu's art is fantastic as always and he really gets a chance to impress with some massive battle scenes. The character issues from earlier in the series are still present, though the dialogue and overall plot is still miles ahead of the original Civil War series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Sep 10, 2015

    Solid artwork, an impassioned Steve Rogers and a smarmy Tony Stark still make Civil War #4 worth a read, but it isn't quite the series it should have been. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicsverse - Sean Bartley Sep 10, 2015

    Much of this issue focuses on the reveal of the puppet master who's been pulling the strings of our beloved heroes for many, many years, so your enjoyment of this issue, and maybe your feelings on the series as a whole, will hinge upon how you feel about the reveal. The original CIVIL WAR is my favorite event of all time, so there's a personal stake in this, but if the original intent with these SECRET WARS spin-offs was to take the initial series they were based on and add to them while keeping with the spirit of that story, then CIVIL WAR #4 is a failure. Ultimately though, you, the reader, choose whether or not this feels right for you. Whose side are YOU on? Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Tajaye Williams Sep 14, 2015

    The double plot twist in issue four where a character seemingly returns from the dead evil, only for said character to actually be an advanced alien race in disguise, not only aggravated me to no end but also made it easy to predict where the narrative is going in the concluding issue. As the conflict wraps up, everyone seems to be setting their sights towards a common enemy, and time will tell if this series will be able to come back and stick the landing or land flat on its face. Read Full Review

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