Dark Ages #4

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Iban Coello Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 12, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 23
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A group of heroes have crossed dark seas in a desperate and dangerous attempt to save their friends. But before the heroes can save the world, they must first survive the most treacherous place on Earth - Europe!


  • 9.7
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Jan 12, 2022

    This is a phenomenal story, beautifully written and masterfully rendered. I cannot wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 12, 2022

    Iban Coello delivers some exciting, beautifully detailed art on every page of this issue. Not only do the characters have visually striking moments, but the action is exciting. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jan 12, 2022

    Dark Ages #4begins the second half of the series with a battle on the high seas as the creative team continues to fire on all cylinders. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 12, 2022

    Iban Coello's art style is fantastic. Despite the low-tech setting, there really is a great “Mad Max” quality of it all. Old technology and vehicles are reused. With color by Brian Reber and lettering by Joe Sabino, it all comes together in a focus that continues from Taylor's story. There's a detail about the art that helps make the world feel lived in. Things look worn and used. They're familiar but also slapped together. It's both clean and dirty in a way. Like the story itself, the details of the world look amazing and will get you to linger trying to figure out where it's all coming from in the regular Marvel universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jan 15, 2022

    Dark Ages #4 was another great read. Tom Taylor and Iban Coello have done such an excellent job merging world building and plot progression to create further investment in this world. In the process the threat of Apocalypse is further elevated by the developments on the heroes side of the Dark Ages story. This definitely continues to be a reading experience Marvel fans should not be missing out on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - soycornholio Jan 12, 2022

    Final Thoughts:Dark Ages #4 by Tom Taylor went by too quickly. No seriously, it was too short. The entire issue was mainly focused out on the sea. There was not enough to chew on. Do I expect more from this issue? No; it was fine. It was a solid issue. I am sure this is building up to a phenomenal issue #5. If you have been following this series, you could potentially skip this issue and not miss out on too much. At the end of the day, I am hooked and committed to this series. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jan 12, 2022

    The rhythms of the story are bound to be familiar, but it's the setting and designs that make touring alternate-superhero-Earths fun, until you can sense the bumpers of the ride. Read Full Review

  • 10
    SurvivorLiv Jan 16, 2022

    I. fucking. love. this. book.

    Peter Parker begins to take stage moreso as a character and less than a narrator and it works very well as we enter the second half of this series. This issue brings humor, edge, and action. The Nick Fury sendoff works very well and I got my wish when it comes to further Doom representation. The art and inks continue to fucking slap and Taylor keeps the story extremely engaging. I love the world that this team has built.

  • 9.5
    cincyfan Jan 15, 2022

    This continues to be a fantastic story that is beautifully written.

  • 8.5
    UxasIs Jan 13, 2022

    Not his best elseworlds story but Taylors developing this universe really well

  • 8.0
    Psycamorean Jan 20, 2022

    This is a solid issue. It flows well, I like the characterization. I just don't see how a story this expansive will wrap in, what one or two issues? We'll see though. This is a fun little story and I can't really complain about it.

  • 8.0
    daspidaboy Jan 12, 2022

    a pretty interesting series from Marvel Comics. DCeased, Dark Ages, and DC Vs Vampires are probably one of my favorite modern "apocalyptic" stories.

  • 7.5
    Afre Jan 13, 2022

    It's good, but the pacing is much slower than I want it to be. It just feels like Taylor didn't have enough story for 6-part series and it shows.

    Thankfully Coello's art saves it.

  • 6.5
    DDJamesB Jan 12, 2022

    If you truly think about what happens is this issue it's pretty boring. I thought it was OK but, it lacks excitement and emotion.

  • 3.5
    Merlyn Jan 12, 2022

    I see Tom Taylor continues with his hate of the Western world, but this time instead of shitting on America, he chooses Europe as his target, with hints that Wakanda is "far nicer than Europe" and, honestly, the idea of immigration from Europe to Africa is laughable considering the actual reality right now where Europe doesn't know how to stop the immigration from Africa and ended up paying a dictator like Erdogan for it or being played by another dictator, Lukashenko, for the same reason. Yeah, I know, I know, this is comics, not real world, but the fact that that's what Taylor imagines just shows where his mind is at. What I don't get about these writers that hate America, Europe and, in general, the Western world, is why are they still l more

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