Fallen Angels #4

Writer: Bryan Edward Hill Artist: Szymon Kudranski Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 18, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 33
5.5Critic Rating
5.7User Rating

Psylocke's past continues to haunt her as she molds her companions into a fighting force... But can they take on the children of Apoth?
Rated T+

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Dec 18, 2019

    Fallen Angels #4 gives a lot of answers and sets things to come up nicely. Hill is doing a great job of fleshing out Kwannon, and his presentation of a rogue AI that thinks it's God fits with the overall themes of Hickman's Dawn Of X, while also subverting them just enough. Kudranski and D'Armata work together to give the whole thing an eerie atmosphere that makes things work so much better. There's a lot to love in this book. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Dec 18, 2019

    With even the grandest of intentions, Fallen Angels #4 struggles to overcome particularly weak visuals as it expands on the origins and motivations of Apoth and what that means for the future of Psylocke. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Dec 18, 2019

    Readers, this issue is unequivocally better than the last. However, with the utterly confusing plot that appears to be jumping from issue to issue, as well as the poor portrayal and indiscernible character voices between the two female leads, this story continues to leave this reviewer at a loss each and every issue. If youre searching for an X-Book, this isnt the one to dive into or get your feet wet. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Dec 19, 2019

    I still hold out some hope that Fallen Angels will wrap up on aconclusion that elevates the rest of the series from its admittedly lowbar. The characters here still have a lot of value and while therehasn't been a ton done with them, these feel like experiences thatanother writer can carry into more interesting stories. But this issuedoesn't do much for what's already been a very lackluster series as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 18, 2019

    This is, unfortunately, an incredibly confusing series. It's clouded in so much shadow and vagueries you'll find yourself frustrated as you sift through its overly self profound approach. I'm certain there's an interesting idea in there, but it's being rendered in such a way that we're seeing it through cloudy goggles with no clarity in sight. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Dec 18, 2019

    This book started out strong, but it seems were' going in the wrong direction, and here's hoping things get back on track next issue. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    ohhaimark Dec 21, 2019


    -The writing was better here. It’s still uber-pretentious, but it’s not as insufferable as it was last issue.

    -The imagery’s still interesting at the least. It’s unfortunate the art butchers the only real highlight of this comic.

    THE BAD:

    -Sigh. I hate this series.

    -The art. I’ve you’ve heard something about it, it’s probably right.

    -You just cannot get me to give any sort of shits about these characters.

    -I don’t care about this story.

    -I don’t care what’s happening next. I’m done. I’ll still read it, but I’m on my last leg with this one.

  • 4.0
    Spacey Medicine Jan 30, 2020

    Art is still bad. Plot is… I mean, it’s certainly happening, Apoth bless.

  • 2.0
    Ryan Dec 19, 2019

    Incredibly confusing. Horrible character writing. Bad art. Slow pace. Kwannon is an absolute jerk to Laura. Laura is written so out of character so much so that she is unrecognizable. Why is Cable even in this.

  • 10
    Ebonthorne Dec 18, 2019

    I've noticed that in all these issues Kwannon/Psylocke uses physical touch to channel her telepathy. If Brian Hill (and the Jonathan Hickman editorial team) are consciously establishing Psylocke as a "tactile telepath" it would be a huge character improvement. Needing to be within striking distance of her target to use her telepathy makes more sense for a martial artist assassin whose trademarked kill move is her "psychic blade." (I loved Betsy/Psylocke, but it didn't make sense that she would risk defeat by rushing into physical conflict when she could telepathically affect her opponents from a distance).

    Still more questions than answers, but (as a fan of the art and characters) a good issue none-the-less. I am getting anxious more

  • 9.0
    EDiakota Dec 21, 2019

    " You're right. I am be led. But so is all krokoa. You're all frigments of Xavier's vision. He gave you freedom, and he took you will. "

  • 9.0
    cincyfan Dec 27, 2019

    great story written very well I personally have really enjoyed this series

  • 6.0
    YourGreenMuse Dec 19, 2019

    This was certainly better than issue three, but still not very good. At least now the plot seems less jumbled, the motivations are clear, and there's a straight line to follow.

  • 6.0
    DrTracy Jan 27, 2020

    I mean the writing was more compelling than previous issues, but this art is NOT for me...

  • 5.5
    M1sf1r3 Dec 25, 2019

    Fallen Angels has been my least favourite Dawn of X story. Let's see how this issue goes.

    The Good:
    I do like the theme behind this issue and series.

    The Bad:
    Art is still poor.

    Characterisation is still off.

    Apoth isn't working for me.

    Infographics are boring.

    Bit of a chore to read.

    A bit of a nothing issue despite so much moving forward. I do like the theme but pretty much everything else here falls short.

  • 5.5
    mrDovydas Jan 7, 2020

    We had a few issues where nothing happens, then once the stuff starts to move forward, it's even worse. If this wasn't (seemingly) ending in a couple issues I would probably drop it right now.

  • 5.0
    Alloy Press Jan 7, 2020

    These series screams dollar bin!! Much like the mental state of our heros of the title this issue is filled with nothing but confusion and lost causes. I now have no idea if X23 or Psylock is talking half the time. Characters are shadowed so darkly its often hard to point out who is who or what is even happening, and then to toss in dialogue that is beginning to sound indistinguishable. Its just bad and takes the reader out of the story far too often...Story had so much potential at first but all is lost now. Apoth killing children is the only thing with weight at this point and its a cheap trick. The invisible antagonist of this series is probably its strongest talking point other than the unpalatable artwork. The artist is destroying Hill more

  • 4.0
    Dthirds123 Dec 18, 2019

    Kiwanna yells at x23 for not being a good enough pet for and dr Manhattan is in marvel now....... also a box with colors and cable is now less proactive as princess peach I dont have enough of the drugs to understand what is going on.

  • 4.0
    Kreniigh Dec 27, 2019

    Black black black black backgrounds black.

  • 3.5
    CrazyforRAMU Jul 13, 2020

    Now this series stands revealed as what it is: Poor portrayals (in words and art) of three mutants that deserve far better, shoehorned around the edges of a clichéd "rampant AI" cyberpunk story. It's all been done before, even the Oedipal connection. Apoth's plan to cyber-evolve humanity is familiar from -- among many other stories -- past Hickman comics, including Powers of X. The difference is, Mr. Hickman can tell these stories with compelling wonder and without (much) character assassination.

  • 10
    TheHyruleElf Dec 18, 2019

  • 10
    EdNothIng Aug 22, 2020

  • 9.0
    Wolf Warner Dec 19, 2019

  • 8.0
    Radar Dec 18, 2019

  • 7.5
    RC Adamiec Feb 14, 2020

  • 7.0
    CesarCastanha Dec 20, 2019

  • 7.0
    Adsun22 Dec 22, 2019

  • 6.5
    mikesbr42 Dec 24, 2019

  • 6.5
    Jorge Mendes Jan 8, 2020

  • 6.0
    Grifter Dec 18, 2019

  • 6.0
    egon244 Jan 1, 2020

  • 5.0
    Ben Dec 18, 2019

  • 5.0
    tonpas1989 Dec 19, 2019

  • 5.0
    Mike Jan 22, 2020

  • 5.0
    Julian Keller Mar 5, 2020

  • 4.0
    Silver Rocket Jan 4, 2020

  • 3.0
    ChrisClaremontForever Feb 13, 2020

  • 1.0
    Billyndo Jan 6, 2020

  • 1.0
    TaiwanMarvel Feb 20, 2020

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