Human Torch #4

Writer: Karl Kesel Artist: Skottie Young Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jul 28, 2003

    A bit disappointing in that this issue has Johnny's battle play out in a location where he would be able to make relatively easy work of the mystery villain. I mean yes there's a nice horror movie vibe running through the sequence, as Johnny finds himself in a smoke filled room unable to see his opponent, but this is largely undone by the simple fact that there's very little this villain could do that would harm Johnny, and the site is pretty much devoid of any outside elements that would crank up the tension. The way that the villain launches into her big speech about why she's doing what she's doing was also a bit contrived, and frankly it gives the readers a little too much insight, as it almost feels like the book is trying to explain why she is justified in her activities, instead of offering up insight into what has to be a diseased mind. I mean this is a villain who is literally cooking people alive, and the book almost seems to want to play up a playful little scamp routine, wh Read Full Review

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