Infinity #4

Infinity #4

Event\Storyline: Infinity Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Jerome Opena, Dustin Weaver Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 9, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 10
8.5Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

• Negotiating the fall of worlds.
•  The Illuminati versus Thanos.
•  Thor, God of War.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Rob Tacopina Oct 15, 2013

    Jonathan Hickman has not only churned out a masterful story but has also set the stages for the Inhumanity event that will follow. Infinity has turned out to be an epic event and this latest issue is a modern day masterpiece in the art of sequential storytelling featuring some of the top talents in the business stepping forward and delivering amazing work. They have raised the stakes for the Marvel Universe and have set the pace for one hell of a finish to the Infinity event! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Oct 9, 2013

    Infinity remains an absolutely top-notch event book, one thats easy to pick up on its own, but becomes richer the more side-titles you read. The core book stands perfectly, though, and should be an example to all future event books. This issue also retains a trend that Ive very much enjoyed in that the tide begins to turn against the antagonist gradually, so the books finale seems less pulled from out of nowhere or reliant on a deus ex machina to snap its fingers and make everything okay again. The pacing is amazing, the plotlines are skillfully juggled, and the characters are riveting. Add to that the sharp, intense art and youve got one great issue of a spectacular event. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Oct 11, 2013

    When this event was first announced, I've said multiple times that I almost didn't read it. I'm glad I changed my mind. Hickman is a writer that's built to write stories as epic as Infinity. It would be easy for him to phone it in because the book would sell regardless, but it's obvious that this story has been carefully crafted. The time and effort to do so has paid off, as this is one of the best comic book events in recent memory! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerds On The Rocks - MikeFitz538 Oct 11, 2013

    Fantastic issue. While my haul wasn't big this week, Infinity #4 and Batman #24 might have been the best books of the month. I really enjoyed that from the get go – Hickman decides to follow the Thanos/Black Bolt & Inhumanity plot line and Captains America and Marvel with the Galactic Council planning against the Builders. But the real scene stealer is Thor, ‘negotiating' terms of surrender on Hala. And here we have the ‘War' Avengers – while 10 years ago this scene would have been unheard of, today we get a ‘realistic' Captain America and his plan – for Thor kill a Builder and liberate the Kree, rally the Accusers and show the universe that winning is a possibility. I really hope that Hickman delivers in the last two issues, and the tie in issues as well. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Oct 9, 2013

    Infinity #4 is Hickman & co.'s strongest issue yet, and I don't use those words lightly. Huge action, strong characterization and flawless art highlight one of the best event issues in years. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Oct 12, 2013

    This was an amazing issue, and so far this has easily been the best crossover event that Marvel has done in a long time. This issue itself had plenty of suspense and drama, with tons of excitement, and brilliant character depth. It also had a fantastic fight between Thanos and Black Bolt, and has really shaken up the development of the event. Due to all this I'd highly recommend this issue, as well as the rest of the series so far. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 10, 2013

       I think - depending on the wrap-up - this may be Marvel's best event in a long, long time (and maybe ever). Can't wait to see where it goes from here! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Oct 10, 2013

    This was an astounding issue of Infinity that turns the tide of the war. Time after time Hickman delivers on those moments that really stand out and those last few pages of this issue are enough to make you want more, the next issue could not come any sooner. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Oct 10, 2013

    Hickman and company find a way to make the event even better. A turning point indeed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Oct 11, 2013

    Of course, now that the "big" development of the series has happened, it does beg the question of where the story's going to end. It's been a while since the conclusion of an event felt anything other than pre-ordained (probably not since "Civil War," in fact) but "Infinity" is giving off the same anything-could-happen vibes. It's testament to Hickman's superb writing that readers should expect something really special yet to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Oct 9, 2013

    Opena fares a bit better on the space front, though, as he is able to mix grandeur with a smaller scale, switching between the two without any problem. The tension in the negotiation and the way Mjolnir fly through space shows a certain restraint, with an emphasis on Thor, the Builder and their surroundings. There is enough visual diversity to allow the tension to rise, which receives help from the expressions of the characters themselves. If there is an area where Opena excels, it's when he draws aliens and with his backgrounds, revelling his part in the issue to the outlandish meeting spot on Hala, the depths of space and the many ships and technology he gets to design. Visually, his parts are quite striking, to say the least. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Oct 9, 2013

    Infinity #4 is without a doubt a chapter entry that's worth owning. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Oct 10, 2013

    Infinity #4 does its best to raise the stakes for human and alien alike, and is pretty successful on all accounts. The strength of Hickmans scripting is the backbone of this title, and is again wonderfully executed by the efforts of Opena and Weaver. As the event reaches its inevitably dramatic climax, I look forward to seeing where this story goes, and how far its affects will span across the Marvel Universe at large. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Jerrod Oct 11, 2013

    Infinity #4 was a very good issue that deals with the fallout of the shocking conclusion from the previous issue, while continually building to something bigger. I cannot wait for what awaits next for Earth's mightiest heroes. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Oct 9, 2013

    Light broke through Hickman's heavy darkness in Infinity #4, and a whole new world of Inhumanity has opened up. Enemies are broken but not beaten. Anything remains possible, but for now, the dead are being Avenged. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 9, 2013

    While this issue does stand alone without the need for Hickman's tie-ins better than the previous two have, it does still suffer from the series' other perpetual flaw. It's too late into the game for there to be such a tenuous link between the two halves of the story. The only common factor between Thanos' invasion and the Builders' intergalactic conquest right now is the revelation that the Builders have a deep-seated hatred for Earthlings. That's enough to suggest these two conflicts will ultimately merge into one, but time is growing short to build a unified threat for our heroes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Terry Verticchio Oct 13, 2013

    I have to say out of the myriad of Big Events Infinity is the best so far. The story doesn't feel rushed or patchwork. It's as if Jonathan Hickman plotted it all out ahead of time and is simply refining the story as he goes along. Wow, what a concept! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The MacGuffin - Matt LeMaire Oct 9, 2013

    While INFINITY #4 leaves me a little worried about where this is all heading, the fact that one big moment just happened rather than being the expected ending was a relief, and maintains the faith that Hickman has something else in story for us by the time the series ends. INFINITY continues to be an engaging read 4 issues in, and I'm looking forward to seeing so many of these threads come together as we head into the final two issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 12, 2013

    There are only two issues left of the main Infinity mini-series, and I have no idea how Hickman plans to unite his two separate storylines. Is he even going to bother? What do the Builders have to do with Thanos and his assault on Earth? What does any of this have to do with the title 'Infinity'? Is there any deeper meaning or point to any of this? I've been complaining all along that the Builders are ridiculously generic, and that doesn't change with this issue. In fact, things almost get a little worse. But overall, thanks to some strong character moments, Infinity #4 becomes the best of the series so far. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 9, 2013

    Sometimes less is more. While Jonathan Hickman should be applauded for his sense of scale in Infinity, there's been a disconnect the past few issues that has come with all the space opera. So by focusing only on a few subplots, Hickman has really made this event story more accessible and more exciting, giving Infinity #4 a momentum that lets it skate past its shakier moments. While this issue isn't perfect by a long shot, this series is definitely on an upswing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Oct 11, 2013

    I would honestly say this book is worth buying just for the Thor stuff, he's a badass and everyone in the universe should know it. Other than that though, you can probably just skip the book, maybe just flip through at the store or something. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - mahargen Oct 9, 2013

    I'll continue with Infinity just because I want to stay informed. The lack of heart is unfortunate, but the storytelling is worth the admission. At least it's better than Age of Ultron. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Oct 9, 2013

    The artwork is by Jerome Opea and Dustin Weaver and they do a decent job like always. Characters look good, the detail is fine, whoever colors for them is good, and action looks brutal. Outside of two points where the inker for one scene went overboard (it looked like most of Captain Marvel was turning into a shadow) and Black Bolt's eyes always look they were about to bugle out of their sockets, it looks decent enough. Read Full Review

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