Killraven #4

Writer: Alan Davis Artist: Alan Davis Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jan 20, 2003

    There's been moments where I can see what Alan Davis would find so engaging about Killraven's world, as the idea of a hero rising up to save his conquered world is a tried & tested formula. However, what Alan Davis has failed to do on this miniseries is convince me that Killraven is bringing something new to the table, as to be perfectly honest it reads like it's simply recycling ideas that have been handled far better elsewhere. The book is also doing a very poor job when it comes to developing Killraven into a compelling character, as we are now four issues into a six issue miniseries, and I've suddenly noticed that beyond the surface details, and a brief bit of back-story, Killraven is little more that the standardized, square-jawed hero that I've seen hundreds of times before. Heck, we even get the standard clichs, like the abrupt romance that develops after the damsel is rescued by her knight in shining armor, and the monster who is revealed to be a tortured soul. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jan 11, 2003

    The reason for this excursion is to rescue Volcana who was last seen in Superman: The Animated Series. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know. It's a Marvel book. Well, I'm pretty darn sure there wasn't a pyrotechnic in the original Killraven adventures, and this could possibly give DC or the WB the leverage to pursue a lawsuit, but really, who is reading this book? Just yours truly. We who have been suckered. Volcana is very nice. In fact, she's the character with whom you'd love to have a cup of tea and chat about your crop of green women in the backyard, but she's stuck in Killraven a book that has no reason to exist. Read Full Review

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