S.H.I.E.L.D. #4

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Dustin Weaver Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 6, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 6
7.9Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

�THE MADNESS, THE STAR CHILD AND THE CELESTIAL MADONNA� The hottest book of 2010 continues! The world is still shaking from the revelations of #3 and there are more where those came from. IN THIS ISSUE- The true history of Nostradamus, the defeat of a Celestial at the hands of a mortal man and HOW THE WORLD ENDS! Oh, and Jonathan Hickman (FANTASTIC FOUR) and Dustin Weaver (X-MEN) have also created the most troubling idea ever�THE FOETUS OF GOD! Rated T �$2.99

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Oct 12, 2010

    Guys, if you should happen to find a box of chocolates and a dozen red roses on your doorsteps, please accept them anyway as humble tokens of my appreciation for all your efforts and my slight mancrushiness for your brilliant storytelling. Way to make comics fascinating, gentlemen. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 11, 2010

    This comic isn't for everyone, but if you liked Lost and The DaVinci Code, you'll probably get a kick out of this, too. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Oct 6, 2010

    Between this and Ultimate Thor (as well his work on Fantastic Four and Secret Warriors) Hickman is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers in the business, let alone at Marvel. The way he's reinterpreting long-established continuity to tell a truly provocative, boundary-pushing story reminds of Alan Moore and Grant Morrison's best work at DC. This book is sublime. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - James Leask Oct 12, 2010

    This is a comic that requires a lot of extra effort, but that is also worth the requirement, at least for me. It encourages me to dig deeper and reread, which excites me. It might not for you; it might just not grab you enough that youre willing to follow it where it goes. Thats OK. But if you want to have a fun challenge, pick up the issues of the series that have been published so far. I hope you enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 14, 2011

    The art remains stellar as well. The two-month waits are always justified by Dustin Weaver's epic and intricate pencils and Sonia Oback's gorgeous colors. The book is lacking in characterization, but at this point in the game that may just be a flaw we'll have to put up with. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Dec 18, 2011

    The plot doesn't advance a great deal in this issue, which is a little disappointing after an issue-long fight last issue. However, that's balanced out to a degree in how things happen here. This isn't a straight linear, cause and effect comic, and the storytelling reflects that. It applies some smart concepts to how it tells the story and, with three distinct timelines in this issue, what happens next is anyone's guess. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Oct 8, 2010

    Each issue delivers in the art completely. Weaver is building the sort of worlds that only true architects dream of. The science is constantly bent like light through a prism, but this monster of science seems to be missing a heart. It's bombastic and impressive but it isn't personal and it needs to be at some stage or else it will detach from the reader. If the focus falls on Nostradamus and Da Vinci, then this can be attained but for now there's a hollow disengagement that doesn't always draw you in though you can't help but be awed anyway. This issue is good, make no doubt; there are a few very satisfying sequences, but it deserves to be titanic. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 16, 2011

    At this point, you don't really care if the world ends or not, as long as the story ends with it. To the Dropped List this title goes. Read Full Review

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