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Siege #4

Event\Storyline: Siege Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Olivier Coipel Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 12, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 10
6.2Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

THE MARVEL BLOCKBUSTER OF THE YEAR!! This double-sized finale brings the Dark Reign to a shattering conclusion and brings with it the bombastic new HEROIC AGE. Every single page of this book is a shocker: Lives are changed. Heroes fall. Deaths. Revenge. Villain comeuppance. And when the dust settles, who will be in charge of the Marvel Universe?? You will find out here and only here. This is the one they will be talking about. Cardstock Cover/Rated T

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 13, 2010

    The Marvel Universe has been placed back in its proper position, and I'm anxious to see where it goes from here. "Back to the basics" works for me! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans May 12, 2010

    The quintessential comic blockbuster that brings much promise for the Marvel U. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis May 26, 2010

    As for the story, well, it doesnt explain much about the Sentry, but it is dramatic enough. Theres nothing particular to it or memorable. When you buy this just look at the pictures and ignore the script. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 12, 2010

    It is good to see a story that is treated seriously, with casualties and repercussions, and there is a redemption moment here that almost makes us forget that the character is the architect of his own doom. Still, looking just at this issue, we have a success story, with some excellent artwork by Coipel and Bendis doing sweeping epic worthy of Jim Shooter. (And that is a GOOD thing indeed.) Siege #4 isnt perfect, but it sets the groundwork for a number of interesting things, and changes the balance of power in a very effective way, earning 4 out of 5 stars overall Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan May 13, 2010

    As a story, it probably works better in conjunction with the other two companion Avengers issues released this week, but as a comic -- and as a finale to a short burst of a series -- it serves its purpose well. It gets the characters where they need to be, and it does it with a bit of flavor. It's the citrus sorbet of the comic book world. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 12, 2010

    Ultimately, Siege #4 suffers from the same flaw most event finales do. It seems more intended to set up future books and storylines than it does to wrap up anything. Bendis lays the groundwork for most of the new Avengers books in the final pages and makes it abundantly clear who will be running the show in Osborn's stead. As for Osborn himself, the Asgardians, the residents of Broxton, and anyone emotionally or physically affected by Siege... not so much. As with Civil War #7, World War Hulks #5, and Secret Invasion #8, this issue leaves readers with the impression that the end point was intended to be more interesting than the journey. Siege was an intriguing experiment in event storytelling. It cut the crap out of the equation and attempted to tell a lean, action-heavy story in a shorter span of time. It accomplished all those goals, but the degree of success to which it did wasn't always to my liking. More than anything, I'm simply ready to welcome Heroic Age with open arms and bid Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt May 13, 2010

    The fanboy in me that loves bigaction and hero camaraderie found enough to like in this issue that I can't say it was a total waste of time. Unfortunately, the toocozy ending and paintbynumbers approach is a bit of a letdown, especially with certain bits having no setup or context clues for fans that didn't read all of the tieins. This issue came in with a good amount of momentum, but I can't help but feel like this ending is a bit of a misstepa misstep with the best of intentions, but a misstep nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Comic Addiction - Antony Ellis May 16, 2010

    As an event, it seems Siege did its job. It set up the brave new world of The Heroic Age and has me seriously stoked for it too, and I love the direction Marvel are sending Steve Rogers in. However, I felt Siege as an event was strangely compressed. If I hadn’t been reading Dark Avengers and New Avengers, as well as Siege: Loki and Siege: The Cabal, I don’t think I would have felt I got the whole story. I certainly didn’t get this feeling from Civil War and Secret Invasion which were able to fit more of the story into more issues, with fewer requirements to read the tie-ins. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk May 13, 2010

    Siege #4 is a complete waste of your money. Do not bother buying it. All you need to know is that Steve now has Norman Osborns job, the Registration Act has been repealed and that the real Avengers are back. Forget about Siege and look to the future and think only about the Heroic Age. That is the best approach to take. I would suggest saving your money for the numerous interesting looking Heroic Age titles that Marvel is trotting out over the course of the next month. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bill Janzen May 14, 2010

    When they inevitably resurrect the Sentry the writer who does it had better read that original mini over and then reread it to make sure they actually get it right next time. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett May 12, 2010

    Clocking in at an expanded 30 pages of story, "Siege" #4 feels like it needed more pages at the end to really bring the event and the events of the past five years to a stronger conclusion. Bendis provides some nice feel good moments, but nothing firmly final. That's been his problem with these event books in the past and it continues here, sadly. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren May 13, 2010

    Four poorly written issues with a rushed execution and a plethora of tieins just so they could retcon Civil War and all characterization for the Avengers to get them back to preBendis era status quo. It's like One More Day except for the Avengers. Read Full Review

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