Sinister War #4

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 1, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 44
7.5Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

• Things just got worse for Spider-Man. IT Didn't seem possible, but it's true.
•   If you think you have seen Spider-Man take a beating, you haven't seen anything this brutal.
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - C.V.R. The Bard Sep 2, 2021

    Yes, I was turned off by Spidey's new suit during the beginning of Spencer's latest run, but with the right amount of nostalgia featured here in this mini-event, Bagley & Spencer and just got me back on board for the next chapter of "Amazing", and the motivation is all here in this conclusion known "Sinister War" No.4. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Sep 1, 2021

    An enormous ending to a fantastic mini-series! You're gonna be talking about this for a long, long time. A good comic shouldn't just make you think, it should make you feel. This one does both. A lot. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 1, 2021

    All three artists bring great energy, drama and action together on every page. There are some emotional moments that come across great visually and I enjoyed how all the styles meshed with and complemented each other. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - ozwoods Sep 1, 2021

    Sinister War #4 is the final issue in the companion series and it finishes well enough. The comic gives more of what it promised with Spidey fighting many supervillains, though this time with several villains that some readers will recognize and others that they won't. There's some major payoff in the comic surrounding a couple characters that Spider-Man fans and readers of Nick Spencer's run won't want to miss. By the end, things are setup for the final battle between Spider-Man and Kindred in Amazing Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Sep 4, 2021

    Sinister War had a lot of hype around it, and the conclusion paid off. Nick Spencer and Ed Brisson put together a worthy finale that sets up the end of Spencer's run on Amazing Spider-Man.The pencils and colors rock and couldn't have been much better given the large task at hand. Sinister War was a fun ride that saw Spider-Man in possibly his most dangerous battle to date! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Sep 1, 2021

    Sinister War #4 has all the action and drama of a Spider-Man story cranked up to 11, as it paves the way for the end of Nick Spencer's run on the web-slinger. After reading this miniseries, I can safely say that he hewed to the old adage of "go big or go home" and it worked like gangbusters. I truly can't wait to see how the last three and a half years of Spidey stories pay off. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Megan Peters Sep 1, 2021

    Sinister War pushes through with a new issue this week, and it brings Peter's fight with a gallery of villains to an end. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Sep 5, 2021

    I would recommend this one if you are a fan of Spiderman and it seems more old-school in its approach so might suit more casual fans of the series. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 2, 2021

    After being excited to see how the Kindred Saga would end Sinister War #4 ended the latest Spider-Man event mini-series in utter disappointment. Nick Spencer and Ed Brisson don't even present us with a true conclusion for Sinister War. Instead this entire issue acts more as a teaser for the true ending of Sinister War that we will get in the companion story taking place in Amazing Spider-Man. By the end you are left wondering if it was even necessary to read the Sinister War mini-series. It was just a massive dropping of the ball near the end of Spencer's run on Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Super-Adaptoid Sep 4, 2021

    Ok, so my rating isn’t just for this issue, but the whole saga as a whole. So I guess I’m cheating. I just sat down and read from issue one of Sinister War (including the ASM issues tied in) that I had been stockpiling to read all at once. I am apparently in the minority because I think it’s bloody good!

    True, it’s not over yet because we have two more issues of Spencer’s run, but being an old guy who noticed all the nods to Peter’s past throughout all of this, I was in fanboy heaven. Was the whole thing just a lot of fighting? Didn’t care. It was the tried and true formula of putting Peter thru hell and I enjoyed the heck out of it. Even I had to sit there and ask “when did Spidey fight Grey Gargoyle again?” < more

  • 10
    Amazing Psycamorean Sep 1, 2021

    I'm becoming increasingly ashamed of liking this when I look back at all the backlash this issue is getting. But I can't help it. I just think it's a good comic. It's not the most plot heavy comic, and it's not the place for all the answers. That's Amazing Spider-Man. This is just a big fight. And it's well done. There's an amazing Bagley double page spread in here of Spider-Man fighting all these characters. I liked the resolution to this story. Boomerang completes his character arc by sacrificing himself for Spider-Man. For being the hero Peter thought he could be. Doc Ock ends up outsmarting Kindred, which is such a Doc Ock thing to do, and I'm very glad about that because no one wanted Ock to be a villain again, and he's not. Kindred lo more

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  • 8.5

    This whole series was mostly just filler. While we saw most of what Kindred was up to in Amazing, these 4 issues covered Spidey fighting a horde of rampaging supervillains. It would have been better if there was more motivation to this than just being a means of stalling Spider-Man while Kindred plots his final move.
    One of the highlighted moments is how Doc Ock gets the better of Kindred. He has stated on more than one occasion over the last 6 decades that he's not one to be manipulated, and that's still the case with him to this day.
    I'm sorry to see nothing was resolved with the real and fake Electro. Now that the real one's back we can ditch the female wannabe (That or she could make up a new name and be his partner in crime). more

  • 8.0
    Rachit Mittal Sep 2, 2021

    Art was good not great which I wanted. though I would prefer that only Mark Bagley (my favourite Spidey artist) only drawn the entire issue or two artist at most.
    Man, Boomerang died. I started to like the guy but he died. That sucks. But I like the fact he died on his own term with saving his friend.
    I liked the Doc Ock role here.
    But I felt Three teams, Savage Six, Sinister Six and Superior Foes would be enough instead of 6 teams. Morlun and Sin Eater and everyone else looked kinda forced. With 3 team, focus can be made them more which in turn would make it even better IMO.
    Now Kindred vs Spidey showdown is coming which I expected in this issue.
    Dr Strange and Mephisto conversation was quite interesting IMO.

  • 6.5
    DDJamesB Sep 1, 2021

    It technically wasnt bad but, this mini series literally accomplished nothing worthwhile. It was just 4 issues of action and no substance.

  • 6.5
    AGJ Sep 1, 2021

    omg this terrible

  • 6.5
    Sollywoods Sep 1, 2021

    I thought this was better than the previous issue but it still was just a drawn out fight. I did enjoy Dr. Oct's role. It would have been disappointing if he was just another guy chasing spiderman in this mess. my favourite part of the whole series was seeing Otto do what he does best. I do miss him as superior spiderman. On the other hand, I did not like how Morlan was handled. It seems like a single punch took him out. I can buy into what Dr octopus did would take him out but the way it was told seemed like he was already taken out by a single punch. That's kinda the overall problem I have this this series. A massive fight with so many villains but almost none of the fight depicted seemed to matter or hold any weight.

    And kill more

  • 6.0
    K-23 Dec 7, 2021

    Man for such a promising and fun start, Spencer's run is really going out on a lull. After fully developing Boomerang into such a great character it's a shame how his death felt so rushed and almost glossed over to lose all emotional weight it should have held. The play to have Doc Oc foil kindred's plan was solid as true to the character but the conclusion to this "war" doesn't read like an end and should have had a confrontation between Peter and Kindred. Really hoping the next ASM issue has a somewhat satisfying conclusion.

  • 6.0
    Kalaoui Sep 9, 2021

    At this point I just want this to end since all the problems I mentioned before are only getting worse: The bad inconsistent script, bad dialogue and the horrible art management. On top of that the OMD teasing seems like bait and switch as usual. I never ever felt like this reading ASM and it is disappointing.

  • 6.0
    Beyond_Batman Sep 1, 2021

    It was entertaining enough for the mess of a story it is. After 4 issues of fighting doc ock saves the day and its like this series had zero importance. For Spencer's run or Spider-Man in general. How do 40 supervillains show up in NYC and not one of the 500 heroes in the area not show up to help? I think Spider-Man would have been justified texting one his super friends. And I still am waiting for this big Kindred payoff.

  • 5.5
    Merlyn Sep 1, 2021

    What was the point of all this? Other than to put Bagley draw as many Spider-Man villains as he can (and even that we didn't get much of since he didn't draw all the issues). Boomerang's sacrifice was so cheap, Ock's "redemption" was sooo predictable. Talk about event fatigue. I swear, if Spencer doesn't deliver on ASM #875 big time, his run won't be remembered pretty well. And I say that as someone who's enjoyed it.

  • 5.0
    CrazyforRAMU Jan 6, 2022

    Sinister War comes to an abrupt end. Spidey survives and Kindred is foiled when the most and least noble of the villains turn against him. The art suffers from the usual "too many cooks" problem. The script is pretty impressive, though, which I credit to Ed Brisson. This must have been hellishly difficult to write, and he did formidable yeoman work. More Spidey narration than Nick Spencer would have used, which is a treat. The resolution makes sense, but it feels too small for the buildup. It's certainly too small for the fatality incurred at the end of the fight.

    As to Kindred's interminable narration, I quote the great Star Trek VI: "I'd give real money if he'd shut up."

  • 4.0
    Federico Liguori Sep 1, 2021

    Crap. There is no other way to describe this. It's crap. Not only that, it's a pointless crap that makes no sense. Spider-Man didn't change at all during this story arc and his life was never "ruined" as Spencer tried to imply. Nothing happened, actually... Nothing! And the way Spidey manages to get out of trouble is so idiotic I think it was written while Spencer was shitting in Marvel's toilets the day the story was approved. Thank God this garbage is over, now we only have two issues left to understand what the heck is Kindred trying to do.

  • 4.0
    Afre Sep 1, 2021

    So. That was it?

    What a pointless storyline. I was very hyped for Sinister War but this 4 issues were just fighting. Fighting with 3 different artist working on it, which means it feels even more messy.

    And the resolution? Well, we're back were we started. Things haven't moved at all since the first issue of this storyline. There wasn't any conclusion in here for storylines set up in Hunted, Sins Rising, King's Ransom and Chameleon Conspiracy. The villains showed up. They fought Spidey. Kindred has some monologue. Repeat. The end.

    Yes, the plot did move in the ASM tie-ins, but not here. Why even make this one a 7-part storyline when it barely has enough story for 4 parts?

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  • 2.0
    WhistleBlower Sep 1, 2021

    Comic written for the lowest common denominator.

  • 2.0
    daspidaboy Sep 1, 2021

    So I just read this issue..... and wow. To say Marvel dropped the ball on this event is an understatement. A better analogy would be Marvel running, tripping, and faceplanted so hard that they broke their nose. This is Game of Thrones Season 8 of Spider-Man stories. This will be a non-spoiler review

    Lets address the elephant in the room: The Art style. I agree with The Dark Knight Detective on this one. Yes great story with bad art can still work but this is Nick Spencer's final story on Spider-Man. You're telling me Marvel couldnt let Mark Bagley just draw every issue like how Jorge Jiminez is drawing Fear State? Even then the art is very inconsistent and it really sticks out like a sore thumb.

    The second problem with more

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  • 1.0
    Brownie Jul 28, 2022

    Файнали, в точке D. Спасибо за 4 номера швыряний Паркера из стороны в сторону!

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