Star #4

Writer: Kelly Thompson Artist: Filipe Andrade, Javier Pina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 20, 2020 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 15
7.7Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

STAR & CAPTAIN MARVEL GET A BLOODY REUNION! Star’s been on a journey of self-discovery, and with the help of some unexpected teachers, she has managed to learn more about both herself and the powers of the Reality Stone now bonded to her. She’s also still on the run from some of the most dangerous villains in the universe, who will not stop until they wield the Reality Stone themselves. But it’s Star’s second confrontation with Captain Marvel, the woman who killed her, that will cut the deepest. When the dust settles, what will be left of...anything?

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 20, 2020

    Star is an intriguing character thanks to her turn from evil superhero-turned-villain-composite to a hero who is suffering from trauma. Thompson continues to impress with plotting, clever action and humor, further reminding us she's one of the best superhero writers in the business. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin May 20, 2020

    Star #4 brings its protagonist into conflict and then collaboration with Captain Marvel. A satisfying amount of backstory is revealed, but questions (and a doozy of a fight) remain for the finale. This chapter upholds the series' reputation for consistent excellence, and it should have no trouble delighting readers of the previous issues. Marvel's plans for the Infinity Stones remain mysterious, but it looks more and more likely that the Star series will go down as one of the first great highlights of the saga. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn May 26, 2020

    Star #4 is full of action and awesome visuals, but it also poses an interesting comparison which finds Star still on uncertain grounds regarding her status as a hero or a villain. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cat Wyatt May 20, 2020

    Star #4 is an intense piece of work, proving what character development is all about. Combined with brilliant artwork, this is an issue worth the wait. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jenna Anderson May 20, 2020

    It's unclear what the future holds for Star once this miniseries comes to a close, but it's proving to be a largely-enjoyable ride for Marvel fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho May 23, 2020

    Kelly Thompson continued her amazing story about one of the more popular female characters to come out in the past couple of years. The art team couldn't have done a better job here either. Star is a breakout character ready to take the next step! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Kellie Keener Jun 12, 2020

    While this issue is clearly setting up the conclusion, it doesnt feel like its just a setup. Enough is going on in this issue that it stands on its own as a story. Star has all the makings of a very successful mini-series, and hopefully, issue 5 will stick the landing.  Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner May 20, 2020

    Star is a series that I have enjoyed enough, but this penultimate issue is a fight scene from beginning to end. It does get Captain Marvel and Star on the same side against the Black Order, and the cliffhanger has me intrigued for the finale. This issue isn't a must-read, but if you have enjoyed Star so far, you know what to expect. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 20, 2020

    It's an okay issue, but the use of both Captain Marvel as antagonist and the weird, esoteric Black Order as villains makes it all feel very disconnected. Read Full Review

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