S.W.O.R.D. #4

Event\Storyline: King in Black Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Valerio Schiti Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 17, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 37
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The mutants are dying. Their island is dying. Earth itself is dying. All hope for humanity as a species lies in Protocol V. Protocol V isn't going to work.
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  • 9.5
    AIPT - Alexandra Iciek Mar 17, 2021

    S.W.O.R.D. #4 is ridiculously good. The sheer skill of the creative team comes out in this issue's pitch-perfect plot and fascinating character work. With King in Black ending next month, this series will inevitably begin to grow into one of the best Marvel titles out there. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Mar 17, 2021

    S.W.O.R.D #4 is once again a very good example of how to tie a line-wide event into a franchise but still use the book to further the main characters' development as well as tie in several ongoing plot points established in other books in the Reign of X line. Throw in exceptional art from a superb team and there really is nothing to do but sit back and enjoy a thoroughly enjoyable read that ticks all the boxes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Mar 17, 2021

    Overall this book continues to be a must read, even with these first few being tie-in issues. Now that’s definitely saying something. This book was a fantastic read and gets me very excited for what we will get post event. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Mar 22, 2021

    SWORD‘s King In Black tie-in concludes with a character-centered action blow-out. The creative team continues to prove that this title is a crown jewel in the making, all while using a cast of unconventional fan favorites. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Luke Cornelius Mar 22, 2021

    "S.W.O.R.D." #4 is an issue with great visuals that bends its 'King in Black' connections to its will. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Mar 17, 2021

    S.W.O.R.D. #4 is an action-packed romp that uses its cast wonderfully. Its hard to know whether Ewing set out to show how little of a threat Knull would actually be to the heroes of the Marvel Universe, but he does show that, and the book is better for it. Schitis art does a great job of setting the scene and giving the whole thing the kind of momentum it needs. S.W.O.R.D. has been a fun ride so far, and it will be great to see where Ewing and company take it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Mar 17, 2021

    Taking it all together, S.W.O.R.D. #4delivers another strong story. With great visuals, impressive action moments, and some interesting character interactions, this series continues to lay an impressive foundation for things to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Mar 17, 2021

    It's fun, it's gorgeous, and it'll have fans psyched for what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 20, 2021

    The King in Black tie-in is like an albatross around this comic's neck. But Ewing still finds opportunities for some fun character moments, and it looks like the crossover is over. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Mar 21, 2021

    Like a mess of symbiotes slithering over each other, this is far too many moving pieces trying to work in synchronicity without learning the choreography. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - ozwoods Mar 17, 2021

    S.W.O.R.D. #4 brings its King in Black tie-in story to a close and the series can get back on track for what it's supposed to be. We finally see the fight it set up issues ago and the art and colors by Valerio Schitti and Marte Gracia is stellar as always. Fans who already have the second and third issue can finally complete the set with this one. Read Full Review

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