U.S.Agent #4

Writer: Christopher Priest Artist: Georges Jeanty Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 31, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 11
4.0Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

Conflicting visions of America intersect in a small mining town where long-buried S.H.I.E.L.D. secrets are unearthed, forcing a confrontation between John Walker and his own sister, who has commandeered powerful weaponry she is poised to unleash on the townsfolk Walker has sworn to protect.

Rated T+

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Mar 31, 2021

    Why U.S.Agent continues to be told in such a deliberately obtuse way (constant flashbacks, multiple narrators) I'll never know. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Merlyn Mar 31, 2021

    Priest is one of my favorite writers and I want so badly to like this more but I just can't. He deliberately tells the story in a disjointed way, I know this because he did it in Deathstroke too but that doesn't make his writing likable nor does it make it very smart, not here. And he doesn't seem to be very convinced himself of what messages he's trying to put forward. Also the fact that we have these awesome covers from Cecchetto and that mediocre art inside just makes me angry.

  • 4.0
    Spacey Medicine Sep 15, 2021

    I just don't like this writing!

  • 10
    C.V.R. The Bard Mar 31, 2021

    If the last issue was focused on ethnic tension, then this this was focused on the dangers of drug abuse playing into the overall theme of disgrace in a country where for some you can easily make more of a living by being relieved of duty. But even that comes with cost.
    With sky dragons raining out the sky on the final page , Priest has mastered the art of the cliffhanger. The cows getting shook also is further proof Priest & his gang are masters of the splash page, prior to reaching the end of this rag.
    I finally have the name of the official U.S. Agent (Saint) stuck in my head, and his Benjamin Button backstory (basically) helped to set him apart.
    Yeah, U.S. Agent never seems like much ; but just like when I was 1st was more

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Aug 4, 2021

    Some satisfying (and much-needed) plot backfill clarifies how all the characters are vectoring toward each other in Ephraim. Questions of motivation and allegiance remain, though, and I'm not sanguine about the odds of the final issue answering all, or even most, of them. This is a nicely-drawn and sharply-written issue on its own -- really a best-case refinement of the groundwork already established.

    I think this series employs the "these 2 characters had sex, therefore they have a complex relationship" trope too often.

  • 6.0

    Not as good as last issue, but not terrible.

  • 8.5
    Pantheon36 Apr 25, 2021

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Oct 3, 2021

  • 7.0
    Radar Apr 5, 2021

  • 6.5
    Adsun22 Apr 1, 2021

  • 5.5
    tonpas1989 Mar 31, 2021

  • 3.0
    fenixalasnegras Mar 31, 2021

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