War of the Realms #4

Event\Storyline: War of the Realms Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Russell Dauterman Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 15, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 37
8.6Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Pray to All-Mother Freyja! For in her hands lies the key to ending Malekith's war. The Black Bifrost - the only method of travel for Malekith's vast armies - must fall. Even with the Punisher, Ghost Rider, Blade and Hulk (Jen Walters) at Freyja's side, how many Dark Elves can one goddess kill? While Freyja's team heads for the swamps of Svartalfheim, Captain America's rescue mission in Jotunheim faces the wrath of giants, Captain Marvel leads a global assault team against Malekith's allies and the Black Panther defends Avengers Mountain against a siege of mythic proportion. None of them know that Malekith has a secret weapon. And its bite wil more

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Brian Wayne May 20, 2019

    I am happy, and a little shocked, to report that I cannot find any reason for anybody to drop this event from their pull list. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt May 15, 2019

    This story is far from over and yet, it's already sequential storytelling at its best. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Brian Clements May 15, 2019

    With War of the Realms #4, Aaron, Dauterman, and Wilson have topped themselves in several respects, exceeding already high expectations. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 16, 2019

    Russell Dautermans art is beautiful, brutal and filled with detailed action. All of the action leaps off the page. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez May 15, 2019

    War of the Realms (2019-) #4 tells the tale of Lady Freyja and her defense of the Black Bifrost against the Dark Elves. Fantastic storytelling and amazing art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill May 17, 2019

    "War of the Realms" #4 proves that this series is the gold standard for epic mega super comic book Event storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu May 16, 2019

    Jason Aaron is a masterful storyteller that once again proves the stage isnt too big for him to handle a full scale, company-wide event crossing years of his THOR run. Dautermans art is vigorous, spirited, powerful and shows depth within each scene. This issue is a must read moving forward in the series, as well as the characters of Venom, Thor, and the Avengers. If the issue focused more on the battle at Svartalfheim, this reviewer probably would have given the issue a 9 or higher. That said, it was still a fantastic read! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin May 15, 2019

    WAR OF THE REALMS is highly entertaining on the biggest scale possible. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - Matt Attanasio May 15, 2019

    WAR OF THE REALMS #4 helps Marvel's latest event gain some speed, but it doesn't do enough to deepen the story as a whole. Aaron's storytelling is still sharp, just not quite fulfilling here. Luckily, Dauterman and Wilson have no problem delivering outstanding pages. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk May 17, 2019

    The War of The Realms #4 is another kick-ass read. Aaron's heavy metal writing combined with Dauterman's stunning artwork makes for an action packed and wild big event issue. The War of The Realms #4 is pure fun in the form of violent action and bad-ass moments that would make a 1980's action movie jealous. If you have skipped on The War of The Realms then you definitely need to go buy this big event when it comes out in trade format. It is well worth your money. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 18, 2019

    It remains to be seen how well it all ties up at the end - and if a certain dead hero is avenged or forgotten. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - John Jack May 17, 2019

    A fun facet of the series if you're enjoying this event, if you aren't why are you reading this? Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    On Comics Ground - Marcus Freeman May 20, 2019

    The remaining forces of the ten realms led by the heroes of Midgard have regrouped and are now planning to take the fight to Malkeith and his forces. With Thor still out of commission, Lady Freyja and Odin are now leading the charge to turn the tide of this war. The heroes of Midgard find themselves spread out throughout the realm gathering forces to lead a counter-attack. The question is, will this retaliation be enough to stop Malkeith and end the war? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Joe Grunenwald May 15, 2019

    This is a great book, and some of the most fun, exciting comics on the stands right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 18, 2019

    A fun and energetic issue of War of the Realms injects some much-needed gravitas, while mostly just telling an engaging story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 15, 2019

    With fantastic art and superficial storytelling charms, War of the Realms #4 delivers more of the same. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 15, 2019

    Aaron and Dauterman have been a hell of a duo elsewhere, but War of the Realms continues to limp along with an event that's better concepts than execution. The issue feels rushed and slapped together. The event isn't being given the life it needs to breathe and stand out. As the climactic chapter of the story Aaron has been weaving for years, War of the Realms seems to be going out not with a bang but with a whimper. Read Full Review

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