X-23 #4

Writer: Mariko Tamaki Artist: Juan Cabal Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 12, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 27
7.8Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

• It's a sisters-vs.-sisters showdown as Laura must battle through the Cuckoos' powerful mind
projections to rescue Gabby - but why did the Cuckoos kidnap Gabby in the first place?
•  And will Gabby be able to resist their psychic shackles, or will she turn against Laura too?
Rated T+

  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - Matthew David Clarke Sep 24, 2018

    Move over Watchmen, step aside Killing Joke, this is my new favourite comicbook. Its not the most intellectual or philosophical but its beautiful and emotionally raw. A visceral, relentless tour de force. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Sep 12, 2018

    X-23 #4 was a fast read, but it was one heck of a roller coaster for these sisters who are fighting to keep their loved one alive and kicking. I fear for Gabby, but I also fear for the Stepford Cuckoos. They aren't united, they're not all unkillable, and they've knocked on the door of the wrong monster. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Sep 16, 2018

    We're a bit light on the action but the team delivers another solid issue of X-23. Putting the focus on the Cuckoos and their own internal drama was a good idea. So far, they've been compelling villains for Laura, and it's nice to get some insight on them. Now, let's get Gabby back into action before you make a grown man cry, okay? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Sep 12, 2018

    First things first: the story being told in X-23 overall is a fascinating one. Not only is Laura trying to protect her sister Gabby, but she's on a journey of self-discovery as well and for the first three issues of the title it's a journey that's been a thought-provoking, enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Sep 14, 2018

    X-23 #4 continues the story of Laura vs the Stepford Cuckoos. Mariko Tamaki's story is strong, and Juann Cabal's art pushes it to another level. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 15, 2018

    The current X-23 story is solid and enjoyable storytelling, though it doesn't dig very deep into anything in particular. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Sep 14, 2018

    Concentrating on the Stepford Cuckoos' side of the story, "X-23" #4 keeps reader attention and interest through a different lens. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Sep 12, 2018

    I appreciate a quick and easy read as much as anyone, but I feel like some of these issues have less writing than children's picture books. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    On Comics Ground - Daniela Mendoza Sep 19, 2018

    I've been feeling like this story drags on and is just milking material it has because maybe they don't have anymore ideas? Art and cover art are good, the realness captures Gabby's emotion and struggle well, even though we don't see much of her side in all of this. The color palette used is really pretty in this issue too. I don't 100% know what happened. Again, these issues always fly by. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 17, 2018

    Cabal and Woodard are proving to be one of the best art teams in the business right now, but their work is being let down by a meandering story that moves an inch per issue. I'm still on board till the end of this arc (cough: issue #6) but if Mariko Tamaki doesn't give me a more substantive story I'll probably drop the book. That would be such a shame because I was very hyped on this series going into Marvel's Fresh Start. I love our main characters and I wanted a book to just have fun with them in, yet four issues in and I'm not really having fun. This issue was better than #3 but not that much better. Read Full Review

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