4001 A.D. #4

Event\Storyline: 4001 A.D. Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Clayton Crain Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: August 31, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 8
8.4Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

The fall of the 41st century!

The ultimate battle is here as Rai and Father clash among the stars for the final fate of the future...and Earth along with it! As New Japan's despotic ruler and its former protector enter their final showdown, will the orbiting satellite nation fi nally fall back to Earth? As the war for 4001 A.D. claims lives on both sides, who will live to greet the brave new world that lies ahead? And what will become of Rai, of Father, and civilization itself? The Valiant Universe of 4001 A.D. is forever changed right here as forces new and old prepare to rise from the ashes of New Japan!

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  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Dylan Hicks Sep 2, 2016

    There you have it folks! Get out there and pick up any issues of this event, or the Rai series, that you maybe missing. Between the fantastic writing, art, and letters from many different teams, I would have to rate this event, and the this issue, a 6 out of 5 stars! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Aug 31, 2016

    Between Divinity II and this series, Matt Kindt has written some of the best comics I've read all summer, and his conclusion to 4001 A.D. solidifies the story as one of my favourite event style stories I've read in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 4, 2016

    With excellent artwork by Clayton Crain and a terrific story by Matt Kindt, it's a strong mini-series and a great springboard for Rai. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GAMbIT Magazine - Alan D.D. Aug 30, 2016

    Regardless of the very minor things I dislike, this is one of the best issues I've seen from Valiant so far! 4001 A.D. #4 is an exciting and beautiful experience that shouldn't be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jason Laframboise Aug 31, 2016

    The issue on it's own was pretty good. I really love the future timeline in the Valiant Universe, so having not one but two series set there plus 4 one shots, has all lead to an enjoyable story for me. It's been a great summer for Valiant, and hopefully that continues on into the fall. The issue was good, the series was great overall a win. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez Aug 31, 2016

    4001 A.D. was a wide, cinematic ride that Kindt allowed this future to truly grow and florish, which the characters within it. Kindt's writing felt a lil breezy here, but still gave a satisfying ending to the event and character arcs of Rai and Lula. Crain gives the artist tour de force here, giving some of the most stunning, beautiful issues in comics today. The cinematic panel work gave bold perspectives and really made this final issue feels as huge as the event is supposed to be. 4001 A.D. # 4 brought us a finale that was epic, satisfying, gorgeous and truly hopeful as our team wrapped up a long war in the most beautiful way possible. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Amy Okamoto Aug 31, 2016

    4001 A.D. #4 is a gratifying end to the event miniseries. It is both an epilogue and a promise of a tantalizing new future. The synergy between the copy and art make this book, and the event as a whole, a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Aug 30, 2016

    The ending is predictable, but it does a good job depicting the end to Kindt and Crains time with 4001. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 30, 2016

    4001 A.D. #4 is the perfect epilogue issue. We get at the core of Rai's motivation, see some truly awe inspiring science fiction scenes, and get a good sense of where the story can go from here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Sep 3, 2016

    4001 A.D. #4 dedicates much real estate to setting up the future of Rai's story, grinding the issue's pace to a halt. Though it is to the issue's overall detriment, Kindt and Crain wisely employ the technique of "show, don't tell." And readers are shown an Earth that is teeming with life and civilizations that the citizens of New Japan were previously unaware of. Read Full Review

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