Armor Hunters #4

Event\Storyline: Armor Hunters Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Doug Braithwaite Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: September 24, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 5
9.1Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

That was just a battle... Now get ready for the war!

X-O Manowar has played the ultimate gambit, and finally leveled the playing field against the villainous Armor Hunters. But the galaxy's deadliest killers haven't come this far just to surrender! Their final charge is now upon us...and it will take the combined powers of X-O Manowar, Unity, Bloodshot and the rest of the Earth's most formidable heroes to save our world from a full-scale cosmic reckoning.

The summer's biggest crossover event is out going with a BIG bang - and, when the smoke clears, everything you thought you knew about the Valiant U will be forever changed!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Sep 24, 2014

    This ending is very pleasing and has restored my faith in the concept of an event book taking place in comics. There are real consequences to this story and our characters grow and change from the events. There isn't a huge status quo shake up, just good ole character development. Hopefully the rest of the industry takes note and learns from this because if they did the event cycle wouldn't be the murdering of storytelling that it is at other companies. Kudos to Venditti, Braithwaite and the team at Valiant for delivering the best summer event book in years! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - superiorchris Sep 24, 2014

    This issue was nothing short from epic. As Armor Hunters comes to a close, Venditti shows us the different sides of war. In the end both sides lose something but can also gain something valuable. Braithwaite and Martin finish off the series strong with action and expressive pages that will make you drool. Valiant definitely delivers a summer blockbuster and shows us the event books are capable being great. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Sep 22, 2014

    So, was Armor Hunters a success? Yes, absolutely. Did it live up to the hype and all the expectations when it was announced by Valiant? Not only did it live up to those expectations, it drove a spear through it and kept on going. It needs to be shouted from the roof tops, but since my voice cant reach everybody this will have to do: VALIANT COMICS IS THE REAL DEAL AND YOU NEED TO READ THEIR BOOKS! Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Sep 24, 2014

    SUMMARYArmor Hunters #4 is an incredible conclusion to the crossover event with its heartfelt appeal to Aric, its earth-shattering action and beautiful artwork. My heart was beating fast with every page turn anticipating the next blow or fallen character, and as a climactic battle it was very satisfying. And it wasn't just a complete slugfest as some of the ramifications would be shown setting off a new beginning for Aric and his armor. I came into this issue with high hopes, and I'm glad to say this crossover event was well worth it. I highly recommend the entire Armor Hunters series. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Sep 23, 2014

    Armor Hunters #4 simply rocked! Without spoiling what happened, I'll say that I walked away from this pleased and even enthused. I don't know what comes next but here's a comic that just comes highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Sep 23, 2014

    A satisfying conclusion with all the action we've been dying for, loose ends tied up and an epic heroic finale for X-O Manowar that redefines the character. I'd call that a win, wouldn't you? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Sep 28, 2014

    Artists Doug Braithwaite and Laura Martin illustrate an action-packed and vibrant book; they're the ideal pair to deliver the series' stunning conclusion. All hail Aric of Dacia. Armor Hunters #4 is a winner. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Sep 24, 2014

    The summer's biggest crossover event went out with a big bang and Armor Hunters has changed the way the Valiant Universe progresses as a whole. Heroes are now acknowledged, powers are real to the public, threats beyond this world are real. The possibilities are now endless now that these characters can be who they want to be, and who the world needs them to be when the call comes for heroes to save the day. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jeff Lake Sep 25, 2014

    In the end, Armor Hunters is definitely an event that belongs firmly in the win column. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 24, 2014

    In the end, the book is designed to move the whole of the internal universe up a bit by making it more of an aware universe of what's going on and to change the kind of perception and position Aric has within it. That's what could be the most interesting thing going forward, though I'd love to see more of this team of Armor Hunters on their past missions as a more general science fiction series. But that's just me. The run was fun and has me curious for a lot more of what Valiant has to offer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Sep 24, 2014

    ARMOR HUNTERS ends in a bang. Venditti, Braithwaite, and Martin provide a fantastic event that is overall very solid. While there were a couple times things felt a bit chaotic and things did play out as naturally as they should, reading this, then X-O MANOWAR #29 right afterwards made this event feel very full. I've said time and time again that this is how events should be done, and although I had minor complaints about this issue, overall, I still really believe that this is one of the better events in the past 5 years. You should probably pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 25, 2014

    A fight to the very end, the end of "Armor Hunters" #4 shouldn't surprise anybody with the Armor Hunters' defeat. However, it comes with an extreme cost and -- as Lady Colonel Capshaw says -- they are left with a new world in the wake of the great battle. Venditti and Braithwaite have provided as clean and complete a universe-wide crossover as you'll ever see in comic books, on par with what Marvel Studios executed with its Phase One films. Everyone's here, but nothing is being forced on anyone and no characters are lost in the journey. Crossover planners everyone should take note and imitate this event's structure, readers will be thankful for it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AleSiryus Jan 10, 2017

    Italia - capitolo finale ricchissimo d'azione, con combattimenti ben realizzati, così come lo sviluppo della trama. Bellissimo vedere i più grandi guerrieri combattere tutti insieme x un'unica causa. I disegni sono eccellenti!

  • 8.0
    JBL Reviews Sep 27, 2014

    Good stuff. Was hoping the moral issue of the armor was a larger part of finale.

  • 8.0
    havok1977 Nov 4, 2014

    Pure action and a bit of development. Lets see whats next for Aric

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Sep 26, 2014

    Oh yeah! Aric is back! We can officially stop reading about trivial nonsense like the Armor Hunters in the X-O Manowar comic, and Ninjak and the Eternal Warrior in the Unity comics ;) More to the point, this is a pretty good event, at least when compared with other event books that suck more often than they excel. It concludes rather predictably (but with one juicy development for Aric) and pretty much boils down to an excuse to cause city-wide destruction, but there's nothing wrong with that in a comic book. The action gets a little confusing in the rendering of some panels, the line art looks a little rushed in some places but it's good overall. Would I recommend this? Yes, for people already reading Valiant at least. Is it the best event book out there? No, there have been better ones, but it's a lot better than Marvel's Original Sin and DC's Futures End, so I'd say it is certainly the best one at the moment.

  • 9.0
    Stallonelythelonely Sep 30, 2014

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