Book Of Death #4

Event\Storyline: Book Of Death Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Robert Gill, Doug Braithwaite Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: October 28, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 5
8.7Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

An evil Geomancer has torn the world asunder... The dark puppet master pulling the strings has been unmasked... And the Valiant Universe as we know it is being torn apart... The end is here!

Now, not even the combined might of the Valiant's best and brightest can avert the coming apocalypse - not without a sacrifice, that is. Who will pay the ultimate price to avoid the Armageddon promised in the pages of the Book of the Geomancer? And how will it irrevocably change the course of Valiant Universe?

All the answers are here in the climactic final chapter by longtime Valiant scribe Robert Venditti and comics' hottest ri more

  • 10
    All-Comic - Jesse Izdepski Oct 19, 2015

    There is zero reason to not readBook of Death #4. If you have enjoyed the series so far, then enjoy this satisfying conclusion. If you have not yet read Valiant Entertainment's 2015 epic saga, then you are encouraged to catch-up, either by grabbing Book of Death #1 through #4, or by getting a copy of the trade paperback that will soon be released. Following the events of The Valiant #1 through #4, and leading into the uncharted pages of Wrath of the Eternal Warrior, Book of Death #4 is a book that demands a look. Read Full Review

  • 10 - John McCubbin Oct 29, 2015

    Book of Death #4 is just the conclusion that I was hoping for, as between the explosive action and symbolism it made for great reading. The shocking twist near the end also left some questions open with there being a lot to look forward to within Wrath of the Eternal Warrior. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Nov 1, 2015

    Although Book of Death has been filled with an ominous terror throughout its run, this issue is packed with heart.  It's an inspiration to see how far someone will go to do the right thing.  It has similarities in tone and theme to Hellboy: The Storm and The Fury, which certainly puts it in good company.  It's the kind of book that I wish more event comics strived to be.  This is a self-contained, easily accessible story that holds deep, meaningful ramifications for the entire Valiant Universe that will take it into an entirely new phase.  It hits like a punch to the gut and pulls at all the feels.  This is a solid read and easily one of the best books of the year. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - 13th Crusader Oct 20, 2015

    I can't say enough about the creative team that was assembled for this series. Their collaboration set a new standard when it comes to comic book events. They successfully delivered a spellbinding tale loaded with plenty of excitement and mystery for new and old Valiant fans alike to enjoy for a very, very long time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Oct 21, 2015

    Book of Death #4 is a beautiful conclusion to this event which shows again that you don't need to drag out a story or make tie-ins necessary to read in order to enjoy. In four issues they created a memorable story with stunning visuals between the present and future. Valiant you appreciate that much more because event after event they give you a reason to want to pay for it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - Karcossa Oct 19, 2015

    Book Of Death #4is a great way to bring a close to an event that took me by surprise with the first issue (I never expected to enjoy it as much as I did), and the consistent quality of both the writing and art never let up from that opening salvo. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Latest Pull - Marcus Orchard Oct 27, 2015

    Book of Death is now Valiant's greatest achievement. Venditti and Gill have crafted a near-perfect event that accomplishes everything it sets out to do. This series didn't need to draw upon every character in the Valiant Universe; all it needed was the relationship of Gilad and Tama and the powerful message that the two carry. If you haven't started Book of Death yet, track down the first three issues now and pick this one up on Wednesday. If you are already reading the event, you shouldn't need me to tell you to pick up the finale. No one should miss out the best event of the year. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Alex Nader Nov 2, 2015

    BOOK OF DEATH concludes with a thrilling fight and a bright future for Valiant. It's the best event of the year! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 3, 2015

    The story keeps the tension throughout, and has what may be far-reaching effects on future storylines. What more can you ask from an event? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Oct 19, 2015

    The world chronicled in the Book of Geomancer is one of death and despair, yet Gilad refuses to accept it as truth. The book is simply a means to locate the enemy to him, while the future has yet to be truly written. It is a fascinating point of view, especially coming from a character that has seen history repeat itself ad nausem, and mostly for the worse. Many in his position would point to the bleak future depicted in the book as an inevitability. Even Gilad, under the pen of other creators, has been cynical of mankind's ability to survive into the future, yet he continues to fight for the world's survival. It is because, despite the many wrongdoings by the human race in its brief period of existence, there are elements of good worth fighting for. In the end, the key to overcoming the Book of Death is life itself. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Oct 29, 2015

    At the end, "Book of Death" surpassed it's predecessor "The Valiant" by keep the focus on a select group of characters and showing heart and hope in the face of adversity. Bring on "The Wrath of the Eternal Warrior". Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comicsverse - Tom Bacon Oct 30, 2015

    Event comics notoriously lose their way, but BOOK OF DEATH has kept its focus well, and it's really impressed me. Where SECRET WARS and CONVERGENCE were huge, sprawling epic miniseries, BOOK OF DEATH restricted itself to just four issues, and, as a result, pulled off a much higher-quality arc. It proved itself to be a character study in the end, one that focused completely on just two superheroes, and did so in a tremendously effective way. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Oct 27, 2015

    Book of Death #4 is a satisfying conclusion to the series due to the final battle against Darque and Tama's impressive character development. The action is stellar, intense, and well worth the wait. I appreciate how things were tied up very well while offering a future with significant change for certain characters involved. Unity could've played a larger role or eliminated completely from this issue to give Punk Mambo additional exposure since they don't do much. However, I'm excited about what's ahead based on all the events that took place this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jeff Lake Oct 29, 2015

    The best thing about the Book of Death #4 is its focus. Most event books tend to throw everything but the kitchen sink at their finales, but Robert Venditti wisely chooses to keep the action limited to Gilad and Tama. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez Oct 28, 2015

    Book of Death, for the most part, ended on a high note. Venditti wrapped up the main plot while advancing our main characters of the event. There was great character development and set up for not only Eternal Warrior's upcoming ongoing, but also hints of a new future for Tama. The art was really amazing, with panels of sheer horror and beauty that really are captivating. Unity's role seemed to have been fairly lackluster and their position in this issue was both a bad thing and a good thing. It made the main story unpredictable but also seemed a little wasteful. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Oct 20, 2015

    Book of Death #4 is a good conclusion to Valiant's major event book. Robert Venditti nicely wraps up the story with an epic battle and a fitting end. There are some truly powerful, emotional moments in this book that not only show Venditti's excellent scriptwriting, but also Robert Gill and Doug Braithwaite's fabulous artwork. The action scenes are exciting and do an excellent job of showing how much is at risk. This should definitely be on your pull list! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Oct 28, 2015

    The moments after the final battle are powerful, and Venditti caps off the issue with a hopeful and optimistic dnouement. The lead-up to the issue's confrontations are superbly paced, paving the way for a terrific conclusion that serves as a nice recovery for the series' earlier shortcomings. The second half of "Book of Death" #4 alone is worth the cover price. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - David Craig Oct 28, 2015

    Ultimately, Book of Death was a slightly disappointing event and is definitely inferior to the stunning Armor Hunters series of 2014. Nonetheless, the series is definitely worth reading if you're a Valiant fan and is still miles ahead of numerous event books from the big two. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Oct 28, 2015

    All in all, this is just an okay issue which is kind of disappointing because there are monthly issues from Valiant that are way better than anything this series has provided. Read Full Review

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