Britannia #4

Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Juan Jose Ryp Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: December 14, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 6
9.1Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Final Fates! Antonius Axia's nightmarish journey through the heart of the remote Roman colony of Britannia has brought him to death's door. But when the world's first detective confronts his deepest fears about gods, men and civilization, will he be able to complete the mission given to him by Emperor Nero, or will his mind collapse under the unfathomable weight of the void that now
stands revealed before him?

  • 10
    All-Comic - Amy Okamoto Dec 13, 2016

    Britannia #4 goes out with a bang, concluding this historical thriller. A compelling tale reinforced by evocative art, this book and the mini-series as whole will resonate with readers. Britannia is a distinctive title, but may be described to laymen as a Roman version of the X-Files. Fans will want to believe that we havent heard the last from the detectioner. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GAMbIT Magazine - Alan D.D. Dec 13, 2016

    Britannia comes to an end firing on all cylinders Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Dec 14, 2016

    Like any of the other stories Valiant has created for us recently, Britannia became another must read as one you don't want to underestimate for the things unknown. You hold tight to the unexpected, the unpredictability, and the fun in a journey where the destination is only as good as the obstacles that get you there. The way Britannia ends it seems like they have plans for this story to see another volume, and to that I would say bring on the next big case for Antonius the Detectioner. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Dec 14, 2016

    Britanniawas quite unlike anything I expected going in, and I bloody loved every page. Another home run from one of the best comic book publishers around. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Andrew McGlinn Dec 14, 2016

    Britannia (as a stand-alone story) has been excellent. Taking the detective archetype and setting it in the past has been an intriguing exercise. Yet, the draw for me was the idea of The Wyrd. Female/Earth magic is not something that a lot of comics use, with one exception: Valiant, of course, have the Geomancer. Still, I think they may have found something here that they can develop into something a little bit different. I have a hunch there is more to Britannia than they are telling us. The conclusion, for one, does leave the door open for more chapters set in this time. Plus, is it me or does the Vestal Virgin Priestess Rubia look exactly like the Druid Priestess Bodmall? Perhaps the biggest hint is that this week Valiant's CEO tweeted photos of Roman/Gladiator armour with the phrase underneath reading: ‘upcoming project.' All that aside, whether it comes to something or nothing, Britannia has been an excellent four part distraction. I want more. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Dec 19, 2016

    Valiant's best mini-series of 2016. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    SciFiPulse - Oral Frier Dec 19, 2016

    This series has a great deal to overcome. With four issues, a writer is limited to the amount of story they have. Economy has to be the name of the game. Britannia proves this wrong. Precious pages are used to give the reader historical context to elements in the story and bolsters the overall story. Small tidbits of information are doled out over three issues, yet the final issues gives us a giant deluge of truths all at once. In many respects, Britannia is uneven, and it should not work; however, Britannia does work, and it works very well. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Outright Geekery - Jay Loving Dec 14, 2016

    Britannia is a complex, multi-layered story. On the surface we have a horrific murder mystery. Antonius' struggle to know precisely who is doing the murders. But interwoven and supporting this are elements that examine the nature of reality and a subtle but relevant story of loss and redemption. Readers who don't mind a bit of grappling to understand a story should find it a compelling and worthwhile read. Recommended. Read Full Review

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