Imperium #4

Writer: Joshua Dysart Artist: Doug Braithwaite Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: May 13, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
8.6Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

The greatest villain in the Valiant Universe wages create Utopia! New York Times bestselling writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) continue the unprecedented comics story of a madman determined to save the any cost!

Toyo Harada is assembling a legion of living weapons. And the last, greatest gambit he needs is deep within the clutches of his most powerful opponents. To secure the human asset critical to his plan, Harada gambles everything he has in an all-out battle to win everything he desires!

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Henry Starling May 11, 2015

    This was a graphic, disturbing end to the first arc of Imperium. And I loved it. Project Rising Spirit has officially been breached, and they don't even know it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet May 12, 2015

    Words are hard, so lets say this as simply as possible:Imperiumis a f***ing giant amongst men, and has quite possibly usurped the throne as Valiants top series. The writing is deep, intricate, methodical and powerful and the art takes all that and puts it onto the page in a way that no other comic seems to be doing.Imperiumisthemust-read book right now, and for the love of all things holy/evil/blue, youneedto pick this up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Brady Steele May 13, 2015

    This book continues to impress me. Not only are the bad guys winning, you as a reader really want them to because it`s such an engaging story. I know there are tried and true archetype characters being shown to us in this book but they look and sound like nothing I`ve read before in comics. Everyone is complex and compelling and it`s all leading towards something bigger and bolder down the line. Imperium #4 is unsettling enough on its own to read. It's even better when you catch up to this series. Go ahead and get on the winning side and watch what smart storytelling looks like. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali May 14, 2015

    Imperium #4 is an engrossing issue that introduces an intriguing new character while raising the stakes greatly for both Project Rising Spirit and Harada. The majority of this issue seems to depart from recent developments with Harada and Gravedog but ultimately ties back into their respective goals. The introduction of higher dimensions through a psiot is fascinating, and creates so much potential going forward. And the conclusion of this issue means that things are only beginning to heat up, and I can't wait to get my hands on the next one. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick May 12, 2015

    Imperium #4 is another great issue in a series that I'm absolutely loving and totally hooked on. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - John F. Trent May 12, 2015

    Dysart is excellent at characterization and character development and this issue of Imperiumis no exception. The development and transformation of the "Angela Vessel" is compelling and frightening at the same time. Doug Braithwaite's artwork is once again fantastic detailing deep character emotions, but also the complete lack of emotions. Dysart adds a new player to the game with the "Angela Vessel" and the alien dimension. It is unclear how big a role they will play, but one thing is for certain Harada has deemed her engineering feats valuable as the issue ends leading to a major convergence. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen May 19, 2015

    One of my favorite subplots in any comic is the humanization of Mech-Major, or as he prefers to be called, "Sunlight of the Snow". Not only is the visual of an oversized robot attending therapy sessions humorous, but it also provides some fascinating character development by simply peeling back layers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Valiant Central - Scott Beattie May 13, 2015

    If next issue's raid on Leviathan is as big as I imagine it will be, it's possible that Imperium could begin to move in an entirely different direction. While these character-based issues haven't always read well on a monthly basis, they're obviously the foundation for the title, much like “the Renegades” arc did for Harbinger. Thus far, Imperium seems capable of matching the heights of Dysart's previous Valiant title. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geekality - Warren Fitzpatrick May 13, 2015

    I'd stay on this train for a bit. The story is solid enough, the art remains a highlight, and it's clear you're going somewhere when they hit you with what that alien/scientist has built. Read Full Review

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