The Delinquents #4

Writer: Fred Van Lente, James Asmus Artist: Kano Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: November 26, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
8.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

After battling, befriending, breaking-up, and making-up, our suckers supreme - Quantum, Woody, Archer, and Armstrong - have finally arrived at their destination...Big Rock Candy Mountain! With their enemies rapidly gaining on them can our dreamed-up-team-up find the lost treasure of the hobos before it is too late? You've read the other three issues, you've played the board game, WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU NOT SEE HOW IT ENDS?! See you at the finish line, hobolievers!

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Matt Deery Nov 28, 2014

    In terms of presentation and sheer inventiveness, this issue hands down is the best single issue I have read all year. The story is so ridiculous that you cannot help become invested in it, yet it delivers on more than just cheap gags to keep the plot moving on and instead giving us great character interaction in this team up. Whilst Kano's art and panel layout really does steal the show the love and care that have done into this book really shows and makes it a great read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Nov 28, 2014

    Wrapping up the story of Mondostano's quest for world conquest through the treasures of the hobo ass map, "The Delinquents" #4 gives readers a ridiculously fun comic unlike anything else on the stands nowadays. Van Lente and Asmus leave the door open for future adventures, sending the pairs of Archer and Armstrong and Quantum and Woody back in down their original paths, but they do so with fun and humor driving the whole scene. There's plenty to like about this story, and despite being the fourth installment of a four-part series, "The Delinquents" #4 is remarkably all-inclusive, welcoming to new readers as well seasoned readers of either coupling. Just shy of a dinosaur and a gorilla, this comic book has a little bit of everything comic book fans read comics for, from rampaging, hulking foes to clever conclusions and goes far beyond any readers' expectations, with opportunity for outrageous reader interactivity and chuckle-worthy innuendo. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven E. Paugh Nov 29, 2014

    In the end, I've loved every minute of The Delinquents and hold it to be a great exemplar of the Valiant voice: unconventional, irreverent an most of all, fun. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Dec 2, 2014

    Yes, The Delinquents #4 is fun and entertaining. Im not going to tell you that I didnt enjoy reading it, because I did. But I just dont feel like it lived up to everything that preceded it in this series, which was definitely disappointing to me. And the tease for more at the end of the issue really didnt help with the anti-climactic feeling. If youve read the rest of the series though, theres certainly no reason to skip out on this one, you will get a lot more of everything youve come to expect from this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gizmo Dec 14, 2014

    The main drawback on this issue is it's disjointedness and anticlimactic ending. However, it makes up for this in spades with Kano's amazing panel layout and the world's first (maybe, I don't know) do-it-yourself fight sequence that basically blames your own imagination if you don't find it fulfilling enough, pure genius!

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