Friendo #4

Writer: Alex Paknadel Artist: Martin Simmonds Publisher: Vault Comics Release Date: February 13, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
9.3Critic Rating
9.8User Rating

Thanks to an obscure piece of legislation, Jerry and Leo are now above the law. As they rob big-box stores up and down the west coast with The Manufacturer's blessing, their violent exploits are livestreamed to millions of disaffected consumers who've been told "no" one too many times. Beginning to tire of their new status as folk heroes, Jerry and Leo's final heist takes a brutal turn when corporate assassin Zaj Xek the Cremator gets them in his sights.

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Christa Harader Jan 30, 2019

    Friendo #4 proves that having a dream isn't dumb. It's thinking that yours is good enough to come true, is the problem. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Jeffrey Bracey Feb 5, 2019

    If you like South Park by way of Tarantino this is the book for you. It is pure black comedy and vicious parody all wrapped up into one. 5 out of 5! Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Comicsverse - Leijah Petelka Feb 8, 2019

    Loose laws allow Leo and Jerry to live above the law. However, Leo's very tired of this lifestyle. But through a turn of events, Leo and Jerry are ultimately faced with, well, themselves. Meanwhile, Zajek the Cremator is hot on their tails. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Feb 12, 2019

    With only one plot element that feels distracted from the rest, Friendo #4 is a near-perfect issue. If you aren't reading this book, you should be. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Feb 12, 2019

    Friendo #4 continues searching for the absurd upper limits of unrestrained capitalism and still doesnt find it. Whenever this book seems to reach a new extreme of exploitation, greed, or dehumanization, it pushes it just a bit further, finding new and scarier ground. Simply put, do not miss this comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Feb 13, 2019

    There is no doubt that Leo is a terrible excuse for a human being, but at least he is comparably, marginally less awful than the rest of society. That it makes him a hero and allows a religion to form around him is sad, but too real, too soon. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Feb 15, 2019

    Delving into deep black comedy even in the most dire of circumstances coupled with very good artwork and magnificent colors, "Friendo" keeps the ball rolling without missing a beat, keeping a laugh track running in the back of reader's minds the whole way through. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 15, 2019

    It's rare to find a book that reinvents itself the way that Friendo seems to on an issue-to-issue basis - and it's rare to find a book that actually gets away with it, too. Read Full Review

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