American Carnage #4

Writer: Bryan Hill Artist: Leandro Fernandez Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: February 20, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 7
8.6Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Wynn Morgan isn't just a wealthy Los Angeles industrialist, he's the unofficial king of a vast white nationalist movement and the prime suspect in the murder of an FBI agent. But a dead fed may prove to be the least of Morgan's problems when dissension in the ranks signals what could be the start of a secret civil war, with white-passing undercover agent Richard Wright caught right in the middle.

  • 10 - Christian Hoffer Feb 20, 2019

    This is really great stuff, a nuanced look at a terrible topic that doubles as a captivating and compelling crime story. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 20, 2019

    Leanardo Fernandez knocks it out of the park with the art. There are some beautifully detailed panels throughout the issue and the use of shadow is both dramatic and necessary. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Feb 22, 2019

    The issue concludes with a mysterious death. It's a bit of a surprise. It got my mind racing though. What's better than that as a reader? This is a wonderfully written book where the suspense never lets up. It's topical without being preachy and that's one mighty feat indeed. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Nathaniel Muir Feb 20, 2019

    Each issue leaves the reader with an emotional gut punch. Character motivations are becoming more muddied. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Feb 20, 2019

    American Carnage #4 continues to differentiate itself from its peers with each and every issue. Between the sharp visuals that utilize darkness to continually obscure facial features and backgrounds and incredibly realized protagonists faced with unrelenting villains, American Carnage cuts sharp and cuts deep. While it remains a difficult read, anyone willing to engage with story, I think it's safe to say you're going to be engaged with it until it's bitter bloody end. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 20, 2019

    The issue shifts seamlessly from political intrigue to violent horror in pages, and these are some of the best characters I've read in a long time. Hill's writing has elements of Ed Brubaker's work but with a more diverse eye. It's easily the class of the new Vertigo wave. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Feb 22, 2019

    This issue continues to offer sophisticated storytelling that is clever but not smug and raw but not gratuitous. Hill and Fernandez bring their characters to life with rare skill and the narrative fails to drag despite the necessary emphasis on a conversation for much of the comic. Put bluntly, this is shaping up to be one of the best titles of the year so far. I recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Oct 17, 2020

    Overall, a grand issue, American Carnage #4 changes the definition of "pulse-pounding". The story by Bryan Edward Hill is outstanding. The art by the creative team is astonishing. Altogether, a story that may mean the end for one character. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Feb 22, 2019

    I didn't care for this issue. It didn't work for me on really any level. I don't like the art. And I found the story a little dull like it's just spinning its wheels. Read Full Review

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