Border Town #4

Writer: Eric M Esquivel Artist: Ramon Villalobos Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: December 5, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 5
8.8Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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Racist high school bully Blake has become that which he hates the most: a figure of Mexican legend! Transformed into a walking, talking D a de los Muertos skeleton, Blake's possessed by the spirit of Santa Muerte herself, who compels the tortured young man to undertake a most dangerous mission: open the border between worlds-permanently.  

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Dec 5, 2018

    Look, spend the money on this. These books are going to be hot items for a long time to come. You can not lose. Excellent art. Whip smart writing. A Plus. Tell your friends. Don't keep this to yourself so you can be the person who read it first. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Dec 5, 2018

    Oh my gosh, Border Town #4 is terrific. It made me stop and think about some things " living an undocumented life " in a way I haven't not before. I love the mix of supernatural horror with the more mundane evils of 21st century life, which can be horrors in themselves. This story is building tension steadily and inexorably which is great for a horror title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Dec 5, 2018

    Four issues in and the story gets better with every outing and my excitement increases with each book that is released. Something big is about to happen at the U.S. / Mexico border. Those on both side of the fence, both living and dead, are in for a rude awakening that will serve as the ultimate test of tolerance for everyone involved. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Johnathan Mason Dec 3, 2018

    As a comic fan on a budget, I empathize with those who are waiting out a proper collection of Border Town. 'Trade-wait' or issue by issue, show up and show out for this book however you're able. It's a testament that even when the series signals what direction it's headed in, that the route its creative staff take to get there is a breath of fresh air. The only reason I find myself giving this installment less than a perfect score is it does its job too well. I've been rereading in the deluded hope that somehow the book will have grown more pages since the last time I flipped through them. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Nathaniel Muir Dec 5, 2018

    If you are looking for a comic about falling in love while dealing with prejudice and fighting monsters then this is your book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Brax Dec 6, 2018

    Maybe the most important border in border town isn't about identity or country; it isn't about who we hate or why we hate. The most significant border in border town is between life and death " the border that separates this world from the netherworld. This is the border that has been breached in Bordertown #4 and the invasion that ensues will be the challenge that defines this series and irrevocably reshapes the lives of these super cool teen-aged protagonists and their adorable little monster sidekick. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Dec 5, 2018

    Border Town remains a poignant and timely comic, one that serves as both vicious mockery and a hard look at the issues surrounding the U.S. immigration issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Dec 5, 2018

    Border Town is unapologetic in its depiction of animosity and cruelty and those children who must suffer beneath those things outside of their control. There is no mistake going in of what this book is about. Hate read it if you must, but it is worth reading as a statement of these times. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Br'er Lapin Dec 7, 2018

    Less preachy or idiotic as the last issue, everyone is still an exaggerated stereotype of their politics, but I won't lie... I had fun with this issue. Okay, Border Town, you got me again.

  • 3.0
    YourGreenMuse Dec 5, 2018

    The biggest problem with this series is that everyone is a caricature. If you want to make the reader care, if you want to get a message across, you can't do it this way. This way is full of bias, parody and unlikeability. You need to give an honest look at both sides. This comic doesn't do that. And still, the critics eat it up because it says what they want to hear. Regardless of quality, character or integrity, this book will be critically acclaimed. And this is why I don't trust critics.

  • 10
    Zumba Dec 6, 2018

  • 10
    mrbrans Dec 10, 2018

  • 8.5
    Pretzel59 Dec 9, 2018

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