Coffin Hill #4

Writer: Caitlin Kittredge Artist: Inaki Miranda Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: January 15, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
7.7Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

Eve's best friend Mel finally emerges from her decade-long fugue state...but is Mel really Mel, or has something sinister found a home behind her eyes? Meanwhile, Eve and Nate search for yet another missing person into the Coffin Hill woods-and land in the lair of a serial killer.

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jan 17, 2014

    Coffin Hill (both the town and the series), however, would be nothing without Inaki Miranda, the series' artist. Miranda is a smaller artist, who's done work almost exclusively for smaller publishers. Maybe she prefers that, but it's still surprising, because her art is worthy of a series for the big two. It isn't perfect, and there are a few panels where it looks a little bit bland, or doesn't necessarily convey an action. However, she really serves to bring Kittredge's words to life on the page. She excels throughout almost the entire book. She can do the mystical elements of the book, she can do structures, and it all looks gorgeous, and Miranda deserves some credit for the series' storytelling. This is a creative team that just seems to be gel, and the writing style and art style fit perfectly with one another. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jan 19, 2014

    So yes, overall, one of the best issues of the series, Coffin Hill #4 is. If there is any major criticism I have of this issue, its that I don't get what the first page is about at all. I'm confused by it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - MelissaGrey Jan 15, 2014

    With the establishing of a real enemy in Coffin Hill, the book's other characters -- besides Eve -- will potentially have some time to shine. So far, Eve remains the lone well-developed actor in this drama, though the creative team does hint that there's far more to her mother's story than an ice cold exterior. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Daren Taveras Jan 18, 2014

    Coffin Hill #4 is a highlight of this series. With the shift in storytelling, the introduction of an antagonist, and a world that expands with every release, Coffin Hill is satisfying on multiple fronts. Caitlin Kittredge and Inaki Miranda work wonders with each other, and although there are a few bumps in the road, Coffin Hill is beginning to feel whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Jan 17, 2014

    Coffin Hill #4 moves in the right direction this issue by starting to unravel some of its mysteries, while also still keeping the audience in the dark enough. With some new and great elements added to this issue, the series feels much better than it has in a while. Definitely worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Jan 15, 2014

    Kittredge and Miranda are really expanding the creepy-factor of this book with the revelation of Mel's new M.O., and along with that additional creepiness, we're getting ramped-up drama. COFFIN HILL feels like it's a casting notice away from showing up on the CW; it's a complex and intriguing stew of relationship drama, personal discovery, and (of course) supernatural mystery. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - CJ Yudelson Jan 17, 2014

    Issue #4 of Coffin Hill is the issue I've been waiting for since its debut. We have our backdrop, our history, setting and players, now I just want to see where it goes. Some minor dialogue head scratches and a kind of cheesy and predictable last panel of the comic aside, this issue left me feeling very positive about the direction and future of this title. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Erik McAlister Jan 16, 2014

    Coffin Hill continues to be the most interesting series that I've been reading lately. Aside from that one hiccup (that may only be in my mind), I'm still very impressed with everything that I've seen so far. This is a six issue arc. That means that there are two to go. I know that Caitlin Kittredge and Inaki Miranda are going to deliver. I wouldn't still be reading if there was any doubt of that. I look forward to the next two months. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Booked - Cal Cleary Jan 18, 2014

    The characters are solid " Eve is a good, grounding presence, familiar to readers (who are well-acquainted with cops in our fiction) but with a distinctly supernatural twist that works well, and Eve's mother, Nate, and Mel all show some promise. And the setting of Coffin Hill is similarly pretty solid, an old New England ambiance living in the oppressive shadow of something just a little bit off. But none of it is quite cohering just yet, and the issue is compounded by the pacing issues of the series as a whole. Coffin Hill isn't a bad book, but I think it's probably meant to be read as a trade. Read Full Review

Reviews for the Week of...