High Level #4

Writer: Rob Sheridan Artist: Barnaby Bagenda, Romulo Fajardo Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: May 15, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
7.9Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

Thirteen awakens to find herself in the Sunken Lands, a flood-ravaged realm filthy with the massive bones of genetically engineered super-beasts bred before the Great Disruption. But where's that child messiah she's meant to take to High Level? Kidnapped! Now Thirteen must track Minnow through the most dangerous place on Earth: Pleasure Island.

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan May 15, 2019

    High Level (2019-) #4 is another issue you cannot put down. Sheridan's writing is sharp and edgy, making readers feel uncomfortable in all the best ways. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Trey Campbell May 26, 2019

    A journey through strange and interesting lands with intense drama and emotion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 15, 2019

    A series that continues to flesh out its world in vivid and thought-provoking ways. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Ari Bard May 17, 2019

    VerdictHigh Level is a look about how various types of people would adapt to an apocalypse-style future in ways that are humanizing even in the face of the grotesque. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Jon-Carlos Evans May 20, 2019

    Equal parts cyberpunk, fantasy, and speculative fiction, High Level lives up to its name. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett May 15, 2019

    The search for Minnow resolves quicker than expected, but succeeds at building the bond between her and Thirteen. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Spacey Medicine May 20, 2019

    Just felt like a lot of nothing, a diversion of questionable purpose where everybody talked way too much.

  • 8.0
    Deadlybeavis Jun 14, 2019

    It's pretty cool. Nothing groundbreaking or that original, but fun nonetheless. Plus, I'm always a sucker for a sci-fi story that feels it should be in 2000ad.

  • 4.5
    Valiant Son May 24, 2019

    Rob Sheridan delivers an anti-male virtue-signalling diatribe to add to his collection of cliched and none too subtle messages. I struggle to understand the self-loathing that inspires this kind of drivel. Present day identity and agenda politics (mixed with a heavy-handed plea for policing of speech) from smug authoritarian phoney liberals does not make for good fiction. As a genuine liberal it astounds me that these people are so deluded.

    On the positive side the art is good, especially the colouring. It's just a shame that the writing is so poor.

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