Mother Panic: Gotham A.D. #4

Writer: Jody Houser Artist: Ibrahim Moustafa Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: June 27, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 5
7.9Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

After six months of learning the ins and outs of her new status quo, Violet Paige decides it's time to go public: Gotham City's favorite bad-girl celebutante is back! But not everyone is pleased to learn of the socialite's sudden resurfacing, least of all her estranged brother, who thought he had her on ice for good. Meanwhile, the Cult of the Bat begins to make moves, and it's no laughing matter.

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Nicole Herviou Jun 27, 2018

    There is a lot of death in MOTHER PANIC: GOTHAM A.D. #4. The art makes the violence jarring, but tolerable, which is a great feat. The plot is exciting and disturbing, making us unsure if it'll be alright in the end. The characters are amazing, but the villains shine more than anything. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Jun 27, 2018

    Mother Panic: Gotham A.D. continues to impress. At issue four, Houser builds in more suspense with new, complicating storylines. As the plot thickens, Mother Panic remains determined as ever, the key to saving Gotham. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 28, 2018

    The art is just what this title needed all along: A strong visual identity that is consistent. It's a shame we are getting it right at the end. But at least we are getting it. And it's awesome indeed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 28, 2018

    As Mother Panic's final arc (for now) enters its second half, this is easily the darkest issue of the series yet, introducing twisted new versions of both Gotham heroes and villains with Gotham A.D. Yet, even amid this bleak tone it manages to come up with inventive twists and some truly great moments. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jun 27, 2018

    The mysteries of this future Gotham are intriguing and entertaining, but they seem to be at the expense of the title character. While this book is interesting and well executed, one can't help but wonder what's missing. Violet is a different and compelling character, but she suffers at the expense of Batman's shadow too often. There's nothing really wrong with this issue, it's just a shame that there isn't less Batverse and more Mother Panic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Bob Moriarty Jun 28, 2018

    If the last issue was a bit muddy and seemed to lose the main threads for a second, this issue of Mother Panic: Gotham AD has totally doubled down on the cyber-noir, neo-gothtopic nature of the entire premise. If you came here looking for Batman, back up two reviews and take a left at the Wedding Special. But before you go, take the time to enjoy a really fun ride through a Gotham neighborhood you never knew youve always wanted to visit! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Chris Jun 27, 2018

    There's definitely a feeling of compression here, however, Mother Panic is handling the "truncation" far better than the rest of the Young Animal line.  This is still a story I want to read... and a Gotham I'd like to explore. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Kelly Gaines Jun 27, 2018

    Mother Panic, along with most of the other Young Animal titles, will be reaching its conclusion in August of this year. I'm heartbroken, but incredibly thankful for the adventure these talented creative teams have taken us on. Mother Panic has made her way into my top five list of superheroes, and Mother Panic Gotham A.D. #4 did not disappoint. There's an artful balance of complex elements and riveting storytelling keeping the pages of Mother Panic A.D alive. If you checked out after Milk Wars, I sincerely believe you made the wrong call. It's worth reading, if not to simply add an exciting new layer to the mythology of Gotham. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jun 27, 2018

    Iappreciate this alternate reality take on what was another addition to theBat-Family. As I said once before, she seemed redundant at first, but inanother universe, her role has the potential to expand beyond the constrictionsof mainstream DC continuity. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Jun 27, 2018

    There may not be much behind it, but the extended action sequence does serve up some chilling moments and a few cringe worthy ones as well. It is certainly a more exciting version of the series than what has been delivered thus far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dani Jun 30, 2018

    This comic is perfect for someone who is looking for something edgy. As a new reader of Mother Panic, I caught up to the plot quickly. The panels were well laid-out and the plot line was easy to follow. The protagonist is Violet Paige. Violet has returned to Gotham after years of being presumed dead. In her absence, Jason Todd was appointed Lord Robin to his followers and is the perfect antagonist for Violet. In addition to a delusional Jason Todd, Violet has to battle The Collective; an organization funded by her brother. Issue 4 did not delve too deeply into the Collective but we have enough information to be intrigued. This comic is very dark and not for the faint of heart.

    The artwork was a high point in this comic. The more

  • 4.5
    Spacey Medicine Feb 5, 2019

    Nothing too exciting here, nothing really bad either.

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    Herushalaim Jun 29, 2018

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    YourGreenMuse Jul 20, 2019

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