Agents of Atlas #4 Review

Writer: Greg Pak
Artists: Nico Leo and Pop Mhan
Color Artist: Rachelle Rosenberg
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 13, 2019

Well I’m not going to lie. But before I opened up this issue, I had low expectations about this mini-series. So far, the plot hasn’t really done anything to get me excited for this book. Plus, the book is suffering from too many characters on the team. We are now 80% of the way done with this story and hopefully, there is a saving grace or a Hail Mary for me to really enjoy this book as it concludes. So, let’s dig in and see what we have here.

We start the book off with the team getting their first payday. I don’t know, I usually have an issue with this kind of thing. Getting paid to be a hero? It feels off for some of the characters, but at least they try and use it to help the people of Pan.  This is something everybody would be down with, right?  Wrong!  A big battle starts and we see Wave and Sword Master try and defend the people.  I actually got excited about this!  Hopefully, this scene will get some more Wave and Sword Master love going with readers. Unfortunately, not everyone looks good by thend of the scene…Oh, Isaac!  The dialogue here is good enough, but sadly, that’s offset by the bad art.

We continue with Cho sending the team out on missions.  You know, look out for dragons, find out about Isaac…Agents of Atlas stuff.  The problem is the dialogue here now takes a dip.

My biggest problem, however, is the lack of focus and direction going on in this issue.  To be fair, there are so many characters in this book, it might be impossible to really make it work.  I really want to learn more about the characters because a lot of them seem really cool, but I guess they really are relying on the one-shots to do the heavy lifting.

The story continues, but by the end, there isn’t much forward progression.  I guess something does happen on the last page, but there is way too much nothing leading up to that for me to get excited about this issue or series.

Final Thoughts:

Well, we have one issue left and really feel like this should have been a three-issue mini-series. Not much  really happens and the only thing that would entice me to come back is a little thing at the end with Shang-Chi. There are some really cool characters in this book, but there just isn’t much going on with them for new or old readers and so, there just isn’t any reason to buy this book.


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