Daily Archives: August 29, 2007

The Book of Revelation (or Lack Thereof)

52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen #1
Writer: Keith Giffen
Pencils: Pat Olliffe
Inks: John Stanisci
Colors: Hi-Fi
Letters: Pat Brosseau
Cover artist: Ethan Van Sciver
Editor: Michael Siglain
Publisher: DC Comics
Price: $2.99 US/$3.65 CAN

I really didn’t care all that much for the pseudo-nouveau Fourth World villains from 52, the Four Horsemen. Visually, the characters were a mess, and I felt they were built up so much that their quick demise made for an anti-climactic moment. Still, I’ve been a fan of Keith Giffen’s recent writing for Marvel (such as Drax the Destroyer and Annihilation: Conquest – Star-Lord), and I don’t think Pat Olliffe’s art has ever disappointed me. So I figured I’d give The Four Horsemen a chance. There’s some potential in the premise as it’s presented here, but ultimately, it’s hindered by an inaccessible script and what seems like a missed opportunity when it comes to marketing the book.

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