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Blade #4

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Based on 4 critic ratings.


Blade must break into the armored fortress of a weapons collector to steal a sword of unknown power – the key to defeating the Adana.

But the fortress isn’t just heavily armored.

It’s mobile.

Doctor Strange guest-stars in this action-packed heist that gives new meaning to the term “bullet train”!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
23 pages
Amazon ASIN

4 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 89

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Hill crafts an exciting and compelling story in this issue. The action is fantastic and I love the tension between Strange and Blade. The story has some great moments for the character and gives Blade an interesting moral and personal dilemma with the acquisition of Lucifer’s Sword and I look forward to seeing how that dilemma evolves in the next issue. I continue to enjoy this evolution of Blade and how compelling and engaging that evolution has become.

    The Art: Pinto and Casagrande deliver fantastic art in the issue. The action is visually thrilling throughout and the pace and tone of the story are brilliantly brought to life in the art.

  • 75


    I think what makes this book especially appealing is that it treats the violent and the evocative with the same mix of commitment and patience. It’s what allows people to feel entertained in an immediate way as the rest of the story starts to slowly amass under our shared skin. We’re seemingly at some ending as the issue lays out a big confrontation with The Adana. But if my gut is to be believed, there’s still so much more to this madcap, extra bloody caper.

  • 65

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Blade #4 is a standard, predictable next step in Blade’s quest to take down Adana. The art’s super and the action is energetic, but the utter predictability of the outcome neuters any excitement.

  • 50

    Blade’s train heist sprawls as soon as it hits its climax. The first half of Blade #4 is thrilling as readers are (re-)introduced to the members of this crew before they dive into the action. However, once Blade arrives at his objective there is a collision of distinct elements that undermine or clash with one another. Between Doctor Strange, the newly introduced mystical sword, the looming-apocalyptic threat Adana, and the newest big bad in charge of the train, there’s too much overlap with far too little groundwork. It reads like five issue’s of twists were compiled into a quick jump for the finale in Blade #4. The split in artistic duties results in odd shifts in line weight that don’t help the additional narrative inconsistencies when they appear. Blade arrived with a lot of potential, but the sudden compilation of events and announced final issue of Blade #5 suggests it lacked the pre-orders to make a great take on the character last.

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