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Gargoyles: Dark Ages #4

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 5 critic ratings.

It’s a busy day at Castle Wyvern — Desdemona studies to become a Gargoyle Priestess and Goliath is given an important title, which makes Iago and Hyppolyta jealous. But things are about to get even busier when the younger Gargoyles’ curiosity leads them into a dangerous cave, where an unhappy evil lurks!

The riveting tale of the Gargoyles’ origin by writer and Gargoyles creator GREG WEISMAN and artist DREW MOSS continues in this 40-page issue, which includes a new text story from Weisman and all cardstock covers featuring art by CLAYTON CRAIN, ALAN QUAH, MIRKA ANDOLFO, KENYA DANINO, ERICA HENDERSON, and more!

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5 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    When Dark Ages hits, it hits hard. The past three issues have largely been a roller coaster of a ride, a ride that events itself out in Gargoyles: Dark Ages #4. Serving as an origin to our beloved Wyvern Clan, this issue lays a lot of lore down for the long-time fans of the franchise, showing them why some of the characters do the things they do. It’s an issue that can only be written by one Greg Weisman, and he definitively excels here.

  • 89

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: I like the quieter tone to this story after the last arc and its relentless action. The story focuses on the tenuous relationship between the humans and gargoyles and Weisman does a fantastic job of weaving in moments of budding friendship as well as the suspicion that would plague the alliance to its end. A thoroughly enjoyable and engaging story that makes me want to read more.

    The Art: Moss offers some great art throughout the issue. The story is more character focused and we get the sense of those character relationships through the art.

  • 75

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    If you were expecting action, then Gargoyles: Dark Ages #4 will probably be disappointing for you. Nevertheless, it still depicts the relationships between humans and gargoyles well, showing the innocence of childhood and how children are naturally curious about differences between people (and this case, people and gargoyles.) It also foreshadows more of how Demona started dabbling in dark magic. What might happen next in the ancient gargoyle saga?

  • 75

    Comical Opinions

    GARGOYLES: DARK AGES #4 begins a new arc a few years after the Battle of Wyvern Hill, where the humans and gargoyles live together in peace. Weisman’s detailed world-building is thorough and detailed, and the art is super. However, young readers who need excitement to stay engaged won’t find much.

  • 71


    The building of Castle Wyvern is occurring with the cooperation of humans and gargoyles. Meanwhile jealousies are brewing in two gargoyles. Also the humans happen upon a discovery that may lead to trouble. Yet, what sort of trouble is this alliance soon to face?

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