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Indigo Children #4

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 3 critic ratings.

Kabul. The Indigo Children search for Ahmed in a city on the brink of collapse. Rand and his agents converge. Indigo Five goes hunting.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
32 pages
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3 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 92

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Indigo Children #4 helps us understand our heroes better as they search for the last member of their otherworldly quartet. A ticking clock and overwhelming odds deliver a tense read, an explosive final act, and a cliffhanger ending.

  • 80

    You Don't Read Comics

    Chicago. Mexico. Now, Afghanistan. In a couple of months, they’ll be in Cairo. Pires and White are moving the Indigo Children all over the place. There IS a central sense of momentum about the series thus far, but too much of an adherence to the journey across the globe will make all those different exotic locations seem pretty mundane in the world of the series as people with powers continue to be tracked down. It’s been an interesting journey so far. Pires and White need to find some central momentum to the plot if the series is going to live up to its potential.

  • 40

    The bit players in Indigo Children #4 sure are long-winded. Set in Kabul amid the American military’s pullout from Afghanistan, the issue takes time to let a more solid deliver a monologue revealing how noble he is and heartbroken by the situation. Is the implication that this U.S. soldier is haunted by being forced to abandon the people he’s spent years among meant to tee off the reveal of the Indigo Child living in the country with their ghostlike power? Otherwise, it’s an entirely random bit of patriotic teeth-gnashing that serves no purpose. Neither interpretation works well. The issue also gives our journalistic protagonist an origin story but is otherwise pretty similar to past issues of the series: the assembled Indigo Children and their allies seek another of their kind, displaying little meaningful personality while being tracked by those who would do them ill. The artwork is a little looser in spots here, but it is unlikely to change anyone’s mind about the series, which continues to be a dry and unmemorable read.

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