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Kneel Before Zod #4 (of 12)

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Mixed or average ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

The aftermath of war!

The brutal invasion of New Kandor has cost its supreme ruler everything he holds dear!

But there will be a reckoning – and General Zod will not rest until he has enacted his bloody revenge!

Let the universe tremble as Casey and McDaid deliver the newest chapter of DC’s darkest cosmic odyssey.

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25 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    Geek Dad

    I may not have anyone to root for in this series, but I am definitely interested to see what happens next.

  • 75

    The Aspiring Kryptonian

    I find the art fantastic and am repeatingly reminded of other classic sci-fi imagery while flipping through the issue. I am genuinely upset over the beginning of this book, but my biggest concern is the seemingly sense of constant redirection each instalment takes. I find myself continuing to read the series out of morbid curiosity than through an actual investment to the plot. I do trust Joe Casey to eventually get to the heart of things, I just wish it would’ve happened already.

  • 73

    Superman Homepage

    Wow, I did not expect the outcome of this issue. Zod’s anger destroys everything. Hoping for a different outcome from the last issue, this story starts with a dead Ursa as Zod is performing funeral rights. In case there was any doubt, Zod destroys the entire planet and with it the entire native population. From there, Zod brings his brand of justice, taking his revenge on the Kunds. Zod, blinded, did not foresee the danger of sending his son away, as Lor is now the reason for the loss of Ursa and his unborn brother.

  • 60

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Kneel Before Zod #4 ends one phase of the General’s life before sending him off to the next with big action and explosive developments. That said, Zod makes odd choices that don’t make sense, and the plot has yet to materialize.

  • 60

    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary

    Joe Casey continues to write an enigmatic Zod. At times he has been his usual ultra-violent militant leader. At other times he has been portrayed as a weary old man perhaps suffering from a mid-life crisis. At times he has been strictly obedient to old Kryptonian cultural norms. At other times, he seems ready to break away from the past. In this issue, Casey ultimately shifts the location of the story and gives me two more mysteries to solve as Zod rampages. The plot seeds intrigue me. But the execution seems lacking.

  • 50

    While it still posesses a good chunk of the regality and drama of previous issues, this installment of Kneel Before Zod loses a lot of the heart that has made its journey so tragic in the first place. As Zod mourns and embarks on his quest for revenge, Joe Casey’s script is stuffed to the brim with stiff expository dialogue, which is well-crafted but ultimately dire. Dan McDaid’s art does have some fun flourishes, but is ultimately awkward in relation to the carnage it is displaying. While I’m definitely curious to see what the future holds for Kneel Before Zod, this issue ultimately makes the series much rockier than it could be.

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