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No/One #4 (of 10)

74
Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

Julia’s quest for the truth gets personal as Ben gets closer to identifying the copycat killer—and maybe finally answering the question of NO/ONE’s identity.

PLUS! The story continues in “Who is No/One,” a monthly companion podcast starring RACHAEL LEIGH COOK (She’s All That) and PATTON OSWALT (Netflix’s The Sandman, Minor Threats, Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.)!

NO/ONE is a Massive-Verse series.

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Length
32 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0C6YHTBSZ

43%
57%
7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Comic Watch

    NO/ONE #4 offers a fascinating look at the crossroads that journalism finds itself in as a community grapples with heightened crime and corruption. The exploration of the inherent conflict between sensational national news and quieter, local reporting is an excellent foundation that layers Julia and Ben’s continued stories. The balance of lofty concepts and concrete character work ensures the issue never loses its compelling edge.

    While that drives the bulk of the issue, the return of NO/ONE and their copycat provides an opportunity for strong, inventive art and resonant coloring that bolsters the underlying themes of the issue. Each element serves as a reminder that the title is less of a superhero story like the other installments of the Massive-Verse, but channels some of the kinetic action of the interconnected universe. Instead, NO/ONE focuses on a more grounded, more introspective exploration of systemic issues of justice in local communities.

  • 95

    Nerd Initiative

    In a short amount of time, Higgins, Buccellato, Borges and the team have taken readers into deep waters with a mystery that presents more questions than answers. Superb writing and exceptional art carries the slow-burn drama into another unforgettable chapter.

  • 86

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: The mystery continues to be compelling and the scope of it continues to grow in this issue. Higgins and Buccellato are crafting an engaging story and every twist and turn of the plot is entertaining. I loved the action in the story and the rising tension of discovery within it. With every issue I want to know more about this world, these characters and what exactly NO/ONE is after.

    The Art: Borges brings some great details to the art within the issue. The visuals are beautifully done and give a great sense of tension and drama from both the action and the interpersonal conflicts.

  • 85

    Comic Book Revolution

    No/One #4 is yet another incredible issue in what is one of the standout comic books of 2023. Kyle Higgins, Brian Buccellato, and Geraldo Borges do an excellent job at pacing the issue to give enough time to simultaneously develop No/One, Julia Paige, and Ben Kern’s narrative. The pacing creates a greater level of investment in wanting to find out what happens next in the story.

  • 80

    COMICON

    Family stuggles and issues of a pre-emptive defense against doxxing dominate this chapter, making it a thinking person’s comic book. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though it does cut down on the action, at least for now.

  • 80

    You Don't Read Comics

    Higgins and Buccellato engage the comic book format in a way that almost keeps it from completely embracing it. So much of the drama would feel that much more at home on stage or screen. The story isn’t quite serving the comics medium by focusing as much as it does on mysteries that take place largely off-page. That being said, there are aspects of the story that could only work in comic book format, so there definitely IS enough to keep the story firmly planted on page and panel. It is a compelling story…it just seems to be a story that’s looking for a different format.

  • 70

    ComicBook.com

    No/One’s flurry of emotional and heart-stopping moments finds a real balance in this issue. The conspiracy in Kyle Higgins and Brian Buccellato’s script continues to grow at a grounded, but significant rate, making a heart-to-heart conversation just as (if not more) thrilling as an action-packed fight scene. Geraldo Borges’ art and Mark Englert’s color work navigate those two extremes well, creating a book that is only growing on me more with each passing page.

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