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Phantom Road #4

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

Dom and Birdie attempt to deliver their mysterious cargo while discovering how powerful it truly is. Meanwhile, Agent Weaver finds herself on the other side of the interrogation desk, answering questions she didn’t know that she should be asking herself.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
31 pages
Amazon ASIN

6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 86

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Lemire continues to craft an engaging story with interesting and entertaining characters with secrets that I want to see uncovered. Both parts of the story have great emotional weight and I enjoyed the rise in the action and tension of the story. There are some great moments throughout the issue and the issue ends with a terrorizing moment that makes me want more.

    The Art: Gabriel H. Walta delivers some fantastic art in the issue. The visuals are thrilling and filled with great details and imagery.

  • 85


    In issue #3, writer Jeff Lemire moved to a story involving an FBI agent who spent some time in that same parallel world – and things picked up considerably. Now he is weaving the two storylines together in an exciting way. And it’s precisely why Lemire is such a great storyteller.


    Artist Gabriel H. Walta’s unique style feels appropriate given the story Lemire has laid out. For example, the faces he draws are deceptively simple, but we they are quite expressive. It’s easy to understand what the characters are thinking, without even reading the word bubbles.

    Colorist Jordie Bellaire chooses an almost black-and-white approach to the pages, with one other dominant color depending on the setting. Teal dominates the parallel world at night, while a beige in the same place indicates a flashback to Weaver’s past. Her interrogation is green, and Birdie’s world goes florescent when she falls into danger. It’s an effective use of color as its own storyteller.

    It’s refreshing to see this series turn the corner from a humdrum story to something that is much more interesting and even compelling. We need to go down this road more often.

  • 85

    Nerd Initiative

    The mystery grows deeper with secrets revealed and actions taken with grave consequences. Lemire, Walta and the team take readers down the supernatural road with excellent writing and art. You won’t want to miss this series at the local comic shops!

  • 80

    Comic Book Revolution

    With compelling progression for our leads Phantom Road #4 is the best issue of this series thus far. The mystery of what is going on is made better thanks to the addition of a third lead in Agent Weaver. Her story going on in parallel to Dom and Birdie created a greater investment in the story Jeff Lemire, Gabriel H. Walta, and Jordie Bellaire are telling.

  • 70

    Phantom Road #4 is exactly what you’d come to expect from this team, especially with a writer like Jeff Lemire at the helm. In true Lemir-ian fashion, this title answered plenty of questions last month only to turn around and weave a completely new web of mystery here. This world is only slightly starting to get fleshed out while almost growing too cryptic at the same time. This issue, in particularly, borders on the edge of being too quick of a read, with little progressing on both the character and story fronts.

  • 65


    As it is, Phantom Road’s density of concept, eternal silence, and compelling-but-dissatisfying mystery makes the book a monthly distraction to keep up with. Its aesthetics-first and delivery-second vibe is held aloft by artist Gabriel H Walta’s striking sense of design and Jordie Bellaire’s ceaselessly brilliant color work.

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