Our intrepid filmmakers turned explorers turned… something else?
…have returned home to find only horror and chaos awaiting them.
What does it all mean? Can any of it be fixed?
Teamwork makes the dream work! Pffft!
Get Your Comic OnWhat can I say other than The Cull is one of the single best series of 2023.
COMICONTime is a fickle thing, as the short-lived adventure for the teenagers at the center of this story has long-ranging effects on those they love in ‘The Cull’ #4. Another powerful entry in this sci-fi horror series full of such heart and hard realities about the human situation of life.
Nerd InitiativeThe first couple issues built mystery, and showed us who these teenagers are, and gave us an idea what they’re dealing with. It then took off in issue 3, and continued strong in 4. I have no idea how it will wrap up in one last issue, but I can’t wait to see how. The Cull has taken childhood trauma, and literally turned it into superpowers. Now, we’ll have to see if that’s enough to save the ones they love, and possibly the world.
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: Thompson crafts a stylish, suspenseful and emotional story in this issue. The story has some fantastic character moments and a great rise in both tension and suspense. There is a lot of great emotion in the issue and the dynamic between this group of characters continues to keep me engaged in their story and their relationships. The story builds to a dark and beautifully delivered cliffhanger that guarantees that I come back to see what happens. The Art: De Iulis delivers beautifully detailed and dynamic art throughout the issue. I love the design of this world and the environments being created within it. The visual style draws the eye with every page and panel.
AIPTThe Cull #4 is a good issue, although it suffers a bit as it devotes itself to setting up the finale in a few different ways. Mostly a downer, this issue sets up a battle that only these teens can win, all the while learning a little bit more about themselves.
ComicBook.comIt'll be interesting to see how The Cull wraps its saga up in the fifth issue, because The Cull #4 feels less like a penultimate issue and more like the beginning of the story. The protagonists coming home to an invaded world is the most interesting idea the series has introduced to this point and it's a shame there isn't going to be a lot of time to sit with that.