the_mighty_monarch's The Mighty Crusaders #4 - Close Quarters review

Aliens Vs. Crusaders

The Good: I really like the idea of the Shadow Cruseds. Especially the fact that the rest of the team had no idea they even existed. I also love the return of Black Hood, although I don't like the name he chose. 
The return of Hangman, who was even more badass than usual here. 
The shadow man in the prison is still hilariously creepy beyond all reason. Even the captive durlan is freaked out by him. 
The interaction between The Comet and Fox is still really funny. 
Those 3 completely random mystics from the end of #2 return but they get explained. And Black Hood's battle especially is pretty BA. 
The return of The Persian, who is CRAZY prepared. 
We get to see a more human side of the characters in a very everyday fashion we don't normally see. We find out that Fly-Girl is afraid of spiders when the Crusaders are attacked by spiders. 
Throwbacks to #1 in the form of the Jimmy Olsen, Turtle Boy song.  
I really like the art for this series. It's actually really good.
 
The Bad:  Black Hood? He's not even that different than Red Hood. No direct relation but still, they have the same M.O. and the same basic fighting style. They seriously couldn't have picked a better name? 
There's a lot going on and it's hard to give full props to everyone. The team is more of a unit then a group of individuals for the most part. 
I'm still not sure what the overall direction is here. I mean, I get that they're fighting both factions of durlans, but who's the main villain? And what's the deal with Persian, is she a durlan? If so what does she have to lose by not being in her durlan form? If not, what does she have to gain by allying herself with them? 
 
In Conclusion: 4.5/5 
This has been the best issue of The Mighty Crusaders yet. #1 was pretty good but #2 dragged it down a bit. #3 was an improvement, but #4 really took the cake. All the little threads are coming together in some brilliant ways, and the durlans aren't overusing the 'Human DIsguise' thing at this point. There's a lot of totally awesome action in this issue, a little bit of character development, and some pretty crazy plot twists. Better yet, this ISN'T the issue that makes it all worth it because all of the great things here were just a lot of continued setup for the last 2 issues and the big finale. But this issue makes it clear that the last 2 will be worth it.

0 Comments

Other reviews for The Mighty Crusaders #4 - Close Quarters

    Shadow Crusaders and Close Quarter Conflict 0

    Well, I'll be pleasantly surprised. Eric Trautmann and Brandon Jerwa have hit their stride with The Mighty Crusaders, specifically in this issue. As this mini-series closes in on another issue that gradually culminates to its conclusion, a lot can be seen that proves that this saga is one of DC's most underrated opus for 2010. And despite its shaky start as a knockoff of Secret Invasion, the story seems to be gradually cohesive, and taking a life on its own. Redundant intro aside, here's my revi...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Mighty Crusaders #4 - Close Quarters 0

      Mighty Crusaders  # 4 - Close Quarters: Well TB 's It's sad that we are over 1/2 way thru this arc , and it cause me to puse  and wounder what will happen to The Mighty Crusaders afterwards , will this be the end  of them ( I hope not ) , any how  this  really a good read  I give it 4.5 out of 5 , I think this arc is must read. Dr.X...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.