The Long Road Home #4

Posted: June 5, 2008
Category: Comics
With this issue we are up to the last issue before the finale in issue #5 and my prediction, which probably don’t come as a surprise to anyone, is that the issue with Roland and his captivity in Maerlyn’s Grapefruit will be solved in this story arc but not much more. After all, we have more story arcs coming.

In issue #4 we get to se how Sheemie enters the story in full force and as it turns out he is more powerful then anyone could ever have imagine. Actually I believe that he is the one true hero in this arc.

With issue #4 we also get another confirmation that it’s Cuthbert and Alain is the main characters in The Long Road Home. Roland still has a big part but it is his two fends that take center stage here.

We also get a closer look at an another character that plays a big part in the story. In issue #4 we get the first big introduction of The Crimson King and I must say that Jae Lee has done a wonderful job with bringing him into the pages of the comic. The King looks mean, cruel, and evil. All that we have come to expect of him and it’s nice to finally get to see what he looks like…up close.

As usual everything about this comic is well thought through, perfectly carried out and delivered in a nice package. The regular characters stays as we have come to expect them to be and each new character looks better then I would have dared to hope. Marvel really goes all the way with this one and for that, I am very grateful.

The history lesson this time is about mutants. It’s called Mid-World Mutants and tells the story about how both man and beast mutated from the downfall after the war knows as The Old War, the Great Cataclysm, the Great Fire or The Great Poisoning. As usual it’s a very interesting read.

Other then all this we also get a look at some of Jae’s original drafts next to the one that appears in the issue. Quite interesting to compare.

Lilja's final words about The Long Road Home #4:

Well, what can I say? The people behind The Dark Tower comic has done it again, thanks!

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