Comic Review: Doctor Star & The Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows: From the World of Black Hammer #4 (Dark Horse)

The new issue of Doctor Star, from Dark Horse, delves deeper into the quandary that the Doctor faces: called on to help the universe, he experiences the disintegration of his […]

The new issue of Doctor Star, from Dark Horse, delves deeper into the quandary that the Doctor faces: called on to help the universe, he experiences the disintegration of his family in his absence.

Written by Jeff Lemire, and illustrated by Max Fiumara (colors by Dave Stewart), this issue works in a few different directions at the same time: it recaps what has happened so far, and brings certain aspects of Doctor Star’s ambitions to a close. Obviously, I won’t reveal what the story consists of, but it’s safe to reveal that this is a sad chapter in the Doctor’s life. It’s a phase that forces him to once again reexamine his priorities in life and focus on doing what he can to make amends for being so career driven. But is it enough, or is it The End??

Story and art are top notch; this is a comic series well worth reading, and issue 4 is a perfect jumping on point if you happened to miss the earlier issues. It’s weird and wonderful. The characters are involving. The events are moving. Art is strange, and that’s exactly the way it should be, as Doctor Star examines the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows.

Dark Horse, Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows $3.99 for 24 pages of content. Not rated.

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!