The Sacrificers #4 Review: Rick Remender Got You Again

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In The Sacrificers #4 from Image Comics, written by Rick Remender with art by Max Fiumara, we’re once again getting the gods’ perspective on this fantasy world.

We reviewed the book on the Stack podcast. But in the interest of highlighting more about the title, here’s a summary of the conversation with our thoughts. And if you prefer the longer audio version, that’s below as well!

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The Sacrificers #4 Review:

After the revelation in the previous issue that the Sacrificers, children taken from their parents, are being drained of their life essence to feed the gods, we discover a lot more about what that means — and as usual, Remender gives readers a spark of hope before (probably) snatching it away again.

Kicking things off, host Alex Zalben said, “I know I’m Charlie Brown with the football here, but [after] last issue was so devastating, this issue was like okay, there’s hope they’re gonna right the ship. And I should know better by this point, but I do not.”

Pete LePage added, “This is an amazing comic… The art, the characterization is just unbelievable… Yes, you’re going to have your heart ripped out of your chest, but you’re going to enjoy the ride so much, you really won’t care.”

Justin Tyler agreed with LePage, saying, “Just great, emotionally driven storytelling top to bottom.” He also liked that this issue turned the focus from The Sacrificers to some more “high court” style drama that will potentially kick the overall story into high gear. “The elements are starting to come together,” Tyler added, calling it a “rollercoaster” where Remender is “getting all his pieces right where he wants.”

Zalben also shouted out Fiumara’s art, noting one sequence in particular where the gods age backward over the course of several panels. “That’s not easy to do,” Zalben said, “So that was very neat.”

“Plus, you know, flying magic carpet,” LePage wrapped up. “I mean… What’s not to like about that?”

The Sacrificers #4 Official Synopsis:

We love to imagine that one day we will eat them. But they don’t have to dream. They have what they want. We live on their scraps. The anger is rising.

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