Sam finds himself in strange situations all the time, but this one seems to be a bit too much for him to handle alone. With Emma acting just as strange as the village he finds himself in, he feels there is no choice but to bring in his brother, Dean.
Previously in Supernatural: Sam is on a school break, and finds himself caught in a whirlwind of weird; from meeting a beautiful European hunter to ending up in a town that is too strange for his liking.
NOW WE KNOW ALL ABOUT THE MONSTER
This was my first time trying to read a Supernatural comic. I am a huge fan of the TV series, and thought it would be fun to give the comics a try. While the art isn’t my favorite, I dove right in hoping the story line would overshadow that minor detail. Sadly I was wrong; the story for this issue seemed to have no point. Its sole purpose was to fill you in on what exactly the monster was that Sam was facing. The inner dialogue of Sam, talking about what he knew about the monster got dry and boring. For one, he’s sitting on a rock talking to himself and that is not the supernatural I have grown to love. I wanted to see him figuring it out, hands on action. The little action that was involved was very anticlimactic and a bit confusing.
SAM, IS THAT YOU?
After we see Sam fight off his random attacker, he then runs away. Ok, I believe I can say I know enough about Sam Winchester to say that is not in his character at all. He leaves the girl behind and runs to ask his brother for aide and then proceeds to sit and wait for Dean, two more things very out of character. Sam would never leave an innocent, let alone a fellow hunter behind. He as well would never just sit and wait for Dean to get there, as if he’s incapable of being a hunter without his brother. I really like the idea of Dean needing to be brought in for back up, but Sam would do as much as he can until Dean got there.
BOTTOM LINE: I’LL STICK TO WATCHING THE TV SERIES
Over all the issue was a disappointment, I was skeptical of Supernatural being able to be turned into a comic to begin with and this just solidified my fear. It is something that already has a very devoted fan base, with expectations. When they don’t stay true to the characters or lose the essence of what Supernatural is, it will show right away. The show has built a great foundation for these characters and it would be amazing to see it come to life in a comic. I do hope the series finds its footing and gives us a great read in the future. Supernatural #4 earns 1.5 out 5 Stars.