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.

SUPERNATURAL #4
Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Grant Bond
Colorist: Grant Bond
Cover Artist: Dustin Nguyen
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99

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.

Rating: ★½☆☆☆

The Author

Ashley

Ashley

Ashley (a.k.a. Supergirlove) has jumped into the geek world head on with everything from coffee dates at comic book stores, to the San Diego Comic Con being the highlight of her year. Her hero is Supergirl, and was privileged enough to meet Smallville’s Laura Vandervoort. You can find her attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where she resides in the Gryffindor house, usually watching movies or reading books about love.

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4 Comments

  1. January 11, 2012 at 1:46 pm — Reply

    I actually think they could have done really well with this comic, but everyone I’ve talked to says they are almost completely ignoring all the best possible ways to do it and delivering the old standard generic stories with the franchise pasted on. There is so much lore from the TV series as well as untapped historical lore/myths that they could have potentially used to make a decent series.

  2. Jeff
    January 11, 2012 at 10:29 pm — Reply

    OH NO!
    Not only did I not know there was a Supernatural comic book, but it sucks?!
    I’m a huge Supernatural fan, but from the points you make in your review, I can already see myself disappointed with the story, especially the huge deviation from Sam’s character. True, its not completely fair to judge a book from one review, so there is a small chance I may check this series out, but considering I was unaware of it up to this point, its probably not at the shop I go to, which means that is unlikely.

    On a slightly different topic, I am new to the site and comics, but I have checked out a few of your reviews Miss Ashley, namely Suicide Squad and Supergirl (Both titles I am enjoying), and you do an excellent job! Your reviews are well written and hit on good points, and both that and the fact that we seem to have somewhat similar tastes, I look forward to reading more from you in the future! Thank you and keep up the good work!

  3. January 12, 2012 at 10:42 am — Reply

    So this will be another failed comic adaption of a tv series. How many of those have we had already? I don’t get why its so hard. The source material is so great, you would think any writer can make something good out of it. I’d be interested in revisiting this series at its completion and seeing overall what they have done. good review though supergirlove.

  4. Ruben Del Valle
    January 12, 2012 at 9:31 pm — Reply

    I agree but the art looks amazing for the comic, it’s different but fits the type of story they are going for.

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