Comic Review: Wall-E #4

Wall-E #4
Written by Bryce Carlson
Art by Morgan Luthi
Cover A & B: Morgan Luthi
BOOM! Studios
Price: $2.99
Release date: March 24, 2010

One would assume that if you are reading this review, you most likely enjoy Wall-E, Pixar, and/or BOOM Kids. If this is true than you will definitely enjoy this comic. If you haven’t seen Wall-E than this comic might throw you for a loop because it follows the style of the movie in that in most of the scenes with the WALL-E units, there’s hardly any dialogue and the little dialogue they show all has to be sounded out. As I will discuss in more detail later in the review, this book is amazing for the art alone, as with the movie.

For the first time since this comic started the story is beginning to become more clear and intense. I believe we are hitting an apex in the story and may be finding out a lot of answers to the questions raised in the movie itself. I have really enjoyed all the stories up to this point but this issue has brought it to a whole new level and I have to say it has been ramped up and we finally see some humans for the first time. We also get the pleasure of seeing another new kind of robot that is part of the cleaning project on Earth that seems like an overseer of the WALL-E units. I really think that writer Bryce Carlson has really thought out this story and is invested in the adventure of Wall-E and respecting the story.

As I said earlier, whether or not you like the Wall-E story you have to respect the fact that this is some of the most beautiful art there is. Morgan Luthi perfectly matches the art style of the animation of the movie. When it comes to licensed animated characters it is always important to be as close to the art as possible. This is completely different than a licensed comic of a live-action character where you have room for an interpretation. This again is especially important because of the audience BOOM! Kids is aiming this towards. You don’t want to confuse the kids that want to read about their favorite Pixar character. So Morgan Luthi was definitely the perfect choice. I can’t say enough how much I would like to buy some of this art.

I can’t wait to see what happens next in this prequel story to the movie and how we get to the point of only one robot on Earth, Wall-E, as well as how the humans get fat and forget about Earth all together. I could not be more intrigued at this point.

Wall-E #4 – 5 out of 5
Series – 4 out of 5

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