Birthright, Vol. 4: Family History

Birthright, Vol. 4: Family History

The longer Mikey Rhodes remains on Earth, the more the evil within him is unleashed. As the remaining mages gather to take him down, a lost member of the Rhodes family returns... but can they recover from the damage already done?Collecting: Birthright 16-20...

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Title:Birthright, Vol. 4: Family History
Author:Joshua Williamson
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ISBN:163215871X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:112 pages

Birthright, Vol. 4: Family History Reviews

  • Adam Fisher
    Feb 13, 2017

    3.5 Stars

    This Volume is full of action. Grandpa (who gets revealed as Sameal, a Mage from Terranos) takes his son and grandkids back to his secret lair so that Mikey can have time to heal. Enoch and Sameal reveal an elaborate backstory about how and why they came to our world and the forces of the other mages launch an assault. The real gem of this Volume is Brennan coming into his own as a mage. A "Healing spirit" is attached to him and helps him to learn and control his power, healing his brot

    3.5 Stars

    This Volume is full of action. Grandpa (who gets revealed as Sameal, a Mage from Terranos) takes his son and grandkids back to his secret lair so that Mikey can have time to heal. Enoch and Sameal reveal an elaborate backstory about how and why they came to our world and the forces of the other mages launch an assault. The real gem of this Volume is Brennan coming into his own as a mage. A "Healing spirit" is attached to him and helps him to learn and control his power, healing his brother (somewhat as Lore is still attached) and assisting in the battle.

    This book has phenomenal art and is great fro character driven stories, but the time between 2 Volumes is ridiculous and leads me to vote it down a bit. Still recommend, but wish they'd come faster.

  • Kenny
    Dec 01, 2016

    The dark fantasy of two world continues as the dark world teetrs at the brink of entering the mundane one.

  • Chris Lemmerman
    Dec 19, 2016

    Grandpa Samael makes his mark on this fourth volume of Birthright as the machinations of the mages become clear, and both Mikey and Brennan move forward on their hero's journey while their mother and Rya run afoul of one of the other mages, before everything explodes and goes even more wrong.

    Birthright's a very easy book to pick up and read in trade form. Within a few pages I'd remembered everything that had happened up to this point, despite not having read the series for six months, which is a

    Grandpa Samael makes his mark on this fourth volume of Birthright as the machinations of the mages become clear, and both Mikey and Brennan move forward on their hero's journey while their mother and Rya run afoul of one of the other mages, before everything explodes and goes even more wrong.

    Birthright's a very easy book to pick up and read in trade form. Within a few pages I'd remembered everything that had happened up to this point, despite not having read the series for six months, which is a very good sign.

    The character work here is top notch; Joshua Williamson is fast becoming one of those writers I'm keeping an eye on. Brennan and Aaron's relationship, as well as Aaron and Samael's, are the hingepoints of this volume and they hold it all up very well. We also get some exploration of Samael and Enoch's backstory, and whilst the ladies' plotline takes the back seat, there's a lot of potential for everything to explode (again) in the next volume.

    Andrei Bressan's artwork remains highly detailed and great to look at. I love Image's approach to comics, allowing artists to get the most lead time and doing their best work as a result.

    There are a lot of sword-and-sorcery books out there, but Birthright makes its claim by being a very character-driven, gorgeous-looking entry into the genre.

  • Aaron
    Dec 26, 2016

    In my review of Volume 3 I admitted to being hooked now after only giving a relatively generous and unenthusiastic 3 stars to both first volumes. This series art & action scenes are colorful and imaginative, and the story and dialogue continues to improve over time. They appear to be plotting each volume carefully enough to provide one big revelation for the climax of each volume. The parents are underdeveloped compared to the rest of the story-so-far after having anchored the beginning, but

    In my review of Volume 3 I admitted to being hooked now after only giving a relatively generous and unenthusiastic 3 stars to both first volumes. This series art & action scenes are colorful and imaginative, and the story and dialogue continues to improve over time. They appear to be plotting each volume carefully enough to provide one big revelation for the climax of each volume. The parents are underdeveloped compared to the rest of the story-so-far after having anchored the beginning, but at this point they're both caught up in the story and hopefully will get their own moments to shine.

  • Louie
    Dec 30, 2016

    This series continues to be great, volume after volume.

  • Barbara ❅ Coldest Winter ❅
    Dec 29, 2016

    That was awesome!

  • Relstuart
    Dec 28, 2016

    The story continues to be engaging and one of the best modern comics in this genre.

  • Ian James
    Jan 09, 2017

    More info about what happened before and a shock about who/what Lore is

  • Paul Allard
    Feb 22, 2017

    Confrontation with the mages brings death and more betrayal

    This collection continues the story of Mikey, kidnapped a a boy to Terrenos and now returned as a fierce warrior. This volume deals with the battle between the mages and Mikey with his allies. With quite a lot of bloodshed and death, this volume carries on this exciting story with the end in sight

    Engaging and well-written, this series is well-illustrated and entertaining. Hopefully the next volume will bring everything to a satisfactory

    Confrontation with the mages brings death and more betrayal

    This collection continues the story of Mikey, kidnapped a a boy to Terrenos and now returned as a fierce warrior. This volume deals with the battle between the mages and Mikey with his allies. With quite a lot of bloodshed and death, this volume carries on this exciting story with the end in sight

    Engaging and well-written, this series is well-illustrated and entertaining. Hopefully the next volume will bring everything to a satisfactory conclusion: I don't like series to drag on forever.