Exorsisters #4 Review

by Nathan Koffler on January 23, 2019

Writer: Ian Boothby
Artist: Gisèle Lagacé
Colorist: Pete Pantazis
Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Publisher: Image Comics

Exorsisters started it’s run as a slightly simple and fun series about sisters solving cases involving demons and such. I was surprised when, a couple of issues ago, Ian Boothby threw in a deeper plot alongside their exorcism work. This storyline continues to unfold as Kate and Cate’s cases are becoming intertwined with the plotting of Cate’s mom.

As I’ve come to expect from this series, this issue has a lot of humorous moments. The way Ian Boothby executes these hilarious moments is even more fun because they are delivered alongside a bunch of supernatural and evil things happening. The beauty in this dissonance is especially amusing as they somehow find a harmony that works for them.

However, this issue did seem somewhat weaker than the previous three. I am beginning to feel as though I definitely enjoyed this series as one that involved a woman and her “sister” performing exorcisms and having fun. It is still early, but the reveal of the more complicated plot isn’t hard to follow, it is just more difficult for me to be as interested. This situation with Cate’s mom doesn’t captivate me like the previous issues managed to do. That being said, this fourth issue is still enjoyable and is worth reading to find out what happens later in the series.

A highlight of the issue, once again, is Gisèle Lagacé’s gorgeous and detailed artwork. Lagacé continues to make the story lively with every page of her artwork. This issue goes on to prove that Lagacé may be one of the most creative comic book artist currently working. Every panel of her work in this issue is worth the read on it’s own.

Exorsisters #4 may not have the sleekness that I thought the previous three issues had, but it remains a great story with a lot of wittiness, imagination, and originality. Despite not being as enthralled as I was at the beginning of this series, this fourth issue establishes important plot points and does so with entertaining storytelling and marvelous artwork.

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