REVIEW: 'Black Tape' #4 by Dan Panosian, Dalibor Talajic, and Ive Svorcina



Writer: Dan Panosian

Artist: Dalibor Talajic, Ive Svorcina

Letters: Steve Wands

Publisher: AWA

Release Date: May 24, 2023

Cover Price: $3.99


Jack King was a rock'n'roll god who projected a stage persona on par with the devil. After Jack dies on stage, his widow, Cindy, grapples with grief and struggles to protect his legacy, unaware that she is being surrounded by dark forces that covet the master tapes to Jack's final, unreleased album - a heavy metal masterpiece that just might open a doorway to hell. In this action-packed conclusion, Cindy fights for her life and the secrets of the Black Tape are revealed.


★★★★☆ (4/5)

QUICK REVIEW: After three mysterious and simmering issues, all hell breaks loose in the concluding issue four. As we saw in the last issue, Cindy finally comes face to face with the forces that have been lurking in the background waiting for her to find the unreleased album by the departed Jack King because it could open a doorway to hell. She's in a maelstrom of satanic cultists ready to offer her as a sacrifice to Lucifer himself. It's a wild ending, violent, and full of satanic panic come to life. While it's not the vast rock and roll supernatural finale I was expecting, it's tense, and chaotic, with the kind of evil energy of an irresistible B-movie horror film from the 70s. If that's your vibe then 'Black Tape' is worth the ride. All in all, it should make a fun trade buy come Halloween.