I would consider myself a new fan of Atop the Fourth Wall (AT4W). It follows a man named Linkara who reviews comic books, and has various adventures.
I got into the series earlier this year. It’s amazing. One of my favorite things about the series is the ongoing storyline. In fact, I often fight the urge to skip the review and go straight to the storyline part.
Being a relatively new fan, I haven’t had the pleasure of seeing a story arc unfold in real time. With older story arcs, I can just breeze through them. I haven’t been wondering about what’s going to happen next, as I can just play the next episode.
However, which this story arc, I’ve been able to wonder what’s going to happen on the next episode. I do wonder what’s going to happen. I don’t know what to expect. In fact, I’m surprised.
Today, the newest episode of AT4W came out. It concluded the current story arc, The Machinations of Worms. It’s villain was the King of Worms, who, in a nutshell, is really terrifying!
The episode itself was really good, and here is my reaction to it.
Previously on AT4W, Linkara was kidnapped by the King of Worms and taken to the Court of Worms. Now the King plans to dissect Linkara’s soul to find out his secret.
Let’s begin! Also, All screenshots taken by me.
The older bodies of Polio came to save Linkara! Awesome! This episode’s off to a great start!
Okay. Linkara’s waiting for the King to be ready to kill him. What does he do to pass the time before his doom?
Read a comic book.
Hang on, SIXTH anniversary?! Congratulations Linkara! Though you bring up a good point. How ARE you showing this in the Court of Worms?
I really love the title card this week. I’m a sucker for Ace Attorney references. That, and it looks amazing. Then again, all the title cards are amazing.
Oh god the comic he reviewed this time sucks! How can something be called The Trial of Peter Parker, and only have ten or so pages about the actual trial itself?!?
I actually felt bored. Not because of Linkara, he was really funny and amazing. A standout moment is when he criticized when Mary-Jane, who at the time was Peter Parker’s wife, was called to testify, and explaining why that would not work in the real world. He clearly did more research than the people writing the comic.
I was bored because of the comic itself. It’s pointless, has unlikeable characters, and is DUMB.
However, when the video got the the storyline part it was awesome!
Oh god, it was amazing, but is was really creepy!
Despite the best efforts of Linkara and his friends, The King is able to get into Linkara’s soul.
There’s a montage of a ton of stuff. It’s not just clips from AT4W, but with crossovers Linkara’s been in.
It can’t be a good omen that the last shot is of the Plot Hole….
After that, it’s kinda hard to say. It’s set in Linkara’s living room. A lot of villains from the show’s past show up. It pretty terrifying. Im not goinng to show all of it, but…
This is the least of which is going on.
After all that, the King has some kind of.. seizure, and Linkara and his friends fire on it. The King dies.
So happy ending, right?
It seems that way, but It’s later revealed that Linkara’s weapons did nothing to it. The King literally died of fright, based off what it saw in Linkara’s mind. The last scene of the episode?
Wait, 90s Kid and Lord Vyce? Working together? 90s Kid is one of Linkara’s allies, and Lord Vyce is one of Linkara’s biggest enemies! That’s unexpected. Pretty cool cliffhanger, though.
All in all, a very good episode. The atmosphere was appropriate. It was nice seeing old villains again. Finally, A interesting cliffhanger for the next story arc.
Keep on the good work!