Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #4

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #4

Event\Storyline: Justice League vs. Suicide Squad Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Fernando Pasarin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 11, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 24
8.4Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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[REDACTED BY ORDER OF TASK FORCE X DIRECTOR AMANDA WALLER] and [REDACTED] crew of unstoppable [REDACTED] besiege Belle Reve to take possession of the lost [REDACTED], and only the unbelievable team-up of the Justice League and the Suicide Squad can prevent [REDACTED] from taking revenge on Amanda Waller!
RATED T

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 11, 2016

    Williamson ends the book on another crazy cliffhanger that promises to pose the ultimate threat to one team. Issue 4 was exactly where this crossover needed to go at this point and fully delivered. Bring on the next chapter. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Jan 11, 2017

    This book is strictly action with the appetizers being the story itself and that's completely okay! Williamson does awesome work with the team-ups of heroes and villains along with the conversations that take place the action starts. It's rare that I bust out laughing while reading a comic, but I found myself doing it here. Once you combine that with the art of Fernando Pasarin whose detail throughout the series has been remarkable, you instantly get a favorite. The story isn't even over yet and I already know that this particular series is going to be a personal favorite of mine for a long time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Jan 13, 2017

    Overall, this is becoming one of my favorite stories in DC's "Rebirth". It's exciting, funny, true to character and most importantly fun. If you haven't jumped in yet, you're missing out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jan 15, 2017

    Suffice it to say that, as many great fight scenes as this miniseries has already hosted, next issue promises to top them. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Jan 12, 2017

    Williamson continues to deliver a fast-paced action story that still finds moments for character development and relationship revelations. Fernando Pasarin's artwork is a style consistent with the series, giving the reader detailed draftsmanship while also packing the pages border-to-border with character actions and backgrounds. Week after week, while I find something to pick on with each installment, JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD continues to bring it home as the highlight of my Wednesday reading experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Jan 17, 2017

    The ending is certainly pretty dramatic. With Batman taking out a classic DC character, it carries a lot of weight. Although it doesn't seem like they'll be gone for too long. The climax of the issue pushed Killer Frost forward. She's definitely being moved to become a more prominent character. Maxwell Lord seemingly triumphs and it looks like the plot will circle back round to the League vs the Squad once more. This will come with a twist of its own. Although that twist does feel very much like a simplistic plot device to enable more superheroic scraps. We'll give credit where it's due though,Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #4 is hugely entertaining. It's a very loud fast paced comic that isn't afraid to blow your head off. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 11, 2017

    Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad #4 raised the stakes in a big way. This could only get worse before things could ever get any better. Waller opened Pandora's Box when she decided to cross someone like Max Lord, and there's no covering this one up when she just doesn't learn from her mistakes. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 11, 2017

    Justice League vs. Suicide Squad may never fully recapture the appeal of its opening issue, but this chapter sees the story bounce back in a big way. There's plenty of epic, blockbuster action, but also a strong emphasis on kooky character dynamics. With a cast like this, it's never a dull moment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Jason Segarra Jan 11, 2017

    Still, overall this is a decent outing for the book, with character moments (Deadshot's "Damn Batman" is particularly great), story progression and consistent artwork. It's a shame it took this many issues to get there, but finally the book is hitting it's stride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - John White Jan 11, 2017

    In passing the halfway point of this limited series there are no signs that it is getting close to slowing down. Joshua Williamson continues to raise the bar for exciting stories with each issue. Fernando Pasarin’s art in this issue makes the energy of the story nearly tangible and elevates the story beyond the narrative. With only two issues remaining it is too early to say whether or not Justice League vs. Suicide Squad will become a classic story, but there is not doubt that it is one of the most entertaining that DC has put out in years. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage Jan 11, 2017

    Justice League vs. Suicide Squad continues to build on previous issues of the event in every way. Character relationships are touched upon, teasers for story lines in the larger Rebirth spectrum are seen, and just when you think everything is as it appears… the creative team drops another bombshell and includes another wrinkle into the mix providing a last page that'll be sure to hold us over for another week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Matthew Mahar Jan 13, 2017

    Fernando Pasarin and Matt Ryan (not that Matt Ryan) handle the art duties for this installment, and do a solid job. This is a very large, very detailed issue but they keep everything clean and presentable, if not a little bland. They could have easily found themselves bogged down by the scope of everything, but their approach saves the issue from being a quagmire. Solid work on both the writing and artistic side of things keeps everything in order and makes for an enjoyable experience. Thats really the best that can be said for an event of this caliber. Im looking forward to the next issue and whats next to come in Rebirth. Im not even bummed that Ill have to start picking up Supergirl to get my Legion of Super-Heroes fix. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Jan 11, 2017

    Artistic shortcomings prevent me from loving this, but a marked improvement in dialogue, focus, and interest allowed me to enjoy it quite a bit. Harley and Wonder Woman were a particular highlight, but Williamson did a better job across the board of playing to the strengths of his zanier characters and letting their personalities move things forward. The emergence of the Eclipso Diamond raises the stakes considerably, and for the first time since this all started, I'm eagerly waiting to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Spfcderon Jan 11, 2017

    Justice League vs. Suicide Squad's story continues to draw you in and you want to keep reading. The art is great and the action beats are natural and flow well. The end reveal is a little too predictable and not that compelling as a plot point. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 11, 2017

    While the action ramps up in this issue, it's more style over substance because while this was a fight that I've been looking for, it's wrapped up way too quickly just to get us to our next plot development.  This is still an enjoyable issue though that I like more than the previous one, I just wish I could say the same about the art because it seems that with each new issue we get the quality in art just goes down. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We Got This Covered - Sergio Pereira Jan 11, 2017

    While Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #4's action packs a punch, the artwork is clearly the weakest we've seen so far. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Jan 16, 2017

    Highly entertaining with brain over brawn, though some conflicts are problematic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Supes' soups Jan 13, 2017

    Best issue so far but Pasarin's art is just not my thing. It's like a slightly sharper version of Hitch's art and if you know me, I hate Hitch's art... I will say that before reading this issue, this week's Suicide Squad tie-in is worth a read, it gives a pretty good picture of the dynamics of the early Suicide Squad with Lobo, Emerald Empress, Johnny Sorrow, and Polaris. We learn about the falling out between Waller and that particular team which leads to how Lord could use them to attack Waller which turns out to be a ruse. Turns out Lord is just manipulating Squad members to get something from "the vault" which turns out be something very troublesome indeed. Get ready for Eclipso's return to the Rebirth Universe. At the end all Justice League members are affected by this particular item...except for Batman...for some reason DC always spares Batman. So now it becomes clear that Waller and Bats will be leading a team comprised of old and new Suicide Squad members to fight some scary JL members. And according to this issue, apparently being crazy is a superpower and Harley obviously has it in spades...

  • 9.0
    Rick Jonez Jan 17, 2017

    So much comicbook fight winning goodness with Flash, Harley, Cyborg, and Batman. All awesome art too. And then there's the Eclipso tease!

  • 9.0
    Kitaru Jan 17, 2017

    A lot of action within this issue, which I thought was setup and executed very well. Usually, these types of comics have the League losing to the enemies at first, then eventually they defeat them, but this had a different take on that. The fact that the Justice League was able to overpower the bad guys, but get defeated in a different means entirely is a refreshing take on a classic comic style.

  • 8.5
    Jeff Andrew Jan 11, 2017

    Antother solid issue

  • 7.5
    ockedman Jan 11, 2017

    It's better than the last issue, because the story finally moves forward and the fight sequences are great. But, for me, the real problem of the series is Joshua Williamson's heavy and repetitive dialogues. Also, some moments sometimes lack of finesse, like the reference for [spoiler]. Since the beginning of the series, they have been teasing the third team all over again but, without giving any spoiler, it quickly left the fight in this issue. It's quite a shame because I loved it and I was getting excited! The event is still rather enjoyable: the characterizations are, as always, excellent, the plot is quite original and there is Katana. I hope that the two last issues won't disappoint me. Concerning the artist of the issue, Fernando Pasarin, he delivers a good work with some incredible splash pages.

  • 7.0
    Pants24 Jan 12, 2017

    This is an entertaining and enjoyable romp of a smash em up book. The biggest downfall of this book is the biggest upside: lots and lots of characters. It's tough to give each character their space in the pages and have their own moments. Superman had his time in the beginning pages of the book and then got lost in the commotion. Williamson gave him his time and then had to spread the rest of the story out to the rest of the many characters. He's mainly successful with this tough task and has quite a few entertaining moments between heroes/anti-heroes and the villains, especially with Flash and Captain Boomerang. The art and colors really shine early in the book, but get a bit muddled in the splash pages due to the extremely busy nature of the fight scenes. With the exception of a few panels and tough splash pages, I enjoyed the Pasarin's art and the vibrant colors.

  • 7.0
    El Chapulin Colorado Jan 14, 2017

    This event is almost an exact copy of the Trinity War event of 2013

  • 10
    Sehnhawk Jan 11, 2017

  • 9.0
    Haand Jan 11, 2017

  • 9.0
    EDiakota Jan 11, 2017

  • 9.0
    Veido Jan 14, 2017

  • 9.0
    Nickweiser Jan 17, 2017

  • 8.5
    TheFallenKing13 Jan 11, 2017

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Jan 11, 2017

  • 8.5
    Gunnarthehuman Jan 12, 2017

  • 8.5
    Nuckster77 Jan 13, 2017

  • 8.5
    ActionCity Jan 15, 2017

  • 8.0
    Sara Jan 11, 2017

  • 8.0
    Rotivv Jan 11, 2017

  • 8.0
    VanessaLivingstone Jan 11, 2017

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 Jan 12, 2017

  • 7.5
    MPLSrobit Jan 16, 2017

  • 7.0
    JBL Reviews Jan 16, 2017

  • 6.0
    ComickerPerson Jan 11, 2017

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