Adventure Comics #4

Event\Storyline: Blackest Night Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Jerry Ordway Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 18, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
5.4Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The return of Superboy! Superboy-Prime, that is! The grasp of BLACKEST NIGHT knows no bounds, and it is now at the doorstep of Superboy-Prime. Believe it or not, Prime has met his match. The Black Lanterns know his deepest, darkest secrets and force Prime to feel emotions he's long discarded. Plus, in the Legion of Super-Heroes co-feature, Dawnstar is on the trail of the person or people who have been causing so much trouble for the Legion. But does she get too close to the truth? Her Legion teammate Wildfire comes to her rescue, but are the duo able to discover just who is behind this villainous plot to destroy the known universe?

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Joe Lopez Nov 20, 2009

    A pleasantly surprising piece of metafiction delivered ably by Johns and Gates made this, hands down, the best comic of the week. While the amazing lead feature has the regrettable side effect of eclipsing the Legion back-up, it's so good that I just didn't care. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 21, 2009

    So this one is recommended (with some Prime reservations). Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    IGN - Tim Lenaghan Nov 18, 2009

    While this issue of Adventure Comics does offer some funny fourth-wall bending moments, I would have rather read a continuation of Johns' and Manapul's Connor Kent storyline and gone without my Blackest Night fix for this week. I'm hopeful that Alexander Luthor's "spoiler alert" at the end of this issue will bear fruit but I'm certainly not holding my breath. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Jim Nov 19, 2009

    Adventure Comics #4 is worth picking up if you are a big Jerry Ordway fan or if you are fancinated by Prime's story. Otherwise I would pass on it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Nov 25, 2009

    One of the best parts of the Legion has always been the relationships of the characters. This was a nice little story focusing on four Legionnaires and their romantic conundrums. I thought this was great. So half good ... half bad. It is a shame that the Conner story was sidelined in this title; I was really enjoying it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 18, 2009

    In the end, it's the second feature and Ordway's pencils that make me interested in seeing "Adventure Comics" #5. And who knows, maybe the character of Superboy-Prime will finally get retired at that point. I don't hate the character, but I do think it's a joke that needs to be put away for good. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Nov 21, 2009

    The good news with this comic is that many stores offer you one of the colored rings with this issue's purchase. More good news is if you are a hardcore DC fan and know all of the ins and outs of the DCU then you might love the satire and the heavy handed jokes as Superboy gets kicked around by Earth Prime (or is it Earth-2?) characters. However, I found this issue to be confusing at best and a wasteful mess at worst in the story department. I'm simply baffled that this issue hopes to gain some new readers with this type of material. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Nov 18, 2009

    Things were going so smoothly for Adventure Comics with some nice, if not the meatiest, stories following Superboy and Legion related offerings. Shame Blackest Night rolled up and brought Prime into the mix. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Nov 20, 2009

    I only picked this issue up for the promotional ring, so I guess I got what I paid for. However, considering you can buy the individual rings at Read Full Review

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