Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent #4

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Darick Robertson Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 7, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 31
7.0Critic Rating
5.7User Rating

The faces are familiar, but the situation is a nightmare. Jon Kent finds himself on an Earth where his friends and loved ones are at war--a place where his personal heroes fight each other for control of the world. What will he do when he discovers that this world's version of his father, Clark Kent, is on the verge of becoming a dictator?

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Jun 6, 2023

    This is an incredible story: a snapshot of a world that is a fun if desperate place to visit. Let's hope Jon survives the experience! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 6, 2023

    The story is great, but one of the real strengths this issue is guest artist Darick Robertson. He's a perfect choice for an Injustice-set story, as that world shares a lot of similarities with the world Robertson helped create with Garth Ennis. His style helps to jack up the tension as we get closer to Jon having to pick a sideand likely, to make his daring escape from a world ruled by an evil Superman. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Lukas Shayo Jun 6, 2023

    Even in spite of the negatives,Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent#4 continues to astound. The story is clearly building to something that can really define Jon's character. For a character who skipped his earliest years of development, the Injustice setting could be a great place for Jon to uncover the truth about who Superman is. If ever someone could save this unpredictable universe, it may be a teenager with a strong moral code and a deep-seated love for his friends. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 21, 2023

    This is a pretty good issue that works on exploring more of the setting and relationships that exist so Jon can understand this world more. I do understand his need to try and help and fix things here and it is part of superhero stuff in general, but at the same time, it's like, you want to fundamentally change a world. That's not exactly the best thing to do based on a couple of days of understanding. He does at least work at it by asking questions more than anything else and isn't trying to start a conflict because you can see how he just wants to talk to the Superman of this world and try to change his mind. It's a solid setup with some mild complications brought in that work well. This issue was also a lot of fun since it has Robertson and Rapmund on the artwork and they were one of my favorite pairings during the old digital-first days with the weekly books. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 6, 2023

    This issue lacked that sense of racing against the clock and much sense that Jon is in a rush to save this world before returning to his Earth, but it sets up what should be an interesting next issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Jun 6, 2023

    Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent #4 serves as an excellent primer that explains to Jon Kent how Injustice Earth came to be in its current state. That said, this issue is almost all exposition, the plot hasn't quite come together, Jon Kent is barely a participant in his own min-series, and the information only holds your attention if you know nothing about the previous Injustice stories. With two issues left, it's hard to imagine this mini will end well when it hasn't even started. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jun 12, 2023

    So Dark Knights of Steel? Home run. Adventures of Superman? Strike out. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Chase Magnett Jun 7, 2023

    Jon Kent continues to tour the world of "Injustice" and inform readers about this very popular alternate reality in a fashion that will be repetitive for those already familiar and direct, but dull for those who may not be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    thecimmerian Jun 10, 2023

    I know nothing about the injustice world so I'm only going on what I've read here, but I liked this issue. Somehow I missed the last one and had to go back and read it. It was good as well. This isn't anything I haven't really read or seen before, alternate world with a character dealing with alternate versions of friends and villains, but this really didn't bother or bore me. Taylor's first run was terrible in my opinion. John was too good for his inexperienced years, faced no real adversities that would shape him into his own version of a hero, and sometimes just seemed to deus ex machina out of situations. Climate change seemed to be his biggest enemy for God's sake. Here, in this new world, he gets a chance at some real character more

  • 8.5
    Screaming Enigma Jun 23, 2023

    Another pretty good issue for this series. Not quite up there with the previous issue, but still really entertaining. We get a little more of Jon exploring and learning more about the Injustice universe, and I thought his short interaction with Alfred was nice. I also enjoyed the two pages with him and Damian, and I'm glad we're going to see more of them together in the next issue after how this one ended. Speaking of which, I thought that his meeting with this alternate Jay was cute. Overall, I thought that this was a well-written book full of nice character moments, and I'm looking forward to seeing how things go in the final third of this series.

  • 8.5
    Jawsh Jun 20, 2023

    I am really enjoying this arc, it's The Boys but in DC with Taylor's philosophies.
    I am finding it all very engaging.
    Taylor likes to take large swings with established characters and his schtick has become to make these swings using the cheat of multiverses and elseworlds. Use the established character tropes to then build upon them using his own style and plotlines. The moments here between Jon and Jay have been the best the couple has ever appeared in the comic.
    Super excited to see where this goes.

  • 8.0
    sawright20 Jun 7, 2023

    Full disclosure: I don’t know much about the Injustice universe, so that may impact how I feel about this story.

    This continues to be a great setting for Jon, allowing him to truly show who he is and define his character. I’m hoping his electricity powers are addressed a little more, because they feel a little bit like an afterthought right now. Overall I enjoyed the art, though Jon did have several different faces throughout the issue. I’m really looking forward to the next issues, and I continue to enjoy everything Tom Taylor has done with Jon Kent.

  • 8.0
    daspidaboy Jun 6, 2023

    this series is not that bad and it has a stronger start than Tom Taylor's first Jonathan Kent run. I enjoyed the dynamic and character dialogue

  • 7.0
    K-23 Jul 5, 2023

    Ok issue but Taylor isn't delivering the great character work or dialog that he used to. Having Bruce say Superman killed his son was way out of line and almost took me right out of the issue.

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  • 2.5
    Stormwrath Jun 6, 2023

    Tom Taylor usually is a great writer, so what is happening to him when he is writing Jon? Every issue feels like I'm reading a script not a story, its like the characters have no voices...

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  • 2.0
    Maud Benjamin Jun 6, 2023

    Well, at least it worths a laugh.

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