Batman: Urban Legends #4

Writer: Meghan Fitzmartin, Camrus Johnson, Matthew Rosenberg, Chip Zdarsky Artist: Eddy Barrows, Ryan Benjamin, Loyiso Mkize, Beln Ortega, Marcus To Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 9, 2021 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 63
8.2Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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-The penultimate chapter of the Grifter story is here! Grifter’s walking a deadly line between Lucius Fox and Halo’s plan...can he survive the endgame? Oh, and yeah, now Superman is after him!
-As old wounds threaten to sabotage Batman and Red Hood’s investigation into the Cheerdrop drug turning Gotham City upside down, they run afoul of Gotham’s coldest criminal, MR. FREEZE! And the force behind the Cheerdrops will be banking on the former dynamic duo’s demise...
-TIM DRAKE has returned to the streets of Gotham City and is seeking a new purpose, but what he finds is a string of young adult kidnappings committed by som more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jun 8, 2021

    Batman: Urban Legends #4 is packed full of stories featuring fan-favorite Batman characters, including thrilling twists and turns. Now that the book has hit its halfway point, things are starting to get interesting and I'm eager to see where the next two issues go from here. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 9, 2021

    This anthology series is a cut above the rest. I love the stories in this and I love the quality that the creative teams have put into this. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Nick Friar Jun 8, 2021

    Matthew Rosenberg has stolen the show with his Grifter story. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - Ariel Bee Jun 8, 2021

    Cheer Part Four brings the anger, pain and insecurities stewing between Bruce and Jason for all these years to the surface and confronts them with the demand at the heart of the best fiction: Change or die. While change is notoriously difficult for both characters, hopefully they do take that step, because theyve already tried death. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 8, 2021

    Overall, another excellent issue with some great stories and nice surprises. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Carl Bryan Jun 8, 2021

    My best recommendation is to go back and grab issues #1 – #4. The story lines are rich and they weave together, like a great tapestry hanging in the Wayne Manor! Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 8, 2021

    An incredibly fun story that is filled with great action and twists. I love the reveals throughout and cannot wait to see where it goes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 8, 2021

    I still haven't gotten the golden goose issue where I love all four stories, but this comes pretty damned close.  It's hard to say that it's worth it to everyone, but I can recommend this issue, even with its higher price of admission. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jun 10, 2021

    Batman: Urban Legends #4 once again delivers several compelling stories involving the Batman Family. The lead story involving Red Hood and Batman by Chip Zdarsky continues to do a great job exploring the status of their relationship as partner's and father-son. The new stories with Luke Fox and Tim Drake both did a great job bringing both characters back into the fold as Batwing and Robin, respectively. It all comes together to create a strong comic book that Batman fans should not be missing out on experiencing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Jun 10, 2021

    Batman Urban Legends #4 is good. Three of the stories are five stars. The development of Jason Todd in particular is amazing. This may be the best stuff since Judd brought him back from the dead. I did enjoy a lot of the Outlaws stuff, but it was trying hard to be funnier than it should have been. Jason isn't funny. Dick is funny. Tim is funny. Jason is angry and confused. This book just nails it. I can't wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Jun 8, 2021

    With high highs and" well, middle lows, this is maybe the most inconsistent issue of Urban Legends to date. Given the quality of the best material here, though, there are also points where this is the absolute best issue of the series too. Even the lesser installments are readable and have enough pros to give at least a soft recommendation. I'll still hope for better going forward, but I'd hate to have to be content with occasional greatness among the exceedingly average. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Jun 9, 2021

    The Batwing story didn't really clock with me on any level, but 3 out of 4 is certainly impressive, and frankly, it's worth it for the first story alone. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 8, 2021

    Three-fourths of the anthology featured entertaining stories, which is a decent ratio for this kind of book although winner after winner would better justify the price. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina Jun 11, 2021

    I would compare the revelation to U.S Comics biggest competitor for the attention of the next generation, Manga. In manga there is a specific genre dedicated to boy love romances called Yaoi. The difference in those stories and what's happening in Batman Urban Legends #4 is Slow burn romances . Slow burn is the concept of a romance that takes either the whole season or more to progress. Slow burn is not only featured in romance books but all over Asian entertainment. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Afre Jun 8, 2021

    Mr. Zdarsky, this is like fourth time I'm asking you to start writing Red Hood. Why aren't you answering my calls?

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  • 8.5
    fenixalasnegras Jun 8, 2021

    This definitely can't be considered canon, there are bigger holes in the plot, bigger than Hopkins investigated.

    Zdarky is a good writer, but he's so absorbed in the old times, he has not taken into account the evolution of Jason, nor in Lost Days where Jason was configured as a strategist equal or even superior to Batman, nor the formative years in the League of Shadows and let's not talk about All-Caste. And of course I agree with the comment I read about Lobdell. Yes he definitely isn't the best writer and i hates the way he constantly dropped a situations, characters potential as lazy writer or his brain did not give to do more, but at least he had a point in favor, and was gave a character advancement, every character more

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  • 7.5
    Merlyn Jun 8, 2021

    So this one was better than the one before. Revisiting Jason's fall is always going to get me in the feels but there's one thing I didn't like here. Jason shouldn't fall that easily for a drugged-up Mr. Freeze. If Lobdell did one thing right, he made Jason a competent vigilante, someone like Mr. Freeze was easy-peasy for him. Now Zdarsky just put him back in that "helpless, reckless" territory, something the character has outgrown a looong time ago. But I have to say, I did enjoy seeing an angry, effective Batman, unlike the pussy he's in Tynion's book where he's second-guessing himself just because a no-one like Miracle Molly sells her shit to him. The Batwing story was pretty good too, I liked it. The third story is a really weird one, I more

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  • 10
    mangaZZZZZ Jun 8, 2021

    demand that DC give Chip Zdasky a regular red hood series

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    daspidaboy Jun 8, 2021

    Singlehandedly the best issue of this series. The majority of the issues are great, except for the grifter story.

  • 10
    Blackgirl Jun 8, 2021

    chip just made in this number a masterpiece

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    fearUhavemeisenough Jun 8, 2021

    Hood's story work was just perfect, Hood and Batman have started to acknowledge their mistakes.
    Reading Tim my second favorite robin was good even though the story is not very good.
    Grifter is no longer a good character, the writer's exaggerations have made him a bit tired.

  • 10
    husbandoTodd Jun 10, 2021

    My Husbando deserves a 100 although the story could have gone better, the capture of Hood was ridiculous, a single bang bang in Freeze's fish tank would have been enough. But I think the writer wanted to demonstrate something that is good at its center but the periphery is still quite false, something like a diamond.

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  • 8.0

    LMAO Chip Zdarsky writes Red Hood as an actual character instead of a Mary Sue, and it's made that one mentally ill Red Hood fan super salty.

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    AGJ Jun 8, 2021

    DC makes pacing very difficult and consumes these comics with joint stories. While the Batman and Red Hood story is solid and incredibly good, a total success, the other stories just don't have the quality of the first.
    It was good to read Tim, he is not a great protagonist as I would like. Jason may be the DC robin he hates the most, but Tim is the most sloppy, which is a shame as they are both excellent. They both deserve their own series, I say that as a big fan of bats.
    Grifter is an exaggerated character, for my personal taste.
    Price wise it's undeserved, too high for a single really good story, I don't know how it works in North America, but here in Europe, it doesn't work.

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    ReviewAnim&ComMore Jun 8, 2021

    Simply dramatic. Cool. Zdarsky is doing very well writing Red Hood.

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    AmandaT Jun 8, 2021

    I literally cried at the Red Hood story, I won't lie, I was a bit disappointed by the insistence on putting Jay as the failed robin, but this. Woow was great.

  • 10
    silencecaptif Jun 8, 2021

    ten is too much for the other stories, but Red Hood just has a 20

  • 10
    Andrea Jun 8, 2021

    so perfect.

  • 10
    TheFightingBull Jun 9, 2021

    "You're alive. In the here. In the now. You're alive, Jason. And I intend to keep it that way."
    Bruce Wayne.

    These words are something I never thought I had heard from the bat, in Jason's second life everything in their relationship is fine or fights. I always wondered if Bruce was aware of what it's like to have a child back. I lost a brother and I would give anything for this kind of miracles to happen, but fantasy is folded with dreams, imagination and desires.

    I don't know where to put the story of this comic book writer, because there is no thread, but really since this reboot we did not reboot we are all lost in some kind of flash point. However, the narrative is really good.

    It is great that the more

  • 9.5
    UxasIs Jun 18, 2021

    Batman & Red Hood - Zdarsky's been killing it, I hope we get more form him at DC, 9.5/10

    Batwing - Great idea, gave me Arkham vibes for some reason, heres me hoping Camrus Johnson writes more comics for DC, a Batwing series by him would be great, 8.5/10

    Robin - Weakest story but still good, love how they took the piss out of that horrendous name Bendis gave him, 8/10

    Grifter - Holy shit, this is phenomenal, makes me want to read all the original wildstorm stuff by Jim Lee, 10/10

  • 8.5
    Vellichor Jun 15, 2021

    a long time ago that I'd not connected.
    This series has really given very solid deliveries, controversial for some, but the principal story is still a strong. The backup ones have a tremendous variation.
    It is getting a lot in the networks comments about Tim's sexuality due to this number, it is thought that he will become bi, even though I still cannot find the meaning of such rumors.

  • 8.0
    redhood Jun 15, 2021

    I hate U, really i do it, but Chip you kill me with this.

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    Jaybird Jun 16, 2021

    not qualifying this for forgetfulness would be a crime

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    Psycamorean Jun 22, 2021

    The Grifter and Red Hood stories were great as usual. I fucking love Grifter accidentally trapping Superman. Matthew Rosenberg, as always, is a treasure. Batman caring about Red Hood in a substantive way is something I want to see a lot more of. The Tim Drake story was super bland and the Luke Fox story was fine. I really think they just bring down the score, as the main attractions here are great.

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    RedKSuperman Jun 17, 2021

    The Red Hood story is solid. The rest is crap.

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