Crime Syndicate #4

Writer: Andy Schmidt Artist: Bryan Hitch, Kieran McKeown Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 2, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 13
7.2Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

The world has been saved by the…Crime Syndicate?! With the Starro invaders vanquished, what’s next for Earth-3’s most notorious saviors? Can loose cannons Emerald Knight, Quick, and Atomica keep their cool? Will Ultraman accept Superwoman and Owlman’s tantalizing offer? And what is Alexander Luthor plotting as all these metahuman menaces run amok?
Here’s the REAL question of the month: Which heroes will join the LEGION OF JUSTICE?
In this issue’s backup story, witness the origin of the Emerald Knight, illustrated by superstar artist Bryan Hitch!

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jan 1, 1970

    Crime Syndicate #4 is a fantastic addition to the miniseries. Schmidt has made this world his own, the characters within it too. There is a massive amount of depth inside the comic, with a sense of mythology and a wider universe to the story. At the same time, there is intricate detail into the backstories of the major characters involved. The art team continues to be exceptional and capture the spectacle magnificently. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 2, 2021

    Overall, this is a solid issue from start to finish. It is an unexpectedly enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Jun 1, 2021

    Excellent all the way around. Well written, well-rendered, just an all-out solid, entertaining book that will make you both grimace and smile. Grab this one as soon as your local comic shop opens!! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Kevin M. Gallagher, Jr Jun 18, 2021

    Crime Syndicate #4 takes a slight step backward, but it has the burden of setting up the next (final?) arc of the series. Despite that, Schmidt hits some emotional beats that make this a must-read issue. I do hope the rushed feel of the artwork by McKeown and Vines is a one-time thing as it does take away from the story, if only slightly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 1, 2021

    Ive not been a big fan of this title, but this might be the start of an impressive turnaround. For the first time Im intrigued about what lies ahead next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Cam Lipham Jun 1, 2021

    This issue is what turned Crime Syndicate from a fun little Earth-3 romp into something that could potentially genuinely intrigue me. I recommend picking it up if you're interested in a story set on this Earth that's not tied down by its connection to the main Earth. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 1, 2021

    While the origin backups to this series have been a bit of a letdown overall, I have to say that the main story more than makes up for it as it takes this mini-series into a new and interesting direction that I can't wait to see more of. The art throughout is great and the characterizations are fun and unique and at this point, I only hope that we can balance the story out enough to allow us the time to learn more about the new characters that will be a threat to our newly formed Crime Syndicate. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Jun 7, 2021

    Crime Syndicate #4's best feature is the back up story. Sure, the back up story informs the main tale, and that is good, but I just think the main story is lacking. There was so much potential early on and I wanted this to be five stars all the way, but it just doesn't land. I am curious to see how they try to wrap this up in two more issues so there is something to look forward to. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Jun 3, 2021

    Thank god we only have two issues left, this is starting to lose steam and fall into classic DC territory of flogging a dead horse (normally wearing a Batman costume.) I feel I have to stick it out to the end but it's lost its zany edge in meetings and internal dialogues. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Chase Magnett Jun 2, 2021

    Something new happens with all of the core characters, but these events unfold in a scattershot approach; it's possible to imagine rearranging almost every sequence in this issue to little effect. Read Full Review

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