Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #4

Event\Storyline: Dark Crisis Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Daniel Sampere, Alejandro Sanchez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 7, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 38
8.0Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Witness the birth of the new DC Multiverse!
Spinning out of the pages of The Flash, the heroes have learned the secret of Pariah's new worlds-but at what cost does this knowledge come, and what can they even do with this information-or even worse, perhaps Pariah and the Great Darkness want them to know...? On Earth-Zero, Deathstroke continues to move forward with his plans to erase legacy heroics once and for all, while Jon Kent, Nightwing, and the ragtag group of youngsters rally to step up to the increasing number of challenges. The event of the year rages on!

Dark Crisis is in many ways the direct sequel to the original Crisis more

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Tim Adams Sep 7, 2022

    When fans and critics debate the most visually-appealing comic book event series, Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths needs to be in the conversation for the top spot. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Sep 6, 2022

    Williamson gives us a new significant moment in the history of DC Comics. This issue flowed so nicely with the creative team in such sync that you would think they have been working together for years. I know this makes waiting for the next issue much harder, but this story's potential excites me! Please don't wait on this one; pick it up as soon as possible! Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Sep 6, 2022

    Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #4 has everything an event issue needs. It has some characters rallying to arms and some shrinking under the pressure. It has unlikely allies being made to face horrific, monstrous enemies. It has shining beacons of hope before that is submerged in darkness. The art is jaw-dropping and the battles are intense. And then an ending that could threaten everything on a universal scale. The name change of the event has just elevated the stakes to an extreme level. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 6, 2022

    This issue didn't deliver many answers, but the series still has plenty more months left. With the creative team intent on delivering a massive and memorable spectacle, Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths remains a very enjoyable and essential read for DC fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 6, 2022

    Halfway through this event, the heroes are still scattered across this world and beyond, but the divergent plots don't make this any less compelling. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Sep 14, 2022

    Firstly, what incredible art by Daniel Sampere. This is a dense, complicated story, with frequent location changes and dozens of characters coming and going. Sampere nails it completely, as well as laying out some beautiful pages and individual panels. It's eye candy for the soul. Williamson writes a solid issue, one that is pulling together all those threads that have been carefully laid out in all areas of the DC Universe. That final page is the cherry on top of a pretty fine slice of cherry pie. It fell just short of greatness for me, but was still a very very good comic book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Sep 12, 2022

    The midway point of DC Comics' latest crisis event and another action packed issue that swings from one dramatic scene to the next with great gusto. Although there is the odd quieter, contemplative scene too as we learn more about the effects of this multiverse wide crisis on the DCU. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 6, 2022

    Sampere delivers some stunning art in the issue. Every page has something visually stunning to hold the attention of the reader. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Sep 6, 2022

    I havent felt this way about DC Comics in quite a long time. I had high hopes as Future State began but that fizzled out rather quickly. Before that, I just got sick and tired of the Metal storylines. And frankly, the only event book that showed promise in recent years was the Batman: Three Jokers. However, after this week's installment, Im jazzed for whats to come and thoroughly enjoyed the way all the crises fit together with what appears to be an overarching theme that kind of makes sense. Could I be wrong with my theories and speculations? Of course Im wrong more times than Im right. But as I stated in my Flashpoint Beyond #5 Review, you know a story is good when you cant stop thinking about it or theorizing about where its going and how it all connects together. Not only is Flashpoint Beyond doing that, but so is Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths! I highly recommend picking this issue up, grabbing the back issues, and hopping on board while you still can. Let me know what you think, Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 7, 2022

    Pariah's evil plan hinges on a dumb move by Green Lantern, but things on Earth-0 also progress, making for an issue that pushes the plot (and some boundaries) on fronts both cosmic and local. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 6, 2022

    Pariah's plan has come to pass, but good luck trying to figure out how because things are just said like buzzwords and bad things happen and I guess we're just supposed to go with it. That being said, there's still a ton of stuff to like in this book that isn't Pariah's plan related, and ultimately, as far as I'm concerned, the only thing you need to know about this issue to buy it is, the Legion of Doom Vs. The Secret Society. Go get some Dark Crisis. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Sep 8, 2022

    Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #4left me with some weird feelings. On one level, this issue was excellent in its execution. The story was well-paced, and the art was stunning. On another level, I disagree with DC's creative direction. The tension is palpable for me, as I consider the merits of this issue. Hopefully, moving forward Williamson will provide a clear and stable explanation for DC's multiverse. Maybe then this issue will go up in my estimation. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 6, 2022

    Dark Crisis On Infinite Earths #4 doesn't hit as hard as I was hoping given that this is the midway point of this event. The end results with what Pariah accomplishes at the end of this issue definitely changes things for this event. But as big as Pariah's plans are the pacing is just off when it comes to what we see our heroes do throughout this issue. At least we get a lot of great artwork that helps do a lot of heavily lifting, with the Legion of Doom vs Secret Society sure to be the standout for a lot of fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 9, 2022

    We are 4 issues in and I feel the entirety of plot that we have been given could have been done in one. Maybe two. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Sep 16, 2022

    Dark Crisis On Infinite Earths #4 is good. It seems like things are finally starting to happen, which is nice. Williamson is a great DC writer, so if the reader is a fan of DC, theyll still be enjoying this book. That is its triumph and its tragedy. Sampere and Sanchez do an amazing job with the art, and Napolitanos letters look wonderful. Things are finally starting to happen in this book, and thats a good thing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Sep 11, 2022

    Overall, a follow up event of a classic feels like a mash-up of too many events we've seen before. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Sep 7, 2022

    The most telling thing about Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths is that the reveal came about in a press release before the story. This book has beats that sound great on a Wikipedia article but a beat without a rhythm will not make you a song. Read Full Review

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