Event Leviathan #4

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Alex Maleev Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 11, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 38
7.2Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

Batman versus Superman! Witness the interrogation of the decade as Bruce Wayne tears into Superman to find the missing piece of the Leviathan puzzle they both need. It's a battle of wits and wills as the greatest detectives in the universe get together to figure out the why and how of Leviathan before it's too late. And when that doesn't work...in comes Lois Lane! From the creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, it's another fully painted noir thriller that will tear a bloody trail through the DC Universe.

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence Sep 11, 2019

    With only two issues of this book to go, I'm filled with the bittersweet anticipation of a great story reaching its crescendo. Permanent detective team book by Bendis and Maleev? Pretty please? Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Sep 11, 2019

    To put it bluntly, Event Leviathan #4 is a damn fine issue of a damn fine series. Period. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 13, 2019

    And I'll admit I pored over the pages looking for clues. New mysteries and suspects were added. And I want to read the next issue now. All signs of a very successful book. I'm all in here. Expect a clue review mid-week. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 16, 2019

    Can't wait to see how this all wraps up! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Sep 11, 2019

    Its to DCs credit that theyre allowing Bendis and Maleev to play with all the big DCU toys in Event Leviathan without drowning the book in spinoffs and tie-ins. This title continues to be a fun, brisk, compelling mystery. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 11, 2019

    Alex Maleev's style is a great complement to the narrative style of the story. The panels are visually engaging and the last panel reveal is perfectly executed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Sep 12, 2019

    Every issue of Event Leviathan increases my excitement. Bendis has me hooked and at this point, the ride is so good Im not worried about the payoff. Event Leviathan was essential summer reading and it looks like it will be for the fall too. Pick up a copy at your local comic shop or however you read comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 18, 2019

    Continuing to tease us while the heroes bang their heads against a wall, (something Damian puts eloquently into words in a way that states events her take place long after City of Bane has finished), Batgirl contacts Batman and company with news that she is in the belly of the beast and that most of the surviving spies have decided to join Leviathan rather than fighting it. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Aaron Phillips Sep 11, 2019

    Event Leviathan#4 continues to entertain and exasperate all in the same breath. Bendis has created an unmissable event as the series and the suspense continues to build. There are two issues left in the series and I can't wait for the secrets to be revealed. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Fortress of Solitude - Neilan Adams Sep 11, 2019

    The story could just have been more successful if there was a faster pace. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 11, 2019

    The pacing of this "Event" in Event Leviathan #4 continues to be the oddest thing out of DC at the moment. It's essentially a superhero comic where all the action happens between issues and we get it recapped through the characters debriefing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Sep 13, 2019

    Final Verdict: read it for the important plot beats, but don't expect to be blown away. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Sep 13, 2019

    At the two-thirds mark, Event Leviathan starts to have a sense of forward, rather than entirely flashback, momentum, with an entertaining and twisty entry. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Sep 11, 2019

    Alas, however, one good splash page does not a satisfying experience make, and that's largely how Event Leviathan feels " unsatisfying. Though armed with a great hook and plenty of fantastic characters, Brian Michael Bendis just can't seem to make it all pop as much as he wants to. Even despite Alex Maleev's best efforts to do so. Somehow both overstuffed and underbaked, Event Leviathan #4 fails to get to the point. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Sep 11, 2019

    DISCLAIMER:Batman Newsreceived an advance copy of this comic for review. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 11, 2019

    While I wait patiently for something in this event to wow me, there's nothing that this issue brings that even remotely makes me feel like that's going to happen.  There's more of the same here, which means no real answers, characters standing around and talking about nothing that really matters, with art that just doesn't do it for me with its dark and muddy style.  Hopefully this cliffhanger can lend itself to something satisfying coming up, but right now there's nothing about this book that excites me. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Sequential Planet - Matt Herman Sep 11, 2019

    Event Leviathan #4 is jam-packed with dialogue and lacks enough action or story to keep the reader interested. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Sep 12, 2019

    Event Leviathan #4 doesn't leave you with more clues, just more characters to juggle. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Sep 11, 2019

    There is a lot of ground to cover and a new plot point to explore with only two issues remaining. My optimism is starting to turn to pessimism, and I hope the next offering can change my mind. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 11, 2019

    This issue of Event Leviathan really didnt go anywhere and played out like killing time instead of a vital cog in the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Toonstrack Sep 11, 2019

    I liked it. Its an interesting book. This reminds me a lot of the infamous Iron Man run where its slow but intriguing. He said we could figure out the culprit, and honestly my guess is Roy Harper. But we'll see.

  • 6.5
    AdmiralWhiskers Sep 11, 2019

    A very mixed bag for this issue, which actually is improvement over past ones.

    The elements of the story are starting to make sense as we get closer to the conclusion, thankfully.
    The 2-page "Story so far" spread was welcome. And needed. The "Who is Leviathan" question is at a fever pitch, which is good, as that's the central question and needed to be hit head on. Superman's appearance was a positive in moving things along.

    The dialogue was good in Bendis's quirky style, but he went too far and pulled a Justice League Dark and held an issue-long hang session. There's no way to kill the feeling of fun and excitement quite like having everyone sita around in the kitchen and yap...and yap. I know that some con more

  • 5.0
    allenquanobi Sep 11, 2019

    Bendis is so frustrating. We all know he can do great books; he reshaped Marvel after he started with Ultimate Spider-Man, and he's doing great with Batman Universe. But what he doesn't do well is huge company wide events, his events at Marvel were lackluster, and it continues here at DC. What is infinitely frustrating is how DC seems to have given the reins of the company to Bendis and Snyder (but at least Snyder has had experience with DC events before with Metal). In my opinion the only people who are qualified to run DC events are Grant Morrison and Geoff Johns. Doomsday Clock got sidelined for Bendis and Snyder to do their stories, and it's so frustrating to see just a good amazing story get sidelined for such bad events like this more

  • 4.5
    Nihilist Sep 11, 2019

    The sole reason why comic book events take place, is to expose wider audiences to characters they wouldn't normally read about. A normie picks up a book like The Dark Nights Metal and thinks "oh, yeah, I like The Drowned, I gotta but some Aquaman comics". Or gets Heroes in Crisis, throws it to trash after finishing it, and never looks at a comic book again. But I digress.
    Point is, events unite several characters, and offer a big budget spectacle. Regular series have time to slow down, they have time to explain the backstory, and focus on exposition when necessary. That's not the case with fast paced events, which often feature very little story, actually. All we get is non stop action, to generate attention.

    I'm saying all more

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  • 4.0
    Spacey Medicine Sep 18, 2019

    I don’t think I’ve ever felt less stakes in the middle of a massive spy operation.

  • 3.0
    Psycamorean Sep 11, 2019

    This series needs to get interesting. It's all very boring. Oh, and I guess Silencer is back. Even though, she retired in her series, and that was obviously set before this as Deathstroke mentioned that Leviathan was coming in that last issue of her series. The cliffhanger at the end was laughable. I don't think Bendis knows how to write a compelling mystery. We're just getting meandering issues that lead nowhere, and supposedly something is going to happen eventually. Adding a whole new team to the mix is pretty stupid, but this six issue mystery thriller only has two issues worth of story. Those four extra issues need to be filled with something and Bendis has squeezed all the life out of needlessly long conversations that lead nowhere.

  • 9.0
    cincyfan Nov 15, 2019

    another awesome book bendis is an amazing writer! i really don't get the negativity he gets.

  • 7.5
    Azrael Sep 12, 2019

    Nothing really major happened in this issue but it was interesting and the events were relevant for the plot. Having Silencer just pop in the story was a bit odd but having another team of detectives also trying to solve the plot was also nice. It's nice that in a mystery story, the identity of Leviathan is not at all obvious. It could be anyone.

  • 7.0
    Simon DelMonte Sep 11, 2019

    It's another, slightly smaller team of detectives!

    This is a reasonably good, very well drawn series that could have been so much better if it weren't so decompressed.

  • 7.0
    Grifter Sep 11, 2019

    Why people in Bendis’ comics talk so much, like they couldn’t shut up for a minute! The last frame was nice tho.

  • 7.0
    egon244 Sep 15, 2019

    "The other detectives"

    I guess the last issue was, what would you call it, an accident at work. This one was much better.

    There is still room for improvement, mostly in the way how the story is shown, but the writing is vastly superior to the last issue, characters are portrayed better and there is no Red Hood taking on everyone and winning.

    The ending, although it feels out of the left field a bit, can make for some interesting development in the last two issues.

    Fingers crossed.

  • 6.5
    LunaMoody Sep 11, 2019

    It's been okay but not really an interesting series. And by interesting I mostly mean relevant. Maybe that will change in the next 2 comics but I would place a beat on it.

    The art was okay at best. It could have used with being done clear and sharper at times. I think the artist got lazy on some pages while others looked good. The coloring now that was just all over awful. Did they run out of ink or paint or whatever they use?

  • 6.0
    EDiakota Sep 12, 2019

    "It's all Leviathan" Batgirl.

  • 6.0
    M1sf1r3 Nov 11, 2019

    Event Leviathan as really been a mixed bag throughout but as we near the finish, does it finally get it's act together?

    The Good:
    Alex Maleev's art has been improving every issue and it's great here.

    Characterisation is mostly good.

    The Bad:
    Boy, do we have some Bendis tropes here...

    Got some wonderful Bendis-speak with many characters sounding the same and/or going against their previously established characterisation in their dialogue.

    Continuity problems as well, mainly concerning Kate Spencer and Oliver Queen. Wasn't Kate just a lawyer before this series and hadn't started Manhuntering yet? Likewise she didn't know Ollie's identity either as Green Arrow so th more

  • 5.0
    Pablo Ochoa Nov 22, 2019

    There is no salvation for this event.

    Bendis again shows his lack of knowledge of the characters, int he way they talk and interact with each others. Just the Lois scene when she gets out of the Wayne mannor and also Superman... I mean, surely the assassin and her team are not that stupid.

  • 4.0
    CaptnAmerca Sep 16, 2019

    Four issues in and the pace has gotten so slow that I've forgotten what the plot is anymore.

    Why is this such a big deal again?

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  • 7.5
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