I Am Batman #4

Writer: John Ridley Artist: Christian Duce, Stephen Segovia Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 15, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 15
7.4Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

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Fear State aftermath! Following the collapse of the Magistrate program, Jace Fox is still doing damage control from the events of Fear State. There’s a dangerous new player in Gotham, however, and they’ve set their sights on bringing down the Dark Knight!

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Dec 15, 2021

    This issue features some very exciting and well-done action scenes. The attention to detail in the illustrations, and vivid color palette, enhance the engagement of this visual story telling. I felt completely transported with the turn of each page. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Derek McNeil Dec 18, 2021

    I have to admit that I was somewhat cynical of a new Batman taking on the role of Gotham's Dark Knight – especially one who wasn't selected by Bruce Wayne or part of the Bat-Family's inner circle. John Ridley's story has convinced me that the idea can work. I look forward to seeing where the story's heading, and with I Am Batman #4, we can see the various plot points begin to coalesce. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 14, 2021

    I Am Batman has enough reasons to be optimistic about its future, but eventually it's going to need to start making good on its potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 14, 2021

    This issue has some very interesting things to say about the way mental health is dealt with in Gotham, and I'm hoping this subplot is followed up on a little down the line. We're still not at the point where I really know what the mission is for Jace as Batman, but it's a strong ensemble book right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Dec 27, 2021

    I Am Batman tackles a lot of relevant subject matter in a way that isn't sugarcoated but finds itself stuck in a middle ground between an event and its potential future. A solidly crafted book that needs to firmly stake its place within the greater Batman line of books. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 15, 2021

    I Am Batman #4 is another solid issue that has a surprising amount of follow up from Fear State. There's some major ramifications for Simon Saint and the Magistrate program that feel like they're major plot shifts. So much, it's surprising they're handled here instead of the main Batman series which has moved on from the storyline already. It's another example of this series being much more key to the future of Batman than anyone is giving it credit for and making it a series to continue to watch and read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 14, 2021

    The Magistrate was just the beginning!  Sadly, we see that there's something bigger than the Magistrate coming to Gotham and the rest of America, but it's just too bad that it feels just like the Magistrate with a new paint job. The art and character work continue to be top-notch, but I'm not entirely on board with the direction we're heading because it just feels a lot like a rerun.  Hopefully, I'm wrong. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Dec 15, 2021

    There's some good characterization and some meaty themes being explored, but the comic is really struggling spinning threads from "Fear State" into something that fits this book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Dec 14, 2021

    I Am Batman #4 tackles the fallout from Fear State and how it affects the Fox family, but ultimately serves as little more than a setup for the series' next story arc. With said story arc taking Jace and his family to New York City, I hope a fresh start for the Fox family is also a second chance for the series to find its footing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Dec 15, 2021

    This particular issue seems like a cleanup of sorts from Magistrate to a segeway into a new/old threat of T.A.L.O>n " full funded by Lucius Fox. Jace deserves a better story than this. I am sure he has his own demons to conquer, but wouldn't a confrontation between him and one of Batman's Rogue's Gallery be interesting? Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Dec 14, 2021

    I am Batman #4's flaw lies with the inherent "angle" John Ridley has taken with Jace and his taking on the Batman mantle. It's hard for me to find a compelling hook beyond the somewhat unique backstory of the Fox family and their diverging opinions on masked vigilantes. Jace's relationship with Lucius is by far the most compelling dynamic in my opinion, but the series needs to find Jace a truly unique adversary and mission to take on if this book is to ever gain momentum. As it stands, Jace's mission feels like playing clean up for the fallout from the main Batman series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Toonstrack Dec 21, 2021

    Great action and solid art from a series that is between than it has any right to be.

    While I didn't hate fear state in fact I quite enjoyed it, this book has handled the new players of the Magistrate arguably better than that arc did. Lots of intrigue, double crossing... reminds me of misson impossible, James bond type of stuff bt on a street level in one crime ridden city.

    Im excited to see where they go with this as the story continues.

    Also this is my 200th review! Pretty cool.

  • 6.0
    Psycamorean Jan 7, 2022

    I swear that, like gun purchases, CBRU reviews need to come with background and mental health checks. It'd save so much trouble. This issue is fine. People need to learn not to get triggered.

  • 2.5
    Merlyn Dec 14, 2021

    Yeah, you have to be extremely dumb to buy the bullshit Ridley's selling here. Never mind the constant race-baiting and laughable attempts at hyping the faux Batman. To think that after FS and the Magistrate, the same strategy would work, just on a bigger level is downright retarded. This book is garbage.

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  • 1.5
    SenpaifenixJäger Dec 16, 2021

    If the rumors are not true, it is possible that in 2022 we will be singing the swallows not only to this series, but to this horrible character who only generates more expenses than profits.

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  • 1.0
    Bats20832 Dec 16, 2021

    Just Ridiculous. Story lines by "How to Even Sell Less of Your Comic" by J. Ridley. A best-seller to DC Comics editors.

    John Ridley just simply won't accept it, that the Magistrate story line is played out. So he wants to plan for Lucius Fox to work with Victor Noonan to spread fascism beyond Gotham City to other cities more ready to submit. OK - go to NYC already. See how long the fascist story line sounds credible there.

    How many people were gunned down in Chicago last weekend? Over 30? How many children? There is a REAL storyline out there for Luke Fox as Batwing to tell real and meaningful stories in fighting crime and working for Justice. And with the Batwoman TV show including Batwing, this would really provid more

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