Infinite Crisis #4

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Jimmy Palmiotti, Oclair Albert, Marc Campos, Lary Stucker, Andy Lanning, Ivan Reis, George Perez, Phil Jimenez, Drew Geraci Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 18, 2006 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 9
7.3Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

The Crisis continues to explode across the DCU as a great power is unleashed. But whose side is it on? Witness a shocking confrontation between Batman and Nightwing, a vicious battle that threatens to tear the heroes of the DCU further apart, and a startling change to the recently deceased. Plus, guest appearances by more characters than we can list!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Bailey Jan 23, 2006

    In the end, I really liked this issue of Infinite Crisis. The story is moving along nicely and the fight between Superboy Prime and, well, everybody was just freaking awesome. The story continues to take unexpected turns, and I honestly can't say for sure what I think is going to happen next. The George Perez cover for the next issue promises a fight between the two Supermen, which has me pretty psyched. Geoff Johns and crew continue to deliver a fun series, and I can only hope that the next three issues will be just as good. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin T. Brown Jan 23, 2006

    So how much story can you put into 30 pages? Enough to keep the reader on the edge of his seat; enough to have the reader wanting it to not end; and, most of all, enough to have the reader emotionally involved with it. And believe me, you will run through the gamut of emotions by the time you hit page 30. Then youll go back and read it again. This storys not just good, its damn good. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Chubax Chuidian Jan 23, 2006

    My If you arent having a Crisis, something must be wrong with you! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Jan 23, 2006

    Its a bit confusing around the edges, and I really do find it convenient that none of the big names were killed in the battle, but overall Johns does a nice job in this comic of combining the big with the small. And what an intriguiing ending! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jan 23, 2006

    This ones remaking things, just like House of M remade Marvel. As usual, it tramples our memories underfoot to do it. When are we going to get to the point where our heroes act like it, and start to fend off the violent insanity? Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Feb 27, 2006

    Im fully aware that its my own lack of familiarity with the DCU which has hampered my enjoyment of this latest issue, and if an event of the same magnitude and scope were to happen in the Marvel Universe, Id likely be far more forgiving of any lack of concessions to new readers. Indeed, Im looking forward to Marvels Civil War crossover later this year, and Ill likely find it far easier to follow as a whole due to my affinity for Marvel comics. All I would say is that if any readers have been unsure of whether to try this Crisis out for themselves (and there must be, what, three of you) then be warned: either read up on the lead-up to this series extensively or give it a miss, as Johns isnt writing a new-reader-friendly book here. Theres simply no concession made here to anyone foolish enough to have not picked up the four tie-in miniseries (recent Crisis specials, et al) and Countdown one-shot, let alone anyone who might only be casually interested in the series anyway. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Jan 23, 2006

    Ive been told many times that DC have higher standards of quality than Marvel, and that they truly respect their fans, but Im not getting that impression from this series at all. Rather, I get the feeling that they know how best to manipulate their fans, and that providing a good quality product comes second to that. Were this a simple monthly ongoing title, Id still consider it to be flawed, but as the centrepiece of DCs publishing plans, its inexcusably bad. Read Full Review

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