Justice League #4

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Jim Lee Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 21, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 32
7.2Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

The superstar team of Geoff Johns and Jim Lee continue the origin of the Justice League as The World's Greatest Heroes face the might of Apokolips and find aid in an unlikely hero, as Cyborg is created!Plus, Andy Kubert returns an amazing variant cover his first new work after the smash-hit FLASHPOINT!

  • 10
    Fanboy Buzz - TommyZimmer Jan 7, 2012

    Geoff Johns is crafting an epic story to re-tell the origin of the Justice League. He continues to hit every beat of the story. Jim Lees artwork is again dynamic and fantastic illustrating Johns epic script. Together, these two are producing one of the best comics on the market today. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Dec 28, 2011

    Jim Lees work is good and solid as usual. I did find that his sharks were exaggerated and big, as if he was trying to improve on Aquamans image. I bet we dont get to see any giant purple squid helping Aquaman anymore! The panels in this comic book are packed with tons of information, perhaps too much at time. But then again, thats what Jim Lee does and complaining about his signature style is useless. Just having him work on a comic book is always an event anyway. Time Warner Inc. the parent company of DC Comics supports the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 22, 2011

    After a slow start, this thing is picking up speed nicely. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Dec 23, 2011

    As great as it is to see those cool pictures of BOOOOOOOOMING, SKRREEEEEEEING, and CHOOOOOOOOMING, I want to see the story move along more than this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 21, 2011

    It's starting to feel like the end of the world in the DC Universe, just when the Justice League finally got together. Johns and Lee continue to give us high octane action and with the appearance of Darkseid, we're finally to see even more crazy action. Seeing the big panels with Jim Lee's art is always great to see but it's starting to feel a little like they're coming at a cost to the progress of the story. We are seeing the team meet for the first time and they do need to get a feel for each other but having them fight non-stop hordes of Parademons is getting a little old. This issue didn't have the major revelations seen in past issue but it's still a treat seeing everyone get used to each other. Next issue, for sure should be an explosion of action and story-telling. If seeing the way Johns and Lee introduce Darkseid here doesn't get you amped up, I'm not sure what will. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Dec 22, 2011

    As Ive mentioned in my earlier reviews of the Aquaman comic, do not mess with Aquaman, hell sic great white sharks on your ass! Always a treat to see Darkseid in all his glory, especially when hes illustrated by Jim Lee. A classic villain. My fantasy duo of villains would have to be Thanos & Darkseid, together would make the heavens tremble. Another hit from Geoff Johns (Green Lantern) and Jim Lee (Batman: Hush). From DC Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Dec 22, 2011

    Lee makes this guy look scary Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Dec 26, 2011

    Even though there's nothing new being brought to the League as of yet, I still feel as if I can give #4 a high rating. When Brad Meltzer took over the League a few years ago, I remember calling it “the best Justice League origin story in comics history.” But now we are at the reboot where an origin story has been presented for a new set of readers. What a powerful way to get newbies excited for comics on a monthly basis! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Dec 21, 2011

    If you wanted grandiose action in your Justice League book, you're now getting it in spades. However, Geoff Johns is injecting enough personality and character-defining traits into all the members of the book's ensemble cast to make this series feel like something more substantial than a bunch of dudes (and ladies) wearing tights and punching monsters in the face. At it's core, it's very much that, but at least it's a fun ride for new and longtime DC readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Dec 24, 2011

    While I am looking forward to seeing this book catch up to the modern day, Im also enjoying the ride. Were getting a fun, different kind of origin story with lots of excitement and great art. That more than satisfies me. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 23, 2011

    Slickly drawn and mildly entertaining, but hardly the material DC's premier team of heroes deserves. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 21, 2011

    Johns sprinkles in some fun character moments, like Green Lantern's dialog when he brushes against Wonder Woman's lasso, Batman being a massive jerk, and Superman imparting some inspirational words of wisdom on Flash. The ingredients are all here for the "Justice League" recipe; someone just needs to figure out how to mix them and how to cook them up into something awesome. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Dec 26, 2011

    Apokolips' invasion of Earth has reached a critical juncture where Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern & Aquaman will have to get past their petty differences and finally gel as a team or meet certain doom. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Rob Rasmussen Dec 25, 2011

    Like I said, Geoff Johns has done a great job on character interaction and showing the younger versions of these characters as they first meet. Jim Lee is doing a great job with the redesigns. Even the extras in this issue made it worth it. My only problem was the utter lack of progression in this issue, essentially two things happened, both within the last few pages, the League is together and the Big Bad has appeared. Unfortunately, this lack of story drops what would have been a great book down to just a good one. Justice League #4 still earns a decent 3 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Dec 22, 2011

    Justice League #4 certainly is skewed for a younger audience. Which is not entirely a bad thing. Not ever title needs to be written for a long time reader like myself. I would imagine that boys between the ages of 10 to 17 will find Justice League to be immensely entertaining. Everyone else? Not so much. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    A Comic Book Blog - John Barringer Jan 27, 2012

    My impulsive and collective nature will probably lead me to buy another issue or two but I might be discovering that this book isn't for me (curious how many fans like me feel the same or different). It isn't for a lack of trying on the creative team though; the humor and “fun” is obviously intentional and Jim Lee isn't holding back, I'm sure for some this is the best series out right now and I can understand why. The New 52 was about a fresh start and maybe DC is going in the opposite direction than I expected and making Justice League for kids again, in which case I applaud them, I just might not be buying it. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 27, 2011

    The humor and character interactions that worked well in previous issues are missing (except for Green Lantern‘s comment about Batman‘s reaction to GL touching Wonder Woman‘s lasso of truth). Darkseid is imposing, but I'm not really sure we needed a centerfold of the character, and the layout of the sequence is bizarre as the League is starring at the villain emerging from a Boom Tube yet, in close-ups, the Boom Tube is to the back of every character. How is this possible? Pass. Read Full Review

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