Justice League Dark #4

Event\Storyline: Witching Hour Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 17, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 45
8.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

"The Witching Hour" part three! Everything the Justice League Dark thought they knew about Wonder Woman and Hecate has proven to be wrong...and the Parliament of Trees is about to pay the price! Hecate knows this world isn't strong enough to resist the Otherkind, so she's going to burn it down and replace it with a world of her own...starting with that ancient grove!

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Oct 17, 2018

    Anyone as hooked on this story as I am will be counting down the seven long days until the next chapter. If only I could magic away the next week and grab Wonder Woman #57 right now! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Oct 17, 2018

    Justice League Dark #4 is a lot in a lot of ways. Our dark and wonderful foray into the world of magic is rather intense, revealing the naivete of some and the wisdom of others. Things are really about to be shaken up, and Dianas inclusion in this story shows that she is not just a warrior, but an agent of magic. There seems to be much in store for us in subsequent chapters, and if this issue is any indication, the team behind the magic will continue to shine. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Oct 17, 2018

    If you're not reading Justice League Dark by now, you're missing out. At the very least, you won't walk away bored. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Oct 19, 2018

    This is a very good issue. It takes the story in a natural direction that continues to raises the stakes and has a lot of fun with it. The over the top action is enjoyable paired with good art. It's a little slow at first with the long recap but it quickly picks up and is a very enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 17, 2018

    As big in scope as Tynion has made the story so far, The Witching Hour is excelling because of the tremendous character work he's doing. John Constantine is hardly optimistic on their chances and Detective Chimp fully grasps the futility of their efforts, but the team continues anyway. It's nice to see a superhero team against such overwhelming odds and refuse to give up. I'm really enjoying this arc and how much fun the magic side of DC can be in the right hands. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Oct 20, 2018

    A great build up for the Witching Hour, expanding the cast, increasing the stakes in the situation, and leading strongly into the next chapter. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 17, 2018

    As The Witching Hour continues to unfold, the battle shifts to Nanda Parbat in Justice League Dark #4, one of the most spectacular issues of an event comic I've read in a while. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Amit Malaviya Oct 21, 2018

    An absolute spectacle of smart storytelling and gorgeous art, this book is a must-buy for fans of both Wonder Woman and the mystical corner of the DC Comics Universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Mike Bedard Oct 17, 2018

    If you haven't yet checked out Wonder Woman #56, then I'd highly suggest doing so. You will need the backstory, and Justice League Dark is one of the most compelling stories to hit stands recently. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Oct 17, 2018

    Justice League Dark #4 really gave us something to fear about the horrors that Hecate has in store for this world. It was one thing to know that she wanted to burn everything to remake the world for herself, but it was another thing entirely to grasp what it means for her to attack at the heart of everything magic. The panic, the loss, the chaos, all these things were the perfect recipe for a memorable third chapter to the Witching Hour. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Oct 17, 2018

    As the stakes continue to rise, Tynion continues to distill the best of the magic in the DC Universe and give us an explosive rising action as the The Witching Hour persists. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 17, 2018

    Martinez Bueno delivers some stunning art in this issue and there are so many great panels to look at. Every scene complements the story well and some of the best moments in it merge the dialogue, the art and the brilliant colors in a way that dazzles. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 28, 2019

    After three pretty strong issues of Justice League Dark, the series takes a detour through The Witch Hour, a small crossover event that ran through a couple of Wonder Woman books and a pair of bookend releases dedicated to it. This is the only time it crosses into this series and I'll admit I felt lost from the minute it started to the minute it ended. The team put in a gorgeous looking book – I loved looking through it – but nothing really drew me in when it came to the story as I felt like I was missing a lot from the prior installments and that disconnect lasted the whole book. Hopefully, things will be in a better place when the next installment of this series arrives. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Oct 17, 2018

    The Witching Hour crossover continues to remind us why we love the Justice League Dark! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Oct 17, 2018

    The story continues to raise in this event that should have fans of the DCU's Dark line rejoicing. A new agent of Hecate threatens the Green, and Nanda Parbat is all but lost. Can Wonder Woman fight past her witchmark to take down Hecate? I can't wait to find out! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Holden Oct 17, 2018

    Beneath the unrelenting issue-long battling in Justice League Dark #4, monumental shifts are made to the Universes cornerstones of magic. Essential reading for The Witching Hour arc, the issue is also a must-buy for fans invested in DCs magical realm. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Dusty Good Oct 16, 2018

    There are some really cool moments in this issue that you have to read for yourself, but as good as this issue was the groundwork that has been laid out for issue four makes the upcoming installment even more enticing. I love the direction of this series and I can't wait to read more! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Oct 17, 2018

    The action and intensity of the story is enough to overcome the annoyance that yet again the universe is about to be destroyed and we had to slog through several titles to get to a resolution that still hasn't arrived. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Oct 18, 2018

    Fantastically spooky, and brimming with stunning visuals, this one will grip readers hard and hold on with all its got! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Daniel Cheeseman Oct 18, 2018

    Though it will read better as part of a trade paperback (a whole issue of action seems strange in isolation), Justice League Dark #4 is an enjoyable read on it's own, thanks to it's memorable characters, epic scope and stunning visuals. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Indiana “Indy” Marlow Oct 20, 2018

    Make sure you get up to date with Wonder Woman and the Wonder Woman/Justice League Dark issues before picking this one up. Things are truly kicking off, and its starting to looking like our heroes are going to have to pull a bloody big rabbit out of the hat to get out of this one! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Forrest Hollingsworth Oct 17, 2018

    The third entry in "The Witching Hour" is uneven but thrilling for the larger questions it asks about not only Wonder Woman but the fate of all magic in the DC world. This won't end pretty but it will be great. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Tony Hammack Oct 19, 2018

    Overall, I am happy with JLD, and I cannot wait for The Witching Hour part five. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Oct 17, 2018

    Taken in conjunction with the Manitou Dawn body horror moment mentioned earlier, the pair's ability to shift scale is clear. But the issue as a whole reads as a bit too vague and large-scale, with the extensive action overshadowing the idea about the price and weight of magic. Read Full Review

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