Justice League: Last Ride #4

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Miguel Mendonca Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 11, 2021 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 35
8.4Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

The Justice League disbanded when their last mission went terribly wrong, and Martian Manhunter paid the ultimate price. But the team learns that time is a circle, and their last mission on Apokolips holds more than just the key to protecting a war criminal and completing their mission, it tells the story of how we lost J’onn…and why Superman holds Batman responsible!

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Aug 10, 2021

    Justice League: Last Ride #4 is an epic tale of universal proportions. These heroes have been in battles before, and the readers have seen them in some chaotic, magnificent wars. Zdarsky, Mendona, and Angiolini create a fight not only surpass those in its spectacle but bring planets worth of heart and pain into it as well. The soul of these characters has been exposed and killed, leaving broken shells behind. It could have been so easy for the focal point of this series to be that first Apokolips fight which led to the end of the team. But showing what happens years after that event makes the pain hurt even more. The exploration of what guilt and trauma can do to a family unfolds into a heartbreaking comic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Aug 10, 2021

    Justice League: Last Ride #4 is the best issue yet of this fantastic miniseries. Zdarsky and Mendoca have given us a story that puts the regular Justice League title to shame. DC should really try to woo Zdarsky into signing on as the League's regular writer. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 10, 2021

    Last Ride keeps shifting the expectations for this mini-series as it finds yet another level to take this terrific series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 10, 2021

    We've seen a lot of superhero deaths over the years, but few are as affecting as this one"and few deliver the emotional gut punch that has ripped the team apart ever since then. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 10, 2021

    Mendonca delivers some impressive imagery throughout the issue. There are some great action beats throughout and the drama of the visuals are engaging. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Aug 13, 2021

    Issue after issue, Zdarsky formats these books with "Before" taking place in the first half of the issue, showing us events in the past, and "Now" showing us the present. This structure is really effective in informing the new narrative by giving context from the past. It's like a recap of a story we haven't read before, and it always makes things in the present hit harder than they would have if we just learned about all of this in some exposition. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias Aug 12, 2021

    The Art has been stunning throughout each issue. The writing's like getting a ton of different presents on Christmas, where each one has you feel a rush of different emotions. Justice League: Last Ride #4 is really going to make you want to keep reading! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Aug 11, 2021

    Mysteries continue to loom, but there's now a clear direction and plenty of context for readers to dig into. As Justice League: Last Ride ceases any hesitation, it appears the best moments of this story still lie ahead. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Aug 10, 2021

    It's a good book, but this still needs more focus and more plot development in the present day parts. I don't like how Zdarsky writes Superman at all, but I do appreciate that he writes the fallen hero's ultimate sacrifice with so much respect and reverence, and that the other characters all feel like themselves. The artwork is fantastic this time around and truly something to behold. I recommend this book if you're looking for a different kind of Justice League story and can put up with Superman's antics, although I suppose that if you still aren't reading this, it's best to just wait for the trade at this point. You're really going to want to have the full story, rather than jumping on now. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 10, 2021

    While we get some big reveals in this issue, they didn't elevate a book that I have struggled to enjoy.  The overall narrative of past and present is a bit scattered still, and overall, I find the book boring.  There is still time to turn it around, but I am worried that this is an Elseworlds story that didn't need to be told. Read Full Review

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