Justice League of America #4

Justice League of America #4

Writer: Bryan Hitch Artist: Bryan Hitch, Daniel Henriques Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 14, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 8
7.9Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

As The Flash struggles to get back to the present, the rest of the team regroups for a rematch against the overwhelming forces of the Church of Rao. And, as foreshadowed in issue #1, they must also consider how to prevent the seemingly inevitable death of Superman!

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Oct 15, 2015

    Still Justice League of America #4 looks tremendous and reads even more so as the plot thickens and quickens heading into the title's endgame. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Danny Rivera Oct 14, 2015

    If you're looking for something bold and shocking and action-packed, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #4 isn't for you. If you're looking, however, for something clever and well-constructed and exciting and thrilling in a subtly satisfying way, then I cannot more highly recommend it. It almost feels as if what happens after this issue are just details that I don't necessarily need to read, but after this minor stroke of genius, I'm willing to ride out this arc all the way to the end. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 14, 2015

    Like I said earlier, there are a few things that might rile up some readers - in this issue, really the only people who get any screen time are Superman, Batman, Green Lantern and Cyborg, with Aquaman getting exactly one panel (and Wonder Woman not even making an appearance, despite being on the cover). Pacing-wise, there is plenty of grounds for complaints, as we're four issues in and have barely scratched the surface of what dangers Rao is capable of, let alone including many of the absent Leaguers into the battle. But ultimately, Hitch seems to get the characters and their personalities, with his dialogue coming off as surprisingly polished for someone who's made the transition from artist to writer. Between this series and Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok's Justice League, you couldn't have picked a better time to be a fan of DC's greatest heroes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 17, 2015

    So I'm cautiously optimistic that the story is going to new and interesting places. Certainly that last page has upped the ante. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Oct 21, 2015

    What is the nature of faith? What does it look like? If you dissected the brain of a believing person, what would you see? What would the faith be in a test tube? How would it appear on a microscope slide? That is the question Bryan Hitch wrestles with inJustice League of America #4. The answer he gives is a controversial one, even if only true for Kryptonians and their converts. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - John Hagmann Oct 14, 2015

    Hitch continues to deliver crisp storytelling and vibrant art work with JLA. Readers are getting closer to discovering the truth behind Rao's sudden appearance on Earth, and the backstory to his alluded involvement in ancient Kryptonian affairs. My interest is peaked and I'm excited to see where this story leadsand how these beloved JLA characters continue to develop through this story arch over the coming months. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 14, 2015

    This is a weird blurb, but this story is really reminding me of the final two seasons of Stargate SG1, when the team dealt with the Ori....... and while some of you might not know what the hell I'm talking about, it's kind of important because it deals with similar stories and when I originally watched those two seasons, I didn't like them, but eventually I warmed up to them and just like those final two seasons of Stargate, I'm beginning to warm up to this series as well.  While it's still not perfect, it's something that's enjoyable and I hope it maintains the atmosphere that it set here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Oct 16, 2015

    Overall I thought Justice League of America #4 was a solid issue. It doesn't give you a major fight–but I think Hitch is saving that for the endgame. He does a good job showing the League trying to understand how the world they've fought for is slowly being undone around them. Average people are being converted and its obvious that there is an bigger scheme that Rao is orchestrating. Just exactly what we don't know and that's the part I really do love. Hitch never shows you Rao's master plan and everything that Rao says in this issue makes you think he has humanity's best interest at heart although you already know otherwise. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    IGN - Oct 15, 2015

    There are still some rough patches of dialogue, but the art is strong and the overall story is finally progressing in a positive way. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Oct 14, 2015

    JLA is still an interesting book and a fresh take that the title needed. Its only four issues in, so its easy to catch-up. Luckily, readers dont need to be aware of any previous storylines. Those who like Justice League tales with the classic lineup should check it out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Ryan Blair Oct 16, 2015

    Overall this series finally seems to be going somewhere after the last few issues of ambiguity, so I look forward to see what the Kryptonian God has in store for the heroes and people of Earth. Read Full Review

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