Justice League of America #4

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 12, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 18
6.4Critic Rating
6.4User Rating

"THE EXTREMIST AGENDA" finale! The new JLA's first adventure comes to a (multiple-)earth-shattering conclusion as Batman and his team takes the fight directly to Lord Havok.

  • 9.0
    The Pop Break - Rachel Freeman Apr 12, 2017

    Without spoiling, I will say that I really liked the ending. I like that everything is ultimately rounded up, but now we have a new question. It already allows us to start imagining what the JLA could be up against next. So make sure you pick up a copy at your local comic store! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Apr 14, 2017

    Finally, I was both surprised and delighted by the return of someone. Didnt expect that at all. And of course, I wont spoil it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Apr 12, 2017

    JLA #4 is a great read that's full of action and the dialogue between characters is awesome. Batman is a badass like always and it seems no matter the company he keeps,he always has to take charge of the situation. It seems that Batman and Vixen share the leadership of the team, and Vixen is looking to be a great leader so far. I'm looking forward to seeing what threats a team like this could possibly face in the future! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Lawrence Apr 15, 2017

    ConclusionWow. Just wow. Justice League of America #4 contained some of the most awesome, action I have seen yet on the page of a comic book. Every JLA member had a moment to shine and the action was well crafted. Lord Havok proved to be one terrifying and formidable foe worthy of the JLA. Who knows where Steve Orlando are going to take this team of unlikely allies next, but rest assured my anticipation won't waver. Do yourself a favour and pick up this arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 12, 2017

    Wrapping up the first arc in four issues was a good sign that Orlando won't draw out stories. While this first one never fully connected and his take on Batman remains off, there's potential here with this title. Especially if Reis sticks around to illustrate it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Apr 12, 2017

    A solid conclusion to the story with enough nods to future storylines to be interesting. Some of the dialogue was a little heavy handed in conveying its message, but it didn't distract too much from the story. The artwork was great and, with the exception of Batman, everyone was represented well in their fight scenes. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Eric Cline Apr 12, 2017

    This issue is a good time. The art is great and, though the writing has its flaws, we get some great character moments. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 18, 2017

    Justice League of America is a book that can definitely do some fun things and I'm hopeful for its potential but this first arc didn't do much for me. It was well-written overall in terms of characters and the flow of action, but the timeline felt weird and dealing with something extra dimensional like this right off the bat feels like a misstep when we needed something smaller and more personal to connect to these team members with. I'm likely to stick around for the next arc, especially as this one only ran four issues in what feels like a radical change from the usual six-issue arcs for trades. There's a lot to like here but it still has to come together in a strong way to really cement its position and its cast. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Blair Marnell Apr 13, 2017

    So far, this is a book that is only coasting on the reputation of the creators. We want it to work, but it just hasn't come together yet. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicosity - Chris Campbell Apr 13, 2017

    Overall the book is enjoyable but lacks originality and brevity. The entire storyline could be told in three issues instead of four and would probably work better. The idea for the story, however, is intriguing and hopefully in the future we will return to it. The JLA seems like it will be a lot of fun and has potential for some great adventures as long as they dont need to do any teamwork. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Apr 12, 2017

    I hope this series finds itself next issue. It has all the necessary elements for good stories with fun characters, but Orlando felt the need to drill it in our heads that this team is progressive and exists for the good of the people. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Selby Apr 14, 2017

    In summary, JLA stumbles with this issue. The issue is still enjoyable, but doesnt live up to the strong start of the previous issues. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Apr 14, 2017

    While I still prefer this book to its sister Justice League title, Justice League of America hasn't done enough to define itself as the better team book of the two. Read Full Review

  • 4.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 12, 2017

    Wow, did this conclusion to our first arc leave me wanting more....... I mean way more.  The dialog was terrible, the fights were lackluster and all in all these Extremists don't really come off as the threat that they did in the first issue to this arc.  At the end of the day the only real thing that you can be happy about is the promise of big things coming at us in the future and the fact that the art looked great. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Apr 12, 2017

    And with that, the first storyline of Steve Orlando's Justice League of America comes to a close. Don't buy it. Not now, and not after the trade comes out. More so than the money, it's just not worth the money. The only reason I'm not scoring it lower is because the art is legitimately good, and it always has been. As for me, this might be where I call it quits with reviewing JLA. It's really been a journey, starting with so much hope then ending up here. Of course, it all depends on what happens next issue. If things manage to get even worse (or somehow get substantially better) you better believe I'll be back for more. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Apr 14, 2017

    Out of all of the stories I've read from Steve Orlando, Justice League of America is by far the most lackluster! I'd hardly consider this a team book. Instead, it's more like a collection of poorly executed fight scenes featuring a collection of heroes and D-List villains". And that's about it. No character development, no gripping story, and no payoff. Read Full Review

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