Justice League United #4

Justice League United #4

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Mike McKone Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 13, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 7
7.8Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

Justice League Canadas first adventure comes to an explosive end!This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.Combo pack edition: $4.99

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Aug 15, 2014

    For a comic that had only one action scene (Byth slaughtering Thanagarians), this was riveting. It was a way for Lemire to show us where he is going with these characters, what he thinks of them. And this origin, a group of heroes coming together to fight evil and then staying together, smacks of the most classic origins - JLA and Avengers included. Add to that the smooth, slick, nuanced art from Mike McKone and you have a winner. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Latest Pull - Eric Tillirson Aug 16, 2014

    The Justice League United has arrived, not just as a team, but as a book that provides a look into the themes and character traits we'll be exploring within its pages. Issue #4 stands as a mission statement for the direction of Lemire's run on the book. I'm hooked and can't wait to see what this team accomplishes in their next adventures! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Oscar Bergeron-Oakes Aug 18, 2014

    This is a book that most should be reading. Justice League United is a book that can appeal to those who love thrilling and adventurous storytelling. After ending their first arc in such a successful manner, it appears that the creative team is firing on all cylinders. As a result, they are putting out one of the best comics DC has to offer.Score: 9/10 Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Aug 14, 2014

    Plot wise, however, this isn't the strongest issue of JLU. It's a lot of epilogue, and this story hasn't exactly been the most engaging. I wouldn't call it boring, and there's some depth to it, but the reason that I keep coming back to this series is the characters, not the plot. To be fair, it's the strongest first arc any team book has had since the start of The New 52. This issue, in addition to wrapping up the Rann material, also sort of wraps up Miiyahbin's origin story, which has been the weakest aspect of the book fromthe start. There just isn't much to care about in terms of both her character, and whatever it is that she's wrapped up in. Maybe once she actually begins to play a larger role in the book her character will become more interesting. But for now, she exists so that there can be a Cree superhero, which is fine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Aug 15, 2014

    This issue is the finale of the first arc of "Justice League United", and it is far from the explosive climax found in typical superhero comics. The big cosmic fight has already happened, and instead Jeff Lemire spends the time exploring and fleshing out the characters, and setting up some larger plot threads. Mike McKone shows up some serious talent, and pencils everything from realistic cities to Canadian winter demons without missing a beat. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 19, 2014

    While I'm not really sold on this introduction story as a whole, I did enjoy the individual issues and love the characters involved.  With that in mind we have another solid issue involving the inner struggles of our characters in dealing with everything that's been thrown at them in this story arc.  The art is great as it has been this entire series and I really can't wait to see where this team will go after their foray into Five Years From Now, next month.  Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Max Eber Aug 14, 2014

    This has so many elements of something that could be really great, but somewhat off art is ultimately hurting it, as well a little bland storytelling that could be a bit more innovative. It's still extremely solid, much better than other things out right now so now that the arc is over, check it out. I really am excited to see more of Equinox down the line! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Aug 14, 2014

    As I mentioned earlier in this review, you could do worse than to buy a DC comic with "Justice League" in the title. When competing with the "regular" Justice League title and Justice League Dark, I find this book to be a nice change of pace from the others. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Aug 14, 2014

    Here, we have the strongest issue to date that is mostly due to the fun, lively, and very human interactions between heroes such as Green Arrow and Animal Man. In addition to that, Lemire gives the team a new mission statement that feels very much in line with what a Justice League team should be all about. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 21, 2014

    Although Justice League United #4 wraps up the arc it doesn't do much to sell me to continue reading the title past this so-so issue which leaves the team and comic with holes to fill. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Aug 18, 2014

    You sense that Lemire will eventually figure out what makes the characters and this team tick. Unfortunately, that's something he should've gotten around to in this first arc. Dropped. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Aug 26, 2014

    This will be a powerful team if it manages to get going. A Martian and a Kryptonian right there are powerhouses, and several of the others seem to fluctuate a bit depending on who is writing them. Read Full Review

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