Spirit World #4

Writer: Alyssa Wong Artist: Haining Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 9, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
8.2Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

Cass Cain, Batgirl, has died before, and it seems the spirits of the Spirit World met her when she passed through before being revived by the Lazarus Pit…but then how come she doesn’t remember being there? Then, as Constantine’s memories start to fade after being in the Spirit World for too long, he begins to turn on Xanthe, who needs to find a way back to the land of living or Constantine will be a permanent resident of the land of the dead…either way, time’s running out!

  • 10
    The Batman Universe - Jamie Remolde Aug 10, 2023

    This issue continues to build the world of the Spirit World as well as provide magical visuals to an already enjoyable story. The use of the they/them pronouns continue to provide the affirmation that Xanthe is non-binary and that is an exceptional detail. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 8, 2023

    One of the most impressive things about this series is the way the plot twists dramatically with each issue, revealing another layer of the Spirit World. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Andrew Isidoro Aug 8, 2023

    An engaging continuation of the story. Alyssa Wong's writing pairs well with Haining's art and Cheng's colors. The characters' determination and the hints about Po Po's past offer emotional depth and intrigue. The issue's artwork maintains its impressive quality, with dynamic layouts and captivating visuals that enhance the storytelling. As the mysteries of the Spirit World unfold, readers are left eagerly anticipating what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Aug 9, 2023

    Spirit World is one of my favorite new series of the year, and that doesn't look to stop anytime soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Aug 8, 2023

    Spirit World #4 continues Xanthes adventures in The Spirit World, which is a great new unexplored area of the DC Universe.Each issue presents new aspects of the realm and the book is a great combination of comedy, superhero action and horror. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Aaron Ray Jr. Aug 8, 2023

    Overall, Spirit World #4 operates like a video game boss stage. Basically, a protagonist with a mysterious past teams up with an elder mage and a edgy warrior to go on a series of dangerous quests in a mythical world. The team spends time gathering resources to beat the mini boss, and even teams up with an overpowered temporary ally whom leaves the party. Given that, there isn't much depth to this particular chapter. It isn't particularly bad, but the use of tropes, clichs, and unoriginal dialogue isn't impressive either. Hopefully it gets back to some compelling storytelling, but for now it has the appeal of a mindless “beat 'em up” video game. Read Full Review

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