Stargirl: The Lost Children #4

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Todd Nauck Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 1, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 24
8.6Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Courtney and the missing sidekicks are on a mission to bust out their friends from the Childminder’s stronghold, but a plan is hard to come by. Have no fear, Hypertime’s greatest protector is here to lend a hand: Corky Baxter, Time Master! Meanwhile, Emiko learns the secret history of Judy Garrick, the lost daughter of Jay and Joan Garrick!

  • 10 - Matthew Aguilar Mar 1, 2023

    There are quite a few heady concepts in play here, but I was hooked from beginning to end, and I'm on the edge of seat to see where this all goes. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Feb 28, 2023

    Bold. Intrepid. Revolutionary. These words best describe what Stargirl: The Lost Children #4 is attempting to do with Johns at the helm. Furthermore, Im a strong believer that the perfect judge of a comic is whether or not you leave the issue speculating and contemplating whats next. Its the water cooler talk after a great episode on TV. If discussion arises, its upper echelon material. And readers, Stargirl: The Lost Children #4 is just that! Sure, some of these newer elements were still a bit confusing. The how and why behind Childminder are examples of that. Nevertheless, the explanation of those details could be taking a backseat for the moment to focus on other areas I mentioned above. It doesnt mean those answers will never arrive. Readers, Stargirl: The Lost Children #4 is a must-buy for the sheer boldness and discussion alone. Heck, the entire series is a must-buy. And if youre sleeping on this series because its focus is on Stargirl, youre really missing out! Get in on it now! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 28, 2023

    Johns establishes a solid way to incorporate these new heroes into the universe. DC continuity is so fluid and wonky right now that this actually feels like theres a plan. The boss reveal is exciting and shows how layered Johns is making this new direction for the Golden Age. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 28, 2023

    While Johns' new JSA book got the most hype leading up to this new era, this is the one that best recaptured what made him the top voice at DC for well over a decade. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Feb 28, 2023

    Stargirl: The Lost Children #4 may be the best issue of the series so far. We get a lot of backstory from Corky in the issue, but it moves things along quite well and the surprise at the end is fantastic. With the right amounts of character wrapped in an outstanding cover. It's simply a fantastic comic that even a new reader could follow. These may not be your favorite characters, but they could easily become that! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Anthony Bergamini Feb 28, 2023

    Stargirl: The Lost Children #4 is very heavy on the exposition, which will definitely confuse readers who are not caught up on all of Geoff Johns books. For fans who have kept up with everything, this issue reads well as a reminder for whats important, setting the stage for a fun finally. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Feb 28, 2023

    Stargirl: The Lost Children #4 is a great issue ignites the adventure these Lost Children are on. Lots of sacrifices, hurt, and hope await if they can escape. Yet the Child Minder brings The Buyer to the island, and what a surprise it is when you discover who it is. Questions arise, but adventure awaits! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Feb 22, 2023

    Theres a real sense that Johns is delivering on some of the complexity of the modern DC multiverse in a way that almost seems vaguely intelligible. Its an admirable task that hes attempting. It may not totally work, but at least hes introducing a whole bunch of retro characters that could all theoretically work really well on their own...most notably Jay Garricks daughter--The Boom to his Flash.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Feb 28, 2023

    You have to get this issue and read the series if you haven't started it yet: fresh heroes, a mysterious plot, the maturation of Stargirl, and great art. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Feb 28, 2023

    Stargirl: The Lost Children #4 continues to show that this title is still one of the best non-Trinity books DC offers, with fun characters, big stakes, plenty of drama, and exciting action. That said, this issue is guilty of trying to tie too much into DC canon, making the explanation for the sidekicks' disappearance more complicated than it needs to be. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 3, 2023

    The being behind the Childminder shows their face, while the various young heroes vie for a little time in the spotlight in an overcrowded plot. Still, the ending is a shocker. Read Full Review

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