Superman and the Authority #4

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Mikel Janin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 13, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 38
8.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Is the team ready for what's next? Will the Man of Steel's new super-group fall apart before they even begin? The Ultra-Humanite has put together his own team of rogues designed to match the Authority fist for fist. This series comes to an explosive conclusion that will threaten to split the Man of Steel in half!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Oct 12, 2021

    Buy this book. I mean…I have a lot of OPEN questions posed here in this review. However, the art is worth the price of admission. We get the Ultra-Humanite that can now inhabit Solomon Grundy as well as a plan to inhabit the Man of Steel himself. That Supermobile though….in the words of Jack Nicholson as the Joker…”Where does he get all those wonderful toys?” Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Oct 18, 2021

    I'd be happy with either of those. Seriously, this has been a wild ride. I have no complaints. None. How can we somehow slip a graying, older, depowered Superman story right into the current continuity and not have bat an eye. Because it was a good story. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Justin Harrison Oct 12, 2021

    Mikel Jann and Grant Morrison wrap Superman and the Authority with a terrific brawl and the same thoughtful craft that has made this miniseries such a pleasure to read. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Jeff Brister Oct 12, 2021

    Superman and the Authority #4 wraps up the miniseries with a kinder, more hopeful, but no less vicious team ready to take on the biggest threats. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 12, 2021

    While this is the end for this mini-series, the team's adventures continue on in Action Comics. Morrison set up a very strong foundation and it'll be interesting to see how it's built on in the months to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Oct 13, 2021

    Superman and the Authority #4 features the memorable action and one-liners of its predecessors while having a true heart thanks to the sequences with Superman deciding to move on to deal with other threats and letting his amazing, bisexual son Jon Kent defend Earth as Superman in his stead. There's a real Shakespeare/Prospero in The Tempest relationship between Morrison and Superman as they, Janin, and Bellaire put on one last spectacle, remark on how the old days weren't so great (I love Black's dialogue about JFK), and set up some threads for the next generation of DC Comics writers to play with. I personally think this won't be Grant Morrison's last DC story, but if it was, Superman and the Authority #4 is suitably entertaining and thought provoking and looks towards the future instead of being blinded by nostalgia, namely, bring on nb OMAC! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 12, 2021

    If this is Morrison's mic-drop at DC, it's a worthy celebration of the writer's eclectic body of work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 16, 2021

    Grant Morrison captures the simple fun of comic book superheroes battling comic book super-villains in this final issue, and it's a delight. It's a shame they couldn't make this an ongoing series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Chase Magnett Oct 13, 2021

    Superman and The Authority was an enjoyable ride with excellent character designs, engaging superhero scenarios, and plenty of social and literary awareness embedded in the writing. It's also a miniseries without much of a conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 12, 2021

    Superman and the Authority eventually get to where it needs to be, heading off to Action Comics, but takes some odd detours along the way.  Mikel Janin's art continues to look spectacular, but this mini was all about diminishing returns.  Read Full Review

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