The Other History of the DC Universe #4

Writer: John Ridley Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 26, 2021 Cover Price: $6.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 14
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Words can be tricky. Renee Montoya has known this for most of her life. Words taught her to feel ashamed of her gender, her sexuality, and her ethnicity. The people of Gotham City taught her to hide who she was to fit in to, be loved, and in doing so, they taught her to hate herself. But from that despair came something unexpected and powerful.
Renee’s path from a closeted police officer in the 1990s to her time as the faceless vigilante known as the Question is one that is inextricably linked with queerness. It is one that is defiant of binaries, outmoded and hateful stereotypes, and the words that propagate them. As the Question more

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina May 26, 2021

    The Other History of the DC Universe #4 is once again heartfelt, beautiful and just what we need. John Ridley is not messing about. While there are lots of illusions to mirrors and reflections of who Renee really is in this book, he is really holding the mirror up to the rest of us. Are we courageous enough to look? I am. You should be too. It might be ugly, but there is beauty there too. This series just keeps me up at night (but you know, in a good way). Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale May 30, 2021

    This is a tale that feels real, and a concept that becomes whole, just through the reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 25, 2021

    Camuncoli and Cucchi deliver some beautiful imagery throughout the issue. The story is complex and the art is equally so. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett May 26, 2021

    For the first time, The Other History of the DC Universe provides readers with a narrative that focuses on telling a single character's story without needing to staple together or redraft clumsy choices from DC continuity and, in spite of its overly verbose nature, provides a powerful reflection on one of the publisher's most complex character in Gotham City. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 25, 2021

    Even in a “lesser” installment, The Other History of the DC Universe remains a must-read series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 26, 2021

    It's a very good issue focusing on a great character, but the last two issues haven't reached the heights of the first two. Read Full Review

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