Wednesday Comic Review: Justice League #4, Batman #4, and Fantastic Four #601 All Fantastic Reads


Comic fans rejoice! This week is a HUGE one for comic books, with big books like Justice League, Batman, and Wonder Woman taking stands by storm with their explosive fourth issues while Fantastic Four #601 continues the exciting Forever story arc that began with #600. Check out reviews for Justice League #4, Batman #4, and Fantastic Four #601 below!


Justice League #4

The fourth issue in Geoff Johns’s and Jim Lee’s exciting Justice League series is not only the best issue in the series to date, but one of the best issues of 2011, period. Geoff Johns continues to wow us with his incredible storytelling, while Jim Lee’s breathtaking artwork is the perfect companion to such great writing.

The battle for Earth intensifies as the leader of the alien threat is finally revealed, and the Justice League must stand united if they ever hope to defeat such a formidable foe.

Geoff Johns proves once again that he is a master storyteller, providing plenty pf witty dialogue and moments for our favorite characters to shine, of which there are plenty in this issue. He leaves us with an awesome cliffhanger, and fans will be left drooling as they anxiously await what will happen next. Jim Lee is one of the best artists in the industry, and his work on this series has ben some of his best yet. Incredibly detailed and just fun to look at, his art in this issue will leave you just staring at the page, awe-struck.

If you haven’t picked up this incredible issue yet, what are you waiting for?



 Batman #4  

After the disappointing third issue, I am pleased to say that the fourth issue  in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman series delivers. Delving deeper into the mystery behind the Court of Owls, this issue actually propels the story forward and ends with an exciting cliffhanger that will make you want to read the next issue immediately after finishing this one.

After narrowly escaping from another attack orchestrated by the Court of Owls, Batman investigates further, desperate to uncover the truth behind his deadly enemy. What he does not know is that the enemy is coming to him.

Scott Snyder’s writing seems to have improved since the last issue. His writing, along with Greg Capullo’s fantastic art, made this issue a truly enjoyable read.

A vast improvement over the last issue, Batman #4 is a must buy for any Batman fan or anyone looking for a fun read.


Fantastic Four #601

Picking up right where #600 left off, Fantastic Four #601 features plenty of exciting fight scenes, especially ones involving The Thing. Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting give us yet another winner, and one can only guess where they will take the story next.

The Kree armada continues its attack on New York City, but now the new leader of the Annihilation Wave, Johnny Storm, is here to aid our heroes in trying to stop the planet from being totally obliterated by these extraterrestrial threats.

Hickman returns in top form with this issue, bringing us an exciting story that features plenty of surprises and fun action scenes. Steve Epting proves once again that he is one of Marvel’s best artists, and I hope he stays with the series for a long time.

The main problem with this issue is that nothing much happens beside the Fantastic Four fighting the Kree warships. There’s nothing wrong with that, but the issue would have been stronger had we seen more of what is happening behind the scenes(Black Bolt, maybe?).

Other than that, this is another fun issue from Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting that is a must read for any Marvel fan.


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