DC Comics reviews for 10/17/18

Justice League Dark #4

Things keep getting worse for Justice League Dark as Hecate carries out her big plan and the team lies shattered.

The Witching Hour really seems like it would be an ideal candidate for a theatrical version whether live action or as a Warner Bros. Animation film. Writer James Tynion IV has packed it with a number of big feel moments and the character interplay is shaping this to a memorable story.

Despite Wonder Woman’s enhanced powers, Zatanna knows she’s no match for her. While Swamp Thing tries to keep Nanda Parbat from complete destruction, Deadman, Detective Chimp and Man-Bat attempt a daring rescue. But it’s looking more and more like the team is out of their depth…and league.

Tynion has shown a real knack for these big epic stories and he’s coming off very inspired with The Witching Hour. He’s coming up with some fun scenarios for artist Alvaro Martinez Bueno to put into action. Bueno’s art is outstanding and he really seems to relish taking on these big blockbuster moments. Brad Anderson’s colors continue to dazzle and complete an already impressive visual to this arc.

As big in scope as Tynion has made the story so far, The Witching Hour is excelling because of the tremendous character work he’s doing. John Constantine is hardly optimistic on their chances and Detective Chimp fully grasps the futility of their efforts, but the team continues anyway. It’s nice to see a superhero team against such overwhelming odds and refuse to give up. I’m really enjoying this arc and how much fun the magic side of DC can be in the right hands.

Rating: 9.5 out of 10

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