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Heroes in Crisis #4 Review

Tom King (Author) • Clay Mann ( Pencils) • Tomeu Morey (Colorist)

Trevor Hairsine & Rain Beredo (Cover Artists)

Ryan Sook (Variant Cover) • Get it now (Amazon)

After a pretty meh 3rd issue Tom King manages to get the book back on track by further escalating the Sanctuary situation. I'm not sure I even buy the ending to this issue. There's a huge cliffhanger but it seems like something that shouldn't logically happen the way it does.

Clay Mann and Tomeu Morey continue to be a glorious 1-2 punch on art and are the biggest draw for the series. Clay gets a lot of flak for sexualizing his female characters but I'm not seeing anything here worth getting worked up over. The women are hot, deal with it!

I'm expecting a change of pace soon because this is probably the "dryest" event I've ever read. It's well written, characters get cool moments like Blue Beetle and Booster Gold staging a jail break but the series just isn't all that exciting. There seems to be a tonal issue for the series overall that isn't resonating with me.

The only aspect of "Heroes in Crisis" that really jumps out to me is Harley Quinn's ability as a fighter. She's presumably gotten the better of Booster, Flash, The Trinity (Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman) and anyone else that's gotten in her way. It's become apparent that something else is behind her success. I'd really be surprised if King is playing this 100% straight.

Overall, if you're enjoying the series through this point, this one is better than the last issue and won't break your experience. If you haven't picked up any issues so far or on the fence this event honestly may be a better read in trade.

I don't really have a lot to say with this review. Not a lot happens in the issue. The pacing isn't to the point of meandering but its woefully decompressed.

Rating B-

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