And now we head back to DC as I post a rare forth review in the same night. Due to the Year in Review post I did on Saturday, I'm kind of behind with this week's comic reading and reviewing. As such, expect this to be a REALLY slapped together post, as a) I rushed the hell out of it, and b) I have little interest in a series that wants to push Deadman as the starring character.
Justice League Dark #4:
What Happened: While Deadman is trying to keep June Moone safe from the Enchantress, John Constantine and the Shade are independently searching for Deadman. As for Zatanna, she heads to the barn the real Enchantress was hiding out in, but is attacked by a bunch of super-powerful, magic-proof fake Enchantress's and June's. Z teleports herself away from the area and ends up with Shade. As for Madame Xanadu, she... I'm not really sure what the deal is with her. Anyway, Constantine hunts Xanadu down and accuses her of... um, something. Obviously I'm lost here. Deadman decides to travel to Shade with June and enters one of Shade's teleportational doorways, but somehow June is pulled towards Enchantress, while Deadman is whisked elsewhere.
The Good: I liked the art. It was nice to see Constantine and Zatanna get a slightly larger role in this issue than the prior three issues. The team is SLOOOOOWLY coming together.
The Bad: Now, I don't know if it's because I pretty much rushed through this issue, but I had NO clue what was going on here! The sooner we're done with June Moone and the Enchantress, the better! Although the other characters are starting to get more page time, there was still WAY too much Deadman in this one. I'm not sure what Peter Milligan's infatuation with Deadman is, but I most certainly do not share it.
The Verdict: When you don't get/don't care about the story in a comic, that's a pretty good indicator of what kind of a score it's going to get. I was happy that we had more from the characters I actually care about here, but I'm still going to be VERY happy to see this storyline end, hopefully as soon as the next issue.
Score: 4 out of 10.What an English gentleman!