Tuesday, August 9, 2022

The Jurassic League #4 Review



Written by: Juan Gedeon, Daniel Warren Johnson
Art by: Juan Gedeon, Jon Mikel
Colors by: Mike Spicer
Letters by: Ferran Delgado
Cover art by: Daniel Warren Johnson, Mike Spicer
Cover price: $3.99
Release date August 9, 2022

Jurassic League #4 continues the dino-hero adventure by unveiling the monstrous threat holding all the villains under its diabolical control. Can the dino-heroes trust each other enough to band together and stop this threat before it destroys the world?

Is It Good?

Jurassic League #4 is fine. It's your standard Justice League origin story with everyone dressed up in Dinosaur costumes and hard-to-pronounce names. Beyond the obvious, what the story lacks in originality, it makes up for with a solid Justice League story that gets the core of the characters right - a rarity these days.

The highlight of this issue is the surprisingly soulful interactions between the Jurrasic Leaguers, the humans, and each other. It seems strange to say this issue has one of the best Father/Son talks between Dino-Superman and his father than any Superman comic out right now or in recent years.

Likewise, Wonder Woman is given a moment to shine as the heart and soul of what will become the Jurassic League as she works to bring the team together. How is it that an Elseworlds book gets the characters so right when the rest of the DC titles are struggling?

The art in this issue is also fine, but it's starting to dip into cartoonish Dog Man levels of character design in a few panels. If the goal was to make a kid-friendly book that appeals to the Dog Man buyer, this is a step in the right direction. For everyone else, the art looks dumbed down in a few spots.

As for the big question - Who is the big threat inside the egg? - we'll only hint by saying, "Dinosaur is..."


About The Reviewer: Gabriel Hernandez is the Publisher & EIC of ComicalOpinions.com, a comics review site dedicated to indie, small, and mid-sized publishers.

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Bits and Pieces:

Jurassic League #4 is fine for what it is. The art seems to have dropped to more cartoonish levels, but the characters' voices are correct, and the story is a solid version of a Justice League origin story.



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