All-Star Western v3 #4
By Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, Moritat, and Phil Winslade
Not much to say about this one. Jonah Hex does his best Batman impression for most the issue. The plot is also similar to an early Batman TAS episode, "The Underdwellers." I am pretty uninterested in the backups for this series so far, and this new story doesn't change that.
Batman: The Dark Knight v2 #4
By David Finch and Paul Jenkins
I'm going to write this as I read it. Because, really, there is no way this is going to be good, and I am going to have a lot of questions/comments. Why does Poison Ivy have a lab in a concrete and metal building? Why does Wonder Woman look like a 16 year old? Is Jim Gordon on his man-period? Ok, Batman holding an ice cream cone is kinda funny. How many random cameos and unrelated villains need to show up before this is just a worse version of Hush? Oh, wait, this is already worse than Hush. God this comic is bad. I am caught in this paradox of wishing it was canceled, but paying for it so I can review it.
The Flash v4 #4
By Brian Buccellato and Francis Manapul
First, how many editors notes can one book have? I remember what happened last issue. I'm reading a multi-part story, I don't think it's unreasonable to assume I've read the other parts. This isn't new reader friendly, this is treating your audience like morons. Second, this series is good. It does very well in setting things up, and explaining why things happen. Even if it then overexplains them with a editors note. Manapul is still doing an amazing job on art, and I hope he stays on for a long time. The ending was a little Geoff Johns-ey but the rest of the issue makes up for it.
I, Vampire #4
By Joshua Hale Fialkov and Andrea Sorrentino
John Constantine showing up is what I want to happen in almost every comic. So when he shows up in a comic I really like, it's even better. Even if it was a one off that really didn't do anything plot wise. Although, he seemed to be rocking an Irish accent with things like "boyo" and "wee." I'm also glad that this is finally tried into the DCU by more than some city names. I hope that the "dark" titles have some more tie ins and joined continuity. Because everything could use more Constantine. Speaking of which, what the hell is with him not showing up in Swamp Thing yet?
Justice League Dark #4
By Peter Milligan and Mikel Janin
Not much to say about this one either. Mostly the same things I have been saying. The plot is getting more interesting as it goes, and I still don't like the art. I have a feeling that the 2nd arc of this book is going to be much better, but that could just be me hoping.