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Dark Ride #4

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.


“WILLIAMSON and BRESSAN have crafted some truly horrifying attractions, and you’re going to want to get a seat right up front.” —JAMES TYNION IV (THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH, Something is Killing The Children)

The secret of Arthur Dante’s deal with the devil is revealed.

Now, Halloween and Sam, heirs to the empire, must decide whose side they’re really on.

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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90


    The series concludes its first story arc with a strong outing, featuring theme park intrigue, family drama and assorted demonic theme park characters. Some memorable artwork helps to make the story real.
  • 90

    Graphic Policy

    Dark Ride continues to be one of the best series on the stands and it looks like that won’t be changing in 2023. Williamson and Bressan are taking full advantage of the premise, adding layers upon layers of storytelling to the point of establishing narrative arcs and threads that can go on for a long time. I hope the series stays for the long run. If Devil Land were a real place, I’d have no problem buying one of those expensive, all-inclusive passes that let me visit whenever I want. Even if it risks being eaten by one of the rides.
  • 90


    Dark Ride #4 is a great issue and a good turning point in the series. Power is switching hands, revelations are made, and the horrors are gorgeous every step of the way.
  • 89

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Williamson throws some entertaining and engaging curveballs throughout this issue. The story continues to ramp up the tension with great character moments and scares. I love the twists throughout the story and how Williamson is able to create some great surprises within it. The Art: Bressan presents some beautifully detailed and fun art throughout the issue. I love the gritty look of the world these characters inhabit and how the art brings to life the surprises and plot twists.
  • 85

    Graphic Policy

    Dark Ride #4 is another fantastic issue that continues to bring things together slowly. It teases out the weird making you want to find out what’s really going on. It does an excellent job of balancing its scares never crossing the line where shock is its driver. Instead, its the characters within and their reaction as to what’s going on that’s the draw… ok, and the scares.
  • 80

    Dark Ride has consistently entertained and terrified across its existing three issues, but this week's installment makes things even more horrifying and compelling. Just as one mystery surrounding the park appears to be resolved, another macabre domino effect begins to fall into place, culminating in a genuinely surprising ending. Everyone involved with this book is clearly having a lot of fun, and just enough of that energy proves to be infectious, turning what could easily be some off-putting twists and turns into a genuinely good read.

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About the Author: Joshua Williamson

Joshua Williamson (born December 23, 1981) is an American comic book writer. He is best known for writing Batman, Batman/Superman, The Flash, Robin and Infinite Frontier for  the DC Comics, Illuminati for the Marvel Comics, Birthright, Nailbiter and Ghosted for the Image Comics.


The Dark Knight Rises Prologue, Williamson’s debut superhero comic book illustrated by Jorge Jimenez, was a 2005 special DVD issue only available in the 2005 Blu-ray/DVD release of Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises.

In 2009, Williamson is the creator of Johnny Monster 3-issue limited series for the Image Comics.

In 2011, Williamson was chosen to write the Uncharted 6-issue limited series for the DC Comics. The comic tell an original story and is designed not to directly tie in with the Uncharted video game series.

Between 2011 and 2016 Williamson create and write Mask & Mobsters for the MonkeyBrain Comics, Captain Midnight for the Dark Horse Comics, Ghosted and Nailbiter for the Image comics, Illuminati for the Marvel Comics.

In 2014, Williamson and artist Andrei Bressan create Birthright for Image Comics.

In March 2016 DC Comics announce Williamson as The Flash new regular writer and in April 2016 Williamson firm exclusive deal with DC Comics.

In 2016, Williamson write Frostbite, a 6-issue limited series for Vertigo/DC Comics, illustrated by artist Jason Shawn Alexander and Justice League vs. the Suicide Squad with artist Howard Porter.

From 2019 to 2021, Williamson was the writer of Batman/Superman series.

In 2021, Williamson was the lead writer of Infinite Frontier DC event and in 2022 the lead writer of the next big DC event, Dark Crisis.

In August 2021, DC Comics announced Joshua Williamson as new Batman writer.

[Latest Update: May 29, 2022]

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