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Spirit World #4 (of 6)

74
Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

Cass Cain, Batgirl, has died before, and it seems the spirits of the Spirit World met her when she passed through before being revived by the Lazarus Pit…but then how come she doesn’t remember being there? Then, as Constantine’s memories start to fade after being in the Spirit World for too long, he begins to turn on Xanthe, who needs to find a way back to the land of living or Constantine will be a permanent resident of the land of the dead…either way, time’s running out!

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Kindle Edition
Print Length
25 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0CBQFZ74K

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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    The Batman Universe

    This issue continues to build the world of the Spirit World as well as provide magical visuals to an already enjoyable story. The use of the they/them pronouns continue to provide the affirmation that Xanthe is non-binary and that is an exceptional detail.

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    One of the most impressive things about this series is the way the plot twists dramatically with each issue, revealing another layer of the Spirit World. With a ticking clock before one of their members is lost, the heroes consider embarking on a quest to contact the mysterious ruling powers of the realm—something that the old woman advising them reacts to very negatively. For as terrifying as the monsters are, can it be that we haven’t even glimpsed the true villains of this world yet? It’s clear from the last pages of the issue that we don’t quite understand the rules of this world yet, and some characters may be much more vulnerable than even they know to the realm’s influence. While this has been a great spotlight for both Cassandra Cain and Constantine, Xanthe is the only “native” of this world, and it looks like the final two issues will be grounded in their perspective. Let’s hope this isn’t the last we see of the character.

  • 85

    AIPT

    Spirit World #4 delivers an engaging continuation of the story. Alyssa Wong’s writing pairs well with Haining’s art and Cheng’s colors. The characters’ determination and the hints about Po Po’s past are the highlights of the issue, offering emotional depth and intrigue. The issue’s artwork maintains its impressive quality, with dynamic layouts and captivating visuals that enhance the storytelling. As the mysteries of the Spirit World unfold, readers are left eagerly anticipating what’s to come.

  • 80

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Spirit World #4 continues Xanthe’s adventures in The Spirit World, which is a great new unexplored area of the DC Universe. Each issue presents new aspects of the realm and the book is a great combination of comedy, superhero action and horror.

  • 80

    ComicBook.com

    Few books feel as fresh and creatively fruitful as DC’s Spirit World, and Spirit World #4 only continues that trend. The magical and often supernatural surroundings Xanthe finds themselves in immediately makes an impression and sets the series apart, even from other magic-based adventures, and the team of writer Alyssa Wong, artist Haining, and colorist Sebastian Cheng maximize the uniqueness of Xanthe’s power set at every turn. It doesn’t hurt to have characters like Constantine and Batgirl in the mix, but Xanthe is clearly the star of the show, and as more layers to this world are revealed, the series only becomes more compelling. Spirit World is one of my favorite new series of the year, and that doesn’t look to stop anytime soon.

  • 60

    Batman-News

    Overall, Spirit World #4 operates like a video game boss stage. Basically, a protagonist with a mysterious past teams up with an elder mage and a edgy warrior to go on a series of dangerous quests in a mythical world. The team spends time gathering resources to beat the mini boss, and even teams up with an overpowered temporary ally whom leaves the party. Given that, there isn’t much depth to this particular chapter. It isn’t particularly bad, but the use of tropes, clichs, and unoriginal dialogue isn’t impressive either. Hopefully it gets back to some compelling storytelling, but for now it has the appeal of a mindless “beat ’em up” video game.

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