The team, split up into pairs, attempted to do reconnaissance and stop the giant menacing robots looming around the world. They were unsuccessful, as was Guy Gardner who attempted a solo run on Peraxxus‘ ship in orbit above the Earth.
Now reunited, the team comes together for one last ditch effort to stop the alien from destroying the planet merely to plunder its remnants. Issue #4 works well, but the story does feel a little drawn out. The story arc could easily have finished by the end of this issue and moved on to new business, like the team members getting better acquainted, in issue #5.
Writer Dan Jurgens does give us some fun moments (hell, he’s even getting me to change my mind about Godiva) and the art by Aaron Lopresti fits the story well, even if Peraxxus’ design is far too reminiscent of Galactus) including a full-page spread of the team jumping back into action. Worth a look.