Justice League #2

Justice League #2

Writer: Bryan Hitch Artist: Sandu Florea Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 3, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 34
6.6Critic Rating
6.3User Rating

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"The Extinction Machine" part two! Massive earthquakes shake cities to the ground as the ancient intelligence known as the Awakened takes control of the people of Earth, forcing them to turn against anyone with superpowers-including the Justice League! Unable to fight a war on two fronts, Batman asks for help from the one man he trusts less than anyone.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Aug 3, 2016

    This is a really fun issue. Hitch really knows how bring up the stakes. It's fun to see the Justice League go up against a problem that actually feels like a challenge for them. That is weirdly rare for them these days. The art is also excellent which also adds to the tension and engagement. I highly recommend checking this issue out. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Chris Galvin Aug 8, 2016

    Overall, this feels like a quieter issue, as the League regroups to try and figure out how to stop catastrophe from coming. With a solid script and amazing art, JUSTICE LEAGUE #2 is a strong issue. It'll be interesting to see how this first arc pans out, and I'll definitely be along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Aug 4, 2016

    In the end Justice League #2 continues to find the definitive super-team living up to its reputation, facing big threats and dealing with even bigger personalities to result in an issue that serves the accolade of epic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - John Hagmann Aug 4, 2016

    I really enjoyed this issue, and have a peaked interest in what Hitch and company comes up with next! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Aug 4, 2016

    This new story really feels like a true catastrophe has befallen the Earth and only the Justice League will be able to take care of it. With all of the new changes which have been going around it's nice to see, people can still count on the them when the chips are down. Feels epic Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Aug 3, 2016

    Justice League#2 is an action filled issue, with plenty of fights, rescues and of course – the recruitment of Superman. But the writers need to start focusing on the plot, otherwise this story is going to go downhill fast. Because whilst the flashy fight sequences and the slick art style are entertaining, it'll be for nothing if the story isn't worth the time. Hopefully#3 will start to give it's audience a little more substance in the plot. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 3, 2016

    Justice League isn't back at top dog status yet, but it's improving. And that's definitely an encouraging sign. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Aug 3, 2016

    While the first issue in this series may have struggled to find the team's dynamic, Hitch is slowly bringing it together here. There's a genuine sense of threat, and that lack of team cohesion creates a war being fought on two fronts for the fledgling team. It's inevitably leading a climax where the separate parts become a whole, but for the moment leaves the reader with an odd sense of foreboding. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 4, 2016

    The issue has a lot of ideas simmering on the stove, but the reader gets precious little to go on. The art is vey good, and there's certainly a lot of potential in the story here - but two issues in and I feel lost. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Aug 5, 2016

    Justice League #2 is an amazing continuation of “The Extinction Machines” as despite there still needing to be more depth and development, the story continues to boast tons of potential. The way the creative team build upon the Kindred and pull our team together also helps reflect the magnitude of these events with there being plenty to look forward to in #3. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 8, 2016

    Still, while these two experienced creators are still feeling each other out, there's a sense of urgency and panache that characterizes Justice League, making this a worthwhile team book in the aftermath of Geoff Johns' flagship run. But unlike Johns' series, there's no expectation to make Justice League a trendsetting book for the rest of the DC Universe, allowing a larger-than-life, anything-goes kind of storytelling that I think can pay big dividends down the road. While this second installment of Justice League has some flaws in pacing and scale, the good moments of this book far outweigh any missteps, showing that DC's greatest superheroes remain in good hands. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Tony Black Aug 11, 2016

    So not as action packed an issue from Hitch, but no less beautifully drawn by Tony S. Daniel with that dark and creepy edge to whatever the Kindred are, and enough colourful panels to hold the attention even when there's a fair bit of superheroes here standing in a room and talking. For this issue of Justice League, that's no bad thing – Hitch provides a necessary issue in story escalation while not leaving behind too many character beats for our heroes along the way. This huge scale and rather creepy story is building nicely, and the next challenge for Superman especially is going to turn up the heat for sure. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Aug 3, 2016

    Justice League #2 is not a bad book, but it isn't living up to the potential of its characters or its writer. Hitch proved withJLA that he can write this team well, but there's something missing here. I'm still willing to give him time to get things right, both because I think he can do it and because I really want to be there when he does. I think you should read this, but more for what I hope it will become than for what it is now. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Matthew Theriault Aug 3, 2016

    Though I doubt an interview with myself would be forthcoming (though I have the highest respect for Hitch as an artist, I haven't exactly held back in voicing criticism against his writing in JLA and Justice League, I'd definitely love to one day hear from Hitch himself which earlier works he was emulating when writing this current arc. Is it indeed Bruce Timm or Grant Morrison, or actually just Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, or some source we can't yet guess? But as fascinating as finding the truth might prove, perhaps the better question is this: when will Hitch go back to working on art instead? The obvious answer being: not soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Aug 3, 2016

    Justice League was a bit of a drop off from the first issue, there are still plenty of aspects that both Hitch and Daniel understand what makes the Justice League great within the context of the DCU, there were just to many technical flaws for me to enjoy this issue. Hopefully issue three resumes the quality from the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Aug 3, 2016

    It takes a while to completely crush my expectations, but already I am hoping that the second story arc for the new Justice League series will be better than this first one. Im not sure how many issues this first arc will run. The fewer the better. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - John White Aug 3, 2016

    Although this issue is less than the best, I am will to give Bryan Hitch a break on this one because it is clear he is building to something bigger and better. The Kindred is a truly interesting villain that I hope is fleshed out more and will prove to be a real challenge that the League cannot just punch its way out of. If Hitch begins to write at the level we all know he is capable of, then I believe this can still be a great series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    411Mania - Sankalp G. Aug 4, 2016

    Somehow, I am not finding this book as a “must buy” even though the story may be leading to something big, no doubt. This tells much about the book. Another slightly better than average outing for sure. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 4, 2016

    For the most part, these characters could be swapped out for any DC heroes at random with no impact on the story. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Aug 3, 2016

    Justice League #2 does not steer this ship onto a corrective course, but sadly takes the series even further down the river of mediocrity. There is nothing in this issue that screams “MUST READ” or indicates that it is the flagship DC team book in any way other than the roster of characters. This is proof that the roster along cannot make a story work, and while both Hitch and Daniel have each been a part of some very big comics in the past, Justice League has yet to meet my expectations. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 3, 2016

    I can easily say now that Justice League is my least favorite Rebirth book.  Bryan Hitch just keeps heaping confusing plots on top of convoluted situations and the result is something I don't care anything about.  That also goes for the characters that are so wooden and one dimensional under his hand that I have no connection with them at all.  No connection with the Justice League?  That is something that should be a given going in, but somehow Hitch has severed that tie.  Tony Daniel's art is still the highlight, but it can't make me recommend this book to anyone.  I will repeat myself here...I hate it! Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Patrick Larose Aug 3, 2016

    Those characters are here but for now they're stopping disasters like it's their job. And not even a job they like but a really boring office job they're just trudging through until five o'clock. This is a Justice League that's all sternness and gloom without any emotional heart. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Marc Buxton Aug 5, 2016

    Hitch can do better, Hitch has done better and hopefully soon hell give the always excellent artist Tony Danielsomething worthy of the name Justice League. Hey man, this is just the middle of a storyline, I acknowledge that, but as individual chapters to a larger story go, this one was a snoozer. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    myconius Aug 3, 2016

    my hopes for this series actually turning into something worthwhile is dwindling FAST!!!! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . this is just beyond BAD!!!! . . . . . . . seriously, this is just a chore to read!!! . . . . . . The Justice League in this just act like complete idiots! . . . . . sure i can at least be thankful to appreciate Tony Daniel on art duties? but i'd much rather see him have a good story to illustrate. . . . . . . . . i really feel bad for Bryan Hitch!! the dude is in WAY over his head!!!! . . . . . . . . The Justice League is such an awesome team, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . but this comic just isn't doing them any . . . . . . . . . Justice ! ! !

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  • 5.5
    Big Guy 4U Aug 3, 2016

    Marginally better than the last, this issue continues the story of the Justice League's fight against some random alien invasion. I'm sorry if I can't properly remember the details of the issue, but it's hard to recollect such a boring story. Hitch has some good ideas here and there. The premise isn't too terrible, and a writer like Mark Waid/Geoff Johns/Jeff Parker/Kurt Busiek could do something fun with it and give it an interesting spin. But, Hitch lacks the skill and the creativity to do so. Also, the interactions between certain characters are alright, and there aren't any glaring problems in regards to how these characters talk. But that doesn't mean there's anything interesting about. And why haven't the JL asked Superman for help yet? And even more questionably, why hasn't Superman helped in a bigger capacity? It's poor plotting. But, if you just want to read a comic book with big set pieces and cool art (lets be honest, who doesn't?), this is a pretty good choice. Tony Daniel continues to be the best part of this book. His artwork is dynamic and larger than life. It's a shame he wasn't paired with a better writer, since he's the perfect choice for this book. Who knows, maybe Daniel would have been a better choice to write it too. Regardless, this book is still a big, flashy, epic, and hollow spectacle.

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  • 8.5
    El Chapulin Colorado Aug 3, 2016

    Great follow up,the story presents new mysteries that keep us guessing what will happen next and how the League will deal with all this weird stuff. Batman and the League are finally forced to ask Superman for help after things go from bad to worse and Im glad this explains why they didn't ask him earlier and why he isn't a League member again yet Art and colors are awesome

  • 8.0
    The Villain Sep 13, 2016

    This isn't a huge dramatic story from the way this arc has progressed so far and there isn't a lot of insight into each character in the Justice League although Batman gets a bit more depth this time around. I just find this book to be enjoyable. I'm not really sure why. It may get a little more solid as it goes. The ending just did enough to hook me again.

  • 8.0
    yasemint Sep 29, 2016

    It was good.

  • 7.5
    the green death Aug 4, 2016

    This storyline lacks much weight, but it's fluffy fun. Honestly , it reminds me of an old Gardner Fox story from the 60s decompressed to six issues. That's kind of cool because it makes it feel classic, but kind of weak because there's not much more depth than would be needed to fill a single issue. The art is great! I'd dropped this from my pull but bought it on a lark, not sure if I'll be around for issue three or not.

  • 7.0
    Kitaru Aug 5, 2016

    While currently the story is not perfect, these first few issues will be to flesh out a new version of the Justice league, while building up to what I feel will be a climatic battle and twist. To anyone wanting to try out Justice League my advice is to stay on for a few issues before dropping it. The story seems to be building up with fantastic art behind it.

  • 6.5
    Comic Booger Aug 11, 2016

    Bryan Hitch just doesn't learn from his mistakes. Rebirth special had a overdone, cliche alien invasion, while this one has another overdone, cliche alien invasion. Is he trolling us? It is slightly better than issue 1, but that's already a low standard. Interesting scenes with Simon, Jessica and Tony S. Daniel's art is not enough for an okay story. Nothing new to offer with another anti-climactic ending.

  • 6.0
    JBL Reviews Aug 3, 2016

    Ok

  • 7.5
    Gunnarthehuman Aug 4, 2016

  • 7.5
    LocoNasty Aug 6, 2016

  • 7.5
    Nuckster77 Aug 7, 2016

  • 7.0
    Xtian95 Aug 3, 2016

  • 7.0
    Serverarbengan Aug 3, 2016

  • 7.0
    StanielK Aug 7, 2016

  • 7.0
    Cristian Aug 11, 2016

  • 7.0
    NorCalRowland Aug 13, 2016

  • 7.0
    Howl Aug 14, 2016

  • 7.0
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  • 7.0
    Lotrbruno Nov 23, 2016

  • 6.5
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  • 6.5
    DXO Aug 31, 2016

  • 6.5
    egon244 Nov 7, 2016

  • 6.0
    ak94 Aug 3, 2016

  • 6.0
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  • 6.0
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  • 6.0
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  • 6.0
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  • 5.0
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  • 5.0
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  • 5.0
    mrDovydas Sep 6, 2016

  • 4.5
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  • 4.5
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  • 4.0
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