Justice League Dark #16

Justice League Dark #16

Writer: Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes Artist: Mikel Janin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 30, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
7.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The team is trapped on a magic-less planet that makes a horrible mockery of their powers!

  • 8.5
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Feb 2, 2013

    Justice League Dark #16 is another excellent chapter in "The Death of Magic" and the series in general. Jeff Lemire and Ray Fawkes have such a knack for fantasy writing it's uncanny. There are so many different elements that affect the story at any given time, and each of them is handled with care and precision to create one of the most entertaining and fun books DC currently publishes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jan 30, 2013

    JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK 16 is another hit! This is a side of the DC Universe so many Vertigo fans want to see in the mainstream books. Writers Jeff Lemire & Ray Fawkes are doing some unbelievably fantastic things on this book, and it will suck you right in. Artist Mikel Janin is also a huge part of what makes this issue (and series) so good, since he "kills it" every month. My only problems with the issue was the Face Off creature in the beginning. I was just a little annoyed that it's in the book. Also, I never can understand why someone who can't lie still has to give away important information. This is another one of those times where I really wish we had 1/2 stars.Overall, I highly recommend this series and issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Motes Feb 3, 2013

    I've read that this book is going to become more closely tied to the rest of the DC Universe and I hope it helps direct more attention to it. It's a real sleeper hit! I don't see how it could be more satisfying. Great writing and brilliant art! People that don't read this are really missing out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Aug 20, 2013

    Not the best issue in the series, but still a very good issue, and although it spends most time developing the story, essentially slowing it down, it was still very interesting, and also very unique. I would still easily recommend this issue, as despite being a bit slow it had it's moments, and is still better than a lot of other series' out the now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 1, 2013

    Not bad, but I'm only enjoying half of the issue, and tolerating the other to see where the story is going. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Poet Mase Jan 30, 2013

    This issue has its action and revelations, but it feels a lot like the arc is being reset for the meat of the Death of Magic story. After last issue's dispersal, each of the three narrative threads has reached a compelling conflict in this book, setting up what are sure to be interesting developments in the title's foreseeable future. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Richard Dessler Jan 31, 2013

    As if the consistency of the past year for this title isn't enough, Lemire provides us with another excellent cliff hanger to bring us back next month. Death of magic is shaping up to be another excellent arc in what is one of the most under appreciated titles from the New 52. GIving the action and developments we got in issue 16, I can't wait to see next month has in store for us from Lemire and company. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 1, 2013

    Though competently executed, the plot is undeniably familiar, with only a few spots where Lemire and Fawkes try something new. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Feb 1, 2013

    "Justice League: Dark" is the dark horse of my pull-list. I wanted to like this book from go based on concept and characters alone, but it still struggles to convince me to fall in love, despite Mikel's lovely artwork. But I'm not giving up; I've read enough "almost great" issues that I'm going to stick it out. Even when the book doesn't hit on all levels it's still a compelling read full of potential. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Feb 5, 2013

    Cool that Janin's been on this book since Issue #1; ignoring the odd fill-in, it's really nice to see that, nearly 1.5 years in, somebody's stuck with a book at DC, and on some level, this is marginally better than Justice League, but hardly as interesting. It's got kind of a Grant Morrison-y, Vertigo-type thing going on -- evidenced by having Peter Milligan, Jeff Lemire and now One Soul's Ray Fawkes on it as co-writer -- and instead of going balls deep in the weird it's becoming the book that appears to be edgy and off-kilter because they fought a talking tree once. Justice League Dark should be more interesting than it is. Read Full Review

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