Justice League Dark #26

Justice League Dark #26

Event\Storyline: Forever Evil Writer: J. M. DeMatteis Artist: Mikel Janin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 1, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 3
8.3Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

A FOREVER EVIL tie-in! The Crime Syndicate's Sea King, last seen at the end of "Trinity War," has cheated death and plagues the JL Dark team!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Max Dweck Jan 1, 2014

    This is the best issue of the Forever Evil event so far. The team has their first real victory yet, and takes their first step towards undoing all the magical mayhem that's befallen the world. The plot is engaging, the action is amazing, and it provides readers with the kind of bizarre themes and strange adventures comics are known for. If the rest of Forever Evil: Blight keeps up this standard of quality, this could be a legendary comic. Or at least as legendary as comics starring non A-list characters get. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Jan 3, 2014

    Read this book! The Forever Evil tie-ins are absolutely wonderful. Just because I started it because I saw Swamp Thing on the cover doesn't mean you need a similar excuse. This series is spectacular and has carved a special place in the mystical corner of the DCU. J.M. DeMatteis really deserves credit for putting such a unique spin on the Forever Evil event and I don't see the magic (pun intended) stopping any time soon, even after the event is over. Justice League Dark is a look into a part of the universe that blurs the lines between good and evil that you don't want to miss! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - vashmcdash Dec 31, 2013

    Once again DeMatteis and Janin have brought us a gripping story in the world of DC magic. While I've enjoyed a lot of the ‘Forever Evil' tie in's, ‘Blight' feels like its own stand alone event and has been far more entertaining to me than the main story itself. This event may span over a few different issues, but it's a story worth your time and money and is my pick of the week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Jan 1, 2014

    This is, plain and simple, great writing. The pacing is perfect. The dialogue is within character for everyone speaking, and to be quite honest, it's keeping me guessing. What seems like random plot twists are actually (quite obviously, when you think about them) really well-crafted clues. The Phantom Stranger is either playing both ends and really is as self-serving as everyone thinks he is, or he's a double-agent with a secret agenda of his own. And I'm certainly hoping that Deadman in the Sea King's body is part of Constantine's plan to confront the Crime Syndicate with a double agent of his own. Only time will tell, but Forever Evil: Blight just took it up a notch. In a good way. And the timing couldn't have been better, because I was getting a little bored, to be honest. As with this week's issue of Forever Evil: A. R. G. U. S., the halfway point of this storyline had a much-needed pace pickup. Well done, DeMatteis and Janin. You've just saved this storyline. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jan 1, 2014

    Overall, a great chapter in the ongoing Forever Evil: Blight arc and I loved that the Sea-King got to be badass here for a few moments and I'm rather excited where the story goes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Mark Pritchard Jan 1, 2014

    To conclude, what we get here in JLD #26 is a team player of a comic. A comic that fits one piece of the puzzle into place, adds a few more pieces, then hands off to the next team member. It's very unselfish in that regard, but as a single-issue comic I really enjoyed it as well, and have no hesitation in giving it my full recommendation. If you enjoy Constantine, comic book magic and the Forever Evil story arc as a whole, I'm sure you'll get just as much enjoyment out of this book as I myself did. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 31, 2013

    While a lot of the action of FOREVER EVIL is going on in the main series as JUSTICE LEAGUE, JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK continues to show us that there is more to the story. John Constantine is doing his best to step up to locate his missing teammates and has formed an allegiance with some others. To make things even more dire, they will soon find themselves facing the Sea King, thought dead at the end of Trinity War, as well as a whole bunch of dark magic. This event within an event will definitely leave a mark on this title so don't miss it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jan 1, 2014

    Justice League Dark continues to create compelling stories by coloring outside the DCU lines. It’s some of the most daring work being done in the New 52. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Hero Nuggets - Steve 'Wallboy' Tomei Jan 2, 2014

    Justice League Dark #26 offers the same magic-based fun that the rest of the series does, while also introducing a change of location and a fun cameo. If you've enjoyed the rest of the issues, this one will not disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 31, 2013

    Seems like Forever Evil: Blight is still struggling, but I can dig where they're going.  It's a slow burn, that I hope will be worth the wait in the end, and finally it feels more like the rest of the Forever Evil events with the inclusion of Sea King, so there's that.  I'm really just digging this rag tag team, and hope that they continue to be part of the JLD when all this is over.  So go check it out, and get your Blight on. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 31, 2013

    Mikel Janin remains on board, as ever, though his work is starting to show the strain of the monthly schedule. Certain pages are a bit lacking in finer details and refinement compared to others, though that may be more the fault of the rotating crew of inkers. Luckily, Janin delivers the most where it counts, rendering some epic shots of carnage above and below the ocean surface. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Motes Jan 4, 2014

    All in all another strong issue! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 6, 2014

    Wrapping up the first third of this eighteen-part crossover, "Justice League Dark" #26 has some nice, entertaining moments that showcase the imaginative collaboration of DeMatteis and Janin, such as the moss-backed whale form that Swamp Thing utilizes as the team's undersea transportation. Even in the heart of a crossover, "Justice League Dark" remains one of the most consistently enjoyable comics on my pull list as DeMatteis provides a template for future writers to use when constructing their own installments of widespread crossovers. This isn't the most memorable issue of this series, but it is an informative issue for both the Blight crossover and "Forever Evil." Read Full Review

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