Justice League Dark #5

Justice League Dark #5

Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Mikel Janin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 25, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
7.3Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Enchantress is out of control and more powerful than ever. She has brought a nation to its knees through her arcane powers. Will Madame Xanadu, John Constantine, Shade the Changing Man, Zatanna, Mindwarp, Deadman and June Moon be able to work together to defeat her? One thing is certain: One of these heroes will not make it out alive!

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Jan 27, 2012

    Milligan's experiment to bring a “non-team” together in a book with Justice League in the title was tricky, but it scores big leaving the characters parting ways as fast as they can to never see each other again, and the reader wondering what will come next. Having characters so completely disconnected with one another was a brilliant move and works on just about every level possible. Couple that with Janin's art, and you've got a stunning book in appearance and in story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Tim Vinton Feb 2, 2012

    So the first arc of our story comes to a close and I maintain that Justice League Dark is one of the best books on sale today. We have yet to see if Milligan can bring these characters together in a cohesive way or if it is just going to end up being a book with two many singular protagonists. Whether you want to see this as a weakness or a point of potential is up to you, but I certainly can't wait to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 25, 2012

    Hopefully the series won't drag its heels much longer before officially bringing the characters together and providing a larger mission statement. But regardless, this first arc has offered plenty for readers to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jan 25, 2012

    Like I said, it's a middle road book. Nothing really bad about it and nothing really great about it. I'm hoping the next story line will offer a bit more, especially to new reader, since I don't feel this is a new reader friendly book. The issue wraps up the story pretty well and the art and writing are pretty solid. However, Xanadu is annoyingly whiny and naggy and I just don't care for some of the members of this team. Overall, I'll say you may want to skip this issue unless you're a fan of one of the characters in this book or a fan one of them members of the creative team. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jan 28, 2012

    It seems unfair to praise a comic for its boldness and willingness to subvert conventions before condemning it as a dead end issue for the series. But, that's exactly what "Justice League Dark" #5 is. Any sort of follow-up will seem disappointing after a finish like this, like a surrender of principles set out here against the entire concept of the comic. A natural jumping off point. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jan 29, 2012

    Meh. This issue, much like the rest of this storyline, did nothing for me. If I had to say something positive, I'd say that it's nice to see that Peter Milligan finally featured Constantine prominently in this issue, since that was one of my main gripes about the prior few issues. But the Enchantress/June Moone storyline? I have no idea what happened, and to be honest, I could care less. The only thing that matters to me is that it's over, and hopefully things will get better moving forward. Read Full Review

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