Justice League: Darkseid War: Lex Luthor #1

Justice League: Darkseid War: Lex Luthor #1

Event\Storyline: Darkseid War Writer: Francis Manapul Artist: Bong Dazo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 9, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 11
6.0Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

Lex Luthor has gained the power of a God, but his one failure continues to deny him the peace he craves-and only a crazed Superman can help him get it!

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Dec 17, 2015

    I thought "The Omega Judgment" was a good read. It gives you a chance to look inside the mind and machinations of one the DC Universe's greatest villians. Manapul and Dazo do a great job of showing you Lex's triumphs, failures, and struggles however I felt that the ending was too open ended. I was left with too many questions and not a hint of what's next for Lex. Will he return to Earth with his godly power? Will he remain to rule Apokolips? Does he ever encounter the Justice League who also have the power of the gods as well? Nothing wrong with asking these questions however I just wish that Manapul and Dazo perhaps would've gave us a hint of what Lex's plans are"but then again do we ever know truly what Lex has planned? Check out Justice League: Lex Luthor #1 and see what happens when powerful men acquire absolute power"its nothing good! Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    GWW - Casey Walsh Dec 9, 2015

    Justice League The Darkseid War: Lex Luthor #1 starts with a great ideaintroduced by Geoff Johns but does little to make that premise unique and memorable. Manapul has a lot of potential with this character and his new position of power, lets hope he explores those ideas in later issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Dec 9, 2015

    We've waited a few extraweeks for this Darkseid War tie-inand we probably could have waited a few more. Like the other tie-ins, not a lothappens except for the titular character coming to a self-realization, which inLex's case seems disingenuous. The art is okay, but nothing to write homeabout, though there are a couple of spreads worth seeing. But for four bucks,you can look at a friend's. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Fanboys Inc - Buddy Beaudoin Dec 9, 2015

    The Justice League: The Darkseid War: Lex Luthor #1 is underwhelming. The story of Lex and the Omega power is sparse and feels incomplete due to a one-shot full of flashback and a throwaway ending. Theres nothing in here that really adds much of anything to The Darkseid War as a series or The Justice League as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Dec 14, 2015

    While this isn't the most groundbreaking or revelatory of the one-shots released in this series to date, it is still a solid character-based approach that gets to the heart of what this event is really about. After all, if absolute power is said to corrupt absolutely, the exploration of what that same power does to already corrupt is just as interesting. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Dec 11, 2015

    Considering that Lex Luthor and Darkseid are two of my favorite villains, I was expecting so much more out of this book, but it just didn't deliver. It's probably best that you skip this one and pick upJustice League#46 next week, which is sure to deliver the goods. Read Full Review

  • 4.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 10, 2015

    The final Darkseid War tie-in explores what happens when Lex Luthor becomes the new lord and master of Apokolips. Sadly, that premise sounds more interesting than what the issue actually delivers. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    JBL Reviews Dec 12, 2015

    I thought it was great

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Feb 23, 2016

    The flashbacks look great but the current day art could be better. Lex's insecurities make him interested for stories like this, he had to actually go through some character development to make the transformation, which the other tie-ins try to, with varying success.

  • 6.0
    Vancha Jan 1, 2016

    There's nothing wrong with it, but it doesn't have much reason to exist either. Unless the "lesson" of this issue has major implications in the future, it feels like this only serves to save space in the next issue of Justice League.

  • 7.0
    TheFallenKing13 Dec 9, 2015

  • 7.0
    mrDovydas Dec 10, 2015

  • 7.0
    Nuckster77 Jan 5, 2016

  • 6.0
    Zumba Dec 10, 2015

  • 6.0
    DizzyG Dec 10, 2015

  • 6.0
    Ordinary Joe Dec 16, 2015

  • 6.0
    Redeadhood Dec 18, 2015

  • 5.5
    Serverarbengan Dec 11, 2015

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