Justice League of America #13

Justice League of America #13

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Eddy Barrows, Tom Derenick Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 12, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
5.0Critic Rating
5.0User Rating

The fate of the Justice League revealed! Will Manhunter and Stargirl be alive long enough to learn the truth?

  • 7.0
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Mar 15, 2014

    I understand this entire premise as a plot device, and I cant deny that team on this book pulled it off very well, with my first sense something wasnt right not arriving until seeing Batman amongst the trapped heroes this issue. On a personal level though, its difficult not to be frustrated by this entire situation. Mark this as one more reason Im well past ready for Forever Evil to be over. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Brandon Stines Mar 15, 2014

    Overall, Justice League of America #13 can be seen as a victim of the success of the previous issue. It's a true sophomore slump and writer Kindt tries his best with what he's been handed, but it's extremely hard to salvage any issue after a plot point that completely negates any emotion and momentum the arc has built up. Eddy Barrows' art is a major plus for this issue, however, and it helps take away a bit of the sting. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 12, 2014

    By the end of this issue, Matt Kindt is able to complete his look at Stargirl's origin, motivations, and place in the DCU. It's a satisfying look at a character who will hopefully take on a bigger DCU role post-Forever Evil. But the twist ending does neither Stargirl nor this storyline any favors. It lends everything a pointless sensation, like this entire conflict was all long, drawn-out sizzle and no steak. As with a lot of tie-ins, this issue doesn't even end so much as direct readers to Forever Evil #7 for real resolution. All this build-up should have led to something more satisfying. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Mar 12, 2014

    For readers who are not Stargirl fans, there isn't a whole lot for you here. This issue does nothing to build the Forever Evil event, and feels like it is treading water. Stargirl is written to have the potential for star power, but the storyline, sadly, takes the wind out of her sails. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 13, 2014

    While I loved the most of the story, the ending just left me confused and frustrated.  This whole JLA Forever Evil adventure might as well have been a dream from an autistic child.  I'm really lost for words, because I hate not understanding something, I'm interested in.  Maybe it's just me, maybe you'll read it and be right on the trolley.  I don't know, all I have is a soured experience. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Refueled - vashmcdash Mar 12, 2014

    I'll give it to Kindt, he definitely gave me a character I can learn to care about and an action packed story that shined on characters who have not had much focus since the start of the ‘New 52′ and it helped that it was backed up with a wonderful art team. But the ending completely killed the effect the story had on me and made these two characters. Stargirl and Manhunter, into strong characters look very weak other all. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Mar 13, 2014

    So the "dream" thing is overdone as it is, but if you're going to use such a lame deus ex machina, at least do it well. The art team is trying their hardest to make a convincing story visually, but they can only be as good as their script. And I hate to say it, but Matt Kindt just isn't cutting it. It's sad, because his Suicide Squad is great. This book, unfortunately, is not only the worst of the Forever Evil tie-in series, but quite possibly, the entire New 52 line. Courtney willing J'onn back to life is nonsense. The willpower she has and her weakness of not wanting to fail others is rubbish. And to be completely honest, I don't even care enough to finish this story. (I will" but still. Make it a little easier on me, DC. This should be one of your best books.) Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Mar 30, 2014

    Most of the time, books suffer from being dragged into huge crossovers. That has certainly been the case here. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 13, 2014

    But the problem with this book is that it could have been good, it could have been special, if only the greater Forever Evil story would allow it. Read Full Review

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