Justice League of America #14

Justice League of America #14

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Eddy Barrows, Tom Derenick, Diogenes Neves Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 21, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 6
5.8Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

In the wake of FOREVER EVIL, the Justice League of Americas mission has come to an end so where do they go from here? No ones survival is assured! This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.Combo pack edition: $4.99 USFINAL ISSUE

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 22, 2014

    The art in this issue is again divided among multiple pencillers - Eddy Barrows, Tom Derenick, and Diogenes Neves. And as usual, the various art styles don't entirely mesh together. Barrows offers his usual brand of powerful superhero action, though his big splash page is odd in how it depicts the a completely different Forever Evil climax than the one that actually transpired in Forever Evil #7. Derenick and Neves' pages blend better, focusing less on action and more on facial work and subtle interaction. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill May 22, 2014

    All in all, a pretty good finale. It wrapped up plenty of loose ends, acknowledged the entire run, and even planted the seeds for future stories. Or, rather, future series. I won't be picking that book up, but I was glad that Kindt used the three artists (Eddy Barrows, Tom Derenick, and Diogenes Neves) to his advantage this go-around. It felt like a complete story. It was a good wrap-up with the necessary story being driven by Stargirl and Martain Manhunter, the two "unofficial" leaders of the new League. I would have liked to have seen more about Amanda Waller and Congress, but I'm sure that will play out in the pages of New Suicide Squad and the rest of the DC Universe. And as for Steve Trevor, the guy needs to catch a break. Maybe not being on a Justice League for a while will help him salvage what little remains of his pride. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Brandon Stines May 24, 2014

    Justice League of America #14 feels like an underwhelming send-off for the team. However, when considering the box the title was placed in from the start, the final issue begins to feel more appropriate. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie May 25, 2014

    All in all, re-establishing Stargirl aside, this issue really doesnt do much more than serve its purpose of ending this series and setting up the next one. If youve been reading the series to this point, its a fair enough send off for the book, but if you havent, its hardly what I would consider essential reading. And in the end, I cant help but feel this would have been a lot stronger if Id read it a month ago just before reading Justice League United #0. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Latest Pull - Cory Robinson May 27, 2014

    JLA #14 wasn't bad; it just didn't matter as much as the other tie-ins. This issue really didn't explain much that wasn't already said before. The majority of the issue features Green Arrow getting rejection after rejection from various heroes with some witty dialogue. As much as I enjoy Matt Kindt as a writer, it's probably best that he's going to a different company. It's clear that DC is wearing him down; he isn't giving us the quality that he wants to give due to the heavy hand of the DC editorial staff. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 27, 2014

    There isn't much to say about this issue other than it was almost as pointless as the title itself.  All I can say is I hope everyone likes Justice League United, because this series just seemed like a way for it's heroes to get out of the way during Forever Evil, and a way to get Justice League United off the ground.  JLA was the title I looked forward to the most as a kid, and I guess I'm just a little hurt that it's over with a whimper.  But for all of you out there that care about things, I guess the book at least looked great for it's final issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore May 23, 2014

    Again, there is nothing really wrong with the art or the dialogue, but to earn a buy, especially at $3.99, it needs to do significantly more than this; namely, anything. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith May 24, 2014

    I hope the Justice League United book fixes the problems this one had, but with so much of the same lineup, I'm not sure it will. Yet another incarnation of the JLA is over. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 26, 2014

    On the one hand, Justice League of America #14 does feel like a needed bridge to get to Justice League United, which now feels like it jumped the gun coming out so much earlier than this and Forever Evil #7. But the weird publishing schedule aside, it feels like this iteration of the team never really got a chance to come into its own; we saw them take their time to assemble, then they were thrust into crossover after crossover, never really getting to interact or even distinguish themselves almond all the other teams in the DCU. It makes this epilogue - or maybe we should call it a eulogy - feel a little light overall. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 22, 2014

    The roster of "Justice League of America" as a whole never wowed me and this "Where are they now?" installment does nothing to shift that mindset. The three characters that most interested me -- Hawkman, Vibe and Element Woman -- get a total of three panels between them, despite the twenty-four issues of story in "Justice League of America" #14. This issue, like so many issues of this series just fails to bring the action, adventure, superheroics and fun I expect to see in a "Justice League of America" comic book, which is kind of a down note to end with. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    olliequeen May 29, 2014

    Of all the new JLA run books this is definitely the last.

  • 5.0
    JBL Reviews May 24, 2014

    So much promise, so little payoff

  • 3.5
    Gizmo May 22, 2014

    A splash page that completely contradicts the climax of Forever Evil is the first sign that this issue is not going to end well. This is meant to act as a send off to our cast of heroes. And yet, this really tells us next to nothing about what's next for most of the characters aside from what we already know from Justice League United. What little merit this did hold as a tease is lost due to the delay of Forever Evil's conclusion because we've already read two issues of JLU by now. I'm sure Matt Kindt has no idea where DC is taking some of these characters next, so he is deliberately vague about it. For instance: we're told Vibe is missing and we see a panel of him running with no background behind him. So wherever he is, at least we know that he's, um, running (spoilers?). Apparently Element Woman was on this team at some point. Didn't she join up with the other Justice League? Either way, she is evidently (spoilers?) a flash of light now. As for what little story we do get here, I didn't care for it. Panels are smothered in Star Girl's inner monologue, which seems unnecessary, especially while she is carrying on a conversation. We're also presented with Martian Manhunter busting into ARGUS after pointing out that the security personnel are incorrect in assuming he cannot phase through the walls. He then demands that people verbally tell him information because he doesn't want to be "impolite" by doing a quick mind scan. He makes a point of explaining this twice, so proper etiquette must be important to him. I guess on Mars it’s polite to cause unnecessary structural damage to your host’s domicile? Then, we get some awesome panels that deliberately depict how cool the Simon Baz/Green Arrow team-up will be, only to shoot it down on the same page. Maybe the artist was trying to tell the DC editors something? As for the other characters, they're off doing something somewhere, who cares, right? You just shut up and read JLU and you like it!

  • 8.0
    paticus89 May 22, 2014

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Jun 1, 2014

  • 5.0
    Redeadhood Feb 10, 2015

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