Justice League of America #2

Justice League of America #2

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: David Finch Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 20, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 4
7.6Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

The new Justice League of America team continues to form, but the question remains: What do these heroes want in return for their membership? Secret motives are everywhere, and the outcome will have a huge impact on this team and the rest of The New 52! Plus, the alien MANHUNTERs back-up series begins revealing more about Jonns plans for this team...and the other Justice League.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 20, 2013

    This is what I want in a comic. Too often when spin-off titles come out, it's more of the same thing. JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA is not just another Justice League comic. The entire purpose is to shake things up in the DCU. Seeing how this turns out is going to be interesting. Not only do we have a new Justice League team, we're also finding out more about the Secret Society which will definitely make things worse for the heroes. Geoff Johns is weaving a web within the DCU and we're finding out there has been loads going on behind the scenes. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Mar 21, 2013

    The art in this issue is spectacular. David Finch was the perfect choice for this series and his shadowy ultra-detailed style is complimented very well by his collaborator, Scott Clark. Sadly, Clark recently passed away and it's a shame we won't be seeing more of his work, but this issue guarantees he'll go out on a high note. He will be missed. In short, while it's too early to tell, these first two issues are promising. I think I'm going to really like this comic. In Geoff Johns We Trust. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Aug 7, 2013

    A brilliant continuation of last issue, this issue brings the team together, and sets them on their first mission, giving some interesting, and exciting sequences. The back-up story featuring Martian Mahunter was also interesting, and with all that I'd easily recommend both this issue, and the previous issue, and look forward to reading more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Mar 20, 2013

    David Finch continues to draw a very moody book which helps set the tone apart from the main Justice League book. At times it can be a little too muddy, although this might be due to the color palette being used. His work is usually heavy on the inks, but with such drab colors on display it looks even more dirty. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Mar 22, 2013

    JLA #2 is already much better than the main Justice League. It has a menacing villain, engaging story, great art, and an awesome backup. Pick it up, for 'MURICA! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Motes Mar 24, 2013

    I liked the interaction between characters. I liked some of the humorous notes, like Vibe meeting Hawkman. In all, this was a really solid, entertaining book that worked on nearly every level. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 20, 2013

    If not exactly the material many fans were hoping for, it's still a well-written and tightly paced story that illustrates just how much of a threat Martian Manhunter poses to his enemies. Scott Clark delivers a sleek set of pencils that complement Finch's work well while also veering in a slightly more stylized direction. Sadly, Clark's recent passing means we won't be seeing this creative team pairing on a regular basis. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Mar 20, 2013

    Go pick this one up. I'm really enjoying JLA so far. It's a lot more engaging than Justice League at the moment and it and Vibe complement each other really well. Plus the Manhunter backup is really cool. Can't stress that enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Roderick Ruth Mar 21, 2013

    In essence,JLAis a book with a ridiculous premise but is carried heavily on the backs of Geoff Johns and David Finch. If any other creative team were on this issue, it may fall ceremoniously flat. Fortunately, this creative team keeps the wind in the sails with this title and provide a very solid performance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 21, 2013

    A somewhat underwhelming main feature, boosted, surprisingly enough, by a rock-solid back-up. Johns and Finch need to put in a lot more energy and action for this title to be up to Justice League standard. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Victor Correa Mar 22, 2013

    Justice League of America #2 is a great issue and proves that you don't need characters like Batman to tell a successful story. I'm very interested to see the ultimate confrontation between the two Leagues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Steven Romano Mar 24, 2013

    Maybe some of my pedantic nitpicking comes from my wanting to see the JLA engage in superhuman fisticuffs with the Secret Society ever so much, but it has done nothing to diminish my excitement for each subsequent installment. After all, one has to bear in mind that the first few issues of any fledgling series aren't always perfect—no matter their amount of prestige. Justice League of America will always remain at the top of my reading pile each month and certainly has the potential to be something great. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Mar 21, 2013

    Even though JLA #2 doesn't have the same feel as the first issue, Geoff Johns is still stetting up something big. Perhaps the series is supposed to feel like it's not completely sure of itself, much like Steve Trevor and his grasp on the JLA situation in general. Last year's The New 52 #1, which came out on Free Comic Book Day, portended the coming of a Trinity War that pitted hero against hero. That reality is coming closer and closer to fruition with more characters and plot lines being introduced. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 20, 2013

    That said, two issues in, Justice League of America continues to roll on based on the strengths of its ingredients: this is a good team with some nice potential for sparks to fly (Green Arrow and Martian Manhunter being a good example, as are Vibe and Hawkman and Catwoman), the artwork looks great and the stakes remain high. There is some fat to cut from this book, however, since the two people at the top of the chain of command wind up taking away precious space from the characters we really came here to see. Combined with a superb, sinister backup by Matt Kindt and Scott Clark showcasing the Martian Manhunter, this book still shows it's got some muscles to flex. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Mar 20, 2013

    So far Geoff Johns has done enough with the Justice League of America to keep me coming back for more. Justice League of America #2 was a good follow-up to the first issue of the series. Geoff Johns was able to further the concept behind the formation of the JLA. Johns is also able to build some additional intrigue into the story with a solid scene between Scarecrow and the mysterious Secret Society leader. I just hope that the Secret Society formation isnt something that Johns stretches out, as he has been prone to do in the past. If he does than it will kill the momentum he has create with these first two issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 22, 2013

    Among the mysteries and teases are some connections to "Justice League." A Secret Society discussed in conversation between Amanda Waller and Steve Trevor is inferred to have connections to characters that have appeared in Johns' "Justice League." That setup, combined with the purpose of the team's formation and Johns' current assignment writing both "Justice League" titles, all but assures a team-up or conflict somewhere down the road. In the meantime, "Justice League of America" is still trying to establish its voice, which it should be able to do now that everyone has been introduced. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 23, 2013

    I would have been interested in the full story of a real team of superheroes coming together under Geoff Johns' pen. The Justice League's origin was pretty terrible, then it skipped forward five years. Here was his chance to do it again and do it right. Bring these unique characters together, introduce us to them as individuals and their dynamic on a team; really build them up and tell a good story. Instead, he wastes his time with even more pointless scenes of Steve Trevor bickering with Amanda Waller. And surely I can't be the only one who thinks a skinny Amanda Waller isn't nearly as imposing as the old Waller. Anyway, Johns just throws all of the characters together and immediately rushes them off to their first vague mission. It's too much, too soon and too poorly put together. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Kevin Mak Mar 24, 2013

    Geoff Johns and David Finch made a big splash with the initial release of the Justice League of America. The concept of a counter-Justice League for the reboot reflects the paranoia of the modern age. In fact, there are clues in the current Justice League that show DC Comics has been planning the Justice League of America for a while. However, things need to pick up fast or the comic will end up like their cancelled Justice League International title. With the new team combating a "Secret Society," we will see if readers will warm up to the new Justice League title. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Mar 25, 2013

    Still digging this book, even moreso now that it's no longer about two people talking about who's going to be in this comic. David Finch's art is whatever -- some parts I enjoy and others not so much and I really really really really really wish Catwoman would zip up -- but Johns writes some decent bits of humor and covers a surprising amount of ground before the intriguing cliffhanger. It's all good dumb fun. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 23, 2013

    Issue #2 does have some fun moments, my favorite being the sequence involving Vibe and Hawkman meeting for the first time. Although it's pretty forced, I also liked the idea of setting up a relationship between Trevor and Catwoman. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

  • 4.8
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Mar 21, 2013

    The rest of the issue doesn't fare that well. What is so frustrating about this comic is that all the elements for a really great Justice League book are here – quality characters, a compelling story, and room for growth. However, Johns and Finch spend so much time making sure that everyone under the sun knows exactly who each character is, that no one has the chance to do anything interesting enough to make you care who each character is. After a relatively solid debut issue, this brings the series back a step. Let's hope next month something happens, and the book is given a chance to excel – because as it stands, it's a less interesting read than “Vibe.” Really. Read Full Review

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