Justice League of America #8

Justice League of America #8

Event\Storyline: Forever Evil Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Doug Mahnke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 16, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 4
7.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

A “Forever Evil” tie-in! THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA IS DEAD. But in the aftermath, one of the team’s members uncovers the JLA’s darkest secrets!

  • 10
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Motes Oct 18, 2013

    After several months of mystery, things are starting to roll here. This is the turning point for this storyline and the creators don't disappoint. If you're reading ‘Forever Evil' you need this issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Geeked Out Nation - 2ComicNerds Oct 18, 2013

    This issue was really great. So great that rather than simply being a tie in, it should have been a firm part of Forever Evil. This is a huge deal for the event. The style of this issue feels a lot like Dante's Inferno, because we follow Martian Manhunter into these layers of people's particular torment. This issue was a solid issue all around. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - MikeFitz538 Oct 27, 2013

    Unlike the Marvel tie-in issues, Kindt seems to be setting up an added bonus for readers " some information about the League but what seems to a story focusing on Manunter and Stargirl who are sorely underdeveloped in the New 52. Mahnke, as always, does a great job on art, especially showing our heroes worst nightmares prisons. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Oct 16, 2013

    Overall, a strong issue picking up the threads from two months ago where Trinity War left off, Justice League of America #8 is a great character study for the Manhunter, although left me wanting so much more from Stargirl, the supposed co-star of the story arc. If the next issue is as focused on Stargirl as this one was on the Manhunter, then all my worries will have been for naught. But I am as weary of Courtneys constant second fiddle status in the JLA as she seems to be. Its high time for her to break out the Cosmic Rod and show us what we know she can do. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Oct 16, 2013

    Justice League of America #8 was a solid issue overall, that also was a good start for its tie-in into Forever Evil. The setup is solid, the writing is good, and the artwork is an improvement. If you have been wondering where the hell the other heroes went after the event started, make sure you check this one out. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 20, 2013

    You won't necessarily get the answers you're looking for, but Kindt gives you a whole lot else to chew on and Mahnke's art is always a treat. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jacob Bryant Oct 16, 2013

    AlthoughJustice League of America#8 is a tie-in toForever Evil it is easy to pick up and read on its own. With a unique look at what mental struggles different members of the League have and some great art this is definitely a strong entry in the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 16, 2013

    If you've been wondering what happened in between Trinity War and FOREVER EVIL #1, we're starting to get some answers. Matt Kindt takes over the title and puts Martian Manhunter and Stargirl front and center in this big mystery. Doug Mahnke's art is always great to see. I love a good mystery and the idea of these two trying to crack this one sound pretty cool. There are some questions why certain things have happened so we'll have to remain patient to see how everything unfolds. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Oct 17, 2013

    But it's not all neat and shiny. The artwork, for lack of a better term, appears rushed. Much like his issues during Trinity War, Mahnke does not look to be giving his all. Some of the facial expressions are downright distracting and the action seems very disjointed throughout the entire book. It is by no means bad artwork, but it is certainly not his best. I expect better, for three reasons: First, he is a great artist. Second, this is a high profile book. And third (and possibly most importantly), this is a crossover. This is where you win over new fans. Not scare old ones away. So I'm excited to see where Kindt goes with this (along with his other DC books) and I'll be coming back for more, but hopefully the artwork and the pacing pick up in the next issue. I think they will. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Oct 17, 2013

    Should be interesting in general to see how this plays out because the Justice League isn't dead. The Crime Syndicate told all the villains they are dead, and if Manhunter and Stargirl succeed, it will create a lot more chaos than what has already unfolded. There's a lot more to the prison as well than what's on the surface, some hints thrown out considering that mysterious figure and the odd appearance of only one half of Firestorm. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Elvis Dutan Oct 20, 2013

    The inking is pleasing to the eye but I think could have had some more edge to it something a bit more biting but thats a nitpick at best. Like The Phantom Stranger #12, JLA #8 fulfills its role of being a tie-in, but unlike Phantom Stranger it serves to explore the events going around the main story being told. It has a focus and it hits it almost out the ballpark. Almost due to the story being ongoing, but hopefully Kindt will land on his feet. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Oct 21, 2013

    The biggest fault of the comic is that while Kindt did a good job telling the story and Mahnke showing us, the bits and pieces are too far and in between to really bring the reader in. The issue was more like a slideshow, showing us how the Justice League has been tortured. Overall it's good, but far from excellent. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Oct 16, 2013

    The issue gives us the answer we've been waiting for, but it doesn't mean it's anything shocking. Well, maybe Flash's mental prison where everything he does is in his head is kind of shocking, but the rest of the issue can be kind of slow. Again, I'm glad at least we got an answer to what happened to our heroes. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Oct 17, 2013

    With next week's release of both Justice League and Justice League Dark, I'm hoping that some of the questions are answered. And that over time the larger storyline is streamed out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 17, 2013

    "Justice League of America" #8 offers the first glimpse into the post-"Trinity War" situation for the members of the various Justice Leagues. Not everyone is accounted for in this issue, but Matt Kindt and Doug Mahnke make the most of the characters who are present. The story is by no means wrapped, but the adventure is teased enough to lure readers into "Forever Evil" #3 for more on their favorite surviving Leaguers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We The Nerdy - Mario Miranda Oct 21, 2013

    Although we didn't receive as many answers as we might havehoped this is a decent enough entry into the Forever Evil storyline event and new to the series Matt Kindt seems to taking a great approach with more exploration into the various characters. I hope he does more of that after the Forever Evil storyline is over. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Oct 21, 2013

    Although the ending is a bit weak, I enjoyed this issue and look forward to what's next. This looks as though it will be a must read when taking into account the Forever Evil series, so I'm glad I enjoyed it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 16, 2013

    This book is beautiful.  Doug Mahnke never disappoints.  But as for the story?  Just a lot of seeing heroes at their weakest.  It was a very tame Dante's Inferno where we went down the levels of hell.  But just each individuals hell.  Nothing really happened, and the ending was ridiculous.  Per usual Stargirl had nothing to do, and instead of trying to help the rest of the heroes, and maybe working together.  Martian Manhunter just wants to go exploring.  But again beautiful issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - mahargen Oct 19, 2013

    It’s Forever Evil. I”m going to continue with it. I’m just hoping the title takes a big jump up in quality now that the plot points in this issue have been hit on. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Bobby Keough Oct 19, 2013

    Writer Matt Kindt has an interesting idea, but the execution is not perfect in showing the Justice League in a mental prison. Penciler Doug Mahnke has a few great moments, but his art can look smudgy and lacking when characters are in the background. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Refueled - vashmcdash Oct 16, 2013

    This was definitely a different start to the issue everyone was waiting for. I say pick this one up the story definitely is not terrible just different. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Oct 16, 2013

    PS: There were a few more interesting Forever Evil developments in today's Pandora #4 and I actually recommend that issue more than this one. It has better artwork and a greater sense of purpose. Read Full Review

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