Justice League of America #9

Justice League of America #9

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Scott Hanna Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 28, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 3
5.6Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

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"THE MAN FROM MONSTER VALLEY" part two! The hidden truth of Makson and his family is brought to the surface-as are his superhuman powers, which the Man from Monster Valley turns on the Justice League in this tale of treachery and revenge!
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  • 9.2
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Jun 28, 2017

    All in all, another fun issues from Orlando and Watanabe who are definitely making this the premier Justice League comic at the moment! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Jun 28, 2017

    Good story with dynamic character development and art that showcases the power of the characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 28, 2017

    The growing pains for Justice League of America continue to be tough. Orlando seems on the verge of stringing along a good run on the book, but it remains just out of grasp. This issue was another step in the right direction though there's still many miles left to go before this book reaches must-read status. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Jun 28, 2017

    I thought Justice League of America #9 was a good issue. It centers a lot on the concept of revenge versus justice, and I'd like to believe that the League has made a potential ally in Makson as well. As a reward for the arrest of the Hamilton family who tried to have him killed, he leaves the League his entire fortune to help children orphaned by tragedy as he was. I hope that Orlando eventually brings Makson into an adventure with the League, but only time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Lawrence Jun 30, 2017

    Besides Makson, issue #9 admittedly didn't offer anything memorable or new to the series. The whole arc felt brief and consequently it turned into just filler. I really do hope Steve Orlando considers bringing back Makson in future arcs. His character is just too good for two issues alone. Furthermore it'll be a fantastic opportunity to expand upon his character and tell another emotional chapter in his life. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jun 29, 2017

    Would Makson, who is not a being with some major super powers, really be able to go toe to toe with the League for as long as he does? He is, basically, Tarzan. As savage and intent as he is in the fight scene, I found it difficult to credit that the League would not have taken this guy down in a panel or two, unless there was some distraction, someone weakening them, magic, 5th dimensional imps, or SOME form of explanation to balance the wildly divergent power level. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 2, 2017

    There are three shining Lobo moments in this issue, some nice investigative things for The Atom to do, a little bit of Ray and Batman and a lot of Vixen, but all in all, it feels imbalanced and a little bit distant. Justice League Of America #9 is a solid visual book with a lot of individually successful moving parts, some of which don't quite mesh. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 5, 2017

    There are fun moments, some enjoyable artwork, and some solid supporting character material here. Makson's story is too compressed to work well and needed to be a subplot over the run of several issues of other stories to be effective. I like the shorter story arcs in general but they either need to be seeded better or work with better concepts to execute in that space. Watanabe's the real winner here as he has some really fun material for most of the cast, though Batman – like the character material itself – is the weak link with how he looks. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 28, 2017

    This book continues to underwhelm as a Justice League book and as a comic in general.  I liked Felipe Watanabe's art, but there is nothing else that I can recommend here. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jun 30, 2017

    Orlando and team improve upon their previous work, but JLA is still a diamond in the rough. With some foundation building, purpose, character development, and longer, more personal (yet still action packed) arcs, they might get somewhere worthwhile with this book" Then again, this could just be a lump of coal until DC gives up, tosses it out back, and relaunches the title within six months following the cancellation. Who knows? Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jun 28, 2017

    In what might be the worse issue of the series, Orlando continuously demonstrates his poor plotting and awful storytelling. His dialogue wasn't as annoying as it normally is but I didn't understand what Orlando was even trying to say with this story. It made no sense as well. Watanabe's art was good-looking but flawed. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Selby Jun 30, 2017

    In summary, this is a storyline that went nowhere in a hurry. Do better guys. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Jun 28, 2017

    There's plenty more dumb shit throughout this one. Obvious Batman aggrandizing, suddenly introducing a new character who's apparently supposed to be the actual family member of Makson's that was behind all of the shady dealings (and is in a grand total of seven panels), Ryan Choi talking about how he believed Makson had adapted to human life and trusted him, even though there was literally no justification for either in such a small timespan. And then, there's the ending teaser which comes straight out of fucking nowhere, and I'm sure that's where it'll end up going too. But, who knows? Maybe what we'll get in two weeks is Ray's mom talking some sense into her dumbass son. We won't, but a man can dream. Read Full Review

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