Justice League United #1

Justice League United #1

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Mike McKone Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 14, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 26 User Reviews: 11
7.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

In Canada, the team of Animal Man, Green Arrow, Martian Manhunter and Stargirl is joined by Adam Strange to fight an unstoppable forced called the Unimaginable.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 US

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring May 14, 2014

    On paper, the idea of this book had a few fans scratching their head. However, the execution of this book is one heck of a fun ride. It is so refreshing to have a Justice League book that is actually fun to read but isn't trying to be a humor book. Lemire takes a step away from his normal story tone and gives readers something incredibly entertaining that they will not want to put down. JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #1 is a book you need to pick up this week, even if you missed the #0 issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Gregg Hamm May 15, 2014

    This issue isdefinitelya step up from the zero issue. Even thoughthe page count is slightly lower, the action and progress appears to be ramped up. Writer Jeff Lemire does a great job of showcasing the individual character's personalities, while alsoincluding a bit of humour. The book also appears to be living up to its promise oftakingplacein both rural and cosmic environments. Overall I believethis isa great issue and anyone who liked last month's Justice League United willthoroughly enjoy this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith May 14, 2014

    The Justice League Canada team (as I will forever refer to them as) may be just the latest in a long line of group shake-ups that have come to define the nature of super-hero organizations over the last 30 years, but its definitely one that has grip. From the creative team themselves to their choices in character, setting, and split plot, this title has the stuff to be a fun, adventurous bright spot in Justice League history. May it be so. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards May 14, 2014

    Justice League United #1 remains a traditional, but very fun and enjoyable superhero comic that you don't get to see enough of in this day and age. The characters are all likeable and distinct from each other, the action is fun to look at, the humor livens things up more, and the artwork is very appealing. This is the kind of book that if you are desiring a more lively superhero experience, that you'll get a lot out of. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Oscar Bergeron-Oakes May 15, 2014

    This is a seriously fun story that features great characterization, exciting villains, bombastic action, and fantastic artwork. It's an awesome combination that is quickly becoming one of the best books DC has to offer. By not trying to do too much, Justice League United is able to exceed any and all expectations. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Frank Fuentes May 15, 2014

    It's thanks to McKone's art that this title looks like it'll be a typical DC book, but lighter and more entertaining. As I said before, it's like the DC equivalent of Marvel's All-New X-Men. If you're a fan of that you'll enjoy Justice League United. If not then this book is still a fun and cool story to dig into. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 15, 2014

    I'm really enjoying this title so far and think that the characters really work for a team series.  I also like that I read this week's Future's End first and know that Green Arrow and Animal man are destined to become good friends in the future.  I know it's silly but I like the idea of knowing there's going to be good team chemistry even if it's not apparent yet.  A solid issue, and I can't wait to read more.  Go check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge May 15, 2014

    This is a fun book and, numbering issues aside, readers should definitely take a shot on these new northern warriors. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson May 16, 2014

    Jeff Lemire and company are giving their all with Justice League United. What was a good, enjoyable zero issue has been followed by an even better action story with some great humor. Both McKones art and Manguals coloring have been turned up a notch and improved. This book is strong, proving these characters are cool and deserving of a book. Batman and company can kick rocks, this has become my League. Now I need a Canadian passport Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 22, 2014

    Oh my god! Ultra the Multi-Alien repurposed for the modern comics! I have said that there is this delicious fudge ripple of Silver Age embedded in this book. And is there anything more Silver Age-y than Ultra? This is inspired. So no Supergirl but still a very entertaining, fun, and beautiful comic. If only that dis-arming didn't happen! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GAMbIT Magazine - J. Luis May 30, 2014

    Justice League United #1 is a great read and a really fun start to what I hope is a book that has a good long run. The characters have enough personality and chemistry that you'll quickly forget that they aren't the AAA Justice League. Everything here is solidly put together minus the few artistic hiccups, and while the whole off world/space baby angle is a bit jarring (I'm sure it has precedence in earlier books even though this is a #1)it is intriguing enough to make you want to read the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Latest Pull - Cory Robinson May 21, 2014

    One of the best things about the book is the chemistry between the characters and how they work well with each other, actually working like a team. These guys have great respect for one another and they want to work together to save the world. It's not about the egos; it's about getting the job done without one person trying to upstage the other. Lemire does such a great job on getting you to root for these B and C list characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon May 16, 2014

    Mike McKones art makes a big leap forward from issue #0. His designs for the big monster the JLU go to some neat places, and are by far the most interesting part of the comic. His figures are all lean and practical. The interplay between his art and Marcelo Maiolos colours seems much more in-step, though overall Maiolos work is a little too glossy for my tastes. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 14, 2014

    So far the newest Justice League comic is off to a pretty good start. The underwhelming new take on Adam Strange is certainly disappointing, as is the fact that we've seen better work from McKone in recent years. Still, the series offers a lot of fun character pairings and an overall more freewheeling, adventurous tone that sets it apart from the previous Justice League books of the New 52. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jonathan Closner May 16, 2014

    Justice League United #1 stands out from the norm with its great relationships and funny moments, with a couple of shocking scenes especially the ending. This book is just plain fun with Giant aliens, cool heroes, and touching moments, although there is more to be desired by the art this is a great start to a new series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Motes May 18, 2014

    So in all, this is a light, fun diversion from the epic adventures of the ‘main' Justice League. If you just enjoy fun team adventures, this delivers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen May 19, 2014

    It's fine, for an alternative Justice League issue, but where are the thrills? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Mark William Pawziuk May 15, 2014

    Justice League United isn't yet everything that readers may have hoped for, but it does show a lot of promise! If the clichs can be dropped and the layouts are slightly improved, it could become a very strong title. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Fanboys Inc - Cody Mudge May 15, 2014

    It doesnt come as too much of a surprise that this series debut turned out to be a bit of a disappointment. It means that the creative team is going to have to redouble their efforts down the road in order to ensure that this series survives in the ultra-competitive marketplace of today. The good news is, the book can really only get better. The bad news is, the book can really only get better. This was not the debut this series needed, its as simple as that. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts May 14, 2014

    Justice League United #1 had the potential to shed a little light in the DCU, but instead feels more like the same ole same ole. There is potential to be had for sure, but if, going in, you’re expecting something new and different, you'll be disappointed. It's beautiful looking, but fans of Lemire's usual wit and heart (which lured me in) will barely find it within these pages. Hopefully Team JLU will find its way sooner or later because I want to have fun with this team. Lemire can strike gold if he wants, but right now he's missing the ore completely. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 22, 2014

    While I still think this group of heroes can work, I'm having some doubts about the initial set-up here as it looks like it's going to take at least a couple more issues to bring the full team together and make sense of things. A more straightforward first story, more centered on establishing the dynamics of the group and how the team works together would probably have worked better rather than throwing us into a pair of separate stories light years apart which are likely only to get more complicated as the Canadian group is transported to Rann. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Vanessa Gabriel May 15, 2014

    Justice League United #1 is a comic that exists, but I am not sure why. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith May 18, 2014

    I like some of these characters, and was curious how they were going to replace Justice League of America, which disintegrated into the J'Onn and Stargirl show. So far, this seems to be teetering on the edge of doing the same. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 14, 2014

    "Justice League United" #1 could certainly be worse, but it could also be much better. This is nothing new or even exciting. If things don't shape up quickly, this is going to be a very easy title for readers to forget about, and that is definitely not something that anyone involved should want to happen. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Watsonian May 16, 2014

    Take a step back, and the bigger plot offers a true chance to excel; however, the execution falters from the start. Clunky dialogue, interactions that are not realistic, and poorly executed fight scenes hold the strengths of this book back. The idea of this Justice League team, and this team of creators, was exciting back in the Winter while anticipating this book. So far, it has yet to deliver. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 17, 2014

    And why the hell did they start the story with a #0? What purpose did that serve? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    the green death May 15, 2014

    Good fun so far.

  • 8.0
    Al B. Harper May 27, 2014

    While not as good as #0 this book was still a fun read. Stargirl was definitely the star of this issue (no pun intended). As someone who has absolutely no idea about the history between Hawkman and Lobo, Lemire made their storyline easy enough to follow. The book loses some points for me because of the exclusion of the new character. At to the many reviewers asking the pompous question "Why do we even need this book" the answer is because people need a fun book, that is well written, has good art, is better than most of the justice league stuff on the shelves, and one that unlike 80% of other books, doesn't take place in New York. Moosonee is a refreshing location for a mainstream comic to take place and it's actually not that cold there this time of year!

  • 7.5
    JBL Reviews May 17, 2014

    Strange issue for a #1. Felt like it could've been written in 1982.

  • 5.5
    Gizmo May 15, 2014

    This fell pretty flat, I haven't been given any reason to care about what's happening. The art is not cohesive at times and has dialog clearly added to explain what is happening. I was looking forward to reading more about the new Canadian character, but she wasn't even in this issue.

  • 9.0
    scouts1998 Jun 7, 2014

  • 8.0
    RedNightBatWingMan May 14, 2014

  • 8.0
    havok1977 May 29, 2014

  • 7.5
    SwampyCA May 20, 2014

  • 7.5
    Nicant Jun 15, 2014

  • 7.0
    mrDovydas May 18, 2014

  • 7.0
    Redeadhood May 21, 2014

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