Justice League #27

Justice League #27

Event\Storyline: Forever Evil Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 22, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 9
7.3Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

A FOREVER EVIL tie-in! With the Justice League still missing, a barely functional Cyborg will need help if he's going to take down the Crime Syndicate! To do that, he must find Doctor Will Magnus!

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Frank Fuentes Jan 25, 2014

    Unlike Justice League #26, this book was certainly more of a side story. This is not a bad thing. When you're telling a big story like Forever Evil, all the pieces for the finale need to be put in place. That's what this book was and it was wonderful. Cyborg and his army of Metal Men are likely going to be a big part of the final battle with the Syndicate and it's going to be amazing. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Jan 23, 2014

    “Justice League” #27 doesn't feel anything like a Justice League book. No, this is a call back to the years before the New 52, to books like “Countdown to Infinite Crisis” or “52″ that worked to elevate DC's lesser known properties into A-list heroes. While this particular issue doesn't rise to the heights of those stories, it stands as a refreshing detour in the midst of inter-dimensional battles between gods and goddesses, as well as a promise of things to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 22, 2014

    Forever Evil is still happening but Geoff Johns is busy fleshing out other areas of the New 52 DCU. We may be wondering what the Crime Syndicate is up to but we're also discovering there's more going on in the background. Fans of Cyborg will need to check this issue out. It's the dawn of a new beginning in the DCU. Make sure you don't miss a moment of it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Jan 22, 2014

    He's suffered enough. Time to make the bad guys hurt for a change. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Jan 22, 2014

    This is another strong issue in the series, no surprise, right?! If you're following the Forver Evilarc, like the Cyborg character or enjoy this run, do yourself a favor and pick it up! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 22, 2014

    Ivan Reis remains on board this issue, though he only provides layouts this time. As you might expect, the overall quality of the art is a bit wavery and not as nuanced or refined as Reis' recent issues have been. It's obvious from the facial work on many pages that other artists are finishing his work. Still, there's a pervasive sense of energy and emotion to this issue that meshes well with the desperate tone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jan 23, 2014

    Justice League #27 is a good issue that is hampered by a troubled and pointless opening that could alienate some readers. The true valve and enjoyment that can be taken from the issue comes from the focus with Cyborg and the decision he makes. Still recommended enough, but not as strongly as previous issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 23, 2014

    "Forever Doomed" is somewhat predictable with regards to the appearance of the Doom Patrol and the motions Cyborg goes through, but "Justice League" #27 is nowhere near boring. This comic book serves very well as "Doom Patrol" #0 or even "Cyborg" #0 (maybe now Vic Stone will be able to find his way to a solo series) or a companion piece to "Forever Evil," but lacks the Justice League for which this comic is branded. All the same, this is a fun, adventure-filled, character-driven study certain to please fans of Detroit's greatest hero or DC's strangest team of misfits. As a fan of both, and a resident of metro-Detroit, I found a lot to like in this comic. No, it isn't the world's greatest comic book, but it is a damn fine read filled with bombastic fun and plenty of nods and winks for longtime DC readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 23, 2014

    Aside from a rather ineffective opening, the issue makes good on a long-awaited Cyborg-centric story, pitting him as the League's last stand against all evil. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 24, 2014

    This issue continues to be subservient to the Forever Evil series - and with months to go before that ends, it's kinda sad that this has been the high point so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Motes Jan 25, 2014

    Overall, this issue felt like a good installment of the Forever Evil storyline. It was nice to see Cyborg get a spotlight and the inclusion of the Doom Patrol and Metal Men was unexpected but welcome world building. The art is beautiful. Solid across the board. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jan 24, 2014

    Overall, a better issue than the last time, but there is still a lot of room for improvement. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Jan 22, 2014

    Issue #27 spends its first half laying the groundwork for a Doom Patrol title (which is fun but still felt a bit like we lost focus for a moment) and the second half updating Cyborg's look and giving him a new sense of purpose for the journey to come. There are some really cool moments here (especially if you're a fan of Cyborg and DC's more retro heroes) and the artwork looks nice throughout but the dialogue gets awfully heavy-handed. It would've been a far better read if every little detail didn't have to be spelled out for the reader, but it's still quite fun and it enriched Cyborg's character Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerds Unchained - David Staniusz Jan 22, 2014

    Thus far with Forever Evil, most of the tie ins have been mediocre, however Justice League has been quite the exception and continues to be worth the price of admission and supplement Forever Evil! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Matt Sculthorpe Jan 23, 2014

    Justice League 27 is a decent chapter in the saga that has become Forever Evil. It is the most consistent and I look forward to seeing the further adventures of Cyborg, with the occasional appearance of the Crime Syndicate members, who are enjoyably horrible. Johns feels like hes getting comfortable in expanding continuity in this title, and its great to see some names from the past pop up every once and awhile Even if its only for a page. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 22, 2014

    For those who have been exasperated at the slow pacing of Forever Evil, well, you probably won't be too thrilled here -- this issue is certainly a detour, although it's one that might mean a lot for a truly underutilized hero (or several). That said, if comics like these are what we need to introduce even more of DC's properties back into the public eye, it's not a tremendous cost -- there's some humanity underneath all that event machinery, and it's nice to see Justice League #27 try to find that beating heart. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GoCollect - @Ice_pick Jan 23, 2014

    If you are a fan of Cyborg and want to find out how he gets his new costume definitely check it out.If you are interested in this as your jumping on point I would highly recommend reading the Trinity War Issues and Forever Evil story line before picking this issue up. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 22, 2014

    This book had promise offering us the chance to see Cyborg back in action, the Doom Patrol, and the Metal Men.  This comes across sounding like the most badass issue of Justice League yet.  But sadly all of that was taken away, and we're left with the opening to the Six Million Dollar Man.  Yes they made him stronger, and faster, but in doing so the book got slower and weaker.  Still we needed this to get where we're going, so I'm remaining optimistic, this is just a lull. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Hero Nuggets - Joe 'Cannoli' Natoli Jan 22, 2014

    Justice League #27 is an enjoyable tie-in, and an absolute must-read if you are following the event! A major character get's reintroduced, and some minor characters get their worlds rocked as well. The action is quick, but nicely executed, and the sentimental sections also serve the story well while revealing some DC universe secrets. If you are following the Forever Evil event, you already know you have to pick this up. If you aren't following it, it could be a decent place to jump in. It recaps enough where you might actually keep up with the story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Jan 24, 2013

    All in all, it's a beautifully-drawn and well-written (both in dialogue and pacing) issue. It is, on the other hand, a filler issue. Much like this week's Forever Evil: Blight crossover issue, it's forgettable but gets the job done. It gets us from point A to point B. I didn't hate it. I didn't love it. I'm ready for more non-Cyborg action. The ending of Forever Evil would be a great time to incorporate Cyborg into another team. Perhaps a New Teen Titans book? Nah. No one would buy that. Right... Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Refueled - vashmcdash Jan 23, 2014

    It's good to see Cyborg get the spotlight but it could of been of something a bit more deserving. Johns probably has something in store with this cliffhanger and it seems Cyborg will get a lead role for the next issue which is very exciting and something we should all look forward to. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Jan 24, 2014

    Regardless, the issue feels more like a set-up issue than an actual story. The weakness of the issue comes from its overly dramatic visuals " both Dr. Caulder and Dr. Magnus (at the end) are both covered in shadows as they leave us with cliffhangers and, like Cyborg, confused as to what to do next. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jan 24, 2014

    I’m not sure who to give art credit to. Layouts have been done by Ivan Reis, but finishes were handed over to Joe Prado, Jesus Merino and Vincent Cifuentes. Overall, the work is nicely executed. I’m assuming Reis didn’t do the line work for the individual characters, as it’s not quite as thick or heavily inked as his usual work. This kind of art is like quality special effects in a blockbuster movie. They look great, but are to be expected. As solid as all of this is, nothing jumps off the page as wholly original. Read Full Review

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