Justice League #34

Justice League #34

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Keith Champagne, Doug Mahnke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 1, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 10
7.7Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Paranoid survivalist. Wanted fugitive. Damned soul. Meet the newest member of the Justice League: Jessica Cruz, a.k.a. Power Ring! With the most dangerous weapon in the universe in her possession, Jessica has been transformed into a dark prophet one who will force the other members of the League to confront their greatest fears in preparation for a horrific new threat. Meanwhile, Batman and Lex Luthor continue their mission to cure the world of super-villains but will the extremes theyre willing to go to threaten even their closest allies? Lex hopes so.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

  • 8.8
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Oct 2, 2014

    The issue ends with a shocker, and it's obvious Lex Luthor has some agenda on his own as well, but it's possible he could really be embracing the life of a hero too. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 1, 2014

    I'm really enjoying this strange roster of Justice League members and I really don't know how to feel about it.  We've got villains in the Justice League and it still feels so right........ I don't get it.  This issue we get Scott Kolins on art and he does a fine job showing off our favorite heroes and if he's to remain I wouldn't be opposed.  Just a solid job by Johns and Kolins in keeping me a awful Justice League fanboy and I can't wait to see where the story goes from here.  Go check it out and get your info on the new Power Ring and what the future holds for Lex Luthor and the Justice League. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Oct 2, 2014

    Justice League #34 is a more character-focused issue in comparison to ones we've had before, but it still delivers on a fairly enjoyable and introspective experience. It also lays down some rather exciting plot points and threads that have me excited for seeing what comes next in the book. While the artwork isn't up to par sadly, the writing and character work here more than make up for it and I do highly recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 2, 2014

    While a somewhat slower issue, Justice League #34 is a nice character-centric chapter that gives each team member a chance to shine. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Rhymes With Geek - TJ Heilman Oct 2, 2014

    I like the break from all action and I felt like this was more a background into what is coming in the Futures End Series (Which I may do an up to date review, what would our readers like?) I can not wait to see what Batman and Superman have on Lex, can they make the charges stick this time. After seeing the Anti-Monitor had finally discovered the beacon in the issue before and now SPOILER*** Owlman is working with Lex Luthor, it seems to me DC is working on something bigger than I thought. What other series will be involved and who will cross the dimensional barrier next? I will be finding out next month, will you? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Oct 1, 2014

    There's a lot of great things happening in JUSTICE LEAGUE #34, but there's also a lot of just "so-so" moments. For me, the issue breaks the 4-star barrier, but not by much. The scenes with Power Ring and Flash were awesome, as well as anything involving the Rogues. The art is both hit and miss for me, as a fan of Scott Kolins work. He's at the top of his game here, but I feel he lost a bit of what attracted me to him, as an artist, in the first place. Overall, it was a solid issue and sets up the rest of the story pretty dang well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Oct 2, 2014

    This series continues to live up to and earn its place as the flagship title for DC. The collaboration between writing and art never ceases to deliver a fantastic piece of art and literature. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - David Staniusz Oct 3, 2014

    Scott Kolins on art does a pretty good job in this issue. Though his art style differs a lot from Mahnke or Reis, his less tight approach works just fine for this particular issue (though I too can not wait to see what Fabok does with these characters). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 3, 2014

    The good news is, this all seems to be building toward something actually happening - but you'll have to wait at least one more issue to see it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 6, 2014

    The art leaves much to be desired, but the story runs smoothly and hints at growing complexities among the new Leaguers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Oct 2, 2014

    Considering the strength of each individual scene and the quality of the artwork throughout the issue, Justice League #34 still remains an enjoyable issue. It just doesn't try to be anything more than what it is and spends more time setting up the next conflict than conveying a message. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Oct 3, 2014

    Justice League #34 does a good job of bridging the gap between the latest series of events and the upcoming The Amazo Virus storyline. It is however not the best opportunity for new fans to jump aboard, having a lot going on that may confuse. Nevertheless as a whole I recommend this issue, and especially to current readers of the series. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Jesse Kennedy Oct 2, 2014

    The artwork suffers in this issue and drags the story down with it. Some neat reveals and character advancements take place but really I'm left waiting to be infected with the Amazo Virus next month or whenever that issue might make it to the shelves. One could easily pass on this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    WhiteLantern Oct 2, 2014

    Geoff Johns delivers a solid story in Justice League 34. It's nice to see the team taking a break after Forever Evil and "The Injustice League", so this issue is very welcome. We get a nice character focused story. Johns focuses on the Trinity, and how they interact with Lex Luthor, while also giving us a glance at the budding relationship between The Flash and Power Ring, which hearkens back to the Green Lantern/Flash relationship, which is a nice touch. The art, on the other hand, leaves a bit to be desired. The pose Superman makes while fighting Gorilla Grodd is hilarious, but unintentionally so. I'm not familiar with Scott Kolins artwork, but this is not an incentive. It also makes me long for Jason Fabok to take over this title for art duties. Still a good book to pick up, just know the artwork isn't going to up to snuff in some panels.

  • 8.0
    JBL Reviews Oct 5, 2014

    Series back on track

  • 5.5
    Gizmo Oct 2, 2014

    Other than a couple small developments, nothing much happens here that hasn't already been established. I wish DC would do away with the glossy cover and just put this title back down to $2.99, this simply wasn't worth four bucks.

  • 9.0
    Pundo Jun 1, 2016

  • 8.5
    SwampyCA Nov 10, 2014

  • 8.0
    Redeadhood Oct 5, 2014

  • 8.0
    Stallonelythelonely Dec 3, 2014

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Oct 19, 2014

  • 7.5
    havok1977 Nov 22, 2014

  • 7.5
    Serverarbengan Feb 11, 2015

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