Justice League #49

Justice League #49

Event\Storyline: Darkseid War Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Jason Fabok Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 27, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 23
8.7Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

In this, the penultimate chapter of the critically-acclaimed epic "Darkseid War," the fate of the Justice League and the entire universe is on the line! But can even the combined might of the Justice Gods contend with the secret machinations of Grail, the deadly daughter of Darkseid? Death, rebirth and the life of one of the members of the League changed forever!

  • 10
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Apr 27, 2016

    The surprises keep coming in "Darkseid War." I don't know what to expect from the finale in issue 50. There has to be lasting ramifications for the Justice League and the DC Universe going forward. Who will come out on top? The Crime Syndicate? Mobius? Grail? Or the Justice League? It remains to be seen. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Apr 27, 2016

    JUSTICE LEAGUE #49 does a stellar job at building on this epic story while getting readers ready for the finale. It's exciting, without being a whole issue of people punching each other. Dialogue is the driving force of the book and Johns keeps everything moving through that while developing some newer characters in some key moments. This is one of the best comics this week, and I highly recommend you check this issue out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Apr 28, 2016

    Justice League: Darkseid War is: epic, awesome, amazing, moving, fun, action-packed, earth-shattering, and the best thing to come out of the New 52 era" If you read any DC comic, then you should be reading this book. Johns and Fabok have marked their place in history. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Apr 27, 2016

    The balance between action, character development, and twists are unparalleled. This is how you do spectacle in comics! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez May 2, 2016

    The penultimate chapter of The Darkseid War was adding some great new elements while tying up loose ends throughout the storyline. Johns makes it compelling, action packed, character evolving and epic with every single word and panel. Fabok and Anderson ascend the story into an instant classic with a pulse pounding, near cinematic issue with huge perspectives and beautiful art that just makes the story look and feel that much more impactful. We have all the set up for a grand and absolutely spectacular finale and this issue was just great set up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Apr 27, 2016

    As I said earlier,Justice League#49 has the right balance of payoff and setup. I can't even put into words how painful the wait is for next month's conclusion. This creative knows how to deliver one cool superhero story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Apr 27, 2016

    More than anything, Johns knows how to stage a thriller, and the final pages of Justice League invariably lead to a cliffhanger. No matter how the dust settles next month, when "Darkseid War" finally reaches its conclusion, this saga will go down as one of the essential Justice League stories in the history of the medium. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 27, 2016

    The Darkseid War continues to impress with this issue as the characters just keep coming and the hits just keep getting bigger and bigger.  We've got a ton of characters in this issue and even though we spend a decent amount of time with them all, this issue never feels stretched too thin, which is a problem that happens a lot when dealing with stories of this scale, but this issue found it's groove and kept it all the way through. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Apr 28, 2016

    Justice League #49 is a good lookin' comic that continues the explosive events of The Darkseid War with more Gods-smashin'-Gods mayhem…just the way I like it. Johns, Fabok and Anderson are a team that is on fire and this is a Justice League arc to be remembered. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 29, 2016

    This is the sort of thing that Johns is very, very good at - and he's drawing this tale toward a powerful, continuity-altering conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Hub City Review - Matthew J. Theriault Apr 27, 2016

    In two weeks' time, the failed experiment that was the New 52 will finally come to a close less than five years after its arrival. And yet despite the disappointment from most every title throughout that time, comic critics and historians will be universal in their agreement that, along with Morrison's Action Comics and Scott Snyder's Batman, Johns' run on Justice League will be looked back upon not merely as a rare bright spot in an otherwise dark chapter of DC's history, but as a masterpiece in any age which will surely endure the test of time, one of the defining myths in the American mythology. With The Darkseid War, Johns is ending that epic even stronger than he started it. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comicsverse - Tim O'Reilly Apr 27, 2016

    If you're looking for a Justice League of subtlety, this is certainly not the book to satiate that desire. If however, you need to crack open a cold one and relax for an undeniably fun read, this is it. It's a little like what BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE wanted to be, but without the pretext of importance stifling the story. JUSTICE LEAGUE #49 is the first part of the gigantic action finale preceding the launch of Rebirth next month. With only one issue left, it's clear that this is the action-packed book DC wants it to be and despite its incoherencies, it works very well. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 27, 2016

    "The Darkseid War" hits some weird structural issues as it nears the finish line and spends a little too much time trying to shake up an already chaotic paying field. But the same sweeping scope and great character work that have defined this story remain in full effect here. This issue is crammed full of epic moments and sets the stage for what should be a terrific finale next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Apr 29, 2016

    Justice League is crazy as hell, folks. But it's still really good. We still see these heroes we've been so familiar with in a pretty unfamiliar setting, and that alone keeps this book interesting with anticipation for what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Apr 27, 2016

    For a penultimate issue Geoff John's and Jason Fabok hit exact spot they needed to it. Despite the previous issues I would consider filler Johns does an amazing job of weaving all the various plots into a nice bow ready to be tied. Fabok remains consistent on art as always and hopefully both of them can actually stick the landing for the final issue of The Darkseid War. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Apr 28, 2016

    If you want your superhero comic books big, loud, and with inter-dimensional stakes then Justice League #49 is exactly what you've been searching for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Apr 29, 2016

    Overall, it was not a bad issue, but just did not impact me the way I was hoping. I admit I have high expectations every time I pick this title up…I blame Johns great writing and Faboks fantastic art. But seriously, I am still very excited for next months issue as always and am dying to know how Darkseid War will end. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 28, 2016

    This issue promises a big conclusion in "Justice League" #50, and hopefully the payoff will be well worth it. Viewed on its own, "Justice League" #49 isn't terribly compelling; this shift of characters into godhood is becoming just as wearying for the readers as it is for the cast of the book. There have been some fun and exciting installments of "Darkseid War" up until now, but this one is missing that same reach. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    EggMath Apr 27, 2016

    God this was such dumb pointless issue. I really wish Johns tried to advance the plot more and actually reveal some of the mysteries. That page with "it's a boy" was so so stupid. That had no meaning to the reader. It should've been contained to single panel. Needless decompression is so frustrating to me.

  • 8.0
    Supes' soups Apr 28, 2016

    So now both Darkseid and Anti-Monitor/Mobius are dead and the new evil villains are Steve Trevor and a baby?? AM I missing something?

  • 5.5
    ComickerPerson Apr 27, 2016

    A weak issue overall. This event started off strong, but is dragging its feet. Plot twists are haphazardly thrown around with no substance, and most of the characters are just standing around doing nothing.

  • 10
    JBL Reviews May 7, 2016

    Love this story

  • 7.5
    Gizmo May 17, 2016

    I know this is comics, but it seems cheap how powerful Steve Trevor has become because of Grail's little blood ritual. The baby thing is indeed weird, but I'm just going to go with that one, ironically. At least that one has been building for a while. This is mostly an action issue, so I'd deem it a success in that sense because I enjoyed the slug fest, but as others have pointed out, Johns has gone made with power given all of the wild plot twists he recklessly throws in. Long have I lost hope of some kind of central theme to tie this together... Maybe "absolute power corrupts absolutely?"

  • 8.5
    Rotivv Apr 27, 2016

  • 10
    Hilbut Apr 27, 2016

  • 10
    Symphobia Apr 27, 2016

  • 10
    Pundo Jun 1, 2016

  • 10
    Guilherme Aug 10, 2016

  • 9.0
    mrDovydas Apr 27, 2016

  • 9.0
    Henry Killinger Apr 30, 2016

  • 9.0
    Redeadhood May 5, 2016

  • 9.0
    Bleemak May 22, 2016

  • 8.5
    drwashee Apr 27, 2016

  • 8.5
    TheFallenKing13 Apr 27, 2016

  • 8.5
    SwampyCA May 7, 2016

  • 8.0
    MisterMelo Apr 27, 2016

  • 8.0
    Serverarbengan Apr 30, 2016

  • 8.0
    Nuckster77 Apr 30, 2016

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude May 1, 2016

  • 8.0
    Stallonelythelonely May 3, 2016

  • 7.0
    Juanpk26 Apr 27, 2016

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