Justice League #51

Justice League #51

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Paul Pelletier, Tony Kordos Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 15, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 21
7.4Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

It's a brave new world in the devastation that follows "DARKSEID WAR."

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 25, 2016

    An excellent stand alone issue revealing Robin's first outing with DC's heavy hitters. It this is what's to come after Rebirth, I'm on board for the long run. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jun 16, 2016

    While not as bombastic as the previous 50 issues, Justice League #51 succeeds with solid artwork, an easy-to-follow plot that firmly connects it to the New 52's early days, and compelling characterizations. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Jun 15, 2016

    Justice League #51 is itself a bit of an anomaly. It is very much a Justice League story, but the tale within is set in the earliest days of this League. This tells the tale of the League meeting the first Robin for the first time. It could almost be labeled Titans Hunt #0, Rebirth #0.5 or even Justice League #5.5. Even though some might be quick to dismiss Justice League #51, it is an enjoyable story with sharp art and recognizable characters. Pelletier draws a wonderful rendition of the League and Abnett balances the book and gives each reader's favorite character a chance to shine while teasing readers towards upcoming adventures. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 19, 2016

    C'mon, JL - you're heroes. Act like it! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 21, 2016

    If DC's other writers can perform as steadily as this one, count on "Rebirth" being a watershed moment for not just one publisher, but for superhero comics as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jun 15, 2016

    Aside from feeling a bit confused about Robin's mere existence in this issue, this is good superhero comics. The team fights well together, face a threat that's difficult and requires strategy and underneath it all is a long story being developed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 15, 2016

    This was a one-shot Dick Grayson meets the Justice League issue that is not really necessary, but was fun nonetheless.  If you are a Titans (Hunt and Rebirth) completest, you may get a little more mileage out of this story, but I would recommend it for readers looking for some old school fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Jun 16, 2016

    I feel as though Abnett may have had a bit much on his plate for this issue, but it did make for an enjoyable done-in-one story. It also helped that Paul Pelletier rendered some truly spectacular action scenes. Seriously, take some time to look at how much work he put into each panel. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 16, 2016

    Presumably, the mystery villain lurking in "Justice League" #51 will appear in "Titans" before too long. Even if he doesn't, though, this is a good comic to read thanks to the overall hopeful nature of the script and art that matches that tone. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 18, 2016

    These flashback issues pop up here and there, and they make for a nice little story about Dick Grayson's time as Robin in the New 52. If DC put them all together in a tpb, I'd buy it in a snap! Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Comicsverse - Dennis Mui Jun 19, 2016

    It'll be interesting to see what direction JUSTICE LEAGUE #52 will take. Will there be an aftermath issue wrapping up the Darkseid War story? Or will this space-time fracture storyline continue? Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 16, 2016

    The decision to pit the League against three barely connected threats gives the script a very scatterbrained quality. It's too much material to tackle in one issue, and little of it matters in terms of Robin's story anyway. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jun 16, 2016

    While light-hearted and fast paced, this issue doesn't do much for me. I didn't hate it, nor did I feel like I lost time, but I also don't feel like this issue is needed for the sake of the overarching narrative. Had the dialogue and characterization been handled better, I'd probably be a little more enthusiastic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    drdrot Jun 15, 2016

    Felt like I was reading a Gerry Conway/Len Wein/Steve Engelhart JLA story from the 70's!

  • 10
    Big Guy 4U Jun 16, 2016

    Has a throwback feel to it. Almost like a 70s JLA issue. Sadly, Abnett's issue feels too clunky in several places. A lot of big action and fighting, but it fails to connect all of the dots in a proper manner. The art by Pelletier is pretty great though.

  • 9.5
    JacqueK Jun 15, 2016

    This was a very enjoyable read. Was especially happy to see the moments Robin had to shine and the confidence Batman expressed in him.

  • 8.0
    ComickerPerson Jun 15, 2016

    A good, fun lead-in to Titans.

  • 8.0
    kfc902 Jun 16, 2016

    Good art, good action, nice introduction of Robin to the League. Good Issue.

  • 6.0
    Whateverman Jul 17, 2016

    I could have done without this one-off, but it was ok.

  • 5.5
    JBL Reviews Jun 16, 2016


  • 5.5
    Gizmo Jun 22, 2016

    I'm not sure what to make of this continuity-wise. This is set five years after the first Justice League arc of the New 52 but is also still a flashback from what I gather. Dick Grayson is still a young Robin and I didn't even know it was Dick until the last page. I spent the whole book wondering which Robin this was supposed to be because he was clearly out of character to be Damien. I was under the impression that Dick Grayson was already Night Wing at this point. An editor's note would be nice or, god forbid, a freakin' recap page! Get with it DC. Anyways, it's a one shot of the JL punching things until cyborg does some robo-magic to seal interdimensional fractures. What the heck did he do? Everything Cyborg does just feels so contrived. The main idea running through the book is that Robin feels like he's in over his head, but he actually contributes and earns the JL's respect. It comes out really cheesy though how much head patting they do with him. The last page reveals a vision that I like at least, and the art is pretty decent.

  • 10
    Russell_326 Jun 15, 2016

  • 10
    jjoao.vvic Jun 15, 2016

  • 10
    CLMF Jun 20, 2016

  • 8.0
    TheFallenKing13 Jun 16, 2016

  • 8.0
    Nuckster77 Jun 17, 2016

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Jun 15, 2016

  • 7.5
    Serverarbengan Jun 17, 2016

  • 7.0
    EggMath Jun 15, 2016

  • 7.0
    Rotivv Jun 15, 2016

  • 7.0
    Stallonelythelonely Jun 16, 2016

  • 7.0
    Redeadhood Jul 8, 2016

  • 6.0
    DrummerGFan Jun 16, 2016

  • 4.5
    Bleemak Jun 16, 2016

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