Endless Winter: Justice League #1

Event\Storyline: Endless Winter Writer: Andy Lanning, Ron Marz Artist: Howard Porter, Marco Santucci Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 2, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 24
7.5Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

“Endless Winter” chapter one! The crossover event of the season begins here! The Justice League encounters an extinction-level global storm brewing at the former site of the Fortress of Solitude. Enter the Frost King, a monster mad with power with an army at his command! What devastating mystery lies in his past? And how does he tied to Queen Hippolyta, Swamp Thing, Viking Prince, and their reluctant ally, Black Adam? Two timelines will reveal further clues and secrets throughout each chapter of this blockbuster tale!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 1, 2020

    Click on the image to view the full-size image in another window.I wasn't sure what to expect from Endless Winter when I read the solicitations but I approve of it most heartily now after this first chapter. It may not be the be-all and end-all of DC Comics 2020 season but it is a solid story with fantastic art and some great character moments. This is easily the best crossover event to come out of DC Comics in some time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 1, 2020

    This was a solid start to Endless Winter and with a litany of other DC titles focusing on this event, this is the ideal jumping on point for what could be a fun mini-event. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Dec 1, 2020

    Justice League: Endless Winter Special #1 is a brilliant first issue of a comic that is perfect for winter reading. It is a book filled with magnificent superheroes and large-scale battles, but there is a holiday feel to it all the same. Marz and Lanning have written a lively and investing script while Porter and Hi-Fi adorn the pages with energy. For the first part of an epic, the bar has been set high. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 1, 2020

    I think a lot of people were expecting this to be a throwaway story in the last month before Future State, but this first issue is really promising and engaging. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Dec 3, 2020

    Justice League: Endless Winter #1 follows on from books like Justice League Dark #28, and Teen Titans #47 and will continue into the next issue of The Flash (see our sister site DC Comics News for the review). It introduces a new villain, visits previously unseen moments in DC Comics history, and shows how even the smallest decisions heroes make can have serious repercussions. We even get Barry Allen facing a work/life balance crisis and seeking his team-mates advice. Add to all this some blistering action, fire and ice, and more comic-book awesomeness than you can shake a Christmas tree at, and the end result is a comic-book that's pure, unadulterated fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Kendra Hale Dec 3, 2020

    I remember discussing with colleagues just what Endless Winter was and what it could bring to the table story wise. I admit that Justice League: Endless Winter #1 exceeded that expectation and delivered a story with not only wholesome moments, but ones that have me curious for what is to come for the rest of the tale. Just what will come for the DCU. It is one I would recommend reading if you are a fan of the characters, but I am waiting for the full hook to grab me. For that I give it a 4 out of 5. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson" Dec 2, 2020

    Endless Winter has the makings of being a fun event, and while it's unclear at this point if it will entirely deliver on that front, this issue is definitely promising. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Dec 2, 2020

    Overall, I would say that the events of Justice League: Endless Winter #1 left me intrigued to see where DC is going with this crossover event. That is, if it will really be worth getting pulled from one superhero book into the next in order to keep up with what's now unfolding. If the Justice League is not enough to stop the Frost King, who else will step up to handle this new enemy? Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 1, 2020

    Porter and Santucci do a great job with the art in both stories. There are some great action beats and the details in the panels are well done. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Wes Greer Dec 5, 2020

    Justice League Endless Winter #1 is available now at your local comic shop so make sure you guys pick up a copy and let us know what you thought about the entry issue of the event and if you are all in or weary of the event overall. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Josh Rathbun Dec 6, 2020

    I didn't see any sort of checklist to know how long Endless Winter was going to be. I just know the next part is in The Flash #767. I'll definitely be checking that issue out to see where this all goes. For a first chapter, Justice League: Endless Winter has plenty to keep a reader interested and happy. I'm not much of a DC reader and I enjoyed this so I think if this is your wheelhouse, you'll be pleased. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 1, 2020

    Justice League: Endless Winter is a good start to a month-long event that offers up a new villain for your favorite heroes to fight. It's also a bit run of the mill and doesn't capture your interest until late in the issue. Many fans won't find enough new here, especially with DC Future State nearing its start in two months, but for now, this is a superhero fight worth investing in. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Dec 1, 2020

    Still, I'll be back with a shovel and some salt next week to see if the Frost King is as bad as he seems. I'll chill until then. Ahem. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 1, 2020

    It's weird because of the way this mini-event feels, it kind of feels like the way the Justice League series came off before it caught up to Death Metal, where it was simply a fill-in and something to tide us over, but didn't really matter overall. There's some wonky continuity in this and some strange decisions on how and why this story begins in the first place but hopefully, things pick up from here on out because the background and original defeat of the Frost King is something I'm really interested in. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Dec 1, 2020

    Obviously we aren't above a few zingers in this review, but there's definitely some potential in this comic (I certainly see some). I don't particularly expect anything special from it, but when you separate your feelings on a good story from your fatigue with crossovers, then we could hopefully have a solid comic to last us through the winter season. Or Summer, if you live in upside-down land like me. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Dec 3, 2020

    Interesting groundwork was laid for the rest of the event, but there was simply too much fluff to really get invested in the story thus far. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Dec 1, 2020

    Even with the grounded charm and solid artwork, Justice League: Endless Winter #1 is a coldly concentrated shot of average to kick off this winter crossover. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Dec 1, 2020

    Justice League: Endless Winter #1 is a comic that isn't necessarily bad but doesn't have any real reason to exist, and it shows. The art boosts an otherwise forgettable story, but that's about it. Is it time for Future State yet? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crimson Knight Dec 1, 2020

    It wasn't amazing but i enjoyed it. This is basically just the Drowned:Justice League event from last year but i enjoyed that too. I thought the dialogue was witty, Howard Porter is always good, and i have hope for some of the tie-ins. Especially Titans. I don't what else to say, this is a terrible review, all i know is that i liked it.

  • 6.5
    fearUhavemeisenough Dec 3, 2020

    I expected more from this event, however it is not all bad.

  • 5.0
    Spacey Medicine Feb 26, 2021

    Well, this was... I mean... it sure happened. Felt way longer than it was, and I’m already bored of the villain, but okay!

  • 4.5
    Batman Jones Dec 8, 2020

    Wow, this was even more of a slog than I'd expected. I had to force myself to read beyond the first page and I had to force myself ever harder to make it to the end. To quote a favorite play, "How boring, how boring, how boring, how boring."

    I don't know Lanning's work well. As for Marz, I feel like sometimes comics outgrow their writers, which sounds counterintuitive I know. But, here's a handful of cases in point: Denny O'Neil, Marv Wolfman, and James Robinson... just to name a few writers that were once on the bleeding edge, writing some of my very favorite, most intrepid comic books.

    And what has happened to them? As above, the medium outgrew the writers to the point that they're virtually unreadable anymore, with more

  • 4.5
    GammaBurst Dec 3, 2020

    Pure mediocrity.

  • 4.5
    Psycamorean Dec 1, 2020

    This is a very simple comic with a very simple story. It drags along too long, and I'm not very interested in continuing it, although I will. It will be over quick, at least.

  • 4.0
    GL Fan 2814 Dec 2, 2020

    It was okay I guess, but there was nothing there that made me interested enough to want to continue with it. The art was fine, but the story and the writing was kind of boring.

  • 4.0
    Nihilist Dec 1, 2020

    Death Metal was already somewhat overwhelming to me, since it's not the first big comic event this year. Then there's Future State, which will begin next month. And now there's another headline making event, which... I guess I couldn't care less about. I don't know if it's just me being tired of events, or maybe it's just so uninspiring and bland, but there's nothing about this debut issue that would make me want to write something about it. It exists, and really that's all that I can say about it.

  • 3.5
    SenpaifenixJäger Dec 2, 2020

    Sorry, I was hoping for more, it's not bad but I didn't catch your story, we'll see if this improves later.

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  • 7.5
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