Jurassic League #1

Writer: Daniel Warren Johnson Artist: Juan Gedeon Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 11, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 39
8.3Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

You know the story: an infant escapes the destruction of its home planet and is deposited on Earth to be raised by human parents. A goddess from a lost city defends truth. A Tyrannosaurus rex dons the visage of a bat to strike fear into evildoers' hearts. This heroic trinity, alongside a league of other super-powered dinosaurs, join forces to save a prehistoric Earth from the sinister machinations of Darkseid. Wait...what? Okay, maybe you don't know the story. So join us and bear witness to a brand-new-yet older than time-adventure and experience the Justice League as you have never seen them before!

  • 10
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg May 10, 2022

    Bonkers and totally unexpected, The Jurassic League is immediately the number one comic book I never knew I needed in my life! Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jan 1, 1970

    The Jurassic League #1 is a ridiculous delight. It's "what if the Justice League were dinosaurs" and not much else...There are a lot of aspects of this comic that do not make sense, but it really doesn't matter. Enjoy it for what it is. Its a book built on silliness, and it left me laughing. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Batman-News - Cam Lipham May 10, 2022

    I feel like a kid again, and that's wonderful. I want more stuff like this in the future. Absolutely buy this. I am overwhelmingly please to give this book Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bookcase - Harrison Stewart May 10, 2022

    The Jurassic League #1 is exactly as rad as you hoped. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer May 10, 2022

    Jurassic League #1 is the comics equivalent to a song of the summer: fun, frothy, and ridiculously awesome and catchy. Tired of self-important end-of-everything comics? Get on over here and check this out instead! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 10, 2022

    Let's get it out of the way firstthis is absolutely the most ridiculous comic DC has put out in a very long time. A lot of comics are ridiculous, but few embrace it the way this Daniel Warren Johnson Elseworlds pastiche does. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 14, 2022

    The concept is crazy and the creators embrace that craziness to glorious effect. Bright, colorful, full of energy and clearly a labor of fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Emmet Davis May 10, 2022

    Jurassic League issue #1 breaks no worldly ground. Its just the Justice League but as dinosaurs. Daniel Warren Johnson is one of the best comic creators on the planet today, along with a killer creative team, Jurassic League is a must buy. Whether your dinosaur knowledge rivals that of Ellie Sattler or Dr. Grant, pick up this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Tito W. James May 16, 2022

    The Jurassic League proves that superhero stories don't need to be gritty or driven by continuity to be excellent staples of the genre.I'd love to see more of the Silver Age style concepts in the future. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett May 11, 2022

    What if the Justice League were composed of dinosaurs? It's a ludicrous premise one that tests even the already patently silly boundaries of the superhero genre. That's exactly why exploring it in the pages of The Jurassic League #1 is such a delight. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard May 10, 2022

    Jurassic League #1 is fun, stylish, and a stellar example of what the medium is capable of. Everyone on the creative team is at their best, making this DC's best debut of the year so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu May 10, 2022

    JURASSIC LEAGUE #1 is a fun, quick read that does exactly what you think it would do by creating a kid-friendly dinosaur JUSTICE LEAGUE that parents can share with their children. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 19, 2022

    While I'm likely going to enjoy this book a whole lot, I'm not as optimistic that it's going to deliver a strong story. It has every chance to surprise me but the opening doesn't provide too much of a hook beyond the designs and concept itself. Now, there is a slight tease of what's going on and I can see just working the concept right out of the gate as being the main draw. But a bit more with the story to draw us into the second issue would help. There are certainly more characters that will appear – we do get nods to a few of them here – so that's certainly going to help. And a last-panel arrival of some new villains can be a draw. I like what the team has put together here and it has all the makings to be a delightful romp while leaning into what I love best – some non-continuity material that playfully reinvents the core characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams May 10, 2022

    In terms of fun, colourful DC dino action, this does exactly what it says on the tin. And if you're looking for puns, gags and prehistoric versions of your favourite DC heroes and villains, you're really not going to get much better than this. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez May 10, 2022

    Jurassic League #1 is an interesting idea that doesn't seem to have anything interesting in the execution other than the art design. It's like reading a comic version of the Flintstones where the characters are nearly exact reproductions of the originals, tweaked to fit the setting. Whatever magic intended to come out of this concept may unfold in later issues, but this first issue is only a strange homage. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant May 13, 2022

    Not every moment of "The Jurassic League hits just right, but if you're here for dinosaurs and super-powered violence, you'll get exactly what you asked for. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 11, 2022

    While I like the concept and appreciate the comic on some level, I just wasn't a fan of The Jurassic League #1. There's some great ideas and maybe it'll get better, but the debut feels like it bounces around what it wants to be. There's some comedy, a lot of action, and some serious aspects but none of it quite gels together. The comedy spans so much from spoofs to puns to physical pranks but even a lot of that feels like it's set on the easy level. “Jokerzard” for instance doesn't feel inspired as a joke or spin for the name of a dinosaur Joker. It's just… ok. The Jurassic League #1 feels like it might go over with kids better but for me, there's a lot other things I'd read first this week. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 16, 2022

    The overall effect of the comic is to give me the feeling that the creators want to have their drama cake and eat it comedically too, and while they don't fail in that endeavor, it's not quite successful on either level. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AIPT - Robert Reed May 10, 2022

    Juan Gedeon's figures really are the strong suit here. This premise needed big bold character designs and Gedeon delivered. Though the narrative of The Jurassic League #1 left a lot to be desired, Gedon's craftsmanship almost makes up for it. The detailed linework and dynamic poses makes for a book that looks more exciting than it actually is. Readers looking for more substance will need to keep digging. Read Full Review

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