Justice League #2

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Jim Lee Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 19, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 39
7.8Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

What happens when the World's Greatest Detective takes on the world's most powerful alien? You'll find out when Batman and Superman throw down. Batman will need all his intellect, cunning and physical prowess to take on The Man of Steel.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 19, 2011

    Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, Scott Williams and Alex Sinclair have delivered a great book. We had a tiny bit of a wait since issue #1 and it was worth it. We're still in the introduction stage, this issue cranks up the action compared to last issue. It's amazing how just adding one more future League member (Barry Allen) can give the book a bigger feel. We're finally seeing the League together, even if there's a lot of inter-fighting going on. I haven't been completely crazy with some of the changes going on in other titles but here I can easily overlook it due to the fun and excitement from the issue. Johns is pushing the story forward and adds lots of nice little touches throughout. Lee's art is always a treat to see. This is what gets me excited about the book. The fact that it was so fun was an added bonus. I did like the first issue but I was a tiny bit concerned. This book makes it perfectly clear how great the Justice League is going to be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 21, 2011

    Still, this is definitely moving in the right direction. More like this, please. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Oct 25, 2011

    Issue one definitely felt like a prologue, maybe a bit too much, but issue two takes that starting point and kicks the story into high gear. Im looking forward to the rest of this inaugural arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Entertainment Fuse - Brian Russell Oct 20, 2011

    Geoff John's seems to have a handle on this whole relaunchthing. He's writing some of the best titles of the New 52, and Jim Lee's artisn't exactly hurting this series. The last page also gives us a hint of what'sto come in issue #3 - Wonder Woman. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Nov 16, 2011

    Lee designed a great comic book there, with a lot of destruction and some clever panels. I like the interplay he did with Flash and Superman. The pages were very busy however, although easy to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 20, 2011

    The coming together of the Justice League in this newly created timeline is one that isn't exactly taking its time, but it is moving at a specific pace. While it may be moving that way, I'm definitely enjoying watching it unfold as we see some of the first meetings of these characters. We're getting a very clear view of their personalities at this time and while they're not what many of us are familiar with after the last few years, either through the comics or the various film and animated incarnations, there's plenty to like here and some very distinct personalities. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 19, 2011

    In terms of classic superhero comics, this title might prove to be a great example of the genre's appeal and popularity: pleasurable and exciting, if not exactly literary. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Oct 24, 2011

    I'm sold on the New DCU. I like this story as an alternate to the ones we've read before, and though a great deal of the plot points have been done before, this creative team makes it seem fresh. Those who jumped on board the first issue aren't going to be disappointed in the next chapter to the mystery that is served up, though many might be frustrated by the pace it is being presented. Overall, Justice League #2 is worth picking up, and earns 4 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Dec 2, 2011

    Superman and The Flash enter the fray and do what super heroes do bestthey fight! Until tempers simmer and they come to a realization that they have a common enemy. Plus: Victor Stone is in the wrong place at the wrong time, with devastated results! Another great looking issue from Geoff Johns (Blackest Night, The Flash) and Jim Lee (Wild C.A.T.S, The Punisher War Jounal). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Oct 19, 2011

    I think a lot of people are going to finish this issue and start wondering when DC's flagship title is actually going to kick into high gear -- when the superheroes stop fighting each other and turn their anger and frustration with a world that hates them towards a threat that requires their combined might. Justice League #2 doesn't quite reach that point, but it's a fun ride nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 19, 2011

    This issue is rounded out with some more collateral materials at the back of the book. There's a four-page transcript of an interview between Steve Trevor and Amanda Waller that nicely sets the stage for the upcoming appearances of some more future Leaguers. Beyond that transcript, there are four pages of sketches that provide some design details for Batman and Superman. All in all, this is a much nicer, more complete introduction to what is eventually going to be lynchpin of the DCU. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    A Comic Book Blog - John Barringer Oct 26, 2011

    My only beef, for $3.99 and just 22 pages of story I'd like more than a transcript of an interview and not-Jim Lee character sketches. The upcoming Shazam backup with Gary Frank and Geoff Johns will probably convince me (I'm a sucker for anything Gary Frank). Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Oct 20, 2011

    Justice League #2 was a solid rebound after the rough first issue. Geoff Johns and Jim Lee provided us a good mix of character work with some action sequences. With the Justice League finally coming together it will be interesting to see how the Big 7 will mesh together as they are all early on in their careers. I am not won over by Darkseid being the first big challenge for the JLA, but I am willing to give it a chance since big books like this is where Johns has made his money on. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Oct 24, 2011

    A good example is the issue's title page: a double splashpage that gives us a highly-detailed and dynamically-posed image of the showdown between Superman and Batman, whilst also subtly filling in the gap between last issue's cliffhanger and the point at which we pick up the fight here by giving us several visual indicators that Batman has exhausted his arsenal against the Kryptonian without making a dent: Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Oct 19, 2011

    I'd give it a buy, but a low-buy. Granted, there are no surprises here. You can guess everything that's going to happen in this book from what you read in issue #1. But, it's a fun read with ultra-cool illustrations and some laugh-out-loud dialogue. What's holding it back from being a must-have book is the lack of story progression (we have yet to see Aquaman, Wonderwoman or learn what Darkseid wants) and any sense of urgency to the threat at hand. And the awful Cyborg subplot jars the pacing and has no place in the story. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Oct 20, 2011

    Hopefully, when #3 comes out, the fact that Parademons are attacking will get things down to brass tacks and less... this. It's really weird seeing DC ape the Marvel 'fear and distrust' themes they use for most of their heroes and try to apply them to the Justice League, who have traditionally been much more accepted and respected. It just doesn't feel right. That might just be a factor of newness and it's worth sticking out this first arc to see, but it could also mean the mark is being missed here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Oct 30, 2011

    Im not trying to say Johns and Lee are awful, I love their work, but I feel their styles havent really gotten into the new feel of the rebooted DC Universe. Johns writing is safe, but not spectacular, with Jim Lees style lingering in that safe zone with Johns. Maybe things will pick up once my favorite hero of all time, Wonder Woman, joins the fun. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 21, 2011

    Was it worth the wait? No, not really. Is it a disappointing follow-up to a promising first issue? Yes. Is it overpriced at $4 without giving us any extra pages of action? You bet your ass. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

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