Justice League #52
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Justice League #52

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Paul Pelletier, Tony Kordos Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 22, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 28
7.4Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

A TITANS: REBIRTH #1 prelude! Set shortly after the formation of the Justice League, Batman introduces his new partner Robin (Dick Grayson) to the team just as it's pulled into a deadly assault on Metropolis by mysterious creatures. Outclassed and terrified, the Boy Wonder must use his wits and guile to survive. And in doing so, he catches the attention of a foe that will alter the course of his life forever. This story ties directly into TITANS: REBIRTH #1!

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 28, 2016

    I love the focus on Lex Luthor. I love how he tries to be as good as Superman. I love that he's continuing to be the awful, arrogant character he is. I want more! Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 22, 2016

    Don't let the fact that this issue is coming out a couple week's late deter you from grabbing it because if you are reading the Rebirth Action Comics series, you need to read this.  I thought one of the major flaws of that book was not giving us enough of Lex's motivation to become the new Superman and that's what you get here...in spades.  Dan Jurgens just nails the complexities that make up Lex Luthor and while he is still a guy who will screw over everyone to get his way, after this issue, he is now my Superman.  How messed up is that?!? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Jun 26, 2016

    Honestly, this didn't really function as a proper finale for Justice League, but it's still one fine comic book and gets a high recommendation from me. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Joel Raivid Jun 22, 2016

    So, what can be taken from this issue? Well it definitely worked as a great prelude to Action Comics, and did fill the gap of what happened with Lex between Darkseid War and Action Comics, so it gets nothing but praise from me. Although not the swansong issue of Justice League that the New 52 deserved having been one of its best titles since the formation, it doesnt disappoint in any way and you should definitely pick this up if you will be reading the continuation of Lexs adventures in Action Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jun 22, 2016

    My reservations for this issue were unjust, and Jurgens delivers a quality story that focuses on Lex Luthor, his motivations, and his limits. If you plan on reading the current Superman stories, then I highly recommend you pick up this issue! You won't be disappointed! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jun 27, 2016

    Overall, I liked this issue as a character study in Luthor. In many ways, Luthor is somewhat immutable in my mind. He is a narcissist. He believes he knows what is best for all mankind. And he is willing to do whatever he has to in order to actualize his plans. I could never consider Luthor a hero. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comicsverse - Dennis Mui Jun 24, 2016

    When reading JUSTICE LEAGUE #52, I was hoping for more of an aftermath for the League or more of a story involving the whole Justice League. Instead, we get a decent story for Lex Luthor. It was the same hope I had for JUSTICE LEAGUE #51, but we were given a story about Robin to build up TITANS: REBIRTH #1. JUSTICE LEAGUE #52 just seems to build up Luthor to take over as Superman and lead the story over to ACTION COMICS. For a true Justice League story, we'll have to wait until JUSTICE LEAGUE: REBIRTH #1! Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 23, 2016

    Nothing in this story is terribly essential to the larger tapestry of DC Rebirth, but it's always fun to see Lex cast as the hero of his own story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 27, 2016

    "Justice League" #52 may not be a dramatic way to wrap up the series, but -- similar to how the previous issue served as a lead-in to future issues of "Titans" -- it works well to accentuate what's happening in "Action Comics." Ultimately, Jurgens, Grummett, Miki, Morales and Hanna's "Justice League" #52 is a success: you'll hate Lex Luthor, even as you want to see more of him. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 25, 2016

    A nice take on Lex Luthor, balancing a desire to be heroic with his true nature, making me want to see more of this "Superman." Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jun 25, 2016

    Justice League #52wont blow your mind or make you re-think how you read a superhero comic, but it is a nice end to a title run. Things get wrapped up and the possibilities of new adventures ahead seems promising. Dan Jurgens and company send this book out on a good note that should satisfy everyone whos been reading it consistently. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 22, 2016

    A helpful rejiggering of who Lex Luthor is now and why he dons the "S" on his chest. I can't say this is the most entertaining of reads though as much of this is Lex looking sad and bored as he delivers some introspective captions. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Jun 24, 2016

    Overall, I just really am surprised that DC let this one slip away. Justice League was consistently one of the few good titles during the New 52 and to have it end this way after some really great stories is a big letdown for me. Again, it was a nice Lex Luthor story but his name is not on the title. Hopefully, the new creative team coming up will have some really great arcs to start off this rebirth for DC. Read Full Review

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