Justice League #12

Justice League #12

Event\Storyline: Justice League vs. Suicide Squad Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Christian Duce Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 4, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 22
7.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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A "JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD" tie-in! Behold the rebirth of one of the DC Universe's most cunning villains as [REDACTED].

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Tyler Harris Jan 6, 2017

    Read the book. Really read it. Seeley does this marvelous thing where he uses insane amounts of subtext in his writing " more than most people really tend to look for. If you read Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #1 before and after this tie-in, it makes the story come together in a way that is really satisfying. So that is why the perfect 10 score. I have been pretty happy with most all of the Rebirth books since the launch, but this could potentially be my favourite issue so far. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jan 4, 2017

    A top notch re-introduction to the character, and a great sidebar to Justice League vs Suicide Squad. And, as I said, the most readable issue of Justice League since Rebirth began. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - John White Jan 4, 2017

    While other tie in stories may just be a one-shot that is tangentially linked to the main narrative, this issue not only sets up the villain beautifully but also acts as a true prequel to DC's main event of 2017. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Jason Segarra Jan 4, 2017

    In the end, Justice League #12 is a great tie-in (prequel really) to the Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad series. If anything, it shows that I'd prefer this creative team be handling the book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Carl Hamlin Jan 4, 2017

    I didn't know much about Max Lord prior to reading this issue, so it was nice to learn about a character without taking anything away from the main story to give it to you. Tim Seely did an amazing job with this story and the art itself is worth the cost of the comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 7, 2017

    It's not a bad issue - the story's interesting and the art is very good - but it's not an issue of Justice League, and that's what I laid down my $2.99 to purchase. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 4, 2017

    I get why this issue came out after the crossover kickoff, but it probably would have made for a better standalone if it occurred earlier. This is one of those tie-ins that's OK for background info and filling in some of the gaps, but the overall enjoyment of the crossover won't be impacted whatsoever with skipping this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Jan 4, 2017

    There's not a lot of meat inJustice League #12. A few flashbacks and some fun in the present with Waller round out Max Lord a bit, but there's no strong narrative to hook you in, and the character work establishes Lord as a fairly simplistic, power-mad villain. Still, the book looks good, and the quality of the writing and artwork outshines this week's installment ofJustice League vs. Suicide Squad, as well as any issue ofJustice League in the past two months. Pick it up with reasonable expectations, and you'll get some enjoyment out of it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dusty Good Jan 9, 2017

    This issue isn't so much a Justice League issue, in fact the team only appears in one page of the comic, no, this issue is devoted to the backstory of Maxwell Lord who re-emerged in the first issue of JLA Vs. Suicide Squad. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 4, 2017

    This Justice League vs Suicide Squad tie-in isn't necessary and suffers from that.  Not a whole lot goes on here and the couple big moments kind of fall flat.  If you just have to have everything from this first Rebirth Event, go for it.  Others can stick with the Event book and be just fine. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Jan 4, 2017

    Overall, I don't like this issue. The art is pretty good and there are some neat moments but the issue is never engaging. Maxwell Lord's backstory just isn't interesting enough to focus on for an entire issue. I don't think this is even required reading for Justice League vs. Suicide Squad. While this is not terrible, it doesn't really work. Read Full Review

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