Justice League #14

Writer: Bryan Hitch Artist: Daniel Henriques Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 1, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 23
7.3Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

"REGROUP"! Broken, battered and pinned down by a new alien threat, the Justice League is forced to confront long-simmering tensions between teammates before they can save the world. Grievances are aired and secrets are revealed in this special issue written and drawn by Bryan Hitch.

  • 9.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 2, 2017

    One of the best issues so far of the series if you ask me. Justice League #14 got into so many big character moments and revelations that rock the very foundation of this team to its core. Not to mention at the worst possible time for them facing a threat that makes them seem well in over their heads. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Feb 3, 2017

    There's even some classic JLA themes inside the issue too – dealing with Batman's contingency plans for if any of the team go rogue. And it all just seems to make perfect sense. After several huge story arcs,Justice League #14 develops the team as an organic group that come together against the biggest of foes. This claustrophobic team building issue is without a doubt the most interesting story so far for the heroes. And that's largely down to the fact that it's so grounded. If only all of their stories were as well written and thoroughly thought through. Hopefully we begin to see more of this as the series goes on. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Tyler Harris Feb 4, 2017

    This issue wasn't all negatives, however. The actual story of the team regrouping (as the title suggests) while trapped underground was a really strong piece of writing and honestly felt more like The Breakfast Club: Justice League Edition. The banter amongst the team members, the revelation that Batman has files on all of them, and the idea that Batman reads the jokes at the Justice League Christmas party honestly made this issue one of the nicest Rebirth issues I've ever read. The guest art contribution from Daniel Henriques was a gorgeous edition to Hitch's writing and made the whole issue feel grounded but still as surreal as a Justice League title needs to be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Jim Remolde Feb 3, 2017

    What this issue misses in action, it gains in characterization. I particularly liked that we got into the hearts and minds of Batman, Superman, and the two Green Lanterns. I also enjoyed Wonder Woman's insistence that they operate as a team and not as a group. From hearing the members plan an attack we the readers never see, we get the idea that they truly heard Diana's admonition. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 1, 2017

    For latecomers and those who quickly jumped shipped after the early going nowhere issues, this was a promising soft reset of this lineup. This was the first issue that left me optimistic that Hitch has got Justice League figured out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lead Sharp Feb 8, 2017

    Good stuff, but fourteen issues in? Could have done this sooner! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Feb 1, 2017

    I enjoyed getting a character focused issue. It's nice to see the League just talk. There are sweet moments in which Flash talks about their Christmas party and Batman even references Star Wars. It's nice to see the characters portrayed in such a human way. It's fun and interesting. I have little quibbles but this is pretty good. I recommend reading the issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 1, 2017

    Hitch focuses an entire story on communication between heroes before the big conflict as they discuss their trust issues and insecurities. The concept of Justice League #14 is sound, but no real change in character is shown rendering its purpose moot. Still, there's a nice sense of scope and understandable issues are discussed. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Feb 1, 2017

    A bright spot in a disappointing series,Justice League #14 once again shows us what a capable writer Bryan Hitch can be. While short of perfect, his characters and their interactions with one another feel far more natural and readable than they have in a long time. The cynic in me expects him to fall down again in two weeks, but I'm still holding out hope that this marks a genuine turnaround for the book. I want to loveJustice League, andit's in Hitch's hands. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    On Comics Ground - Reed Strong Sep 15, 2017

    Previously on JLA. After adventures in the Microverse verging on multi-dimensional destruction and living planets taking their apparant revenge out on the denizens, our group finally finds Ray Palmer. Or do they? They don't. This time? Maybe. Probably. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 2, 2017

    Sadly, the story has little to offer, coming across as little more than a mish-mash of well-trodden Justice League tropes and questionable characterization. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    We Got This Covered - Rachel Bellwoar Feb 1, 2017

    The topics discussed during "Regroup" may not warrant an entire issue, but Bryan Hitch's art and Alex Sinclair's colors provide an energy that the story misses. Read Full Review

  • 5.4
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 13, 2017

    In short, though I want to like this issue and appreciate what they meant to do in these pages, there are a number of problems with the material that undermine the best parts of the story. Also, I hate that this Batman makes the greatest mistake of the other Batman and now that story will end up being told somewhere, but that's another complaint entirely. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 5, 2017

    Justice League #14 is a case of bad execution with questionable characterization for multiple characters. The timing of this one-shot issue just does not line up with everything that this current incarnation of the Justice League has been through. Hindering the issue even more is more is the throwaway treatment of the big threat that caused everything in this issue to happen. The dip in quality of artwork only further shows why Bryan Hitch will be better off if he focuses on one role rather than trying to do everything himself. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 1, 2017

    Bryan Hitch jumps back on the Justice League and reminded me why I hate it so much. This team has gone through too much already to need this type of issue and it only points out why this book is in the sad shape it's in.  There is no reason to read this issue and I am really finding it hard to justify sticking with this series as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Supes' soups Feb 3, 2017

    I got nothing out of this issue. It's a rehash of old ideas and Hitch continues to be consistently scattered in his storytelling. I'll be the first to say that I hate his art, way he draws faces, eyes, and expressions just look all melted together with no fine detail in his pencils. Also we've encountered what the third forgettable world threat, now in the form of a poor man's Death Star (Hitch even had the balls to reference Star Wars). For something so threatening, it was taken out so easily it seems even if Batman narrated a standard plan to defeat it. While the dialogue explored the League like a group therapy session, they're doing it in the middle of an attack which seems odd. And after almost being killed by the space station thingy more

  • 7.0
    Kitaru Feb 15, 2017

    Again Hitch manages to create another Justice League story that fails to have a villain with a face. The amount of needless dialogue and weird interactions that present in this issue make me wonder why DC allows this to continue.

  • 7.0
    ProfessorZoom93 Feb 26, 2017


    Justice League vs the Death Star! The book is essentially just a big pep talk between the League (Jessica thinking she doesn't belong, Pre new 52 Superman's credibility and this league even finds out Batman has a contengency for each of them in case something wrong happens) Batman making a Star Wars reference was pretty cool not gonna lie.

    Overall the book is decent. I'd dropped it 2 issues in when it first came out but decided to hop back on after reading JL vs SS. The art has gotten a little better from what I remember too. I'll stick around and see what happens this time.

  • 6.5
    DizzyG Feb 4, 2017

    Jesus, get rid of Hitch already!! He simply sucks as a writer!

  • 6.5
    Henry Killinger Feb 4, 2017

    Art was nice but that is all

  • 5.0
    cincyfan May 9, 2020

    What a shame i was really enjoying the dialog it really showed the human element of the team it exposed the cracks and showed the team dealing with the imperfections. i thought that aspect of the book was great! However, when i got to the last page i was beyond disappointed that was a real let down

  • 4.5
    Jack's Yattering Feb 10, 2017

    ...I liked this one much better on a second read and still couldn't being myself to give it more than a 4.6 rating. Another faceless generic enemy fought by heroes acting out of character...Awful dialogue. .I was giving it EVERY chance, Mr.Hitch, but once Batman referenced "womp rats"...? Ughhh). And the art was only OK.
    SCORE: 4.6

  • 4.0
    Briton Feb 4, 2017

    I cannot understand how DC can continue to allow what should be a flagship title to be so poor. Can we get a decent writer please.

  • 2.0
    El Chapulin Colorado Feb 4, 2017

    What a boring issue where our heroes spent all their time whining and blaming each other in what must be the worst team support session ever. Hitch continues to not giving us any reason to buy this book

  • 1.0
    Sav Jan 18, 2018

    You've got to be shitting me.

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    Super17 Feb 1, 2017

  • 10
    ryaleus_1 Feb 4, 2017

  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 7.0
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  • 6.0
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  • 5.0
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  • 4.0

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