Justice League #23

Writer: Tom DeFalco Artist: Tom Derenick, Trevor Scott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 21, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 5
6.8Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

The League takes on an extremist anti-terror group led by a dangerous fanatic named Black Flag. But by trying to stop him and his paramilitary team, is the League actually making the world less safe from terrorism?

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Corps - Justin Swenson Jun 21, 2017

    In issue #23 of Justice League, we get to see Tom DeFalco take over writing as Shea Fontana wrote issue #22. DeFalco has written for titles such as G.I. Joe, Spiderman, and over a dozen graphic novels. I was truly intrigued to find out what he was going to bring to the great and wonderful Justice League. I must say, of the characters in this issue, he represented them quite well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jun 22, 2017

    Like last issue, there seems to be a positivity to the team that has been missing for while. Justice League by rights should be one of DC's best titles, and the last few issues indicate to me that it is quickly working its way back to that status. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Jan 26, 2018

    All in all, it was an engaging issue of the Justice League of America with some fun world building by Steve Orlando who still manages to pull those unexpected twists. Sure this is not THE Justice League but I'm finding these lesser members more enjoyable and down to Earth, including the villains that they face. Complementing this story is the detailed and flawless art of Neil Edwards who helps bring this deadly fable to life. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Jim Remolde Jun 23, 2017

    Overall, I am growing tired of treading across familiar territory, but I really enjoyed the art in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 21, 2017

    Tom DeFalco and Tom Derenick jump on Justice League and give us a story of terrorists vs freedom fighters, but it's all about Jessica Cruz and that's fine with me.  Sure, this feels like an inventory issue or even something from an Annual, but it's better than what we usually get in this book.   Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Jun 21, 2017

    I'm not sure I'll ever read this again, but as short-term entertainment, I enjoyed it. The political overtones are about as subtle as Nightwing's disco duds, but the almost abstract contrast between good and bad here makes it easy to follow and digest. Great artwork fits the story perfectly, and almost makes me wish for the dramatic anatomy and poses of yesteryear. Almost… Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jun 22, 2017

    DeFalco has a pretty good history as a writer, but this is not one of his better efforts. If Jessica Cruz wasn't the Green Lantern in this issue than it could have easily been published at any point in the last 25 years. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Dark Knight News - Sharna Jahangir Jun 24, 2017

    A few moments of brief smiles. The relationship between the Leaguers is strong, but I do not support the portrayal of Cruz and this unknown city. American narratives try and make a place look “exotic” and it turns out looking pretty disrespectful. Come on, I think Rebirth can do much better than this. Art is gorgeous, but it wasn't a strong attempt at being political, at least people are trying. I'd recommended someone grabbing an insight or two before they write about oppression and social structures and then try to deliver it with the exceptional art. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    We Got This Covered - Sergio Pereira Jun 21, 2017

    Sadly, much like the rest of the series, Justice League #23 is uninspiring and bland. Save your money and purchase better books this week. Read Full Review

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