Justice League #34

Writer: Christopher Preist Artist: Pete Woods Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 6, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 25 User Reviews: 27
8.1Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

"LOST" part one! When the Justice League is confronted by three concurrent threats, a sleep-deprived Batman makes a crucial error that causes an unthinkable-and potentially unforgivable-tragedy. Legendary Eisner Award-nominated writer Christopher Priest (Deathstroke) is joined by artist Pete Woods for a brand-new must-read Justice League story like you've never seen before!  

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Andrew Steinbeiser Dec 8, 2017

    While Justice League #34 is only the first chapter in a much larger narrative, Priest and Woods have already made ample progress in getting the series back on track. Priest has proven that he can dive deep into the Leagues head while spinning a thought-provoking storyline that also entertains. The real beauty however, comes when the team dynamics and plot threads begin to intersect at the issues end, promising afar more interestingstory for those who come back. Add in the vibrant artwork of Pete Woods, who truly brings Priests script to life, and you have the makings of one of the best Justice League stories of the decade. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Connor Willesden Dec 6, 2017

    Justice League has a very Deathstroke vibe from Christopher Priest who now writes both. It sets out with one goal for the issue and executes it perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 6, 2017

    The action can be chaotic, making the dialogue a tiny bit hard to follow at times. But that's a very minor issue, compared to what's easily the most compelling issue of this series so far. I'm hoping that Priest is on this title for the long haul " this is the most promising start to a Justice League run I can remember. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Dec 6, 2017

    Priest and Woods are telling a completely new and fresh story in such a unique way. I recommend anyone to jump onto this issue in order to experience something they really haven't before if Priest is a new name to them; the story is compelling and the art is stellar. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Amy Ziegfeld Dec 6, 2017

    Justice League #34 is a great Justice League comic, in general. It's also a great jumping-on point if you haven't been keeping up on Justice League. Priest and Woods tell a story that's wholly satisfying on its own, while also promising an interesting larger story to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Dec 19, 2017

    Priest and Woodss first excursion into the Justice League title is compelling and exciting. It shows an interest in looking into how the League functions on a day-to-day basis and how each member copes with this massive responsibility. I highly recommend checking it out and hope for a great tenure from this creative team. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Dec 6, 2017

    Maybe I'm grading on a curve after the past 11 months, but when considering just first issues, this is the most exciting iteration of the League since Morrison's. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 6, 2017

    Priest isn't rushing the story, which may prove frustrating for folks who want everything in one issue. Three Rooms is set up more for the long game, but with this creative team, it should prove worthwhile. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 9, 2017

    So it's a story that's (in that way) more realistic - after all, in city-destroying events, people will get hurt - not even the Justice League can save everyone. But this story's just starting to spool out, so we'll see where it goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Dec 6, 2017

    Nothing but respect for my Green Lantern. Other than the story which was a bit on the safe side, Priest sets up some interesting themes in trust and culpability that Batman is going to have to grapple with. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Dec 5, 2017

    A great illustration of how human Bruce really is. It tells an intimate story on a grand scale and it works. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dusty Good Dec 11, 2017

    There is a ton to like about this issue of the Justice League. I think fans new and old alike will be more than willing to pick up the next issue to see where the world's greatest superhero team is going next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Dec 6, 2017

    An excellent kickoff to a new run, Justice League #34delivers the goods with an exciting caper, great dialogue, and plenty of big, bold superheroes courtesy of Pete Woods. We've waited a long time for this, but it seems like Justice Leaguemight at last be in good hands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 6, 2017

    Priest starts his run of Justice League with a well plotted issue that is more about the setup than an in your face introduction.  If you're reading his Deathstroke run (you really should be), you know that he doesn't waste time and almost everything will return in due time.  That's exactly how this feels and that feeling makes it feel big beyond what is happening on the page at any given moment.  Pete Woods is a perfect compliment to Priest's storytelling and I am getting ready for a kick ass run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Dec 6, 2017

    And now for something completely different. Christopher Priest and artist Pete Woods have injected Justice League full of new life, and with it comes a whole new slew of problems that readers should be eager to dig into. Justice League has been overhauled, and as it stands, all changes made work well. Pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Dec 7, 2017

    If the new creative team can keep up the level of quality shown in this initial chapter, then we should be in for a very enjoyable run. I look forward to seeing what the post-Rebirth era holds for the Justice League. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Mike Bedard Dec 6, 2017

    The issue is gripping from start to finish. None of the individual challenges seem all that daunting. It's more about stretching the team to its limits, and it's a refreshing change of pace. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Joanna Robinson Dec 8, 2017

    Priest does a great job in this with the mix of humor, action and important story telling (like there was going to be any doubt). Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Dec 7, 2017

    "Justice League" start their next adventure on solid footing, Priest and Woods give this series a reason to exist beyond the desire for adventure. Now hopefully they can find thorough if not fulfilling answers to the questions they ask. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jan 18, 2018

    So I am crossing my fingers and hoping for the best. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Brendan Hodgdon Dec 8, 2017

    While this weird disconnect does undercut the impact of the issue emotionally, I do think that the idea here is a smart one, and that the exploration of the League's dynamic is well-handled. Overall I'd still say this is a solid first issue of the Priest/Woods era, and I can see them doing a lot of cool things with this team going forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 6, 2017

    The new Justice League creative team probably won't restore the series to its chart-topping status from the New 52 days, but they do bring a fun and very unique sensibility to a series that's been in need of an overhaul. Even more impressive that Priest's clever writing is the vibrant new art style employed by Woods. Unfortunately, this issue wraps without doing enough to give readers a strong hook. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Dec 8, 2017

    Priest sets up his status quo carefully, fleshing out the conflicts, as Woods depicts the team in action with strikingly polished art. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Connor Stephens Dec 6, 2017

    With a strong setup, Priests distinctive brand of writing and action, and some seriously vibrant art by Woods, theres some real weight to this action-packed issue. However, where Priest and Woods actually take us with this setup, and whether Priest proves he has the voices for our favourite super-team will need to be shown in the upcoming issues to really convince us that is going to be a run to remember. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Watch - Robert Struble Jan 29, 2018

    A fairly uninteresting story does not bode well for Priests first arc. Ill give it a chance but if I werent so stubborn, Id be dropping this title from my pull list. Read Full Review

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