Justice League #39

Writer: Christopher Priest Artist: Ian Churchill Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 21, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 12
7.5Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

"JUSTICE LOST" part six! An environmental disaster unites both Justice League teams as Cyborg faces the first test of his leadership while still being overshadowed by Batman. Meanwhile, the Green Lanterns struggle with internal conflicts while being recruited by a mysterious visitor for an unspecified deep-space mission.

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Feb 21, 2018

    Taking some small cues from the Metal event and beginning to set pieces in place for Justice League No Justice, Priest sets the stage for what's to come while still keeping the focus on his story. Priest continues to display his absolute control over an ensemble cast as he takes readers through his more ground level run with the Justice League. As the run continues Priest piles on more layers with each issue in what will hope to be an epic conclusion before No Justice behind this May. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 21, 2018

    Shame this run will only be twelve issues " it's one of the all-time best Justice League runs. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Feb 21, 2018

    My one issue with this issue (hahaha) is that yet again it seems like the plot isn't progressing much. Really interesting things keep happening, but they never seem to move the narrative forward. I could definitely see the fallout of what's going on lingering into Snyder's run, and I really hope that's what happens. I'm not saying I need the League to throw more punches, I'd just like to see the resolution on the horizon at this point. But the predicament that Grobyc is in (for me) more than makes up for it. I'm just trynna be objective and give a well-rounded analysis, okay? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Feb 20, 2018

    The overall narrative of the fan storyline is strong and I am interested in how it plays out. As much as I like the story, it keeps taking side trips to places that aren't as strong. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Feb 22, 2018

    Despite storytelling method being a bit confusing at times, this storyline gives us a fresh take on the League, adding a layer of realism in how the members of the team work with each other and how the team deals with public opinion and governmental interference. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Robert Struble Mar 12, 2018

    Churchill gives outstanding pencils as Priest puts us into a twitter barrage that reminds us how the League would fare in the real world. Its more of an openly political issue than we might normally see from comics, but its definitely a fun read, even if we dont see Superman super-punching anybody. And it most definitely will make you think. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Mike Bedard Feb 21, 2018

    More interesting threads keep getting added to this storyline. I can't wait to see how they all come together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Feb 22, 2018

    Justice League #39 picks up in some ways from last issue, even if there is less action and the pacing is slowed. The art of Churchill and Sollazzo is truly quite gorgeous, and the returning prominence of the Fan and public perception of the JL brings the story back to the more central aspects that have kept this arc compelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Feb 21, 2018

    If you need a break from reality, this might not be the book for you, but if you crave a more modern take on superheroes, then your search is over. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Joanna Robinson Feb 24, 2018

    The writing is once again so thought-provoking while reading it and just plain fun to read. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Feb 23, 2018

    As much as I enjoyed the art and some of the moments, the issue as a whole just came off choppy and incomplete. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Blair Marnell Feb 22, 2018

    It's not a bad issue, but it's also far from great. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Feb 21, 2018

    Priest's run on Justice League will perhaps most be remembered for its tendency to remake established characters into the archetypes it needs them to be. That may not be your cup of tea, but Justice League #39 is at least worth a few reads for its well-written dialogue and outstanding artwork. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 21, 2018

    I continue to be disappointed with this title and I don't know if it's all in the writing or a combination of that and the art because by the end of the issue I wasn't sure what had actually gone down in the story and the flashbacks thrown in don't help the situation either.  One positive of this issue though is that the voices of the characters are starting to feel right, but besides that, this series continues to be underwhelming. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Feb 23, 2018

    A train crisis highlights the fracturing of the League as mysterious forces continue to work against the team. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 21, 2018

    Maybe it will all make sense once its done, but Priest isnt offering enough incentive to make sticking around worth it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Supes' soups Feb 24, 2018

    Priest is trying his best to right this ship and that's about all I can say... Justice League hasn't been the same since Geoff Johns left. Although some people still think New 52 is worse than contracting gonorrhea, it did give me some of the most memorable events in Forever Evil and Darkseid Wars...

  • 6.5
    Dispatchdcu Feb 22, 2018

    Again, I wasn't a huge Hitch fan but at least his stories felt bigger than what we are getting. So, Batman is too tired and stretched too thin with all of his teams. He can't sleep. Has little time. And, he makes a mistake.

    So he leaves and turns leadership over to Cyborg. Turns out a super fan, who built the watch tower is smart enough to take on the entire league.

    Why is aquaman in the desert again? I don't honestly remember. And the fan, dressed like the movie aquaman tracks him down? Really? I don't know how aquaman even survived that long out there.

    And the fan just teleports away.

    Martian Manhunter who has been gone since Rebirth, so for like 2-ish years just reappears out of no where to sa more

  • 10
    Bruno Mael Mar 10, 2018

  • 9.0
    Sherman The Wonder Dog Feb 25, 2018

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Feb 26, 2018

  • 8.0
    Grifter Feb 21, 2018

  • 7.5
    FlipGeek Feb 21, 2018

  • 7.5
    Tizze Feb 23, 2018

  • 7.5
    Br'er Lapin Feb 26, 2018

  • 7.0
    Herushalaim Feb 25, 2018

  • 7.0
    mufla Feb 25, 2018

  • 6.0
    Jason The Dude Mar 3, 2018

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