Justice League #40

Writer: Christopher Priest Artist: Pete Woods Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 7, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 12
7.0Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

"JUSTICE LOST" part two! Trapped aboard the crippled Watchtower, the combined Justice League and Justice League of America teams clash over leadership and the urgent question of who can be rescued...and who will be left behind. Meanwhile, the Green Lanterns face critical choices over how to deal with the League's two most powerful figures!

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Mike Bedard Mar 7, 2018

    Priest is doing a bang-up job with this arc. He's putting the League members in some interesting conundrums and asking important questions. It's really fascinating to watch the most powerful people on the planet debate who is most disposable. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Mar 15, 2018

    So if, when you are reading this, you find the same problem that I did, just push on. One weakness does not pull this tale down. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Mar 6, 2018

    A good continuation of the Fan storyline that adds some additional tension and mystery. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Mar 8, 2018

    Justice League #40 is a slow-burning and thoughtful continued deconstruction of superheroics and the team itself. Not everyone will like what all it has to say, but there is undoubtedly a respectable amount of audacity in saying it. The art is shaky but not outright bad. This one is definitely recommended. Check it out and see what you think. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Mar 7, 2018

    This book's conflict continues to rise, and though The Fan's motives are clearer than ever, the team is still only in a reactionary mode. They haven't made any strides in taking him out. That's where this run has lacked thus far. They're getting their asses handed to them mentally, physically, and socially. And they can't seem to figure out how to make a move. It does seem like things are tying together a bit more over the past few issues, so maybe there is some sort of restitution on the way. Overall this was a solid issue filled with thought-provoking commentary on the rights and wrongs of vigilante justice. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 7, 2018

    It was easy to roll my eyes when the main crisis of the issue presented itself " how many times do we see the Watchtower start to fall out of orbit per year? I'm pretty sure it's happened in Trinity, and at least once in Hitch's Justice League run recently. But Priest manages to save this time-worn plot by focusing it entirely on the members of the League stuck on the falling satellite, as they have to make hard decisions about who will live and who will die. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Mar 8, 2018

    The threads that Priest has laid down seem to be starting to come together. It's hard to see where exactly the story is leading, but the League is facing a threat that is striking at the League's fundamental reasons for existing rather than the usual physical threats the League is used to. This is a fresh take on the League that is quite captivating. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    On Comics Ground - Joanna Robinson Mar 11, 2018

    This issue brought up some interesting things. First the obvious issue with the rights of Black People against cops. Not to mention the difference in treatment between the rich and the poor. This was touched on a bit in the last issue and to see it still going a bit in this one is good. With everything going on in the world, it's nice to see these issues touched upon with Superheroes being thrown in the mix. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Mar 8, 2018

    Priest and Woods' Justice League is a reminder that superheroes and social justice can coexist despite what the Internet might want you to think. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 7, 2018

    Priest is doing a lot of hard work to connect the players involved in No Justice. The second chapter of Justice Lost still feels somewhat jumbled, but the foundation for one of DC's big 2018 events is slowly starting to take shape. Hopefully, it starts making more sense soon. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Mar 9, 2018

    The League kicks into high gear as their entire world plunges into chaos. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 12, 2018

    A test of Cyborg's leadership and creativity, showing off the various personalities of both Leagues with some really dark discussions about who should die. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Watch - Robert Struble Mar 19, 2018

    Priests interesting commentary is hamstrung by poor art and some needless filler pages. Its a good story, but horrible to look at. I wouldve preferred a traditional book. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 7, 2018

    While I think that the JLA characters are written better than they've ever been written in this issue, the story itself is bogged down with scientific jargon instead of actually being fun and because of that, I found myself getting quite bored by the end.  I enjoyed the art in this issue, but the story like usual is too overwritten. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Mar 14, 2018

    Priests long form storytelling drags in this issue as it seems to just spin its wheels, accomplishing very little in the process. While both of the teams manage to finally work together right at the very end, this particular issue leaves a lot to be desired.  Being only the second part to this story, more has yet to happen although leaving this issue slightly lacking. This issue lacked importance and felt unnecessarily stretched out. However, Priest's run thus far has been a fresh take on The Justice League and still seems very promising with this new story leading into No Justice within the coming weeks. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Mar 7, 2018

    I love hearing from readers. Leave a comment below or drop me a line at mrwarshawreadsthecomics@gmail.com. You can read more of my writing at comics-now.com and hear me talk comics on the Comics Now Podcast. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Mar 7, 2018

    The second half of the book has some interesting character interactions, and seeing the teams work together is inspiring, but coupled with the subpar visuals, it just isn't enough to overcome its flaws. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Dispatchdcu Mar 7, 2018

    Again, this is all happening because of a "fan". A fan: one single human that we never heard of before who can cause this much damage to now two of the worlds greatest teams...

    Is this fan the smartest person in the world? Does the fan have super human intelligence?

    This issue was confusing and dealt with our heroes arguing about who should survive for half the book. Ok already, I get it: who gives heroes the right to save us all? How do they decide who to save and when? Are they held responsible when things go bad?

    Gotcha! Let's move on already! This isn't a super hero team up book anymore. This is someone's thesis on vigilantism and the way people are treated based on their class system.
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  • 8.5
    Cryptic_Zoo Mar 9, 2018

    Fantastic socio-political and fan-culture commentary and fun and clever scientific applications of powers in interesting situations. This is shaping up to be a Justice League story that will be looked back on fondly, if not received quite so warmly on first release.

  • 4.5
    mufla Mar 18, 2018

    End this already

  • 10
    Bruno Mael Mar 10, 2018

  • 8.0
    Herushalaim Mar 9, 2018

  • 7.5
    Grifter Mar 7, 2018

  • 7.5
    Tizze Mar 7, 2018

  • 7.5
    FlipGeek Mar 8, 2018

  • 7.5
    sebastianorellana95 Mar 15, 2018

  • 6.0
    Jason The Dude Mar 11, 2018

  • 5.0

  • 2.0
    Jon Comics Apr 14, 2018

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