Justice League #42

Writer: Christopher Priest Artist: Pete Woods Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 4, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 10
8.1Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

"JUSTICE LOST" part two! Trapped in the chaos of tribal conflict, the Justice League becomes divided over whether to intervene in a civil war in order to protect thousands of fleeing refugees-and a crucial decision could have dire consequences for one of their members! Meanwhile, Batman and Aquaman clash over how to take down the nemesis known only as the Fan, who holds all of their secrets hostage.

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Apr 4, 2018

    This is the League answering real questions, and that ending will leave you incredibly annoyed that you have to wait for what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Apr 5, 2018

    Justice League #42 is not a feel-good or high adventure tale for DCs seminal team. Its rough, loaded with social commentary, and wavers into Watchmen-level nihilism. However, its still absolutely enthralling, and I cant recommend it enough. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Mike Bedard Apr 4, 2018

    The League has done their best the last few issues to navigate the boundaries of right and wrong in a world that frequently operates in gray. For a team made up of aliens and demigods, the Justice League is still as clueless when navigating political waters as anyone else. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Robert Struble Apr 20, 2018

    Priest provides a simple solution to a complex problem. This issue will have you cheering for the bad guys and leave you clamoring for the next issue. And it will probably make you want to pick up Priests Deathstroke run as well (it sure did for me). Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Joanna Robinson Apr 5, 2018

    Between Wonder Woman dying, Cyborgs dialogue with Slade, the whole fighting going on in Africa and the fate of the Fan, it's pretty intense. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 4, 2018

    We've got one more issue left on the Priest/Woods era of Justice League. It's no sense in trying to predict the end point, but Priest sets things up for what could be a very fun finale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 4, 2018

    Justice League #42, the penultimate issue of Priest's run before Snyder, Tynion, and Williamson come in to blow everything up, has a lot to do, and unlike most issues of his run, I'm not sure everything landed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Apr 4, 2018

    This story may be a bit confusing at times, but it is certainly exciting and offers a fresh perspective on the Justice League that is somewhat different from their other adventures. I look forward to seeing where this story leads. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Apr 6, 2018

    Priest and Woods set up the conclusion to their ten-issue run with the question: is justice truly lost? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Apr 5, 2018

    So while there is nothing in this issue that actually pissed me off or turned me against the book, there was also very little that really excited and engaged me. Priest has lead me to expect more from his work. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Apr 4, 2018

    Justice League #42 is much more readable than the past few issues of the series, and it has some high-quality moments sprinkled throughout. The conclusion feels cheap, calling to question the need for the rest of this arc, but the return of Woods and a pivot away from wishy-woshy heroism makes for a favorable experience overall. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 4, 2018

    While this issue of Justice League really picks up out of nowhere in the final pages, it does kind of hurt the characters as a whole and makes me wonder how they'd ever let anything like this happen, not to mention let the perpetrator walk away.  That being said though, while I do have problems with what we get at the end, it was totally the most interesting thing that's happened in this arc so far, so maybe it's a step in the right direction.  The art in this issue was decent, I just wish that the story line would stop coming off as so dull. Read Full Review

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