Justice League #43

Writer: Christopher Priest Artist: Pete Woods Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 18, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 15
7.3Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

"JUSTICE LOST" finale! Struggling to save one of their own and extricate themselves from the grip of war, the Justice League's hand is forced by the mercenary Deathstroke! Decisions must be made about Red Lion's brutality, the insidious tactics of the Fan and the League's role as the World's Greatest Heroes. When the dust settles, will the old alliances still stand?

  • 9.8
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Apr 18, 2018

    No joke, I've had some all-time favorite comics moments while reading this, and for that, I am forever grateful. Issue #43 of Christopher Priest and Pete Wood's Justice League ties up every major plot point while leaving the reader more than satisfied. It also leaves the door wide open for Snyder to take the reins in a few weeks. Justice League will return on May 9th, with No Justice, a weekly event that will spill right into Scott Snyder's run. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 18, 2018

    The subplot with Jessica and Bruce kissing earlier in the arc remains the weak point of the run, but I did like Selina's interaction with Jessica in this issue. The end of the issue has a J'onn J'onnz cameo, setting up No Justice, but the future teams have a battle ahead of themselves to equal Priest on this title. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Devon Browning Apr 23, 2018

    The end to 'Justice Lost,' but the beginning of a new direction in such an influential series. Worthy of a read, and a few more after that. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Joanna Robinson Apr 20, 2018

    This is the end of Priest's run with the Justice League but let's hope he returns, perhaps for Wonder Woman with the way he has written her in just these last few issues. The League is now stronger than before and ready for their next big arch, which if you've been reading comic Gossip News, is going to be a big one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Apr 18, 2018

    This final issue adequately serves to cap off the series, but it does leave me a bit regretful that Priest didn't have a bit longer to fully realize the potential of this storyline. However, I this is somewhat ameliorated knowing that Scott Snyder will soon be helming a new Justice League series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Apr 18, 2018

    "Justice Lost" receives a mostly satisfying finale, with a few notable exceptions. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Mike Bedard Apr 18, 2018

    This arc has been all about how, in the world of politics and borders, there is not always an easy answer. The Justice League cannot solve a humanitarian crisis by punching something, and the League has even had to contend with the fact that their presence could make a crisis worse. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 18, 2018

    Priest creates better moments with the team after the conflict is over in an extended epilogue. Those quieter moments play more into his strengths and I wish this issue focused more on the aftermath. This isnt required reading for No Justice, which is unfortunate, but it wraps up this very different if not totally satisfying run of Justice League. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - Robert Struble May 5, 2018

    Priest bids farewell as the League is all set to take up residence in the new Hall of Justice. Its supposed to be an ending filled with the promises of tomorrow, but it feels hollow, almost as if this isnt the ending Priest wanted, but its the ending we get to set up No Justice. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Apr 20, 2018

    Justice League #43 gives ‘No Justice' the ending it called for but not necessarily deserved. It is a solid read, and Deathstroke verbally and even physically wringing out the League is fun. Woods does some good work on the art once more, and I can still recommend this book. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Apr 20, 2018

    Priests hard-hitting run on Justice League comes to a weighty conclusion, bolstered by the excellent solo work of Pete Woods. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Apr 18, 2018

    But judging this issue based on what is in front of me, it does come off as one of the weaker endings to a Justice League run. Thats quite a shame, really. The most exciting page, for me, was the final one, which brings together the new incarnation of the team, and announces the No Justice miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 18, 2018

    While I'd like to say that this finale brings everything together for this arc, it just kind of throws stuff out there to say it's dealt with, while it really isn't and just makes our heroes look terrible in the long run.  I like the art in this issue, but the story and the characters involved just feel completely off. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Apr 18, 2018

    Christopher Priest manages to stick the philosophical landing with a little help from Deathstroke, but the conclusion of his run is still fairly unsatisfying. It was a messy path to get to this point, and neither Slade's verbal savagery nor Cyborg's eloquent speech can make up for a disappointing run and a muddy final ten pages. Buy this if you're completing the set; otherwise, don't. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Impulse Gamer - Jeremy Carr Apr 21, 2018

    If you haven't read anything from this story arc I would say give it a hard pass and wait for the new Justice League series coming out soon. Read Full Review

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