Justice League #8

Writer: Bryan Hitch Artist: Daniel Henriques, Neil Edwards Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 2, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 19
7.3Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

OUTBREAK part one! Someone is hacking into the Justice Leagues computers, causing the Batcaves weapons and security systems to turn against the Dark Knight and the Watchtower satellite to plummet to Earthwith Cyborg trapped on board.

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Nov 2, 2016

    As the first issue in the “Outbreak” arc, Hitch and his art team have dropped the sequential art equivalent of a surround sound blast to the eardrums. There’s plenty of time for fleshing out the hows and whys, and focusing more on the characters tangential to the main story thrust, but for now we are more than content to see where the tracks of this locomotive lead us. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Nov 2, 2016

    The end of theJustice League #8 sees whatever is hacking Cyborg… hack a Green Lantern ring. Obviously. Does this mean that the code or whatever is hacking the ring has will power? Maybe we're looking too deep into it. Overall, the issue deals with the fall out of the attack from The Kindred in a very real way. It's clear that the team aren't quite over what happened. And it's likely that this new mystery will only spin them further into their confusion. And whilst it's annoying that we still haven't been given any resolution as to who The Kindred are or what they really wanted with Earth – this issue is a lot more entertaining. Perhaps the writers need to stick with a focus of a couple of characters at a time instead of trying to spread themselves too thin. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Nov 2, 2016

    Yes Justice League didn't discuss the departure of Jessica Cruz still doesn't sit well with me but I enjoyed the groundwork that Hitch and Edwards laid down for this arc. Trust me when I say this, issue eight of Justice League is a near perfect jumping on point try this issue out and see if you want to read on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Selby Nov 4, 2016

    All told, this issue is a step in the right direction. I'm curious to see if this is a sign of the title improving and it'll be interesting to see how the story continues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 2, 2016

    Not one, but two action packed sequences that pit Batman and Cyborg against machines comprise the action in Justice League #8. Hitch sets up a story with high stakes and infuses it with fun dialogue and big action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Nov 2, 2016

    This is a solid issue. It's a good concept with some great execution in the action both from the writer and the artists. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - John Hagmann Nov 4, 2016

    Justice League #8 gets a new storyline off to a good start. The cinematic panels and plot devices work well. What happens if the League isturned on itself? How will they fight off an unseen enemy? I look forward to seeing how the storyline moves and fits into Hitch's newly established continuity. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Avi Weinryb Nov 4, 2016

    Bryan Hitch has crafted a simple but pleasurable introduction to a new story arc. It will be fun for readers to explore just how deep this rabbit hole goes. There are some smart bits with Cyborg thinking he has outsmarted the virus only to discover that its actually playing him for a fool, digging deeply to undermine our young hero. At the same time, were treated to an extended scene of Bruce Wayne, in a batsuit but no cowl, fighting side by side with everyones favourite butler, Alfred, in an effort to stay alive as every Bat-plane, boat and car attempts to kill them. Their repartee is especially enjoyable -- and when Alfred fires a shoulder mounted missile into the caves resident dinosaurs head, you can be sure Alfred is smiling from ear to ear. Yes, you read that correctly. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 3, 2016

    If you can't have a Justice League comic drawn by Bryan Hitch, Neil Edwards is about the best substitute there is. Edwards has built his reputation delivering the same sort of detailed, cinematic style Hitch is known for, and it serves him well as he makes his debut on this relaunched Justice League comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - John White Nov 2, 2016

    The first issue of his latest arc proves that Venditti is determined to treat these characters as people rather than just the larger than life figures they have become. The idea that the losses have a real emotional effect on the League members is interesting a worth exploration and that Cyborg , who is simultaneously the least and most human of anyone, would be effected the most presents an interesting juxtaposition with the more experienced League members and one I hope is explored in issues to come. Although only one person perished in the Kindred’s attack, Justice League #8 makes it clear that her loss will be felt for issues to come and may prove to be that catalyst that brings down the League itself. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 1, 2016

    The highlight this issue is the incredibly clean and detailed style of fill-in artist Neil Edwards. With a similar yet splashier style than Fernando Pasarin, Edwards' art is impressive. Whether the slow paced moments or the more action-driven sequences, Edwards proves up to the challenge. Regardless if the Outbreak arc marks the start of a Justice League turnaround for the beleaguered title at least it will look great. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    GWW - Agasicles Stamas Nov 5, 2016

    Despite my criticism, this is a great jumping on point for those who have not been reading JL and want to get in now. It is not a talking heads issue; despite everything that is communicated in character dialog, exposition, and thought, there is a ton of action in this issue. It's a good League story and a good setup. It just does not achieve much more than I have come to expect in a bridge story commencing a new Justice League arc. Fans of the team will not be disappointed, most likely. But those looking for a compelling reason to on-board this title to their recurring pull-list do not have much to grab onto other than the closing panel cliffhanger. That will be enough for some. For others, it may just leave them continuing the search for the next title to add to their pull. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lead Sharp Nov 8, 2016

    Of all the things DC should be trying to emulate from the nineties Grant Morrison's Justice League should be top of the list. That run looked at things that were epic and showed them how it was done, and I think I may be a bit spoiled by that, because not much has come close to that and it really needs to with the six most powerful beings on the planet. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Nov 2, 2016

    A better issue than its immediate predecessor, Justice League #8 is nevertheless riddled with the same holes as the larger series. Uncharacteriscally boneheaded choices by Batman and an inhuman Cyborg are particularly troublesome elements, and the decision to go with another mysterious, anonymous foe feels tiresome after the first two arcs leaned partially or entirely on the same device. Edwards produces some decent panels and layouts at times, but he too often misses his mark and generates more distraction than momentum. While not the absolute mess that we saw two weeks ago, Justice League #8 offers no hope or optimism about whatever is coming next. My advice is to leave it on the rack. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 2, 2016

    Bryan Hitch continues to destroy one of DC's biggest books and he seems to be doing it with zeal.  This story continues the trend of confusing storytelling being shoved at the reader as a mystery and I've had enough.  Neil Adam's does his best to save this sinking ship, but at this point, I'd abandon ship if I were you.  It can't be this bad, right?  No, it's worse! Read Full Review

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