Justice League #9

Writer: Bryan Hitch Artist: Neil Edwards Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 16, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 21
6.9Critic Rating
5.9User Rating

“OUTBREAK” part two! The Justice League is under attack from an unseen foe with a vendetta against Earth’s greatest heroes-someone with the power to reprogram Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz’s Green Lantern rings to kill any member of the Justice League.

  • 8.7
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Nov 16, 2016

    Whilst the main adventure of the issue involves trying to stop Simon Baz' ring from killing everyone – the heart of the story lies in the basement of a family home in Denver. It brings a sense of humanity to this rather crazy storyline. But on a level it works. Our only problem with it, is how a man in his basement managed to hack a military grade space station and an alien space ring powered by hope. That felt a little bit of a stretch in the story – but maybe it'll continue further in the next issue. Overall, we were quite impressed withJustice League #9, it felt like the team and the story worked harmoniously to create an issue they deserved. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Comicsverse - Dennis Mui Nov 17, 2016

    Overall, JUSTICE LEAGUE #9 is a good addition to the Justice League series. The story is interesting, but the art truly highlights the issue. Recently, the League has faced large and powerful villains such as Darkseid. It's refreshing to see them challenged by a villain who works behind the scenes like this hacker. I wonder how much stronger the hacker is and whether or not Batman is right about his or her identify. We'll just have to wait until next time in JUSTICE LEAGUE #10! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - John White Nov 16, 2016

    In an issue that saw Aquaman talk to fish and Wonder Woman casually discussing killing a teammate, there is a lot to like. Bryan Hitch seems to have finally found his stride as he tows the line between knock down – drag out action fest and story with real heart. Neil Edwards and Tony Aviña art really shines in this issue as both are given ample chance t display their talents. If the issues to come are anything like Justice League #9, then you can be sure that Justice League is a series you want to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Jon Arvedon Nov 21, 2016

    If you give a chef Kobe beef, caviar, German chocolate and high-end tequila, chances are they can make a dish that has some satisfying aspects, but ultimately, there's going to be some things that taste weird together. That's essentially what you get with Justice League #9, a book that is made up of some truly excellent ingredients that don't combine to make a consistent dish. Hitch's story is captivating, and the art team is capable of some amazing work, which there is traces of throughout the issue. Unfortunately, the aesthetics fall short in comparison to the narrative, leaving you with a book that is by all means good, but certainly not great. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 16, 2016

    Justice League has been a title that's constantly struggled since Rebirth. Outbreak won't fix all the problems, but this was another solid issue for a book that needed some positive momentum. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Nov 16, 2016

    This is a solid issue. The action is strong both thanks to the good art and the use of the characters. The team has a lot of fun with their premise. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Nov 17, 2016

    Justice League continues to show signs of life, delivering its strongest issue to date. Granted, that isn't saying much considering what's come before, but those hoping for more substance should come away feeling a bit encouraged. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 16, 2016

    Big, fun action is at hand with Justice League #9. This series is a reminder superhero comics don't all have to be introspective character dilemmas–they can be fun action for everyone. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - John Hagmann Nov 16, 2016

    While I enjoyed this issue for what it was, the "Outbreak" story feels a bit slow. Thus far, it lacks the emotion and depth found so prevalently in“State of Fear.” I would love to see a more overtconnection with the previous arc. Justice League #9 is still an early entry into a new story, so we must remain patient and allow the story to develop. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 19, 2016

    It's a bit tricky when you're dealing with characters who have their own titles, too - but there's plenty of room between the lines for friendship and building character. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Avi Weinryb Nov 22, 2016

    Strange, hollow characterizations aside, Bryan Hitch has thrown together a decent, by-the-numbers story. The artwork, if it can be compared, is stronger than the writing. In the capable hands of Neil Edwards and Daniel Henriques, readers are treated to some cracking scenes of mayhem, all creatively composed. Characters are boldly portrayed in a wide range of action, with all of the Justice Leagues heroes flexing their powers in dramatic fashion. The series knows it is a Justice League book and has a good time rotating through the iconic characters and the never-ending drama they face as crimefighters. This issue is a good time, even though Bruce Wayne is a heartless jerk. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Nov 19, 2016

    I'm not sure what Hitch's end goal for this arc will end up being but I'm invested for the ride as I want to see how he wraps up this arc. Its not everyday that the Justice League show up in the suburbs of Colorado. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Selby Nov 18, 2016

    What his issue comes down to is that it's mediocre and not terribly interesting and frankly, a title like Justice League deserves better. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 16, 2016

    Bryan Hitch continues to bring what should be one of DC's biggest books way, way down.  It really is horrible and if not for Neil Edwards' awesome art, this book would have scored much lower. Something needs to be done before things get even more out of hand! Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Nov 16, 2016

    What can I say that I haven't said before?Justice League'slatest arc remains a disappointing mashup of mediocre artwork and annoying storytelling. Excessive, poorly-crafted tech-talk and a ridiculous new “feature” of the Green Lantern ring manage to sink this one completely, and the continuing lack of effective character development makes reading a chore. If you haven't already bought this one, don't. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Villain Nov 16, 2016

    We may finally have a real villain in this story although it is only teased. The conflict between the Justice League is more than enough to make this book entertaining with. The Batman detective elements are a little quick though.

  • 7.5
    Kitaru Nov 20, 2016

    This issue was actually a step up for me from the previous few issues. Outbreak has started off weak, but I do feel that anything is possible and that this story could end up good. I still want more from Justice League, but this hopefully will be a step in the right direction.

  • 5.5
    Holyjiebus Nov 18, 2016

    Comic Book Review (5.5/10) "Mediocre,"
    Justice League #9 “Outbreak Part 2,”
    Writer: Bryan Hitch,
    Penciller: Neil Edwards,
    Plot: A strange, malignant virus is affecting Cyborg’s systems and now Simon Baz’ power ring. The power ring is now creating constructs that are attacking the Justice League. Can the Justice League figure out who is responsible behind the virus attacks before it’s too late?
    They say manure workers work in manure factories for so long, that they get to a point where the smell doesn’t even bother them anymore. Same crap, different day – at this point, I realized that subjecting myself to a Bryan Hitch Justice League comic is the same as working at a manure factory. It’s at issue # more

  • 5.0
    Supes' soups Nov 19, 2016

    Hitch has really taken Justice League to some low depths after Geoff Johns skyrocketed the title with Darkseid Wars. I really want someone to put this title out of its misery... I can't even comment on the nonsensical plots anymore, hacked power rings froma random dude in his garage?? A took a non-random dude (Batman) in his garage (the Batcave) way longer to reverse engineer that same ring. Does Hitch even know his comics??

  • 2.0
    El Chapulin Colorado Nov 17, 2016

    Please DC, can Hitch's reign of mediocrity come to an end? There is just no excitement in seeing the JL facing a random hacker dude

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