Justice League #10

Event\Storyline: Drowned Earth Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Francis Manapul Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 17, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 30 User Reviews: 33
8.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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THE ROAD TO "DROWNED EARTH"! When Wonder Woman learns that Cheetah gained new powers and killed the Greek sea god, Poseidon, that sets Aquaman off on a search for answers, bringing him into conflict with an entity known as the Flood, a herald for long-dead ocean gods with an ancient grudge against Poseidon, Atlantis and, well, everyone else on Earth. Who are those guys? Some very big fish-and you know what big fish do? Eat smaller fish like Aquaman and his Justice League buddies!

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Oct 17, 2018

    Snyder and Manapul have kicked off something sure to be one of the strongest DC Comics events of the year! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Shawn Warner Oct 22, 2018

    Overall, this issue is just a tiny step on a universe spanning journey of cosmic proportions. Scott Snyder not only knows exactly where this is headed but, he has the course meticulously plotted out. For my money Justice League ,under the direction of Snyder, has been consistently the most engrossing, exciting and entertaining book on the racks and I'm going back to Metal. This is the way Justice League should always be handled, its big, epic tales of heroics with nothing less than the survival of the universe hanging in the balance. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 19, 2018

    This issue is a great jumping-on point, as it lays out acracking good tale of heroes, invaders and an implacable threat - it'll have you on your feet, cheering for the home team! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Oct 19, 2018

    I am surprised a whole space fleet could just blip around the planet without being noticed by someone beforehand. I love that a Hykraaian, like the Legionnaire Tellus, is in the crowd on the reef. So a lot to like here. Plots, subplots, main plots, and guest stars! And, as is typical of this book, a lot happens rather quickly. Buckle up your chin straps when you read this! If only I didn't need to read 4 books to get the whole tale. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 17, 2018

    Scott Snyder kicks off his Drowned Earth story and it's fun, feels big and looks great thanks to Francis Manapul.  I am all in and can't wait for the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - Raphael Soohoo Oct 18, 2018

    Snyder and Manapul bring us into a new storyline with a bang! Hard hitting prelude issue, with lots of big moments and huge implications for the League. Another great issue by Snyder, with gorgeous art by master Manapul. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Oct 17, 2018

    Poseidon is dead, the Source Wall is still broken, and their are long-dead gods with chips on their shoulders; what more could one ask for in an Aquaman-focused story?Justice League #10 is a well-crafted issue that teases the chaos that Snyder has planned for the DCU. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Oct 16, 2018

    Manapul's art is brilliant. Both the composition of the panels and the vibrancy of the colors make the art sync perfectly with the tone of this story. Great issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 17, 2018

    This was a good setup that definitely had me looking forward to where Snyder is going to take this storyline. Over the years, Justice League writers have penned some quality Atlantis attack stories, but Snyder quickly shows his version won't seem derivative thanks to his fresh approach. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Oct 26, 2018

    Justice League #10is a fantastic prelude, setting the stage for what looks like a fun story. Snyder weaves a beautiful tale of intrigue, pulling on both Greek and Atlantian myth. Manapul brings Snyder's imagination to life with the artistic mastery of a comic book legend.Justice League #10is astoundingly fun and breathtakingly gorgeous. Also, did I mention there were Aquazombies? Check. It. Out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Oct 17, 2018

    The prelude to “Drowned Earth” makes your mouth water with thirst quenching art from Francis Manapul, while simultaneously convincing you how dope Space Krakens are. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Oct 18, 2018

    A good issue, but more of an Aquaman lead-in than a Justice League adventure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Oct 18, 2018

    Overall: Justice League #10 is an excellent read. Snyder has picked the intensity up on the title with the debut of the Drowned Earth event. Drowned Earth looks like it is going to be an absolute blast. Justice League is still the best super hero title on the market right now. If you like well plotted and complex stories with plenty of fun super-hero action and adventure then you definitely need to start reading Justice League. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Antonio Pedro Oct 18, 2018

    If you're not interested in the Drowned Earth crossover, this issue isn't for you because it's literally just set-up. If you're not quite sure if you want to get into it or not, I can assure you that this is a well written, well-paced, beautifully drawn issue that has actually made me kind of hyped for the crossover. Then again Metal also started awesomely, so" I guess we'll see. So far though, I recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Oct 17, 2018

    Scott Snyder has clearly put a lot of thought and planning into his run on Justice League"not just in what he wants to happen, but how. His ideas are mature, but so is his structure and technique, and he's being paired with artists who are more than capable of transmuting these elements into artwork that is both aesthetically delightful and functionally sophisticated. In short, these books have been some of the best-looking, best-working comics on the stands for months now. They are the all-too-rare union of well-developed ideas and remarkably able hands, and I don't expect things to slow down any time soon. If "The Totality" showed us that Justice League is back, Drowned Earth seems poised to show us that Justice League is here to stay. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Oct 17, 2018

    "Drowned Earth" looks to be Snyder's first stab at a classic JL tale. He's got a great voice for every character, a fresh and interesting premise, and gorgeous art by Francis Manapul. Justice League #10 is a superb opening number for what looks to be a very promising crossover story. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outright Geekery - Thomas Hulett Oct 17, 2018

    A great jumping off point for DC's new event. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Oct 17, 2018

    DC's next event kicks off here and it's not looking good for Earth. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 17, 2018

    I like that Snyder's League is bringing in auxiliary members like Firestorm and Adam Strange (who helps Superman and Flash on a mission involving Volcano Man). Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Oct 17, 2018

    Justice League #10 gives us very little room to breathe as the flood gates were quite literally blown open. While I did have questions about what got us to this point at the start of the issue, there was no overlooking the thrill in these heroes once again facing a threat that will take some extraordinary means to overcome. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Oct 17, 2018

    Whilst the story is interesting it seems that when writers want to write team books, there is often an over-dependence on alien invasion storylines. This is Snyder’s second arc but is also the second alien invasion or attack on planet that we have encountered. Manapaul’s artwork is fantastic, especially in his design of the backgrounds and also the monsters. Whilst I enjoyed it, I would hope that in future arcs Snyder doesn’t rely on this common trope. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Oct 17, 2018

    Snyder is a well of creativity that is ensuring the future of DC's shared universe by creating events with big stakes, no obvious solutions and, inevitably, lasting consequences. With Manapul backing up his work with stellar visuals, Justice League is the best its been in years. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Eric Mitchell Oct 17, 2018

    All in all I really enjoyed this book and it makes me excited for the “Drowned Earth” event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Mike Bedard Oct 17, 2018

    If there's one thing this issue left me with, it was the need to see more. I want to know more about the invaders. With their awesome designs, I hope they come with equally awesome backstories. I want to see Superman and Flash do more than just fruitlessly search for the Legion of Doom. I'm certain the next issue will deliver in spades. I trust Scott Snyder implicitly at this point. This issue just serves to whet your appetite while tantalizing bigger things to come in a couple weeks. Read Full Review

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

    This story is a strange mix of science fiction, throwing gods, magic, and aliens together to produce a cataclysmic threat to the Earth. With other writers, this just might make a mess that doesn't any sense, but Snyder has tied these elements into a unique threat to challenge the League. This promises to be crossover event like no other. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Oct 17, 2018

    It introduces the threats, twists, and stakes for what is to come within the consistent tone of Justice League, never disrupting the series rhythm for the sake of the larger picture. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Sequential Planet - Matt Herman Oct 18, 2018

    Scott Snyder sets a promising start to this new arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Fortress of Solitude - George Chrysostomou Oct 17, 2018

    With great art as always, Justice League #10 certainly set up some fresh ground (or rather water) to explore. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Timothy Quail Oct 17, 2018

    If you are really into Aquaman, you might like this issue more than I did. I admit that the general concept is fun, but the execution seems fragmented in this new crossover event. This would have been better focused in Justice League alone, or Aquaman alone. Hopefully something comes of this story, more than the obvious editorial mandate to catch on the Aquaman train while it is hot. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Oct 19, 2018

    This issue had an interesting setup that has yet to be determined how it will flush out (pun very much intended). With the most beautiful art you'll find on shelves, I highly recommend you check this one out. Read Full Review

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