Justice League #12

Event\Storyline: Drowned Earth Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Frazer Irving Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 21, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 41
7.8Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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"DROWNED EARTH" part three! It's Batman, in a full-body cast, versus the Legion of Doom! Get a ringside seat for the craziest fight in comics as a bedridden Batman battles The Joker, Lex Luthor, Gorilla Grodd and Sinestro! Meanwhile, Aquaman locks tridents with Poseidon and Mera discovers an ancient secret that could change the fate of Atlantis-and the entire Earth-forever!  

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Nov 22, 2018

    Tynion and Irving have brought the bad assery of Batman to a whole new level that has to be seen to be believed! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 21, 2018

    Drowned Earth has been a fantastic mini-event and delivered as promised. This has been so much fun DC probably could have made it a universe-wide event. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Nov 18, 2018

    An excellent chapter all around, doubly so for advancing two different story arcs at the same time. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - Raphael Soohoo Nov 21, 2018

    Snyder kickstarts the Justice League's comeback, as we learn what Poseidon did, and what Arthur and Mera must do. Snyder does a great job of balancing all these plates, and the artwork fits the mood and setting in each instance. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Nov 21, 2018

    Packed with energy and excitement, Justice League #12 prepares readers for what promises to be an epic and intense conclusion to "Drowned Earth." Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Mike Bedard Nov 21, 2018

    The art's great, and the writing backs it up wonderfully. One of my favorite lines in the issue is when Batman busts into the Hall of Justice and tells the Legion, "Right over here, we have the part of the Hall where Batman kicked the asses of the Legion of Doom." It's just a cool line to bring Batman out of remission in an epic fashion. Overall, Drowned Earth is picking up in a big way, and with the promise of a Death Kraken on the way, this is one storyline to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Nov 20, 2018

    The art is brilliant. Having the contrast in styles between Arthur's narrative and the main plot enhanced the entire issue and added an additional emotional level to Aquaman's story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Nov 21, 2018

    Justice League #12 gives the fractured teams of the JL a small W as they gear up for what's gonna be an uphill battle to drain the Earth of the infectious space water. Meanwhile, the Ocean Lords and Black Manta, trying to dodge defeat, are about to throw their hail mary" The Death Kraken. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 21, 2018

    As far as event comics go this issue progresses things very nicely. There's no decompression, but instead a wealth of entertaining scenes and plot-progressing moments. This is the speed events should always move in. That said, the villains turn tail in a way that is somewhat unearned. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 21, 2018

    Black Manta's final line feels almost meme-worthy, and I'm not sure all the art shifts work, but this remains an entertaining old-school event comic, even if it's not a patch on Tynion's last event outing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Nov 21, 2018

    The dialogue in Justice League #12 is not great, but it works well enough. The story is still very intriguing, and as the Drowned Earth conflict comes to a head, the excitement is high, and I'm desperate to read the conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Nov 23, 2018

    Whatever lasting effect the Drowned Earth saga has, you can't deny that it's an exciting tale of epic proportions. I have no doubt that the League will prevail over the alien sea gods, but the Totality in the control of the Legion of Doom is a much greater threat that doesn't portend well for the League. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail Nov 21, 2018

    This issue turned me around on Drowned Earth. A feat I thought impossible. I had been enjoying the overall story beats but felt everything lacked focus. This issue has far more focus. It loses some of that cohesion in the artistic direction, but overall a really great issue. A must-read for fans of the crossover or Justice League in general. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Nov 21, 2018

    "Drowned Earth" has been a delightful roller coaster ride of epic proportions, and we can't wait to see how it ends. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given Nov 21, 2018

    There is so much going on in this issue I just couldn't put it down! Well paced action with a twist or two plus a special guest strange sorcerer that we haven't seen in a while keeps us glued to every page. And just when you think it couldn't get any more intense the Atlanteans release… to be continued! **** (9.3 rating) Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Fortress of Solitude - George Chrysostomou Nov 21, 2018

    Justice League #12 is still continuing the momentum of previous issues, leading us to what appears to be a strong and well-crafted conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Nov 21, 2018

    Even though this wasn't my favorite chapter of Drowned Earth, as part of the overall story I still enjoyed this issue despite the dual artists. Finally while I'm usually against references in comics, seeing Black Manta yell RELEASE THE DEATH KRAKEN while a giant Kraken rises from the ocean depths is a reference that I'm perfectly okay with. More Death Kraken please. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Nov 23, 2018

    Justice League #12 is a bit of a stumble. It pushes the narrative forward without the grace or precision accomplished in previous issues. Tynion's scripting is serviceable but distinctly not Snyderian. Irving and Redondo are both solid artists, but their work is so incongruous that the issue feels disjointed. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Nov 23, 2018

    Still an underwhelming arc so far, but the overarching story is still extremely interesting to me. I look forward to the next chapter in this series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S. Lodi Nov 26, 2018

    Despite some meanderings around its objects of power, "Justice League" #12 relies on insightful villain moments and truly outstanding art for its biggest credits Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Nov 21, 2018

    My thoughts on this issue are complicated but not nearly as wordy and bloated as this issue is. It's gorgeous and the two artists that worked on this should be damn proud of their good work, along with the colouring and lettering work done by Sunny Gho and Tom Napolitano, but this issue bored me on such a fundamental level that I truly can't even describe it. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Nov 21, 2018

    Things move along on the three fronts being told in this crossover, but a change to the art style mid-issue could take the reader right out of it. It was nice to see Batman dole out some beatdowns. Read Full Review

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