Justice League #18

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Pasqual Ferry Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 20, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 21
7.5Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

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The Legion of Doom returns as the history of the Legionnaires Club is revealed! Lex Luthor's mysterious connection to this ancient secret society runs deeper than even his Legion of Doom comrades ever suspected, and his secrets threaten to destroy everything. A blood connection to the dark underbelly of the DCU's history bubbles to the surface in this epic, villainous tale.
RATED T+

  • 9.3
    Comicsverse - Raphael Soohoo Feb 21, 2019

    Writer James Tynion IV returns to Justice League! Brainiac and Lex have a battle of the minds. Tynion nails the characterization of Luthor, and Ferry provides quality artwork. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Feb 20, 2019

    Luthor calls game on Braniac as the two gargantuan intellects join forces like KD and the 73-9 Warriors. The Justice League are now the clear underdogs. Let's hope they can pull off a major upset. The fate of the universe depends on it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 20, 2019

    These two issues have gone an enormous way towards making Snyder and Tynion's Luthor a fully fleshed-out antagonist, as compelling as the heroes, and their take on Brainiac is genuinely menacing. There's a lot of plot going on here, but it wouldn't work half as well without how compelling the characters are. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 20, 2019

    Issue 17 featured Lex and Martian Manhunter and this one focused on Lex and Brainiac. Luthor is in danger of becoming the principal character in Justice League so it's nice to know the next few issues have the team battling a different opponent. If you've been enjoying this series and there's no reason not to, this was another solid issue that further develops one of the Justice League's biggest conflicts yet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Mike Bedard Feb 20, 2019

    What follows is a history of Vandal Savage bringing the power to the greatest minds throughout history. But I think the most fascinating panels in this issue are when Vandal meets with Lex's father. It leads to one of the best exchanges I've seen in a comic book lately. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    GWW - Deron Generally Feb 20, 2019

    Pasqual Ferry's art is good. There isn't much variation in style, but there are really well done moments especially the ones between Lex and Brainiac. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Feb 26, 2019

    James Tynion IV further implants himself as the next in line for the main Justice League title with yet another masterful take on the most sinister villains of The DC Universe. As the next arc dealing with the Justice League of the 6th Dimension begins next issue, now is the perfect time for anyone who hasnt been reading to start. Between Snyder and Tynion, this flagship title continues to stand as the premier team book on store shelves. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 20, 2019

    Justice League #18 gives us another successful issue for the Legion of Doom story arc. Whoever told you you can't focus on the villains like this and create a compelling story is surely mistaken. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Feb 20, 2019

    Smart. Suave. Stupendous. A smart, sophisticated tale! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Feb 20, 2019

    A good issue that reveals a bigger end game is afoot for Snyder and Tynion IV's Justice League. This series continues to wow me with its ideas and well thought out scope. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Feb 20, 2019

    I liked this issue a lot. It's slow and very conversation-heavy, so it may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it's the shifting of a relationship that I didn't expect to see. It subverted my expectations, and I'm pretty excited to read more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - George Chrysostomou Feb 20, 2019

    Taking us on a very different journey, with themes of betrayal, belief and faith, this story explores the Luthor legacy and finds some further truths about the characters involved. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Feb 20, 2019

    Ignoring how unfriendly this series is to new readers, this is a solid issue that offers more of what makes Justice League so beloved. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Feb 22, 2019

    DC has been teasing that something big is happening across the entire line of DCU titles, and it is clear that Justice League is going to be a pivotal piece of this major event. It still isn't clear exactly what's coming, but each issue seems to bring us a step closer, ramping up the anticipation. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Watch - Robert Struble Mar 18, 2019

    Tynion once again takes us into the motivations surrounding the Legion of Doom and while there is very little action in this story, if youve been following Justice League since the start, this issue is quite mindblowing. And if you havent been reading Justice League since the start, go back to No Justice, catch up, and meet us back here! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Feb 20, 2019

    These Legion of Doom issues are character studies, and they are usually pretty interesting ones at that. Justice League #18 is no exception, and while it has its warts, I think it's my favorite issue by James Tynion since he teamed up with Guillem March to put the spotlight on Joker. Ferry and Hi-fi create a distinct aesthetic, and the storytelling works for the most part"even if Ferry drops the ball from time to time. This is a solidly enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Feb 21, 2019

    Justice League #18is good, but it isn't great. Although the issue provides some insightful context, it seems like Tynion is stalling, biding his time until the next arc begins. The last few “Legion of Doom” issues have been fairly good at striking a balance between plot and context; unfortunately, this issue leans too far in one direction. Luckily, the art makes up for some of the issue's shortcomings, as Ferry's pencils are fun and engaging. Certainly, this issue will become more important as the series continues. But for now – it just seemed a bit dull. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 20, 2019

    This Legion of Doom issue gives an expanded look at a lot of stuff we already know and while it gets the bad guys on the same page, it didn't need a whole issue to do it.  I really liked the art, but this one just didn't feel necessary in the overall scheme of things. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Feb 21, 2019

    However, for readers who have been aboard this train since Justice League – No Justice, Justice League #18 is an issue that you should definitely skip. There is no new content at all and it is simply not worth the $4.00 cover price. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Feb 20, 2019

    Not my favorite issue of JL but a very interesting one that has set up a lot of potential for the future of this series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Feb 20, 2019

    Lex's history regarding his father is a noteworthy element, but it just doesn't seem like it needed this much room to breathe, especially after the previous issue did something so similar. Hopefully things can get this story moving soon. Read Full Review

  • 4.7
    Sequential Planet - Matt Herman Feb 21, 2019

    Overall, I enjoyed the history within this issue. But at the same time, there are still plenty of problems with this book. Hopefully, Snyder and Tynion can make the Legion feel like a team again instead of just villains who betray each other or get relegated to the background. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Feb 22, 2019

    There are some good moments to take away from this issue. The story takes a while to get going, but it is also a bit of a mess, and it's not pretty to look at either. Read Full Review

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