Justice League #40

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 5, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 31
7.5Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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The next chapter for comics' premier superteam begins! An unexpected arrival from the stars brings a dire warning to the Justice League: A new breed of conquerors is on the march. Led by Superman's nemesis Eradicator, a genetically engineered, super-powered strike team has come to subjugate Earth. To aid the Justice League, Batman makes the unprecedented decision of enlisting an ancient, unrivaled power, which calls into question who, exactly, is in charge. With the League on unsure footing, will they be ready to save the world?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Feb 5, 2020

    While the Justice League #40 might come as a bit of a jolt to anyone hoping for some sort of resolution or at least acknowledgement of the previous issue's cliffhanger, it serves as a great intro to a new era for the title. Also, the dissociation from the previous run makes this an ideal jumping-on spot for new readers. I have high hopes that with Venditti as writer, some great stories lie ahead. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail Feb 5, 2020

    Justice League #40 hits this week, and you could consider it a new #1. The creative team here takes the title in a new direction and focus, afforded by the clean slate that Scott Snyder left the book with. The Justice League is in good hands with Robert Venditti and Doug Mahnke. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 5, 2020

    The Eradicator aligned with an army as powerful as Superman definitely makes for a unique threat. Itll be interesting to see where Venditti and his artists take the arc next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Cody White Feb 5, 2020

    Justice League #40(Venditti, Mahnke, Friend, Baron, Napolitano) is off to a strong start with back-to-the-basics, straight-forward superhero action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Feb 5, 2020

    Justice League #40 debuts with a new creative team, new approach, and new conflict. The League faces the Eradicator and his Daxamite army as they look to conquer Earth and put the smackdown on our favorite Kryptonian. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 5, 2020

    Who knows for certain how any of this is playing out after our conclusion to the previous issue, but with that aside this is a cool issue with a pretty interesting plot that I can't wait to dive further into.  The art is great this issue and the personal touches to each of the characters to what they're dealing with in their own individual books was a great touch too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 5, 2020

    Overall, Venditti seems most connected here to the Green Lantern characters, which isn't a big surprise given his extended history on the line. His John Stewart is very strong, although the team is down to a bare five right now (with a sixth member revealed on the cover). It's a back-to-basics run with some interesting subplots, and should keep the title strong while it waits for the next big development. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Feb 7, 2020

    Yes, Scott Snyder will be missed. But, the Justice League is in very capable hands with Venditti at the helm. If you were thinking of dropping Justice League with the departure of Snyder then I would urge you to give Justice League #40 a try. This title is well worth your money. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    GWW - Deron Generally Feb 5, 2020

    Doug Mahnke has some awesome art in this issue. All of the characters look amazing and the details in the panels keep the reader engaged. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 10, 2020

    After last issue's Bolivan Army non-ending, I had hoped for answers, but what I got instead was the beginning of a new crisis. It's got strong art and interesting character interactions, though, so I enjoyed it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Feb 8, 2020

    It's good, but don't expect it to blow you away. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Feb 5, 2020

    I'm not sure if I'll love this run or not, but I can appreciate a comic that grows on you, and this one certainly did. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Feb 6, 2020

    Our heroes stand ready to eradicate the Eradicator in a solid "Justice League". Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 6, 2020

    The result is a Justice League story that is certainly solid and decently entertaining, but also one that will likely be disposable and forgettable against the rest of DC's week-to-week output. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 5, 2020

    This is a very standard superhero comics story. The heroes are all accounted for, a threat--that they should have all seen coming considering they were just in space--is adequately deadly, and there's enough action to wet your whistle. Unfortunately, an adequate and somewhat basic superhero story pales a bit by comparison to many other stories coming out right now. Maybe when the threat begins to reveal the stakes the story will become more interesting, but as it stands this is a decent popcorn fodder superhero tale. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Sequential Planet - Matt Herman Feb 11, 2020

    Vendetti kicks off his Justice League run with a decent but whelming start. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Feb 5, 2020

    Everything about Justice League #40 is delivered clearly, yet there's no reason to care about a single panel of it and that makes it perfectly fine filler. Read Full Review

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