Justice League #42

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 4, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 16
7.7Critic Rating
6.1User Rating

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The Justice League suffers defeat after defeat in the ever-tightening grip of the Eradicator. But do the heroes have a greater plan? It's up to the Flash to outwit and outrun the onslaught of Daxamites, but his next step may be his last.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Mar 4, 2020

    With Justice League #42, Robert Venditti continues to show that he is up to the task of writing the adventures of DC's foremost super team. With Venditti writing the League's adventures, the future looks bright for the title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Mar 9, 2020

    This is the Justice League the way it should be, with high-octane action and a "challenge of the super-friends" that makes you want to stand up and cheer when the good guys figure out how to win. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 4, 2020

    Venditti is settling in nicely as the new JL writer and regardless of the art team hes working with, the book definitely seems to be in good hands. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Mar 4, 2020

    Aaron Lopresti delivers some great art throughout this issue. The characters look great and I love the classic feel of the art. The action is executed brilliantly with a sense of power and energy, especially when Flash begins his part. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Cody White Mar 7, 2020

    Justice League #42 (Venditti, Lopresti) are producing a consistently classic Justice League story that is fun but feels like it lacks depth. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Mar 6, 2020

    In Justice League #42 the Eradicator and his Daxamite army continue to reign supreme over the Justice League, but a new plan promises to turn the tide over in the good guys' favor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail Mar 6, 2020

    Another quick and fun read of Justice League. If you opted out of Scott Snyder's run, maybe this is the time to jump back in. The Justice League feels like a series focused on action and fun. While it isn't groundbreaking, it might be exactly what you need on your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 4, 2020

    Overall, this back-to-basics run has been entertaining, but my biggest hangup is probably Eradicator being turned SO evil that it's hard to see him ever going back to his original characterization as an antihero. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Mar 6, 2020

    Final Verdict: It's fine, but don't expect this one to light your world on fire. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 4, 2020

    While I still think that this storyline is really cool and think the concept is compelling as hell, I don't think that this issue in this arc is the strongest.  Yeah, the art looks great and I love the outcome by the end, but the dialog and close to the chest plans that are the majority of the book felt off to me.  I do look forward to what happens next, but I was looking for more out of this. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Mar 4, 2020

    The novelty of a refreshingly small-scale story on Justice League is beginning to wear off, though it's not without its charm all the same. I hope that when we get into further arcs of Venditti's story, he either develops these small stories with a deeper sense of style and individuality, or gives us a stronger through line to keep us invested. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Mar 4, 2020

    Justice League should be big, flashy, and loud, and this story leaves us with a whimper. Read Full Review

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