Justice League #44

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Xermanico Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 6, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 17
8.1Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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Cold war kickoff! After receiving a distress signal from Aquaman, the Justice League travels to Antarctica, where they discover an ancient prison at the bottom of the legendary pit of Tartarus. But who picked the locks within? Freed from their shackles, creatures of myth and horror emerge to battle the team, while the League must confront their own personal demons. What exactly lies at the base of this well, and what will be left of the Justice League when they discover its secret?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil May 15, 2020

    I have been enjoying Venditti's run on the title. It's unfortunate that it will be a rather short run. Justice League #44, like the previous issues, has given us a glimpse what could have been a long and successful run. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke May 12, 2020

    I liked this issue and how it sets things up with a big fight sequence. The art is incredible and some of the best you'll see probably for the entire month. If you like a smash hit of fight scenes with your favorite superheroes, don't pass on Justice League. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail May 13, 2020

    It has been awhile since The Justice League was available to read, but this issue is a perfect jumping on point. A really fun adventure that leaves the reader with a tease of something larger to come. It is too bad Robert Venditti wont be on the title for long, because he writes some really fun Justice League comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    GWW - Deron Generally May 13, 2020

    Xermanico delivers some amazing art in this issue. The creatures look beautifully menacing and the details throughout the panels are awesome. There are some great hero moments throughout and Xermanico does a brilliant job of showcasing scale. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Keith Reid-Cleveland May 15, 2020

    Overall, this is the kind of pacing you can't maintain for an entire story, but it's sure a lot of fun when you're in it. My only hope is that the following issues find a good balance, and we'll come out of it with a solid story from top to bottom. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 12, 2020

    This isn't intended to be the start of the next massive arc, but Venditti's strength is telling enjoyable stories in a short span. Justice League needed some smaller arcs and this is the start of another fun one even if doesn't shake up the foundation of the DCU. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge May 12, 2020

    While not a groundbreaking return for the JLA, Justice League #44 still offers the breezy, burly fun of superhero comics wrapped in impressive visuals. Shepherd by Robert Venditti’s script and slick, stagey visuals of Xermanico and Romulo Fajardo, Jr., this return issue offers fun, frivolity, and fights as the Justice League face down legends made real in the shadow of the South Pole. Time will tell if the League can withstand the start of this new “Cold War,” but for now Justice League #44 provides a solid return to shelves for DC’s Big Six. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch May 12, 2020

    I don't particularly mind if the rest of the arc doesn't hold up as well as this issue in the coming weeks: I can't see myself finding this story bad, and in a worst-case scenario, it'll still probably be a decent read like Venditti's Eradicator arc. What I'm happy about is, in this issue at least, I had a great time with the visuals that the writer, illustrator and colourist have worked together to bring to the table. They've managed to make me invested in a story that I know isn't important in the grand scheme of things, and that's always a good job! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 14, 2020

    Good use of the core characters and some genuinely thrilling monster action. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 18, 2020

    Even with those questions, Justice League #44 is a solid first chapter of story, using the six Leaguers' (the base cartoon team minus Martian Manhunter and Hawkgirl and adding in the King of the Seas) well, with a very successful shocking moment from Batman making it clear that things are gonna get weird. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas May 13, 2020

    Justice League #44 is a solid issue. Venditti's script is action packed and fun. Xermanico and Fajardo's art is fantastic and dynamic. My only complaint about the status quo for Justice League is that Venditti's work feels like a placeholder. It's something to kill the time until Dark Nights: Death Metal has finished. Nevertheless, it's readable Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 12, 2020

    While there is a lot of fun in watching our heroes beat on some mythological monsters, not to mention an exciting cliffhanger that I can't wait to find out about in the next issue, there just isn't a lot of story going on here to let me know what we're currently dealing with because we spend the majority of it........ just fighting monsters.  The art is great though and I look forward to what comes next, I just wish that we got more out of this particular issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine May 13, 2020

    This new issue might not break the wheel, but it does a serviceable job of taking some of the biggest heroes of the DCU and giving them a threat worthy of their team. Read Full Review

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