Justice League #45

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Eddy Barrows Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 27, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 18
7.4Critic Rating
6.3User Rating

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The Spirit of Vengeance goes global! After spending untold time in isolation, the Spectre is back, and his thirst for retribution will ripple across the Earth! As old wounds are reopened under the Spectre's unstoppable influence, it's up to the Justice League to stop the conflict. But how can they act on a global stage when they must first contend with their own resentments?

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton May 28, 2020

    Justice League #45 was a fun read that provided a dope fight between the team that ultimately sets up the conflict they'll face for this arc and beyond. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 26, 2020

    Eddy Barrows has some great art in this issue. The characters look great. The fight between the team members had energy, but only really followed through in a couple of moments. Everything with the Spectre was awesome and the Corrigan moments stood out visually. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 26, 2020

    Venditti takes things to an interesting direction with a new location at the end of the issue that promises to keep this arc rolling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas May 26, 2020

    They're still stalling for Dark Nights: Death Metal, but at least they're doing it in style. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 26, 2020

    Justice League #45 does a great job building the intrigue around this "Cold War" storyline. The fighting between the Justice League members worked in well with how this issue spotlighted the problem around Spectre's sudden appearance. With this and how the issue ended, Justice League #45 did its job building hype for how things will turn out moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 27, 2020

    We've seen some interesting Spectre stories lately, including a team-up with Batman, but this issue has the scale to show just how scary the character can be when used well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil May 28, 2020

    Justice League #47 yet again shows us a glimmer of the potential epic Justice League run we might have gotten if he was sticking around for the long haul. I look forward to seeing how he caps off his run on the title over the next two issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze May 28, 2020

    By the end of Justice League #45, I was glad that I didn't feel too disappointed by the change in direction that this book took. The new story does give you a reason to keep looking forward to more. Great action, character moments, and visual appeal. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 26, 2020

    Yeah, you'll get some big beat downs from the Justice League taking on themselves, which I know can get old at times, but beyond the concept that our heroes secretly have grudges against each other, this issue in this arc really elevates the story in a cool way that makes me really interested in what's to come from this arc because essentially....... it's the Justice League vs the powers of The Presence..... and that just screams cool.  The art is amazing and I can't wait to see what we get next. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch May 27, 2020

    Character drama is at the heart of every story, whether you're dealing with a conflict between neighbours or gods. Making this story stem from Jim Corrigan's internal conflict " and how that manages to affect the world around him " gives this book a weight that the previous arc did not have for me. This story feels important, even if it isn't an event, which speaks to the quality of the book. I'm actually really interested in seeing where things go from here! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail May 27, 2020

    If you are picking up this book and are not the biggest continuity nerd, it will read like a fun comic. However, the second you try and place this book into the larger DC Universe, certain elements fall apart. In no means is this a bad book, but it is an uneven puzzle piece that does not fit into the whole, both in story and art. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 26, 2020

    The second part of the latest story arc is a bit formulaic, but still a fun superhero action ride. It looks good, offers an interesting cliffhanger, and even plays around with the higher powers in the DCU.  Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine May 29, 2020

    The premise is an interesting one and this issue is a prime example of some good old fashioned super hero fare. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 2, 2020

    On a positive note, the art of Eddy Barrows downplays the shitty post-Flashpoint version of the Flash‘s costume by hiding the ridiculous grooves in his costume as much as possible by keeping the speedster in motion for most of the comic (and refusing to fill in that awful yellow piping). Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 26, 2020

    Justice League #45 feels like the epitome of a mixed bag, with its insights into the League’s characters clashing with numerous discordant elements across the storyline. That’s not to say this is a bad comic, but it for sure doesn’t do justice to either Robert Venditti or Eddy Barrows’ skills - if you’re looking for some by-the-numbers superhero action, you could do worse than this book, but this isn’t a highlight for anyone involved, either. Read Full Review

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