Justice League #48

Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Aaron Lopresti Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 8, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 23
7.1Critic Rating
5.9User Rating

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As writer Simon Spurrier jumps on board for the start of the three-part tale “The Rule of War,” it’s close encounters…of a Justice League kind! After answering a distress signal from distant space, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, and Green Lantern discover an abandoned cargo ship full of young aliens! When the League attempts to return the children to their home planet, they are met with awe, terror, and war! Thus begins a three-part storyline that will take the League to a previously unknown planet, with an all-new species, a dangerous mystery, and a new, otherworldly villain.

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Jul 8, 2020

    Justice League #48 makes our heroes face a moral choice when a new species of aliens wants them to become their Gods.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 7, 2020

    This book is an excellent superhero comic due to the inventive nature of the alien race, the great plotting that keeps you on your toes, and the way the superheroes are individuals and not a singular voice. This is good sci-fi storytelling and even better team superhero comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 8, 2020

    It's a very different kind of Justice League story, and that's a win in itself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jul 9, 2020

    Justice League #48 is a good first step in what hopefully will be an exciting new chapter for the Justice League. Snyder and Venditti's runs are two very tough acts to follow. However, I have confidence that Spurrier will be up to the challenge. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Watch - Ethan Coney Jul 10, 2020

    Overall an impressive set-up issue for a new Justice league Sci-Fi venture. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Jul 7, 2020

    Read it for the politics " not the pencils. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 7, 2020

    Even though these current Justice League stories are happening in a space that makes them so that they don't feel as big as they should or even at times...... that they matter at all.  With this new creative team coming on that at least makes this feel more exciting right out of the gate and for what Si Spurrier gave us here, I'm interested to see what he'll bring to the party for the rest of this story because it at least felt different than what we've been previously getting out of this title. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 8, 2020

    Lopresti does some great work with the art for the most part. While the Justice league characters look great and the backgrounds are filled with detail, the aliens are unremarkable and unmemorable. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Jul 12, 2020

    The Justice League is ill-suited for the challenge they face as they're deep in space and way out of their depth. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail Jul 8, 2020

    Another fill in arc, and this one has a Silver Age feel to it. It is a densely packed story that takes The Justice League many places, but probably won't matter in the long run. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 7, 2020

    Justice League enjoyed a resurgence under Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, but now it seems like the title is back to treading water and relying on its name value instead of highly engaging, episodic issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Jul 8, 2020

    This isn't the best Justice League story by any stretch (it suffers from every superhero trying to get in ideological points, and the art feels rushed and sloppy), but it does have a certain charm to it. In a way it reminds me of a storyline you'd see in the Justice League cartoon, or maybe one of Gardner Fox's Justice League issues. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Jul 8, 2020

    I think the premise is decent for a one-off story, and it definitely could get better. But it's even more expensive than ever to get DC comic books here in Australia, and that weighs on my mind more and more every time I read a mediocre issue of a book that continues to hit me with directionless content. Read Full Review

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