Justice League #49

Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Aaron Lopresti Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 15, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 18
6.5Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

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“The Rule of War” part two! After the devastating events of last issue, the League is separated and labeled as alien visitors on a war-torn planet. With events spiraling out of control, and no leader to guide planet Trotha’s citizens, how can the League save this world without interfering? As the team battles rogue factions, Batman makes a startling discovery that will threaten any hope the team has of returning home!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jul 14, 2020

    Justice League #49 is a well-written and beautifully illustrated issue, continuing this fascinating adventure. It will be interesting to see how the team manages to extricate themselves from a situation that is as challenging philosophically as it is physically. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 15, 2020

    What could have been a filler arc has turned into one of the most interesting Justice League stories in recent memories, as the League's new responsibilities threaten to pit them against each other. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail Jul 22, 2020

    The "fill-ins" continue on The Justice League, but at least the one is interesting. This is a politically charged moral tale, but it is also a very interesting read. Seeing the Justice League in a story like this is unique, new and refreshing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Jul 15, 2020

    How can the League save this world without interfering? Justice League #49 provided an excellent answer to that. I had my misgivings about the story unfolding here, but as with most things, you simply have to be patient and look towards what's beneath the surface. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Ethan Coney Jul 15, 2020

    We got a lot of more dialogue compared to action in this latest installment. With that being said, this is a superior issue compared to the previous, which is a big statement from myself as I usually thrive for the action within these titles. Si Spurrier does a brilliant job intensifying the plot in this issue to set up an intriguing finale that will keep us guessing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Jul 19, 2020

    Justice League #49is so much fun. I absolutely loved every moment of it. Si Spurrier is set to have one more issue, and I'm very excited to see how his story ends. Lopresti's pencils are good, and he manages to carry a story that's incredible. For a filler arc, “The Rule” is top-notch. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 14, 2020

    While the art looks great here and there is a bit of fun to be had, this issue mostly just showcases our heroes' inability to learn from a situation and really just makes them look like dumbells in the end.  I do hope that we're able to move on from what we got this issue when we go into the next one because the constant errors in judgment that our heroes found themselves in here got a bit old. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 14, 2020

    Aaron Lopresti does some impressive work with the art in this issue. The characters look amazing and the action is fun and vibrant. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Jul 16, 2020

    This isn't necessarily a bad Justice League story, but it is a startling contrast to how the characters are portrayed in just about every other comic and medium ever. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Jul 18, 2020

    The biggest names in superheroism stumble into fascism and cultural insensitivity with a world full of lives in the balance. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Jul 15, 2020

    There's some interesting work here regarding the lore of the planet they're ruling, and I continue to like Lopresti's designs, but that's nowhere near enough to carry a story that already felt old last issue. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 20, 2020

    It's uncertain who approved a storyline of the Justice League being clueless interstellar colonizers, but writer Si Spurrier and artist Aaron Lopresti's Justice League #49 leaves a distinctly bad taste. Read Full Review

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