Justice League #53

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Xermanico Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 16, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 28
7.9Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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“Doom Metal” part one of five-the Dark Nights: Death Metal tie-in that will directly impact the finale of that event! Nightwing’s on a mission to free the Legion of Doom from Perpetua’s clutches.  But to do so, he’ll need the help of none other than…Lex Luthor?! The surprises are only just beginning, as Nightwing, Lex, and a new Justice League must fight their way through an Earth twisted by the Dark Multiverse. Titans will be tested, hearts will be broken, and blood will be spilled!

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

    Justice League #53 is an intriguing opening to this Dark Nights: Death Metal tie-in. From what I have seen in this issue, I predict that Williamson and Xermanico have a fantastic story ahead for us. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 15, 2020

    It's not a stretch to think that of the various tie-ins this will be one of the stronger Death Metal books with this cast, Xermanico's art and Williamson's terrific characterizations and clear comprehension of current and previous continuity. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Sep 15, 2020

    If you're reading Death Metal you won't want to miss this. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Sep 15, 2020

    Writer Joshua Williamson conjures up a wild narrative full of adventure, fights, and unions between unlikely allies. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 15, 2020

    Xermanico delivers some truly breathtaking art in this issue. Everything from the backgrounds to the characters look great. The Slaughter Swamp interlude is fantastic, but the first few pages showing Robin's view of the League are some of the best I've seen recently. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Keith Reid-Cleveland Sep 18, 2020

    Overall, this was a good set-up, and it looks like “Doom Metal” is going to be exciting and give some of the lesser-known characters some shine in one of DC's biggest titles.  Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 15, 2020

    There's maybe a bit too much exposition in this issue, as Luthor explains what's happened to the world, but the action and dialogue are both strong. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail Sep 16, 2020

    Justice League is back. If you have been skipping the fill-in issues, now is the time to pick the book up again. This arc continues directly after Scott Snyder's run and finally starts addressing lingering cliffhangers. If you are reading Death Metal you will have a bit more info, but it is not essential for understanding this book. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 15, 2020

    As far as side quests go, this book delivers. You get the banding of heroes together, good villains, and high stakes all established in the first chapter. There's even a good use of the mentor figure you see in the hero's journey that plays into an untrustworthy world. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 15, 2020

    The Justice League series seems to matter again and that's an amazing feeling. While I will need to see more from these tie-ins to be fully on board with what we'll be getting out of this series, what we got here was interesting enough to keep me interested, while using its time to explore the world of Death Metal as much as it could........ not to mention that the art was great throughout so yeah, I'm down with Justice League right now. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Sep 15, 2020

    "Doom Metal" kicks off inJustice League #53, and although the art is gorgeous, the plot feels threadbare and by-the-numbers. There's definite potential for growth - due more to overarching narrative promise than anything technically delivered here - but it may take another issue or two to reach it. Turns out, not even death metal can rock at an eleven every time. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Sep 16, 2020

    Doom Metal is ramping up to be my favourite Death Metal content I've read so far" not that the bar is particularly high. Whether I end up enjoying the final product or not, I'm just happy to be reading a comic that is trying to tell a smaller story with some of my favourite characters " even if they're stuck in a cosmic epic that I have no real investment in. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Sep 16, 2020

    Justice League #53 reads like a footnote"an afterthought featuring B-list characters and subplots for something much larger. Read Full Review

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