Justice League #54

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Xermanico Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 7, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 24
7.8Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

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“Doom Metal” part two of five storms the stage in this essential Dark Nights: Death Metal tie-in! It’s the Titans reunion you've been clamoring for when Starfire and Cyborg join Nightwing in this twisted Justice League. The team is hell-bent for Brimstone Bay to free the Legion of Doom, but what horrors and desires will the Valley of Starros reveal to them-and who or what is the villain named Mindhunter?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Oct 8, 2020

    Justice League #54 is another fine installment of Joshua Williamson's Dark Nights: Death Metal tie-in story. Williamson's “Doom Metal” clearly succeeds in adding depth to the overall event, and is worth checking out if you've been enjoying Death Metal. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Keith Reid-Cleveland Oct 11, 2020

    This was a strong issue that's continuing an enjoyable side story and calls back to our nerdy, DC universe roots for all the nostalgia points. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 6, 2020

    Im glad this arc has some time to breathe as Williamson and Xermanico have crafted a fun adventure thats worth following to its conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 6, 2020

    The real star here, though, is Xermanico and his detailed art, creating a powerful visual scale that makes this feel like a surreal post-apocalyptic hellscape. DC has kept the tie-ins limited, with only one per week for Death Metal, and they're making every one count. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    The Comicbook Dispatch - acnbat Oct 2, 2020

    Joshua Williamson proves again that he's up to the task of writing DC's premier team book. He's taken a book with lower-tiered characters and brought it to a level higher than previous writers did with the so-called Trinity. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Oct 12, 2020

    "Justice League" #54 is a delightfully subtle "Dark Nights: Death Metal" tie-in with strong execution from both the art and script. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 6, 2020

    This is a good second part of the "Doom Metal" story arc. Justice League #54 is entirely different under the guise of Death Metal, but it's an interesting twist if you give it a chance. It also houses a closer look at Nightwing that should interest fans of the character. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 6, 2020

    While I do wish that some of the art in this issue was detailed a bit more, I'm having a fun time with this Death Metal tie-in. It's not only showing us more of the world of the Metalverse but showcasing different characters in their pursuit to win smaller battles in the overall war while our Trinity are going after the bigger problems in the main event.   Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Oct 7, 2020

    I gotta say, I dunno how I got stuck with some of the genuinely good Death Metal tie-ins. I have a lot of issues with the main story " a lot " but the concepts that all of these creators have been throwing around have potential, and it's been nice to read a story that's happy to follow-through with some of those concepts, without seeming like they're rushing them beyond belief. Genuinely excited for the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 12, 2020

    A little confusing in the beginning, but makes for an interesting change-of-pace issue, and the quasi-Titans reunion is handled very nicely. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Oct 11, 2020

    Justice League #54 is another effective tie-in to Dark Nights: Death Metal. Joshua Williamson and Xermanico make full use of the setting to give us a Mad Max-style adventure with a unique Justice League team. The sense of history with the team members will be something fans who have followed this group of characters will greatly appreciate. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail Oct 7, 2020

    Justice League has finally found a regular writer. Unfortunately, the title is immediately thrown into a crossover. While the book is decent, and you can enjoy it without reading Death Metal, it still suffers from not having a focus. Xermancios art does elevate the book into being worth a purchase regardless. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Oct 6, 2020

    This issue's a fun read, despite its imperfections. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Oct 6, 2020

    For better or worse,Justice League #54 continues the "Doom Metal" story, but offers little in the way of originality despite some strong character beats. The art is great and suits the tale, but readers might find themselves feeling more ho-hum than blown away. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Oct 7, 2020

    If you aren't following the events of the DC Universe closely, take a pass. Read Full Review

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