Justice League #60

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, Ram V Artist: Xermanico, David Marquez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 21, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 34
7.6Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

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Superman, Batman, Green Arrow, Black Canary, Aquaman, and Hawkgirl join forces with Black Adam to fight an all-new world conqueror! But how do they stop the unstoppable power known as Brutus? Enter new mega-power sensation Naomi, who comes face to face with the League and brings along Queen Hippolyta of the Amazons for a blockbuster battle for the ages-with a last-page cliffhanger that will leave everyone guessing what’s next!
And in the backup tale, the new Justice League meets the new Justice League Dark, and the demon Etrigan calls the team to action-but Batman has other plans. This team needs a leader, but what twisted secret pr more

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Apr 26, 2021

    Add the fun character moments and some great action and you have an all around wonderful issue.  People should be reading this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth May 12, 2021

    Justice League #60 is chock full of Justice League goodness, from the main story to the backup. Bendis is doing a bang-up job with his new League, bringing a new team together and seemingly having a lot of fun with it. Marquez is the perfect artist for it- guy feels like he was born for this job. Add Bonvillains coloring to the whole, and its wonderful. V and Xermanico are building a great story in the backup, one that makes readers sorry they arent doing a full-length Justice League Dark book. Justice League #60 is a one-two punch of Justice League greatness. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Apr 20, 2021

    Justice League #60 is a textbook, near-perfect example of how thematic elements can - and should - drive a story before action. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Apr 27, 2021

    Both stories in Justice League #60 build on the strong start from last issue. Bendis seems to be bringing his A game to this title so far and Ram V always does so. And they are backed up with some fantastic artwork from Marquez and Xermanico. Things are looking pretty good for the months ahead for both stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux Apr 24, 2021

    Justice League #60 shows a huge improvement over the already competent first issue. As the team dynamic begins to solidify, so too does the direction of the plot. The creative team manages to sidestep my hang-ups about Black Adam and manages to make me look forward to what he brings to the table. This is a fine issue that makes the future of the title look more bright. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 20, 2021

    This book seems to be finding its momentum, but the main story is still a little slow. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 20, 2021

    David Marquez has a beautiful art style to these characters. There are a lot of great details throughout as well as characters that have great expression filled moments. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Apr 21, 2021

    In a short in the back of the issue, the Justice League Dark team meets the OG Justice League and Zatanna is appointed the leader of the JLD. Meanwhile, Merlin is out in the streets bringing monsters to life from classic literature. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 20, 2021

    This is one of the better value deluxe books from DC as the new Justice League arcs are getting underway with some intriguing ideas and character combinations. If Bendis can get a more accurate tone for his Leaguers, this could be one of DCs stronger titles. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Apr 21, 2021

    If you liked last month's outing, this one won't disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 24, 2021

    Good, solid issue that keeps the story moving, but the “Bendis-speak” dialogue and forced character options are a little wanting. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Apr 21, 2021

    As a consumer, I might not have gained much from this issue " but as a creator, I appreciate that this book can take its time. It's not in a rush to wow you, and because of this, it allows us to enjoy the ride for what it is. Justice League and Justice League Dark make a great combo package " even if I disagree with them being saddled together in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Apr 26, 2021

    The quality of the artwork and backup story in "Justice League" #60 is held back by a weak script in the main feature. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Apr 21, 2021

    With the larger cast, the main feature slides into bits of infamous "Bendis dialogue" and I still feel that Marquez's artwork feels either rushed or misinked in some way. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 20, 2021

    For anyone who had previously been following Naomi in any book that Brian Michael Bendis threw her in..... you'll learn nothing new about the character here but get to hear everything you already know all over again. The big thing we learn here is that her world isn't in the Multiverse but we're given no information for context behind this so it's a big "Wow" moment that means nothing ultimately and in the end, I'm just thankful that our heroes felt like friends and that the art came off looking wonderful. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AIPT - Ryan Perry Apr 20, 2021

    Justice League is not good enough to be DC's flagship book, but Justice League Dark is incredible and everyone should read it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Donald Townsend Apr 22, 2021

    I continue to look forward to the progression of both of these stories, and I also appreciate the separate tones that each artistic team brings to the book. While in each case the stories in this issue are a bit more focused on information-gathering than on moving the plot along, I understand that it's (mostly) necessary to the overall arcs themselves. The backup does a better job of exploring the characters and world that we already have, whereas the main story is quick to jump back into a Multiverse so soon after Death Metal. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    sean.walsh747 Apr 20, 2021

    Bendis' dialogue in this issue is some of the worst I've seen from him since he's come to DC. We get a whole issue of exposition telling us what we already know from the Naomi series, as well as several pages of Superman telling his teammates that Black Adam is a hero now and they should trust him even though they have no reason to. The art is great though!

    The Justice League Dark backup by Ram V is very good and is the only reason to pick up this book

  • 1.0
    Wella27 Apr 22, 2021

    It was what I expected. Bendis is a sign of failure. Thank you DC. In the last two years, You managed to stop me from reading the Superman and Action Comics books and now I am going to stop reading the Justice League. I still gave the opportunity and read this. But the dialogue and the decisions of the characters reminded me of all of Bendis' "work" in DC.

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  • 6.5
    Harold Apr 21, 2021

    Really? Black Adam and Naomi instead of Martian Manhunter, Cyborg or Hal Jordan? This is very ridiculous. The other ridiculous thing is that Superman forced the others to be on the team with Black Adam but no good reason. Except for these, I can say that reading the Oliver amused me in this issue, it was nice in the drawings. However, Dc needs to replace the team urgently. I hope this JL team is just a one-volume squad...

  • 4.5
    Bats20832 Apr 22, 2021

    Does might make right for this JL's Superman? Are we reading Justice League OR the League of Heroes and Villains (as convenient) (or another version of Injustice)? Should we walk away like Hippolyta in disgust? Or should we applaud the Bendis' Superman call to give mass-murderers with superpowers a second chance?

    I was hesitant to read it because of Bendis and had forgotten I had subscribed.
    The ethical question of whether mass murderers can be members of Justice League is real question, not just for Bendis and JL, but for DC Comics. So far, the Superman argument is that mass murderers are OK for the Justice League. Sounds like something the Injustice Superman would say. Arguing against the Bendis Superman (or DC Comics w more

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  • 1.0
    Dave Apr 20, 2021

    If talking heads and Bendis “cool” speak is what you like you’ll love this if good stories are what you want his book is not

  • 1.0
    uktsr Apr 24, 2021

    Get bendis out of DC

  • 8.0
    Merlyn Apr 20, 2021

    Better than the first one, though by that cliffhanger I'm expecting the third one to come back to the initial form.

  • 8.0
    SONOFBATMANN Apr 20, 2021

    Never did I think that I would find a Jorge Luis Borges reference in a JLD comic. Morrison had some great use of Borges back in his Batman Inc with the Argentina plot. This alone made up for Bendis garbage that populated the first half of this issue.

  • 8.0
    Boudi Apr 24, 2021

    The takes on characters like Adam, Hippolyta and Batman are on point. The art is good. There are a few good moments like Aquaman telling kids that Batman and Superman are adorable. And Ragmam os back! If there is a writter that can write this character well, it has to be Ram V.

  • 8.0
    UxasIs Apr 27, 2021

    I was very skeptical when I saw Bendis was writing this, but this has actually turned out to be quite good so far.

  • 7.5
    axdn Apr 20, 2021

    To be honest I am not a Bendis fan, but overral this was a fun issue, hopefully next issue we will have some more development, JLD was awesome!

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Apr 25, 2021

    Eh, to my surprise, I'm still enjoying the Bendis' story. It's fun. Not the most logical one, and the dialogue could be better at some points, but it's fun. The JLD story was great as usual.

  • 7.5
    Watchtower022 May 1, 2021

    Pacing will always be Bendis’ big issue in my opinion, often taking a full issue to complete something that should have been done in a few pages. But I actually enjoyed the interactions of the Justice League here. Even though I felt it was too easy allowing Black Adam to join. And I enjoyed the piece with Hippolyta, but I’m curious how she’ll continue to fit in.

    The back up story was fantastic. Makes me bummed that JLDark doesn’t have its own on going because V and Xermanico deserve it. Love me some Ragman!

  • 7.0
    F.T. Wolf Apr 21, 2021

    Bendis' run is shaping up to be a good one if you ask me. Don't fully agree with the direction I think he's taken, but the writing (especially the character interactions) is well done.
    The JLDark backup is good to, but a bit to short.

  • 7.0
    Rick Jonez Apr 27, 2021

    More exposition of the DCU status of Hippolyta and Diana status would've been appreciated. Pairing JLD with JL in one book does work, imo. Felt like mostly talk for a "2nd issue", lacking grabber scenes.

  • 7.0
    EDiakota Apr 30, 2021

    " And I'm Batman."
    - BATMAN

  • 6.0
    Criminology. Apr 21, 2021

    I feel like it's too early to have any concrete opinions on how the Bendis's run will shape up, especially seeing how slow the start is. However for now I don't see anything particularly interesting or really that much unique about the direction Bendis is taking his Justice League , but of course all that can change and maybe it's for a reason like this.

    The character's voices are pretty on point in my opinion, still there are some questionable decision with the dialogue and surely the whole Black Adam situation is the epitome of questionable, which I hope get explored more.

    Overall issue 60 is a set-up for what's coming next, while also being exactly what you would expect from Bendis, a lot of talking, some light h more

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  • 4.5
    Psycamorean Apr 25, 2021

    I... hate Bendis' writing. I don't care about Naomi. I don't care about her home planet, unless she leeeeaves (I understand it's not another planet). I just have no interest in this story. The backup, however, was much better. I really wish it wasn't being bundled with this terrible Justice League comic.

  • 3.0
    Nightmare of Solomon Apr 20, 2021

    What book are these critics reading that just handwave Bendis' terrible dialogue?

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