Justice League #61

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, Ram V Artist: Xermanico, David Marquez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 19, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 37
7.4Critic Rating
6.1User Rating

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The new Justice League is trapped on a world devastated by a super-powered war, and Brutus hungers for a new home of his own-our Earth! With their powers gone haywire, the League must fight their way out of a post apocalyptic Thunderdome of depravity and desperation. On the run with Batman, Naomi learns more dark secrets of her birth world’s broken legacy, while Hawkgirl and Black Canary battle through the henchmen trenches. But where are Superman and Black Adam, and what kind of trouble is Aquaman in? (Hint: it’s bad.)
And in the Justice League Dark story, Ragman joins the hunt! Zatanna, Constantine, Etrigan, and Detective Chimp more

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jun 2, 2021

    Justice League #61 is yet another great issue of this book, both in the main story and backup. Both creative teams are expertly building their respective stories, doing a great job of keeping readers invested. Seeing where both stories go is going to be great. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail May 21, 2021

    Brian Michael Bendis has created an interesting and focused adventure for DC's premier team book. The Justice League is in a new Universe and facing a new threat. And their powers are all out of whack. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas May 18, 2021

    It's fresh. It's fun. It's worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 18, 2021

    Both stories have beautiful art that showcases the characters with wonderful detail and great action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 18, 2021

    Overall, it's quintessentially Bendis on a team book"you like all the characters, but you're not sure if they gel as a team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker May 18, 2021

    Justice League #61 has two brilliant stories contained within it. Both are very different in their tone, pacing, and art style, but the strengths of the respective creators are clear. The Justice League half is energetic and action-packed with comedic elements to the dialogue. The Justice League Dark tale still has abstract quantities and mystical battles but is slower. But to truly shine, the two stories should be placed in different books instead of fighting for space within the same one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 21, 2021

    Black Adam shows up and off screen he is also dispatched by Brutus. Hmmm .. Superman AND Black Adam knocked out! Can these others take down Brutus? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil May 18, 2021

    Overall, the main story is okay, but not spectacular. I'd give Justice League #61 a score of 3 out of 5 if it weren't for the Ram V's impeccable backup story. I'd give his story a 5/5. Hopefully, Bendis will get his story back on track next issue, but who knows when it come to a Bendis story? Anyway, I have no doubt that Ram V and Xermanico's Justice League Dark story on its own is worth the price of the book. So, if Bendis' main story is good too, then that's just gravy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton May 18, 2021

    In the Justice League Dark short at the end of the book, our magical heroes fight literature (literally) in a possessed library.  Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer May 18, 2021

    Justice League #61 continues the strong themes and plot begun last issue, but stumbles a bit with nondescript villains whose motives aren't spelled out clearly. But the JLD backup story is a thing of absolute beauty - this comic's purchase could easily be justified by these ten pages alone! Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch May 19, 2021

    I haven't been giving Justice League outrageously high scores, nor have I given it low ones - overall, I've been pretty favourable towards them, even if I haven't been particularly blown away by what I've read. There's a value to that consistency, though " and sometimes, a book that has good issues from start-to-finish can be a lot better to a read than a book that fluxuates in quality with every chapter. I'm holding out hope for this to be a fun run, at the very least - and the creators haven't given me reason to doubt me yet. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 18, 2021

    Bendis' scripts are making Justice League basically unreadable, but it's still work seeing Marquez's art and the Justice League Dark story more than holds up its end on the entertainment front even if the chasm in writing quality widens. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 18, 2021

    While I'm continuing to enjoy where we're going in the JLD backup, the main Justice League story never really felt like it started as we were transported to a strange and different world where some people felt weird, while others felt fine........ and that's all we did over and over again. The art was great all around but I seriously need more out of Naomi's homeworld and our Justice League characters than what we got here. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Donald Townsend May 20, 2021

    The 'super-powered event' element that has caused the surge in the abilities of meta beings is interesting and adds to the lore of Naomi's origins. I was a bit disappointed that we get to see Black Adam in a bit of a badass scene, but the fight is taken off-panel and we don't get to see how he was dispatched. He seemed to be in full control of his heightened abilities, and it seems a missed opportunity to showcase how his style would have differed from Superman's. The backup of this issue is still interesting, but didn't really advance the story all that much. I was hoping to see Rory use his souls during the confrontation, seeing as how the title was 'Enter the Ragman', but he offered little to the arc here. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer May 19, 2021

    Overall, this is not a great showing by one of DC's tentpole books. Read Full Review

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