Justice League #62

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, Ram V Artist: Xermanico, David Marquez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 2, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 42
7.0Critic Rating
5.3User Rating

The Justice League! The biggest heroes! The biggest threats! With their powers out of control and trapped on a world they do not understand, the League must band together like never before. Queen Hippolyta is forced to confront her new destiny. All this and a last page so shocking that it will have fans of Naomi screaming!
Meanwhile, in our bonus story, the Justice League Dark are trapped in the Library of Babel, where they are learning the hard way that the pen is mightier than their swords. Elsewhere, Merlin sets his sights on a lost city that hides the key to his violent delights. Could this mean a violent end for all?

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jun 9, 2021

    Justice League #62 continues the high this book has been on since Bendis took it over. It's just completely entertaining, both the main and the backup, and that's just how a Justice League book should be. Both stories are a lot of fun, with cool twists and turns. Justice League is quickly becoming the premier team book in comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jun 1, 2021

    To those fans snagging this series for the JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK backup, you get much more significance, secrets, and set up for a story thats sure to be a home run hit. Furthermore, the art in both stories is stellar adding its own distinctive outlet to both narratives. Sure, I wish Bendis story was a bit more clear. However, Im holding out hope for more to be revealed soon. And in the meantime, Rams story could be worth the buy alone! Pick this issue up, let me know why you think, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jun 4, 2021

    As the two streak back to the fight, they see an explosion.The Flash has figured out the math and has brought him and Hippolyta in as reinforcements.How I love this panel. Hippolyta has ended Brutus, knocking him out cold. She stands over him like a victorious gladiator ... or a hunter who has killed something. Even her banter about beheading anyone who challenges her is amazing! I don't mind Hippolyta being like this. It should (and does) contrast her from Diana.But I'd wear this as a t-shirt. Just brilliant work by Marquez. But this is sort of a rescue mission.The Flash knows this world is slowly poisoning his friends. They need to get back home.Before the return trip can start though, Zumbado has arrived. He has controlled this world. And now he is here to face off with Naomi and her new friends.All right, as someone thirsty for information about Naomi, I like this cliffhanger. I can only imagine that chapter 5 will fill in some details. It better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Jun 3, 2021

    Both stories are excellent albeit somewhat slow. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Jun 4, 2021

    In the bonus Justice League Dark story, the JLD are learning fast that you can't fight literature with measly weapons. You gotta get down and dirty with the magic.  Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 1, 2021

    Marquez does some great work with the art in this issue. There is some awesome action throughout. The JL Dark story is brilliantly illustrated by Xermanico. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Watch - Rik Mertens Jun 2, 2021

    We could have used more explanation about what's happening to Naomi, Superman and Black Adam? The introduction of Queen Hippolyta is inspired. The Justice League Dark has fun in a library. It's good from cover to cover. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 1, 2021

    Overall, what we've seen so far of this run isn't bad, but it's very scattered and we still don't feel like we actually know this Justice League. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail Jun 3, 2021

    The story stalls a bit in this issue, but the art is still incredible. Justice League focuses on the battle with Brutus and not much else, which does not move the story forward significantly. A bit of a down point in an otherwise entertaining arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jun 2, 2021

    Justice League #62 features two brilliant stories, yet still would benefit from just being one. They feature superb plots with blockbuster writers and artists at the helm. Bendis and V have two ensemble casts where both are fantastically utilized. And the art teams have created terrific pages that show off their abilities. But the two stories are vastly different in tone and take time away from the other. Justice League and Justice League Dark should be separate comics so that the reader doesnt get frustrated by their presence. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Jun 2, 2021

    It's a smoother issue, one that feels short due to the number of spreads and action sequences but is still an enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 1, 2021

    We've got amazing art in both our stories, but like previously JLD's backup is the reason to be here in my mind as it's setting up what feels like one hell of a story while revealing some secrets along the way. Justice League is just throwing a fight at us with characters acting strange with no real reason. Hopefully, that changes as we continue but right now the Justice League story isn't doing much for me. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Jun 2, 2021

    Growing up, one of my favourite books to read was Streets of Gotham! That had both a strong main story and a really cool Manhunter backup, both of which eventually collided and crossed over with one another. That's the same formula for this book " but I like it a lot less when the backup outshines the main comic, and we're forking out more and more money to read a book that shouldn't be sidelined to the final pages of Justice League. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Donald Townsend Jun 3, 2021

    The main story continues to slog along with a focus on action peppered in with little storytelling progression. The voice that Brian Michael Bendis uses for his characters still seems to be indistinguishable from each other, which is jolting. Any of the heroes' speech can easily be replaced by Brutus or any other regular citizen wandering around. I can't really ignore this 'sameness' of personality, and it takes me from the story, which is mainly carried by the admittedly gorgeous artwork, which covers while simultaneously emphasizing the simplicity of the events themselves. Justice League Dark, by contrast, is frustrating only in its short length. The story seems tighter in its telling, and the detailed artwork here continues to add to the gritty and complex nature of the story. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 7, 2021

    The main story is a mess, but the Justice League Dark backup is a lot of fun, and the art in both halves of the story is pretty good. I'd really like to get things moving, though, and Bendis' dialogue is just. NOT working. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 1, 2021

    At this point Justice League is dragging Justice League Dark down so much they warrant separate ratings. Read Full Review

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