Justice League #65

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, Ram V Artist: Sumit Kumar, Steve Pugh Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 21, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 34
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5.0User Rating

The Justice League heads to deep space, on the trail of the most dangerous new criminal in all the galaxy. The biggest threat to the United Planets is on the loose, and no one in the cosmos is safe. Meanwhile, on Earth, Checkmate breaks into the Hall of Justice looking for clues to Black Canary’s secret affiliation. What secret affiliation, you ask? It’s a secret, duh! All this, and Black Adam declares himself leader of the League.
Plus, as the Justice League Dark plans their next move, Batman makes his in Gotham. An ally from Etrigan’s past holds the key to saving the present, but to retrieve it, the League and the Eternal Knigh more

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jul 21, 2021

    Justice League #65 is yet another example of why this book is the premiere team book on the market. It has it all: compelling plots, great action, and fantastic art. The creative teams are taking readers on a tremendous ride, and they never fail to impress. This is the book that every superhero fan needs to be reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jul 26, 2021

    Back up top, Naomi distracts Synmar long enough for Superman to toss him into space briefly.I wonder if Synmar can sense her power level and that gave him pause. Please please please give us a list of her powers and more description of how strong she is. But Synmar turns out to be really tough. He takes out Superman, Hippolyta, and Hawkgirl.Batman sends out an all League alert. He even wonders if they should call in big hitters like Shazam, Black Adam, or Supergirl (woo hoo!!)Batman demands that the remaining League defend the Hall. I don't know if that is simply because of the people in it, the data held in there, or the symbol of it. But it doesn't matter. Synmar brings down the house.He is a tough villain. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jul 21, 2021

    The main story of Justice League #65 has some major problems, but also has some nice moments. Overall, I'd give it a 3/10. Ram V's backup story is once again perfect 5/5, if a bit short. DC should really consider giving him some of Bendis' pages. His Justice League Dark story deserves at least a full half of the book's page count. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 20, 2021

    Synmar, much like Rogol Zaar before him, just doesn't work that well as a villain"he's an all-powerful alien madman without the context of a Darkseid or Thanos. But the story surrounding him is pretty entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Jul 23, 2021

    Final Verdict: It's a solid improvement. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 20, 2021

    Steve Pugh does great work with the action in this first story. The visuals are thrilling throughout. Kumar delivers some beautifully detailed imagery throughout the second story and it perfectly captures the tone and mood of the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail Jul 21, 2021

    A quick and action packed comic. Justice League is still incorporating elements of previous Bendis material, but it is a bit more engaging here. Hopefully this arc continues to get better. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Jul 21, 2021

    There are elements of Justice League that lift everything else, but JL Dark is worth the price of admission all on its own. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Comic Watch - Rik Mertens Jul 20, 2021

    Never underestimate a good cliffhanger, and this issue we get three! The last page of the Justice League Dark section is so good it could be a poster. The team is assembled, and next issue we'll see how they fair against Merlin. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Jul 21, 2021

    The Eternal Knight wasn't as good as last issue, but United Order wasn't as bad as last issue (though I still felt it was decidedly mediocre). Honestly, there's a part of me that wants Bendis to do something weird with this book, and I'd like to think he's capable of doing that without committing character assassination in the process. I really liked his Action Comics for a time, and want to see him do that sort of thing with his Checkmate plot, if we're really going to be following that in these pages. Let's just hope that happens soon " and let's hope V and Kumar can get their own damn book. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 20, 2021

    While I love the art in both the Justice League and Justice League Dark stories this issue, neither stories feel like they do much to progress their arcs, but at least the JLD bits didn't go full Bendis and make you realize that the person in charge of the Worlds' Greatest Superheroes has no idea what he's doing beyond trying to make people like Naomi and things he introduced during his Superman run. Wow, this Justice League is rough, which is weird because it really didn't go anywhere. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 20, 2021

    As usual, Bendis keeps tripping over his past glories at the Justice Leagues expense while Ram V and Kumar accomplish twice as much storyline progression in half the space. Read Full Review

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