Justice League #66

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, Ram V Artist: Phil Hester, Sumit Kumar Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 4, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 33
6.5Critic Rating
4.2User Rating

The Hall of Justice has been invaded by the cosmic threat of the Synmar Utopica, and it will take the full force of the United Planets, led by Superman, to defeat it without destroying Earth in the process. Meanwhile, the secrets of Checkmate are being whispered among the Justice League, and that spells trouble for Green Arrow and Black Canary. All this, and guest star Deathstroke! Meanwhile in Gotham, Batman stands watch as the Eternal Knight continues her quest through the maze of Randir Singh’s mind. And she’s not the only one lost within it! But where is the Justice League Dark in all of this? Under the sea in the lost city of Atlanti more

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Aug 4, 2021

    Justice League #66 is yet another clinic in how to make an amazing team book. Both stories and creative teams are putting out some straight-up wonderful work, and theres pretty much no other team book on the market that gets close to it. Justice League is the cream of the team book crop, and this issue is yet another example of why that is. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 3, 2021

    Phil Hester has an entertaining classic style that works well with the story. Sumit Kumar delivers some beautifully detailed art in the JL Dark story that is expressive and filled with awesome moments. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 3, 2021

    This continues to be an odd run, with two completely different narratives going on in the main story. The one that seems to have bigger implications for the DCU is the one related to the ongoing mini-event Checkmate. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Aug 4, 2021

    It's still lovely to see the other DC heroes join the fight, and Brian Michael Bendis' knack for witty banter is perfect for characters like Black Canary and Green Arrow. Naomi's interactions with the Justice League Dark are some of the issue's best moments, but they are too fleeting. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Aug 10, 2021

    So, does this end of issue page weirdness and the strange use of nonlethal weapons in a battle between assassins significantly detract from this issue? I have to say yes. Both things pulled me out of a story that I was otherwise immersed in. It doesn't take away from the snappy dialogue, the artistic display of Synmar's strength, the reveal of Naomi's powers, or the tremendous Superman. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - Rik Mertens Aug 3, 2021

    I was a little shocked by the artist change in mid-story, but Phil Hester draws a good looking League and an entire encyclopedia of DC characters. Justice League Dark wraps up the current threads and prepares us for the next chapter. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Aug 3, 2021

    It's good, but not without flaws. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Aug 8, 2021

    The two stories in Justice League #66 are wildly different in terms of quality. Ram V's Justice League Dark backup is fully deserving of a 5/5. However, I'd only give Bendis' main story a 2/5. I hope that Bendis' story starts to improve soon, but at least the backup story is great read. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 3, 2021

    Justice League continues to be a badly characterized, uneventful slog. This is an easy issue to skip as nothing of any consequence occurs, which has become the norm now for a book claiming to found the ravens and mutants. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Aug 4, 2021

    I always say my reviews on these comics won't be long, and they almost always go over a thousand words anyway. It's inevitable with two books in one, really " even if I don't like the comic that headlines this release, there's still plenty to say about it. At this point, my only hope is that these complaints are heard " because there's a great book here that's being paired with one that I don't think is up to par, and wallets are suffering as a result. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 3, 2021

    There's something about the way that Bendis writes the Justice League that just comes off wrong in so many ways. Whether it's the way the characters sound, act, the idea that it seems Bendis doesn't know who he's writing, or even the way that the story transitions so that it feels awkward and jarring. I'm not enjoying this title and the JLD backup can only take us so far and sadly, where I've been loving the art in this book, this issue I can't say the same and need something more out of this book overall. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Crusaders - C.V.R. The Bard Aug 7, 2021

    Still, the fact that this issue is not as inviting to new readers as it expects one to have knowledge of the current storyline (which I have been ducking) to pick it up, as well as being attached to an unflattering cover of the Hall of Justice does not entice me to continue with Bendis' run, though I am encouraged to peek in periodically every now and again for a periodical like this. Read Full Review

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