Justice League #70

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, Ram V Artist: Phil Hester, Sumit Moitra Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 29, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 18
6.5Critic Rating
4.4User Rating

Place your bets, folks! The Royal Flush Gang is BACK and ready to take down the Justice League! Find out their connection to Deathstroke and their growing plot to destroy Green Arrow and Batman. Meanwhile, a villain from the Dark Multiverse has returned and he’s about to turn the Justice League Dark’s world upside down! Could this be the end of their team AND Atlantis?

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 4, 2022

    Where is the Fortress? And why is Batman so worried? I hope we get more of Leviathan. I hope we see behind the curtain more. And I hope we get satisfactory answers to all of my questions. But the Gang being a threat, the key as a bat, the dialogue, it works for me. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 28, 2021

    Hester delivers some really good visuals throughout the issue. The action is well done and the composition of panels are visually engaging. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Dec 29, 2021

    I'd read a full 22 pages of "Justice League Dark" every month to be honest, but as of right now, Justice League #70 provides quite the one-two punch, and the series seems to be back on track. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Dec 29, 2021

    Justice League #70 is good, but the main story is uneven. Overall, this is an interesting plot, but Bendis goes too far with Royal Flush Gang being generic criminals. Still, it does feel like it's all going somewhere interesting. The backup is amazing, but that's pretty expected at this. This is an overall excellent team book with a few problems. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jan 21, 2022

    The main story in Justice League #70 is a step up from Bendis' previous issues, but there's still a fair bit of room for improvement. While he has done some excellent writing in the past, his Justice League hasn't lived up to its potential. Perhaps it's better that he's moving on after issue #74. On the other hand, I'm glad to hear that Ram V's Justice League Dark is graduating to its own title soon. His story more than deserves it. I would give Bendis' writing a mediocre 3 out of 5, but Ram V's writing and the fantastic artwork in both stories raises the rating. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 28, 2021

    The Black Adam characterization also continues to be a bright spot for the title, but overall this title continues to have an odd lack of urgency for a Justice League book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Dec 30, 2021

    This books, with all humour aside, feels like it is treading water until something major happens, in both the main and back-up stories. With so many other books featuring the League, I am not sure that I have the cash or the patience to wait and see. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Dec 28, 2021

    Once again,Justice League #70 is a mixed bag. Bendis' script is fine but unimaginative. The art by Hester and Erick Gapstur on the main story, and Sumit Kumar, with Jose Marzan Jr. on JLD is fantastic, even though the latter really deserve their own title. These are all things I've said before, and I have a sneaking suspicion I'll be saying them again. Luckily, DC has heard my cries of frustration, and it looks like they've hired a new creative team, which is slated to begin in April with issue #75. Hallelujah. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 28, 2021

    While the idea of elevating the Royal Flush Gang to be a Justice League level threat is something that I can get totally behind, this storyline so far isn't doing the job and actually making me think that the gang should be forgotten about for how they are written here. Nothing really makes sense and things just happen to happen and sadly the Justice League Dark backup doesn't offer much up either. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Batman-News - Cam Lipham Dec 28, 2021

    I really hope Ram V's Justice League Dark is sold as its own TPB so I don't have to buy this. This book is too expensive for what we're getting, and the creative team feels disjointed and hurried, even when there's a delay. Not a great sign for the foreseeable future. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 28, 2021

    As is this was another in a long list of lackluster Justice League issues on Bendis increasingly disappointing DC stint. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    tonpas1989 Dec 28, 2021

    JLDark rating only

  • 4.5
    Reaper74 Nov 9, 2022

    So The Fortress of Solitude gets stolen. Okay. Such a stupid plot point with Leviathan. Man Superman and Batman sure are dumb as a box of rocks in this book. The JLD story was ok.

  • 4.5
    UxasIs Dec 31, 2021

    Justice League - 1/10, gotta be one of the WORST things i've read, sometimes I wonder how stories like this get published let alone paid for

    Justice League Dark - 8.5/10, its a shame this amazing stories coming to an end, I really hope Bendis isn't writing this title in future

  • 3.5
    Julhin Jan 18, 2022

    Why Bendis, why......😔

  • 3.5
    Amazing Psycamorean Jan 8, 2022

    I could not care less about anything happening in this book, and yes, that includes the backup.

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  • 3.0
    Swanktub Dec 28, 2021

    Ram V's work deserves so much better than to be the backup for one of the worst Justice League runs in recent memory.

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  • 1.0
    Ebonyc Dec 28, 2021

    This is today's entertainment business: just like the Batwoman shows got rewarded for shit writing with a Gotham Knights show, Bendis gets rewarded for a crappy writing with a Justice League title while Ram V, the competent writer that he actually is, gets to have his story as a backup to Bendis' shitshow. It's 1/10 for Bendis. Would be an 8/10 for Ram V.

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  • 1.0
    KFuqua Dec 28, 2021

    Another display of horrible writing and horrible art. DC should be ashamed of doing this to the Justice League.

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  • 1.0
    Dave Dec 28, 2021

    I still wonder what kind of sweetheart deal Bendis got from Didio that he can do such horrible work and keep a job

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