Justice League #71

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, Ram V Artist: Phil Hester, Sumit Kumar Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 26, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 19
6.3Critic Rating
4.0User Rating

The Royal Flush Gang hatched one of the most elaborate plans in the history of the DC Universe, and now we know that all of it was a prelude to the crime of this and maybe even the next century. How does it connect to the trial of Black Adam? When all seems lost, hope can still be found! With Wonder Woman now by their side, the Justice League Dark have survived to fight another day. Merlin is only getting started-can the team still prove they have the magic within to defeat the medieval mage?

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jan 26, 2022

    Justice League #71 is better than its going to get credit for. Bendis, Hester, and Gapstur do a great job with their story, V and Kumar masterfully take their bow, and Fajardo Jr. adroitly colors it all. Team books dont get much better than this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 25, 2022

    Brian Michael Bendis' Justice League run is coming to an end in a few months, and it's hard to say what the main thrust of it has been. That continues this issue, as the heroes go up against the Royal Flush Gang, which has managed to steal the Fortress of Solitude. It's caused a lot of problems, but it's also not a real threat"at least not on purpose. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 31, 2022

    It is moments like this and the one above with Naomi that shows how this lineup could have been a fun one to keep around.  So as sometimes happen, I have to let the plot sort of wash over me and instead concentrate on the character beats that really hit home. I have to think of the fantastic art, the way it perfectly complemented the words. And I have to remember we saw Supergirl in a DC book acting as a compatriot.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Feb 15, 2022

    Justice League #71 shows a distinct improvement in the main feature. Hopefully, Bendis will continue to improve, as he won't have Ram V's Justice League Dark backup to carry the series anymore. On the other hand, now that the series' cancellation has been announced, perhaps the point is moot. Ram V's last Justice League Dark story merits a full 5 out of 5, but the main story's writing brings the overall rating down. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Jan 26, 2022

    Justice League #70 surprised me after succeeding in making the Royal Flush Gang an actual compelling threat to the League, but it seems that wasn't meant to last. Issue #71 quickly reveals that whatever threat they posed has been dealt with, and while I did enjoy how Brian Michael Bendis, Phil Hester, Romulo Fajardo Jr, and Eric Gapstur brought the fallout from their actions to life over the next several pages, it was a bit deflating to see them put down so quickly. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 25, 2022

    Hester delivers some good art in the issue. While the small moments teasing better stories were visually interesting, the rest of the art mainly consisted of the characters talking instead of doing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Jan 27, 2022

    The book is nowhere near as good as a DC Comics flagship title deserves to be. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Jan 26, 2022

    It's going to be a genuine shame to see theJustice League Dark team leave, but they could be writing the nextTo Kill a Mockingbird and it still wouldn't make me recommend this book. Justice League has been a directionless mess since before Bendis began, and while I don't think killing the team off is the way to make this book interesting again" well, anything's better than the state it's in right now. Let's hope it picks up in its final issues, because right now, I'm excited to be done with these reviews. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 25, 2022

    Well, at least we have the JLD backup for now and while the backup didn't give us much progression, the way that we dealt with what's going on in the story so far was done in a way that looked great and narrated interestingly. As for our main story..... there's really nothing there and there hasn't been anything for a long, long time. What should be DC's flagship book is losing all credibility with each issue. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 25, 2022

    Justice League heads closer and closer to its literal and figurative death under Bendis' watch. The end at least is thankfully near for this terrible run. Read Full Review

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