Justice League #72

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, Ram V Artist: Phil Hester, Sumit Kumar Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 16, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 18
6.7Critic Rating
5.0User Rating

The Royal Flush Gang has 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. What in the Multiverse could the Royal Flush Gang be after? How does it connect to Black Adam's trial? Find out here!

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Feb 15, 2022

    Justice League #72 is the best issue of the Bendis era. The art is extraordinary and layered, creating a different experience in each scene. The two groups together increase the cast of the comic yet it still feels small and intimate. All of the characters are written beautifully, with one in particular radiating power. Bendis humour remains but makes way to fit the splendour of the situation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 15, 2022

    The balance between the large-scale action and the small-scale character bits is what makes this run work, but with only two issues left it feels like this arc might need a speedrun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Feb 16, 2022

    Justice League #72 works as an opening chapter. Bendis is able to capture just how big the events are in this story with Xanadoth. It remains to be seen how it will play out, though. The art fits pretty well, with Kudranskis work standing out. All in all, a well-done comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Feb 9, 2022

    It's surprisingly good. Give it a shot. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 8, 2022

    All of the artists bring great style to the issue and I like how the art styles complement each other as the story unfolds. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Feb 23, 2022

    This was a decent open to the story arc but doesn't pay enough attention to its human moments. "Pretty good" could have moved up to "dope" if the artwork had been stronger during the big scenes. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Watch - Anthony Trudeau Feb 17, 2022

    Brian Michael Bendis clearly means to end his time on Justice League with a bang and gets off to a great start with #72. After just over 10 issues as a member of the team for Black Adam, though, can fans get behind a battle for the character's soul? Will two issues be enough for Bendis to wrap up that sort of epic struggle? Only time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Mar 14, 2022

    Justice League #72 is very much like other opening chapters in Bendis stories. A number of ideas are introduced. Some have strong potential, but others are problematic. It now remains to be seen if Bendis can deliver on the former while skirting the latter. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 8, 2022

    The art and storytelling feel like an improvement this issue but there are still Bendis problems overall. That being said though, there's something interesting going on with the villain of this story and how this will affect the rest of the Justice League before they die in issue #75. So yeah, not great but still better than it's been through the majority of this run. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Feb 9, 2022

    The number of artists on this one issue does lead to some abrupt switches in style, and there are moments where the League sounds a bit off (like Aquaman's weird "suit up, my League" line), but the heavy focus on the JL Dark team and a promising setup for the battle moving forward make this an issue worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Feb 17, 2022

    This book plays at elements that make it a little better than previous Bendis arcs, but it suffers from the same problem I've had ever since I started reviewing for this comic: why the hell should I care about any of it? Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 18, 2022

    This issue portends a new threat to the League, but ends up being nothing more than a series of escalating conversations with a cliffhanger ending that is somehow both predictable and out of left field. This could easily have been the first third of a more complete issue. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 8, 2022

    Theres only two more issues left in Bendis run. Too bad the issue after he departs the Justice League gets killed, leaving yet another entertaining title wiped out by Bendis swath of terror through DC. Read Full Review

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