Justice League #75

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Rafael Sandoval Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 27, 2022 Cover Price: $6.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 56
7.6Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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Oversize special issue! Superstar writer Joshua Williamson pens the beginning of the next big DCU event! It all starts here! A new Dark Army made up of the DCU's greatest villains has formed on the edges of the Multiverse! The DCU's best and most powerful heroes are pulled together in an epic war to push the darkness back! But in the end, they are no match for it! That's right, you heard it here first: the Justice League are killed by the Dark Army, with only one survivor to warn the remaining heroes of Earth about what is coming for them! FINAL ISSUE!

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Apr 26, 2022

    Justice League #75 is a huge issue, bridging two stories together. Williamson brings this series close with a crushing blow. Bendis contribution should no be understated, as building this group up to this point is very important for what Williamson does to them in this issue. It is loud, epic, and unrelenting, as the artists reveal in a remarkable battle. It also shows what these creators are willing to do as we plunge headfirst into Dark Crisis. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Apr 26, 2022

    Well, Justice League #75 certainly started off Joshua Williamson's Dark Crisis with a bang. I can't think of a more effective way to catch the attention of readers than killing off the DCU's biggest legends in one fell swoop. And by taking them off the board, it provides an opportunity for other characters to come to forefront. And by starting his story with such a bold move, Williamson is showing readers that he's not messing around. This is going to be a story of true import. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 26, 2022

    Williamson had a few jobs here. He had to get us excited for Dark Crisis. He had to get us invested in these characters and make us care when they fell. He did both perfectly, and his choice of the sole survivor is a curve ball to be sure. It's an excellent kick-off to the bold next era of DC Comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Apr 26, 2022

    The book is a triumph and well worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Tanner Dedmon Apr 27, 2022

    "Death of the Justice League" may not have been able to solve all its sizing dilemmas on its own, but it makes up for any shortcomings more than enough with its larger-than-life depictions of the heroes and their brawls. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Apr 26, 2022

    This is a noteworthy moment in the DC Universe as we march towards the Dark Crisis. The issue showcases why they are the World's Greatest Heroes, but Williamson comes up with a significant threat to take them down. Now wrap that up in Sandoval's art, and you will be entertained! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Anthony Trudeau Apr 26, 2022

    This volume of Justice League will surely go down as a mixed bag in future evaluations, though with issue #75 it ends on a strong note. Williamson kicks a story he began in Justice League Incarnate into gear as he delivers the Death of the Justice League in this monumental comic. It is worth noting that Justice League Incarnate will certainly be required reading to understand the happenings of Justice League #75 and the upcoming Dark Crisis series. This chapter in that wider tale suggests that catching up will be well worth it in the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 26, 2022

    Rafa Sandoval delivers some great art in the issue. There is some beautifully detailed action throughout and enough emotional moments to capture the depth and humanity of the characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comics Bookcase - Harrison Stewart Apr 26, 2022

    Death of the Justice League succeeds on the strength of fast-paced storytelling and knockout visuals. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Apr 27, 2022

    Justice League #75 is a good prelude to Dark Crisis. It does exactly what it advertises and does it in an entertaining fashion. Williamson supplies an action-packed script, and the art team knocks it out of the park. Its not a perfect comic, but its entertaining, which is really all that matters in the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - C.V.R. The Bard May 2, 2022

    To paraphrase Wolverine "just because I've died before, doesn't mean death doesn't hurt; and with that being the standard, Joshua Williamson brings the type of pain that puts smile's on faces, like a trip to Suplex City only can. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller May 2, 2022

    Entertaining? Yep. Good art? Yep. Interesting new direction? Yep. Good intro to a huge crossover? Yep. And yet, it never quite had that epic feel you wanted. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 26, 2022

    With great art throughout, this issue will for the most part, in the context of the story deliver what it promised...... even more for a certain character and it acts as a great prologue to what's to come, even if it is bogged down a bit with the recap. I look forward to Dark Crisis and with our main players incapacitated, for the time being, I can't wait to see how the rest of the DC Universe answers the threat when they're called upon.  Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Apr 26, 2022

    Pompous characterization mixed with narrative hand-holding led this reviewer to feel like the story was forced and convoluted simply to get us to DARK CRISIS. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Apr 26, 2022

    Joshua Williamson and Rafa Sandoval lived up to what was promised by Justice League #75 for months. Though certain aspects about "The Death Of The Justice League were rushed the mission was accomplished in building interest for the upcoming Dark Crisis event. I am invested in where Williamson is planning to take the DC Universe next with all the major heroes taken out of the equation. If you are intrigued by the upcoming Dark Crisis event this is a comic book you'll want to pick up and read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 26, 2022

    Still, the creative team does their best with a limited concept. Maybe Dark Crisis will be a surprising event, but Death of the Justice League doesnt get things off to a start suggesting this will be a memorable storyline. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 27, 2022

    The solicitations have been pushing this one hard, but even knowing how it ends, Williamson and company build the tension of the story well. If only this wasn't the last issue AND the opening salvo of another massive crossover. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Apr 28, 2022

    Click on the image above to view the full-size page in another tab.Justice League #75 may be the most anticlimactic first issue of any new creative team in recent memory. This is largely because this issue has nothing to say beyond "Read this book that is coming out later. The sad thing is that despite its many flaws, I still found this more enjoyable than any issue of Brian Michael Bendis' Justice League. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 28, 2022

    The issue offers exactly what the cover promises in the death of major DC heroes (although I'm not sure how this will impact those with their own monthly titles). We also get cameos from heroes from other worlds, including Captain Carrot, as well an army of villains under the control of the Great Darkness. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 30, 2022

    The members of the Justice League do indeed all die in this issue. But it's uncreative, uninteresting and without any real hook to sell this story as something more than just a marketing stunt. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Apr 26, 2022

    I definitely would not recommend spending $5.99 for such a shallow story that lacks any creativity or passion. Keep your money in your wallet for something far more worth it. I mean, for just $4.00 more you can get an entire month of HBOMax! That is a way better bang for your entertainment dollar! Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Apr 27, 2022

    It is a creatively bankrupt piece of garbage, and the only thing of any relative value inside it is a level of competent art that may entertain a casual reader, or perhaps even a goldfish. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bron Apr 26, 2022

    I loved it, the fight of the JL vs the darkness was pretty good and I had a lot of fun with it.

    I'm dying to read Dark Crisis now

  • 8.5
    Toonstrack May 12, 2022

    Solid art and nice action.

  • 8.0
    daspidaboy Apr 30, 2022

    I loked this issie even kf it was spoiled by the cover. Very hyped to read this event. Judgement day and dark crisis are gonna be interesting

  • 8.0
    Hydro-Man Apr 28, 2022

    This issue was as advertised. Nothing more, nothing less.

    If you weren't reading Williamson's previous lead-in titles to this, Justice League #75 summarizes all of that, shoehorns the Justice League into the plot (because they weren't involved much in Infinite Frontier and Justice League Incarnate)... and then "kills" them.

    Again, it didn't knock my socks off, but I will take Williamson over Taylor or Snyder anytime. I feel like he has a better grasp of DC overall right now, he's consistent and he's not overly preachy.

  • 8.0
    Red Hood Apr 27, 2022

    It was more so a whatever issue. It was such a shame that they had all these villains controlled by the darkness just to have the pariah wipe out the remainder. Not to mention, they should of have Black Canary survive along with Black Adam. It would’ve made for a better story especially considering Adam wasn’t really ever apart of the League until recent years.

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  • 8.0
    samizrozami Apr 27, 2022

    Interesting

  • 8.0
    M Siddiqi Apr 26, 2022

    It was cool, the dark army looks sick

  • 8.0
    Stormwrath Apr 26, 2022

    Super solid and super fun, great art, not giving a higher grade because its not special, only a great prelude to Dark Crisis

  • 7.0
    UxasIs May 3, 2022

    This was absolutely ridiculous and could have been executed much better, but it was enjoyable nonetheless and did leave me wanting more

  • 7.0
    Crimson Knight Apr 26, 2022

    Wow they really did it!

  • 7.0
    Tempra16v2.0Turbo Apr 26, 2022

    It's not terrible, but nothing special

  • 7.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Apr 26, 2022

    This was a pretty good issue. I think a lot of the issue suffers from playing catch up. For those of us that had read Infinite Frontier and Justice League Incarnate, there's not much going on here that we didn't already know about. This issue promises the Death of the Justice League and... it delivers, and that's pretty much it. I wish there was more meat to this issue, as it's basically a glorified recap with deaths at the end of it that we knew were coming because it's in the solicitation and it's plastered on the cover. The only thing that keeps me from giving this a lower score is that I thought the art was nice and I am somewhat interested in where things go from here. Also, I'm slightly concerned this spoils how Action Comics wraps up more

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  • 6.5
    RamblingOutlaw Apr 29, 2022

    Kind of shocked to see such high praise for this issue. I'm still excited for Dark Crisis, but this issue was pretty disappointing. It was all so fast and seemingly out of nowhere.

  • 6.5
    TheKing Apr 26, 2022

    Williamson has a good grasp of DC characters but his stories are some of the most boring shit imaginable.

  • 6.0
    Nihilist Apr 26, 2022

    Remember Greta Van Fleet? Talented kids, for sure, but it's not the band itself I'd like to compare this comic to, but rather remind us all of one quote regarding their debut album, which was labeled "boomer fetishism". Whether it was an accurate criticism, or just a journalist hackery, I'll leave for personal interpretation, but either way it got stuck in my mind, and came back when I was reading this book. You know why? Because I felt like it actually commits similar "crime", but instead of fetishizing boomerisms, it fetishizes Crisis on Infinite Earths.

    Now, there's nothing wrong with referencing classic comics nor trying to take what's there and tell your own continuation. But if you decide to do so, you should focus on YOUR more

  • 5.5
    egonnn244 Apr 26, 2022

    "Saving the damn day!"

    Is "killing" your best superheroes the thing you do when you're out of ideas and you want to get the "new and improved" heroes over with the readers?

    Josh Williamson for the most part is a solid writer but I'm sorry to say he can't get a win with a premise like that.
    Even Rafa Sandoval's art, which usually is nice to look at, seems rushed and just a bit off.

    Well then, with the actual heroes out of the picture DC Universe is screwed now.

    Great work.

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  • 5.5
    Dave Apr 25, 2022

    This book is well a comic book , I read a preview three weeks a go and remember nothing about it , not so bad that it deserves hate, not good enough that you can rave about it. Just kind of there in it’s own mediocre glory

  • 5.0
    pizzamain May 4, 2022

    can't they all just be friends

  • 5.0
    Mout Apr 30, 2022

    it's unbelievable how unimaginative and boring this is. sad

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  • 5.0
    Gaius Apr 26, 2022

    To the surprise of many, a mediocre writer put out a mediocre issue.

  • 5.0
    SONOFBATMANN Apr 26, 2022

    Let's be honest with ourselves, I'm certain we all know that the Justice League is not dead and they will come back in some form or fashion. However, this bait concept could have been a great outlet for some meaningful and emotionally impacting moments as the Justice League fights for their lives on a world beyond the void.

    Everything in this book is dull, the writing is static and the play by play is just boring. I did not feel anything seeing my heroes getting trashed. The dialogue is just horrid. I'm sure the idea of Pariah using the Anti-Matter chamber to bring back Multiverse-2 could lead to a lot o interesting things, but the execution sucks.

    Rafa Sandoval's art has always been great, but the writing only seems t more

  • 5.0
    Antenovial Apr 26, 2022

    It does what it promises - taking the JL off the table - and that's it. There's no emotional impact so far.

    Also, as a Wonder Woman here is my obligatory "Why the heck didn't Diana use the lasso?" comment. Srsly, dear creative team, don't just make her pose with a sword when the situation clearly requires the Leaguers to convince the villain and make the villain see the truth.

  • 4.5
    The Rumble May 16, 2022

    This is very meh.

  • 4.0
    maljoss Apr 26, 2022

    Well... that was a snore.
    The most dramatic part of this comic was the cover.

    The art was fine, maybe a bit sketchy in places, but overall, pretty solid.

    The story was a color by numbers set up for the next Final-Dark-Infinite-Metal-Crisis event.
    Nothing much to see here that we haven't seen before. No thrills. No surprises. No heart. No twinge of the heartstrings as our greatest heroes are dispatched with barely an inconvenience.

    I do have a couple questions, though:

    1) How do any of these characters remember Pariah, or the original Crisis? The only characters who should still have that knowledge are Alexander Luthor, the Original Superman, and Superboy Prime.

    2) If Pariah more

  • 1.0
    Batman Jones Apr 27, 2022

    This book had no redeeming qualities. It could have been a panel long. It didn't even need that. It could have been the press release from January. Nothing happened, including even a single interesting character moment, that wasn't in that headline.

    Williamson is not a bad writer, per se. He's just a very pedestrian, very unremarkable one. That he's now DC's "superstar" writer (their words) is absolutely baffling. He had the chance to kill the JL and this is what he came up with? Wow.

    I've probably given out five 1-star reviews in my years here. This one deserves it more than any of the others. How disappointing.

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