Justice League #8

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Mikel Janin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 19, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 26 User Reviews: 44
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Part two of the "Legion of Doom" storyline focuses on Lex Luthor's recruiting efforts-and this time around, he's targeting both Cheetah and Black Manta for membership! Lex knows just what buttons to push to acquire his super-powered muscle, and this issue it's all about getting revenge on Wonder Woman and Aquaman, respectively. We bet they sign right up as soon as they find out Lex has METAL's Batman Who Laughs locked up in Doom HQ!

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 19, 2018

    Justice League might have switched creative teams for an issue, but the high standard remains as Luthor plots his next move and staying one step ahead of the League. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Sep 19, 2018

    Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go sleep with my lights on and hope that The Batman Who Laughs isn't out side my door…… Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Sep 20, 2018

    Mikel Janins art is very interesting. That sounds like a hedged compliment, but I mean it in a positive way. On the one hand, it feels very precise and restrained. But that quality simply serves to highlight the moments when it becomes extreme. The evil Batmans tongue scene, for example, and the great use of changing camera angles when Cheetah is in pursuit. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Sep 21, 2018

    If you haven't been reading Justice League, this is the perfect place to start. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Mike Bedard Sep 19, 2018

    Much like the last issue to focus on the Legion of Doom, this is an intriguing issue. While it doesn't offer much in terms of action, I'm certain it will play an integral role in the stories to come. It's almost like we as the reader are psychologists gaining crucial insight into the minds of monsters. It's a little scary, but you'll find yourself coming back for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Sep 19, 2018

    Justice League #8 used the evilest villains of the DC Multiverse to conduct a case study on trust. I think it's safe to say that there isn't much of it to go around. And with The Batman Who Laughs rearing his creepy ass head, the Justice League & the Legion of Doom are both in for some trouble. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Sep 26, 2018

    Justice League stands uncontested as the flagship DC comics title, while remaining accessible to readers of all varieties. With the next arc leading into the upcoming Justice League/Aquaman Drowned Earth crossover mini-event, the series is pulling no stops as it races forward into the next epic adventure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Kevin Gunn Sep 21, 2018

    I thoroughlyenjoyed part two more than part one of this series.Mikel Jann's visuals complement Tynion's narrative very well. The story moves fluidly with Scott Snyder's originalstory instead of distancing itself. I understand that it can be a welcome change to get the villains' perspective, but it's also important to share the stage. Well done,James Tynion IV! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Sep 19, 2018

    I was very impressed by the events of Justice League #8. I can't say that I was very invested in the series at the start, but reaching this point in the plot I have to say that this is exciting. Some people will root for the heroes, but I found myself oddly captivated by the ambition of the villains. They are playing a dangerous game, and for better or worse you want to see what happens when their plans are followed through to the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 19, 2018

    This issue delivers a lot of info while getting under your skin with the Batman Who Laughs. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 19, 2018

    If Snyder and Tynion are going for blockbuster storytelling, they're definitely succeeding. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 19, 2018

    James Tynion IV gives us another Legion of Doom issue and instead of a cool down, it's a jump start to gaining some overall knowledge and setting things up going forward.  In a series that may have been getting too big for its own good, this issue tightens up the focus and that's a good thing.  We still have mysteries to solve, but the path to those mysteries is a little bit clearer now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Sep 18, 2018

    Janin has some amazing art in this issue and I love how big and detailed the backgrounds are rendered. There's an amazing attention to detail and it definitely complements the rich story that is being presented. Can't wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Sep 20, 2018

    This title is absolutely living up to its potential. This is the most exciting the League's adventures have been since Morrison's JLA. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage Sep 19, 2018

    Justice League #8 aka another installment to the Legion of Doom's side of the equation is an issue that pushes the book forward with its history, villains, and main story all contributing to the overall narrative of Justice League. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Sep 20, 2018

    The "Legion of Doom" storyline is a jigsaw puzzle that we watch James Tynion IV and Mikel Janin assemble, a spectator sport where we try to guess the final picture before all the pieces are in place. Fortunately, the picture so far is intriguing, and the puzzlers are putting it together with enough panache to keep us watching. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 21, 2018

    And the art crackles. But there wasn't that breathless feel I have had after the League focused issues. I thought I wanted a pause and some exposition. Maybe I didn't? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Sep 19, 2018

    Justice League #8 accomplishes exactly what it needs to in binding multiple stories together and building plenty of tension for what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Sep 21, 2018

    I was a bit skeptical about these Legion-centric interludes, but I am ready to eat my words after reading Justice League #8. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail Sep 21, 2018

    This issue will most likely read a bit better in trades, where the fuller story comes together. At the time being this issue is worth picking up for the Batman Who Laughs alone. Some great questions posed here that will hopefully have some great payoff down the line. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Sep 20, 2018

    "Justice League" #8's fascinating portrayal of Lex Luthor makes for a solid, more contained entry into the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Sep 26, 2018

    Overall: Justice League #8 is a well written issue. Readers who have been enjoying Snyder's story will enjoy the extra layers that Tynion brings with this issue. Readers who like a slower paced and more cerebral read with good character work will also enjoy this issue. However, readers who prefer lots of plot progression will be sorely disappointed with this issue. As will action junkies who like plenty of excitement and fighting in their comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Sep 19, 2018

    Justice League #8 isn't quite what I wanted at the moment, but it's still quite good"much better, in fact, than Tynion's last issue on the title. The writing is tighter, the artwork from Jann and Cox is attractive and functional, and Napolitano's letters are readable and logically-placed. You could do much worse than this, and if you're followingJustice League, you should pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Sep 19, 2018

    The Justice League is one of DC's top-tier books, especially with the level of talent and the key characters that feature every month. At times, I do feel that the books are written with trades in mind. This series also can feel like setup on top of setup, though with a cast of characters to work with there are minor elements of closure. Moving forward, the Totality and the Source Wall has to come to a head, given as this book seemingly exists without the continuity framework of the core characters own books. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Watch - Robert Struble Sep 27, 2018

    Another one-shot with guest writer James Tynion IV leaves me wanting with lackluster art and color and about a third of the book a little boring to read. Still, a good chunk is worthwhile and fans of the Batman Who Laughs should still get plenty of enjoyment. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Sep 21, 2018

    This issue is all set up for three different things; Drowned Earth, The Batman Who Laughs, and a Starman. Which leads me to believe he will also be getting a book to focus on him in the future. Despite all the setup, this did have some enjoyable moments. Read Full Review

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