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Justice League Annual #1

Writer: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV Artist: Daniel Sampere, Juan Albarran Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 30, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 38
8.9Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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The Source Wall has degraded too much, and the League must patch the hole right now or the whole Multiverse will collapse! Our heroes scramble for a solution and turn to the only thing that might work: the Omega Titans! The only problem? They killed the Entropy Titan back in JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE. Whoops...but never fear! Kyle Rayner, Miss Martian and Steel-from the non-planet-eating Titans team-guest-star with a plan to create a new Entropy Titan...one that's so crazy it just might work.

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Jan 30, 2019

    Look, I've been pretty high on this series from the jump, but this issue right here is easily the best issue of the entire series. Snyder, Tynion IV, and company are at the top of their game, yet they're still reaching for the stars. Read Full Review

  • 10
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail Jan 31, 2019

    This is what an annual should be, an extension of the current comic but turned up to 11. In many ways it feels like a great season finale, but luckily we don't have to wait long for the next issue. Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV are creating a Justice League run for the ages. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Jan 30, 2019

    When it comes to DC's multiverse, the times are changing, and this one-shot annual is one heck of a kick off for what's to come next. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Jan 30, 2019

    Looking back at the first year of this modern classic comes its close, the grandiose epic nature was never once lost. From No Justice, into The Totality, through Drowned Earth, the Legion of Doom issues, and back again to The Source Wall with Starman, this series has been on an amazing roll as it continues forward into new unseen corners of the DCU. As Snyder and Tynion IV close out this chapter, leaving certain ties still unanswered and readers waiting with heavy anticipation into the next era of the series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 30, 2019

    I've been fine taking a wait and see approach with Justice League and this annual more than justified that patience. This was a terrific issue that sets up what should be an eventful next year " or more " of Justice League stories with Tynion and Snyder. You don't want to miss out on this one. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Jan 30, 2019

    A simply staggering series helmed by several of DC's best! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 31, 2019

    This issue is a prime example of why this is the greatest run on Justice League since Grant Morrison's twenty years ago. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 30, 2019

    Daniel Sampere's art is phenomenal. There is so much to see visually on every page, but nothing is confusing and everything has beauty and detail to it. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Feb 24, 2019

    While some elements of the plot do get resolved, this is more of a midway point. Or a turning point. The story is clearly nowhere near over, but after this annual, a new direction has emerged, and the situation has changed for good. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 30, 2019

    Talk about a multiversal meltdown, am I right? Justice League Annual #1 was all the hype for everything we got out of this moment that was a long time coming. For this run of Justice League, this might actually be the strongest issue of the series currently. This was that time for all sides of this war to play their hands, and not one person failed to stand out for what they had to give to their respective efforts. There was action, there was high stakes, and there was so much engaging when it came to these destinies being fulfilled. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 30, 2019

    Justice League has served to prove it doesn't have to be that way. Justice League proves comics can bring long-lasting change that's exciting and hard to miss. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 30, 2019

    Since the beginning, Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV's Justice League run has been big, bold, ambitious, and maybe a little overwhelming. Justice League Annual #1, with guest art from regular Injustice 2 artists Daniel Sampere and Juan Albarran, collects all those strengths into one issue concluding the first act of the series and launching us into a bigger story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Jan 31, 2019

    Justice League Annual #1is an ambitious issue, delivering a story as large and as complicated as any one of DC's myriad of Crises. Snyder and Tynion's story is engaging, creating a real sense of peril for the League. Sampere's work is grand, which only reinforces the scope and size of this story.Thisis a great issue in a great run. In short, it's worth both your money and your time. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Jan 30, 2019

    A cataclysmic, world-altering plot that contains all of the punch from legendary DC stories of the past. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Robert Struble Feb 8, 2019

    This issue acts like an interlude of massive play, serving to bridge the two acts, closing out the events from the previous arc and setting us up for the next. Its a beautiful issue and while some people may be tired of the Source Wall, this is, at heart, about finding your place in the universe and what happens when plans go awry. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Feb 1, 2019

    Although not perfect, this was still a really good installment in the series. I'm not sure if the landing will stick, but that's to be determined at a later date. For now, we feel like we are reaching a climax… To what exactly, we aren't sure just yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 30, 2019

    This Annual gives fans some answers before tearing it all down and setting this book up for a crazy future.  It feels a bit like a coming out party for this book as Snyder and Tynion announce that the future of the DCU is running through the Justice League books starting now! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jan 30, 2019

    With the entire Multiverse is facing imminent destruction, Justice League is hurtling along towards a the kind of event that usually involves some major continuity adjustments. If the DCU is facing a new Crisis that is just as dire as the one it faced in 1985, do you dare risk missing any part of that story? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jan 30, 2019

    This was just a fun issue that is necessary reading for this entire run. The art is beyond amazing and I can't wait to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Feb 5, 2019

    If you haven't been reading Justice League, this annual is a very good place to start. Another home run for the Justice League Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Jan 30, 2019

    Justice League Annual #1 is more of the past month's status quo. Gone are the memorable artwork and well-crafted narration and dialogue that at first caught our interest. In their place: blandness and confusion. If you have to know what happens in the main storyline, then you have to buy this annual; otherwise, skip it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Samuel Almeida Jan 30, 2019

    Pretty decent issue. Lots of fun. The art is also pretty good. I hope all this build up and years worthy of story ends in a magical, glorious and brilliant way. My only problem with Metal was that the end felt rushed. Hope we dont see it happening all over again with the Totality/Perpetua saga.

  • 8.5
    ohhaimark Feb 2, 2019


    -This was the best issue of a Justice League comic I've read in a while. That was nice.

    -For once, I think the narration worked really well in this issue, there were some awesome lines.

    -I think Starman is a really interesting character. He may be the best thing that's happened to this series.

    -I have to admit, seeing all the New Gods was pretty awesome.

    -For once, I was interested in all of Scott Snyder's big-idea cosmic stuff.

    -Both Kendra and Shayera had some really interesting and great character moments this issue, especially Kendra.

    -I thought Braniac's appearance this issue was really good and I can't wait to see more.

    -The Perpetu more

  • 8.0
    YourGreenMuse Jan 31, 2019

    So much better than last week's issue. The expositing was cut down a lot and I could follow what was happening with ease. All I could ever want from a Justice League title. Plus, it was actually a cool story.

  • 8.0
    Darkseid24 Feb 1, 2019

    Good issue. Don’t know how the heroes could think it was a good idea to remove anyone from the Source Wall, who basically hold it together, but well guess it’s Luthors fault too.
    It’s great to see Jack Kirby’s New Gods back& not their New52 versions. Hope that stays that way. Also great to see Darkseid having a plan, hope it works out for him. The Source Wall getting destroyed already happened a few times& is nothing new, Same with New Genesis& Apokolips disappearing, but it sure felt nostalgic.
    I don’t know what to think of Perpetua though. Guess future issues will tell her story.

  • 10
    MKW69 Jan 30, 2019

    Mini Event it is!

  • 10
    The 20-issue Ceiling Feb 8, 2019

    This was incredible. So much lore and detail packed into one sci-fi epic and this felt like the culmination of everything Snyder has done the past 2 years.

  • 10
    Soul Assassin Feb 8, 2019

    Amazing issue

  • 9.5
    rayonymous Aug 31, 2019

    Takes place immediately after the events of Justice League #16 (Source: Trade Paperback). This issue is perfect, has everything a JL fan deserves. Looks amazing when all these characters converge at the source wall under Starman's guidance in fixing it once and for all. The Omega Titans were brought together to patch them with it like a firewall, brilliant. Hawkgirl is an important character here and I love what's happening between her and Martian Manhunter, emotion is strongly justified considering they've both made sacrifices. The timing of the Legion of Doom is perfect when I thought where they went when this is all happening. Finally, Perpetua has returned. "And she would not be imprisoned again", so cool!

  • 9.0
    ZodTee Jan 30, 2019

    so damn good.

  • 9.0
    SONOFBATMANN Feb 28, 2019

    One of the best superhero comics I've read in the past years. Sampere's art works perfectly with Tynion and Snyder's writing, creating a satisfying product. I am very excited for how Snyder's run is going to play out with the aftermath of this issue.

    Not a fan of Perpetua's design though.

  • 7.5
    waltgator93 Jan 30, 2019

    Still no clue why Shayera and Kendra can exist at same time! Pretty good issue. Yes wordy but can understand why. Definitely brought the store forward by a lot! Art work was gorgeous. If you've been following along since Metal and remember it well, the book will flow nicely but long!

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  • 7.5
    JBL Reviews Jan 30, 2019

    The ideas were decent. I just don’t know why Snyder loves to put so many words on the page.

  • 7.0
    axdn Jan 31, 2019

    I don't mean it is bad, but this plot it is hard to follow

  • 6.0
    egon244 Feb 1, 2019

    "Who said you were invited?"

    I really like when annuals continue the story that is told in the regular issues.

    The Earth's heroes team up with some of the major players in the universe to seal up the hole they did in the Source Wall way back when. So we have the New Gods, Green Lantern Corps, Hawk people all working together. Starman seems to be the guy with all the answers and everything is going smooth.
    But then newly rebuild Brainiac and the Legion of Doom decide to crash the party and universe will never be the same.

    We have a nice dialogue, very good looking art, and many plot points seem to finally come together. There is just one teensy, little problem.

    This annual is BORING.
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  • 5.5
    Spacey Medicine Feb 6, 2019

    I am lukewarm on this comic. It’s written generally well and kinda interesting but it is exhausting. Every new development just makes me more tired. “Oh,” I think, as Brainiac returns from the dead somehow, “great, now this is happening, and I have to read about it.” “Good,” I say, as the Source Wall explodes, “now we get to deal with this never-ending plot line.”

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    StanielK Mar 24, 2019

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