Justice League 3000 #1

Justice League 3000 #1

Writer: Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis Artist: Howard Porter Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 11, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 26 User Reviews: 4
7.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The new series starring the heroes of todaytomorrow is resolicited, now with legendary artist Howard Porter (JLA) on board! But what are these heroes doing in the year 3000? And who (or what) brought them there? Get ready for a dose of wonder from the writing team of Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Jacob Torres Dec 17, 2013

    While many modern comics have a tendency to feel too short or condensed, this issue manages to feel like a bigger issue than it actually is. Justice League 3000 #1 is an incredible debut issue packed full of plot, character, and dialogue. Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis are an incredible team and the very best at what they do: delivering a thoroughly fun read that will hook from first page to last. Justice League 3000 #1 goes against the grain of dark and gritty, making this some of the most fun youll have reading a comic this month. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - ironmarco Dec 11, 2013

    This story has a great twist that is very conceptually interesting and I think this series has potential to become a great series as more issues come out. The issue is rather vague at times but it leaves the reader with an enjoyable curiosity about the rest of the world. The concept of this story is compelling and it has potential to be one of the better future-stories of the Justice League, and I for one can't wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Dec 14, 2013

    Seeing the writers Keith Giffen and J.M. Dematteis back again writing a Justice League book is a treat. With Howard Porter's artwork is amazing from the cover to the last page. The downside to the series is that some people might have would be put off that these are not the Justice League you grew up with. Heck I'll be honest that Batman wishing for some kryptonite will get old really quickly if that becomes a catchphrase or something. But I would recommend people to pick up these comic if your ready to see a whole new side the team you never thought could happen. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Dec 11, 2013

    For many longtime DC fans, this book may be a hard pill to swallow, as so much of its premise in the future initially feels so familiar. I suspect the wild ride is only beginning here, though, and what we are led to believe at the very beginning is not necessarily what we will be getting by the end. Embrace the difference and see where it leads. Theres no question were in good hands along the way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Dec 12, 2013

    When diving into this book, leave all baggage checked at the door. DeMatteis and Giffen nail down a future incarnation of the Justice League that feels fresh and organic, yet similar to the classic 80’s run. Those looking brevity in the New 52 should be ecstatic between this series and Action Comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Bryan Huth Dec 17, 2013

    Overall this issue was one of the best I've read in a long time, especially for a new series. What started out as a grim and hopeless future was brought to life with the antics of two of our most beloved heroes. Justice League 3000 is a very promising story that will serve as a nice escape from Forever Evil. This issue will leave you more than satisfied and wanting more. Justice League 3000 will instantly become one of your most anticipated story lines. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Sean Buckley Jun 22, 2014

    I really, really enjoyed this issue. Granted, it's just an introduction and there's very little in terms of real plot, I still found myself reading it multiple times just because I was such a fan of the heroes' interactions. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Dec 11, 2013

    Justice League 3000 #1 is a promising start to this new series. The dynamic of the characters is interesting, the setting is pretty decent and the artwork quite fantastic. I look forward to seeing more from this comic in the coming months. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Dec 11, 2013

    This isn't your typical New 52 book. It's doing its own thing, and so far it is doing it well. It has a clear voice and defined style that allows it to stand apart from the pack while still feeling like it belongs next to all of the other DC comic books. If you want an entertaining book full of fun and mystery, or maybe you've been wanting to dive into a superhero team book but didn't want to get involved in things like Trinity War and Forever Evil, then Justice League 3000 is for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 15, 2013

    The big question is: is this really the Justice League or just an imitation? And if it's an imitation, why should we care? That's a big hurdle to clear, but at least they have some big guns working on the solution. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Chris Stark Dec 14, 2013

    This first issue was a good starting point. We meet the characters and get the plot. We get glimpses of the world around us and see why the new League was created. I will give the first arc a try as it has potential and is one of the better first issues of any Justice League book in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 11, 2013

    Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis have introduced another future time period for the DC Universe. As we see this future version of the Justice League, we discover they're not the traditional future incarnation we've seen before. The team has already been assembled and they don't operate as smoothly as you would think either. This adds a new dynamic as we'll get to see they'll grow together. Howard Porter details the futuristic time period and there's a great mix of grittiness mixed with a sci-fi future feel. There's still a lot to learn from their past and future which makes this a book you'll want to come back for next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Dec 11, 2013

    Justice League 3000 #1 is a great way to give a much-beloved creative team free reign to do what they do without having their style crimped by the mandates of the New 52. It could get pretty brutal, as any story where Superman is an unstable jerkwad threatens to be, but I'd guess that Giffen/DeMatteis know that there's more entertainment value to be had in Superman/Batman bickering catfights than in yet another book wherein Superman gets all murder-crazy-go-nuts. That's what will keep this book interesting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Alexander Cerola Dec 13, 2013

    There are some negative elements galloping madly across Justice League 3000 #1, but at the same time this could be Giffen and DeMatteis purpose; to point wildly at the all the insane personality juxtaposes of current New 52 line up. Either way, its a lovely art book with some creative ideas. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    GoCollect - @UrbanRemnant Dec 14, 2013

    With Howard Porter on art, I expect DeMatteis and Giffen to take "Justice League 3000" to places no leaguer has gone before. Issue no. 1 is a good launch into the broken frontier that is the 31st century. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    TheCultDen - Paul Robinson Dec 13, 2013

    I've read reviews of this comic which have slated it - which have given it a five out of ten and deemed that generous. I'm going to say giving it that sort of rating is harsh - there are definite problems with the title, but they aren't that overwhelming. That said - the are still there. Which is why I can't bring myself to give the comic the marking it so deserves. Instead, I'm going to give it a score that reflects where it is at the moment. I remain hopeful it can soon raise itself to a 10. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 15, 2013

    Maybe my hopes were too high, but I felt really let down by the story. The visuals were everything I'd hoped for and more. I'll come back next month to see where this is going, but if the story doesn't improve, the visuals alone can't support my support my patronage. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 15, 2013

    In Justice League 300 #1, Giffen and DeMatteis do a good job at throwing us into a future world where we get to discover what is going on as it happens.  I really like the setting, but the jury is still out on the Justice League itself.  The art is a bit inconsistent and the relationships between League members is already getting on my nerves.  Despite these complaints, I am still looking forward to next issue to see the mystery of this new/old Justice League unfold. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Dec 12, 2013

    Overall, the series wasn't too good. The setting is confusing, and the only things kind of interesting are the characters. I might give it one more issue to try out, just so I can see where these “clone” Justice League heroes are going next. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Dec 13, 2013

    It's easy to see Giffen and DeMatteis have got big things in mind for “Justice League 3000.” However, they choose to play their cards close to the chest in this first issue, perhaps too close for its own good. It's hard to peg just what kind of story the duo is trying to tell, or even if the story is one worth telling. One of the greatest complaints leveled against the most recent “Legion” incarnation was how generic it felt, and “Justice League 3000″ is in danger of falling into that same snare. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Dec 12, 2013

    There is some good news and some bad news. The good news is that this is a decent story and has some interesting characterization set up. The bad news is that story isnt written well and a few pages will have you tearing your hair out in frustration. Personally, Im on board for at least a few issues. Take that for what its worth. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Dec 12, 2013

    After issue #1 I still want to see where this series is going and what it's going to be. I also think that it will read a lot better in one big chunk; either by collecting each issue or just buying the trade when it comes out. I just feel like we're thrown in the middle of a story that's already happening, but we're not being given many answers to what's going on. I felt slightly less lost towards the end, but still lost nonetheless. I'm going to stick with it in good faith that J.M. DeMatteis will guide this series into the upper echelon of the great titles DC is putting out. For that, I give this issue: Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Dec 14, 2013

    Accompanied with bland dialogue, the JLA heroes bicker away as they pound on bad guys, coming across irritating and just flat out annoying. Batman and Superman attack one another with lame offenses, each trying to one up the other in the annoying factor. The other characters aren't much more engaging. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 15, 2013

    While the premise of a cloned Justice League is interesting, Giffen-DeMatteis and Porter do nothing else to recommend this issue or validate the existence of yet another Justice League title. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 11, 2013

    Having experienced a dynamic shift in expectations from the first mention of this book (which was initially announced with Kevin Maguire in the artist's chair) to reading it, I find "Justice League 3000" to be incomplete. There are good things and bad things about this issue. There's excitement and apathy aplenty. We've seen some of this before -- some of it quite recently, in fact -- and there are also some nice new pieces, like Bradbury 7. Overall, though, "Justice League 3000" #1 is safe; it's not disappointing, but it's also not impressive; it's intriguing, but not captivating. "Justice League 3000" #1 has some good structural components, but it needs to give readers a little more to work with than the "Elseworlds"-lite feel this first issue delivers. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 11, 2013

    And that's what I don't get. It makes plenty of sense for DC to try to leverage its strong Justice League brand further, even if it comes at the cost of a longtime but unprofitable book like Legion of Superheroes. But Brainiac 5 and the rest would be spinning in their graves if they knew what kind of book replaced the Legion - the Justice League 3000 might have a future if they turn themselves around immediately, but if this bad first impression is any indication, this might be one of DC's most disappointing starts yet. Read Full Review

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