Justice League Dark #20

Writer: James Tynion IV, Ram V Artist: Kyle Hotz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 26, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 24
8.5Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

The Floronic Man's unintended rise to power has thrown The Parliaments of Life into chaos. Even though the villain lies deep in the cells of the Hall of Justice, life itself is being warped by his reach! With Swamp Thing gone, the Justice League Dark must join forces with some of the most powerful avatars, like Animal Man, to help set things right. But the magical team's troubles are just beginning, as an old evil from a familiar swamp casts its shadow over them all, waiting for the perfect time to strike!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Feb 26, 2020

    This is a great issue. It's a solid jumping on point that deals with the previous issues but it is very easy to understand quickly what is happening. It's a really cool take on zombies which I enjoyed a lot. The character dynamics are instantly compelling and provide good conflict for the story. This is an excellent script. I don't love the art but it doesn't detract from an otherwise excellent issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Feb 26, 2020

    This is a great start to the Parliaments of Life arc for Justice League Dark and makes for a good jumping on point for new readers. The whole team syncs and delivers an incredible issue. I can’t wait to see where the rest of this arc will take us. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Feb 27, 2020

    Justice League Dark #20 is beautifully horrific and simply brilliant in its approach, emphasizing the heartfelt relationships of the team contrasted against a truly grim gothic horror story, all packed in an epic superhero tale. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 26, 2020

    Kyle Hotz fills in as artist this issue. Hotz has the kind of style that doesnt work for every character, but a title like JLD is 100 percent in his wheelhouse as he ups the creep factor with his portraits and detailing that embraces the weirder aspects of the book. FCO Plascencia embraces the challenge of coloring in vivid fashion Hotzs dramatic artwork. They make for a great pairing that makes this issue unlike anything else youll read this week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 26, 2020

    A good first issue in "The Parliament of Life" storyline. The return of Animal Man is exciting, but what will really win you over is the creepy and gag-inducing nature and look of the evil on the page.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 26, 2020

    Ram V has jumped on to join James Tynion IV on this title, and it barely loses a step in Justice League Dark #20. If anything, the story jumps full-on into the horror themes of this run, and it works very well for a first issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Feb 26, 2020

    Perhaps one day Justice League Dark #20 will prove to be as pivotal and influential a transitional issue to other budding writers, as 1982's Saga Of The Swamp Thing #20 clearly was to myself, James Tynion IV and Ram V. Let's wait and see. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Feb 26, 2020

    Ram V and James Tynion IV's script paces wonderfully, guiding readers through this horrific outbreak and the subsequent panic and response from our heroes. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Feb 26, 2020

    Justice League Dark #20 marks the start of something familiar, yet all the same thrilling. Once more this magic team has been thrown outside of their wheelhouse, and that is the best place for them to be when the this team overcoming great odds is peak excitement. I hope that this creative team blows he doors wide open to a world that is more extensive than it seems on the surface between the different kingdoms and their avatars. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Feb 27, 2020

    If you have fallen off of this series then Justice League Dark #20 is a nice place to jump back on. The whole Parliament thing is not my favorite thing in DC comics; if you are not familiar with it then start Google searching. Other than that, I did enjoy the story in this issue, and it made me at least want to finish the rest of this story arc with its strong horror vibe. The art is the real show-stopper here. Kyle Hotz and FCO Placencia do some incredible work in this issue and you really shouldn't miss out on it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Feb 27, 2020

    Justice League #20 lays the groundwork for an ambitious and genuinely horrific story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Sequential Planet - Alexander Cole Mar 8, 2020

    This is a decent issue that shows a fair bit of promise for this creative team. It's not a masterpiece or anything but it has solid writing, the artwork is good, it sets up the arc nicely and there's plenty of material to explore with future storylines. A good read. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 26, 2020

    Kyle Hotz style is interesting and can be fun at times, but it feels too cartoonish in this issue. I was hoping for something less messy in the visuals. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 26, 2020

    This is the story that I've been wanting forever since Hecate destroyed the Parliament of Trees and the Parliament of Flowers took their place, but sadly it feels like kind of a weird start, where the scope should be huge, but the focus here comes off kind of small.  The art like the story felt off at times, but the biggest problem for me is that the colors just didn't pop off the page and it left the book feeling kind of dull to look at. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Feb 26, 2020

    If there's one thing for sure, it's that Justice League Dark #20 includes the largest tonal shift this series has seen. Though it's still very much horror and magic, it's much light than the past few arcs. Read Full Review

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