Justice League Dark #21

Writer: James Tynion IV, Ram V Artist: Kyle Hotz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 25, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 22
8.5Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Rot 'n' roll! Wonder Woman, Detective Chimp, and special guest star Animal Man fend off a horde of monstrous Rot-infected creatures-but risk contamination with every soul they save! Meanwhile, Zatanna and Constantine discover the secret of the Parliaments in an estranged ally's dreams, but there they find no lullabies-only nightmares!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Apr 5, 2020

    This is a great issue. The script is really strong with a compelling narrative and fun dialogue. The art is dynamic with a lot of different styles and points of view. I loved reading the issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 25, 2020

    Ram V and Tynion arent letting off on the gas yet and this issue packs a lot in 22 pages. This was another strong issue with a tremendous hook to leave readers anxiously awaiting the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 25, 2020

    This is a gripping issue I couldn't get enough of. Animal Man has so far been subpar in his use, but things seem to be moving in the right direction for the character. This is without a doubt the best horror superhero book on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Mar 25, 2020

    Justice League Dark #21 offers another great issue to the series. This book makes use of every panel and page and offers a well-crafted tale. The range of this issue is phenomenal and deserves a spot on your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Mar 25, 2020

    Never a dull moment with the Justice League Dark. You would think that this next part of their mission would be a bit more tame than what they had to do to stop Cerci, and then you jump into this new story arc to see that this creative team has no chill. Justice League Dark #20 opened the doors to the war of the Parliaments, but Justice League Dark #21 hit the ground running with everything that could go wrong for the world around this team when the balance has once more been jeopardized. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Mar 25, 2020

    What will the flatworm in Buddy Baker‘s digestive tract do to help him? Will Zee and Constantine bring Abby back in time? Can Swampy return, to save the world from a fungal virus that could wipe out humanity? There's not mushroom for error, and the shiitake really looks like it's gonna hit the fan. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 26, 2020

    Ram V, taking over on script for James Tynion IV, hasn't missed a beat in this often-disturbing supernatural hero book. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 26, 2020

    Alvaro Martinez Bueno delivers some excellent art in this issue. I really enjoyed the tonal contrasts between the Abby Arcane story parts and the rest of the story. There is also a Bohemian Rhapsody homage in the issue that looks fantastic and made me smile. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Mar 30, 2020

    Justice League Dark #21 is a strong continuation that maintains a fast pace while bringing in unique visuals to push this exciting story forward. Fans of JLD, don't miss this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Mar 25, 2020

    JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #21 gives readers a deeper look into the Parliaments of Life and the very forces of death itself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Mar 25, 2020

    If the previous issue was a perfect time for new readers to jump into the series, Justice League Dark #21 gives readers plenty to mull over and appreciate. While the flaws in story and art consistency are there, overall the comic delivers far more positives than negatives, and above all succeeds in feeling unique among Big Two books. Between the intrigue-filled storytelling and the moody artwork, this is an arc you're going to want to jump into. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Mar 25, 2020

    It may not pay off in the end if it spreads itself too thin but hey, we're not there yet"it's working now and it works very well in this issue, at that. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Sequential Planet - Alexander Cole May 25, 2020

    This is a solid issue. The art here is fantastic, especially the horror elements. There isn't a great deal of character work aside from the Constantine and Zatanna interactions. What is there is good though and the story was pretty decent and left me curious to see what happens next. Definitely an improvement over the first chapter of this story. It was worth the read. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Mar 25, 2020

    Though I am still confused about the overall plot of this story arc in Justice League Dark, James Tynion IV and Ram V make it an exciting read and something I cannot stop turning the pages on. The character work is great and I love the interactions between Zatanna and Constantine. The art is wonderfully done with some fantastic pages and panels. On its own it is great art and visually fantastic, but if I compare it to the previous issue it loses that bit of “oomph” to the story being told when I first opened the pages. Not taking anything away from the artist on this issue. Just for the story itself I feel the art from the previous issue served the story better. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 25, 2020

    While I'm all about the premise of this story, I can't help but feel the execution is lacking.  Everything about our current JLD arc feels like it's a little bit less than what we were getting previously and wants to spend more time being mysterious than actually telling a cohesive and cool story.  That's not to say that things can't turn around here, but as far as this issue goes, it didn't feel like we accomplished much until the cliffhanger. Read Full Review

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