Justice League Dark #23

Writer: James Tynion IV, Ram V. Artist: Kyle Hotz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 24, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 23
8.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

"The Parliament of Life" concludes-as the world burns! The villain at the dark heart of the war between the parliaments stands revealed as Anton Arcane! Zatanna lies wounded, her destiny now in jeopardy. Doctor Fate, Wonder Woman, and Animal Man must form an uneasy alliance with Abigail Arcane and the Floronic Man to protect humanity's fate. Betrayals and twists abound, with repercussions for the very future of the Justice League Dark!

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

    I thought this was a solid issue. It looks good and it has an engaging style and tone. But Constantine takes up too much of the issue for me. And I feel like the story kind of got lost in the chaos. But it's an enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jul 5, 2020

    Justice League Dark aims for the rafters and delivers. I absolutely love the idea that in world where Superman is whizzing around saving cats from trees, there are these powerful dark forces at work with the ability to destroy the entire planet. This rag-tag group of magicians, misfits, and bastards is all that stands against them. That's equal parts intriguing and terrifying on its own, but the horror comes through in waves, setting the stage for even more atrocities in the near future. I cannot wait to see where this story goes next. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Jun 23, 2020

    The return of Anton Arcane made me happy, but the characters that made a comeback in this issue, hero and villain alike, made me punch the air like a boy-band member. This creative team is doing great things, and Justice League Dark is one of those books that still remains at the very tip-top of my pull-list. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 25, 2020

    James Tynion IV had to leave this title a little early due to his massive new gig on Batman, so Ram V began his run early on script. We'll see how he does when he goes solo, but this first arc hasn't missed a beat on one of the DCU's best titles. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Jun 30, 2020

    Justice League Dark continues to impress in issue #23, maintaining a streak of momentum that makes this one of my most anticipated releases every month. It doesn't lose track of the darker, more "out-there" elements that work so well with the team but it also never forgets to tell a solid superhero story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Jun 23, 2020

    Justice League Dark continues to be one of DC’s best series, all onboard are constantly putting out tremendous work. This has become my go-to recommendation for anyone looking to jump on a DC book and there’s no better time to start! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Jun 24, 2020

    As the conclusion to ‘The Parliament of Life', Justice League Dark #23 brought closure to a problem that was long past due for a solution. You have to appreciate a book like this which consistently delivers on decisive endings to the stories told. While also still making sure that there is both a natural and linear progression to everything that has been set in motion since the first story arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 23, 2020

    Kyle Hotz's art style probably wouldn't work for a lot of titles, but it's an ideal fit for JLD. His pencils are fluid with some sharp portrayals of characters in some scenes and a rounded, free flowing feel in other pages. It's a mesmerizing presentation that captures the anything goes tone of the book, June Chung's colors are key in sorting through some of the visual chaos in Hotz's pages and it's a solid partnership. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Sequential Planet - Alexander Cole Jul 9, 2020

    This is a great ending to this storyline. It wraps up most plot points and sets up the next arc of this run and the character work is well-done, particularly with John Constantine. While I prefer Martinez' artwork I still enjoy Kyle Hotz' work on this issue. He does a good job with the only flaw being a few characters faces. The issue is also a tour-de-force in lettering. There's a variety of lettering techniques used throughout the issue that do nothing but add to the quality of the issue. Justice League Dark #23 was a great issue and well worth the read. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 24, 2020

    Kyle Hotz has some impressive art in this issue. There is a fluidity to the action and every panel is beautifully detailed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Jun 24, 2020

    Readers get a peak John Constantine here in a deep story that's surprisingly easy to consume, given the tone and all. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 23, 2020

    While you will get some excellent art and characters seemingly leaving and returning to this team, which is always interesting when dealing with a team book like this, the ending to the Parliaments of Life story just kind of takes a weird turn, where everything that felt big and impressive leading up to this was made to feel small and the scope of the story seemed drastically reduced just to get a character back in the fold.  There's still some cool stuff here, but it doesn't feel as cool as it should have. Read Full Review

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