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Justice League Dark and Wonder Woman: Witching Hour #1

Event\Storyline: Witching Hour Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Jesus Merino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 31, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 20
8.4Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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The deadly finale of "The Witching Hour" arrives as Zatanna battles for Wonder Woman's soul-and the rest of the Justice League Dark battle for their lives! Hecate is more powerful than the Greek Gods...and no matter who wins, the Earth will lose its chance of surviving the war that's coming!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Ari Bard Nov 4, 2018

    A fantastic conclusion to an event that seemed to do everything right. If you like horror, magic, fantasy, over the top battles between god-like figures, or strong character and world building, I recommend this book to all of you. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 31, 2018

    Tynion has raised the bar, and Justice League Dark may not be the flagship Justice League title, but it's the best we've had in a very long time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Oct 31, 2018

    "The Witching Hour" ends at a point in which Justice League Dark is firing on all cylinders and quite frankly, I'm not sure how I'm going to manage to wait for the next issue of Justice League Dark to hit the shelves in a month. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Oct 31, 2018

    James Tynion IV's script is extraordinary humanizing. As The Witch Hour draws to a close, Tynion asks his readers who the true villain is, Hecate or a corrupt society seeking to tame rather than embrace? Blanco, Mendonca, and Merino enhance Tynion's script with intense artwork, depicting every second of this heart-pounding conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 31, 2018

    The Witching Hour might be the ideal blueprint for how DC approaches small-contained mini-events going forward. Weekly releases with the same writer limited to two or three titles to make it easier to follow and digest. As an added bonus, the crossover has me anticipating what Tynion will follow up this event in Justice League Dark. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Oct 31, 2018

    The end of The Witching Hours lives up to its haunting name and the promise it made to change how we view magic in the DC multiverse, and I can't wait to see the repercussions. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage Oct 31, 2018

    One thing is for certain with the end to this crossover, a new age of magic is here and its characters connected to it are in for some exciting times! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Nov 2, 2018

    Yes, this five part comic book clinic has closed its doors, but " as is the way with all great sequential art " every prologue is prelude. I urge every reader to pick up all five chapters of this terrific story, and Justice League Dark1-3. If you crave comics that entertain, scare, thrill and look fantastic, then your search is over. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Nov 2, 2018

    A good finale, and a good overall purpose to the crossover storyline, one which opens new doorways for both Wonder Woman and Justice League Dark. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 31, 2018

    This is an ambitious finale that seeks to fundamentally change magic in the DC universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Amit Malaviya Nov 6, 2018

    Hands down, the best book of the Justice League line right now, Justice League Dark is doing some great things with all of its characters, setting up fascinating a new age of magic, and taking its cast in new and interesting directions. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Daniel Cheeseman Nov 1, 2018

    Tynion IV competently balances the spectacular and the tragic in this unpredictable denouement. It's so dramatic that you can't help but wonder where he goes from here; we'll just have to wait and see" Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Nov 2, 2018

    Justice League Dark Wonder Woman Witching Hour #1 nicely concludes this story and although some parts felt slightly rushed, writer James Tynion IV nicely linked the story to the first arc and it was great seeing Dr Fate again, although I'm guessing his part in all this has just begun as with the Justice League Dark. The story has also resulted in some new players in the world of magic as artist Jesus Merino successfully brings it all together as the first blockbuster event of Justice League Dark finishes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Nov 2, 2018

    Standing tall visually and setting up some interesting things for the DCU's spellcasters, Justice League Dark/Wonder Woman: The Witching Hour #1 is fun chaos. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Forrest Hollingsworth Oct 31, 2018

    The Witching Hour finale is imperfect but fascinating. It's a well drawn and tightly scripted affair that sets a lot of things in motion but also forgets to conclude all of the things that have happened in the past. What seems to be coming is scintillating, but a little more focus here could've gone a long way. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Oct 31, 2018

    The conclusion to the Witching Hour might not be as great as the rest of the story, but an okay read nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Oct 31, 2018

    Everything comes to a reasonably satisfying close, though the nice visuals are obscured by an absolute deluge of copy. You might like the explanation behind the Witching Hour, you could appreciate its lasting ramifications. But man, you will have waded through a slog of prose to get there. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    GearWERKZ - Agasicles Stamas Nov 4, 2018

    In the end, I'm not sure that I was happy about reading this this week. It was a LOT of filler, didn't feel like a lot happened, and it seems like the consequences, save one, have lived their life and decayed. I'm not really pleased about Diana having seemingly expired some usefulness as a JLD cast-member with no continuing connection to the world of Magic. Not sure where we go from here, or if Wonder Woman has a place in this darker, more scary corner of the DCU Read Full Review

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