Justice League Dark #18

Justice League Dark #18

Writer: Ray Fawkes, Jeff Lemire Artist: Mikel Janin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 27, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
6.2Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

The conclusion to the DEATH OF MAGIC comes crashing down upon our heroes, as its consequences dramatically shift the status quo of the team moving forward! This issue also has ties to the new ongoing CONSTANTINE series, also on sale this month.

  • 10
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Aug 20, 2013

    This was a phenomenal conclusion to the Death of Magic storyline, and although the story has a whole hasn't been quite as good as Books of Magic, it has still been brilliant, and couldn't have ended any better. I'd highly recommend this issue, as well as the series, and can't wait for the next issue, and the appearance of Swamp Thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Barron Network - R.Barron Mar 27, 2013

    I know there are some Justice League Dark haters out there but Im just not one of them and I believe this was probably the strongest issue in the series. I couldnt find anything wrong here but if you can let me know! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 30, 2013

    This was an incredible story until its conclusion, which was very disappointing. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 27, 2013

    But ultimately, the arc feels hollow beneath all the visual splendor and flourishes. The League members are reduced to running from danger and watching as Tim Hunter and his father team up to save the day. At some point the sense of drama and tension simply leaks out of the story. From there, the writers are too quick to transition back into the real world and restore normalcy. There are some tangible changes brought about in this issue, but not as much as might be expected. I can only hope that the next storyline will be able to offer a bit more substance and lasting character drama in addition to all the visual delights. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Mar 27, 2013

    Even a mediocre issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK is better than any other book with "Justice" in its title. It is still a very good issue, but the ending was a bit of a let down. I'm very excited to continue on with this series though, and Lemire and Fawkes has done a great job with the writing so far. Janin's art is amazing here, and we get treated to some beautiful fight scenes.Overall, I give this a mild recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Motes Mar 30, 2013

    So while this is a gorgeous book, the pacing was way off. It was entirely too rushed. The characters are fascinating and the dialogue is solid. The story itself was a lot of fun, up until this point. I'm not sure why the ending was so crammed, but it left me really unsatisfied. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Mar 31, 2013

    "Justice League Dark" continues to be a book that I want to like more than I do. It's not bad, but it's just not great. Some issues and arcs are better than others, but 18 issues in, nothing but the art has really blown my socks off, despite featuring some of my favorite characters in all of comics. I'm not sure what's missing here, but I wish one of these great creators involved with the book could figure it out. I still feel there's a brilliant book here, but it's still just waiting to be discovered. Maybe that last panel in this issue holds the key? Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 1, 2013

    Justice League Dark now has the distinction of being a title that I've Dropped twice in one incarnation. As painful as the decision is this time, what with the potential of the creators onboard, it still ultimately feels like the right choice. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Nuts - Jef Mendoza Apr 25, 2013

    Good conclusion to the arc. However, the team doesn't do much. There wasn't really a villain in the story. Therefore, I had no clue who to root for or what to make of the war that was going on. Tim Hunter lets out this huge lighting blast and almost destroys a whole city. Fortunately, Vikar and Zantanna decide to make friends and help save the citizens. It was all very convoluted with no rhyme or reason for what was going on. Luckily the art is drawn very well and the special effects and color make the artwork pop. Read Full Review

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