Justice League Dark #2

Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Mikel Janin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 26, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 10
7.7Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Madame Xanadu continues guiding the world's darkest heroes in their struggle against evil. But will John Constantine, Zatanna, Shade the Changing Man and the others be able to join forces in time to defeat the dangerous Enchantress before she destroys the world as we know it?

  • 9.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Tim Vinton Oct 30, 2011

    We're still early in the series' run, but I've already seen more promise and progress than any other book in the New 52. Once this series gets going in earnest, look forward to something incredible. Until then, Justice League Dark #2 is still as good as it gets. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Oct 26, 2011

    For as much as I liked Milligan's story, Mikel Janin's art really steals the show. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 27, 2011

    Justice League Dark continues to be one of my most anticipated titles of the monthly books I get and this one just reinforces it. The main storyline isn't exactly pushed to the side but rather looked at from different angles before it all picks up again. I was surprised to see the book deal with Boston and Dawn so quickly, but I liked what it brought into play and gave us a chance to look at relationships among the power and supernatural. Constantine gets a nice plug here as well though he's again just a very small part of the storyline so far that will hopefully be expanded sooner rather than later. Add in Zatanna and what she brings to the table along with a neat little moment with Madame Xanadu to hint at more of what's to come and there's a lot of very good elements here. It hasn't come together, but the individual pieces are thoroughly enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 26, 2011

    "Justice League Dark" #2 is a lot of fun, and Milligan and Janin even provide a great cliffhanger "gotcha" moment where we discover that not all of our assumptions about the characters were 100% accurate. This title is a great addition to the DC stable, and it's now quite nicely solidified itself as a must-read. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Jimmy Wahl Oct 27, 2011

    And the art? Let me say this, even though I'm not likely the first to do so. Mikel Janin is a superstar in the making. He absolutely nails each panel home. The story is set in so many locations and has characters all over the emotional spectrum and he captures all of that. Even the subtle differences between types of anger are visible. The detail work is damn near miraculous throughout the entire issue with one tiny little exception that I only noticed because each panel had me wrapped around its finger. I'd be remiss if I didn't also mention Arreola's gorgeous work on the colors in this issue as well. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Oct 26, 2011

    We're still plugging away in setup mode for Justice League Dark, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The Deadman moments of this issue might seem a bit odd, but everything else Milligan spits out works well to continue building an intriguing mystery for this series. Hopefully next month things really start to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 27, 2011

    At this slogging pace, it'll be a while before all our heroes finally gather together as a team, and unfortunately, their gathering is exactly the shot of energy this title desperately needs. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Nov 1, 2011

    This was a little harder for me to get into than the last issue. The colors make the art stand out in this issue and the writing makes you wonder if this will actually end up being a Justice League type group or will it be just a bunch of supernatural people who band together to fight a common foe. That remains to be seen and the prospect either way is interesting to bring readers back for future issues. Read Full Review

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