Justice League Dark #20

Writer: Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes Artist: Mikel Janin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 22, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 5
7.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The Flash and Swamp Thing guest-star as the team struggles to recover the stolen House of Mystery from Dr. Destiny!

  • 9.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson May 26, 2013

    If you're not reading Justice League Dark, you should be. I know that's a cliche thing to say in comic book reviews, but hear me out. It checks off a lot of boxes on the "who would like this?" list. It's a supernatural series (1). It includes well-known heroes like Constantine, Deadman, and Zatanna (2). It's consistently one of the best titles DC publishes each month (3). It's an integral part of this summer's "Trinity War" crossover (4). Mikel Janin's artwork is superb (5). That's five good reasons to read this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Feb 28, 2020

    If you have fallen off of this series then Justice League Dark #20 is a nice place to jump back on. The whole Parliament thing is not my favorite thing in DC comics; if you are not familiar with it then start Google searching. Other than that, I did enjoy the story in this issue, and it made me at least want to finish the rest of this story arc with its strong horror vibe. The art is the real show-stopper here. Kyle Hotz and FCO Placencia do some incredible work in this issue and you really shouldn't miss out on it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 6, 2013

    This was an excellent issue, and although it's not the best that the series has seen so far, it's far from being the worst. Lemire, and Fawkes continue to give you magic in a clever, and unique way, and this along with the action, and guest appearances really made this a special issue. Due to all this I'd highly recommend this issue, along with the rest of Lemire, and Fawkes run, as it's been truly amazing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Andrew Copp May 24, 2013

    The story itself, continued from the last issue, is fun, captivating, and chilling at times. This issue shows a certain level of insight into the psyches of all the characters, that worked. A lot of the time this method drags on too longover several issues. Here it was a quick peak, before they snapped out of it with a flash. There are signs of the upcoming TRINITY WAR crossover as well. The reveal at the end had me anxious for more. Xanadu has some ‘splaining to do! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 27, 2013

    I'd like this more if I could see what was going on. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson May 27, 2013

    Justice League Dark continues to impress, remaining a hidden gem in the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 22, 2013

    Mikel Janin remains one of the most impressively consistent artists in DC's lineup. While there are a few scenes that don't quite convey the texture and tone of horror they should, the Doctor Destiny scenes more than make up for that. The storytelling is clean and the characters expressive throughout. There's little doubt that Janin will be able to hold his own with his Trinity War collaborators. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead May 27, 2013

    Justice League Dark #20's story is highly improved from the past 6 issues, but the art suffers from a bad inker. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 27, 2013

    "Justice League Dark" #20 continues what feels like a real slow-down for the series. There's a possibility for a new direction around the corner thanks to what happens in this issue, but without it the book could be in trouble. I like the concept of "Justice League Dark," and in the past I've had enough fun that I've stuck around. But it's starting to feel a little thin, and if I'm noticing that, I can't be the only one. Here's hoping for something a little more juicy, and soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GreyMouser May 23, 2013

    . . $3, 20pgs. To many $@#%& ADs! Killer cover ruined by AD banner! . . . Lamire and Fawkes continue to develop a good book, even if it has been on/off with me. This arc hooked me for the house of mystery, instead i see more cameos. They are decent cameos, with fair dialog and characterization. The team line up is a bit flux, but the hits keep coming and Doctor Destiny could be the best creepy yet! Hats off to Janin and Cifuentes on the crisp quality artwork and creature designs. Jeromy Cox's colors continue to impress. Layout and design fluctuates between standard and interesting. Im on till the Trinity War, then i drop JLD, PS, Constantine & Katanna. Bummer, i would have jumped on Pandora...but not JL & JLA @ $4 each!

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