Justice League Dark #24

Justice League Dark #24

Event\Storyline: Forever Evil Writer: Ray Fawkes Artist: Mikel Janin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 23, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 5
7.8Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

A Forever Evil tie-in! THE JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK IS DEAD. Not even the JL Dark can escape the evil thats invaded the Earthexcept for John Constantine! But why has he alone survived? And will he try to stop the villainsor join them? Long live the NEW Justice League Dark!

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Nov 4, 2013

    An entertaining read leading to “growing” plots. You won't understand that until you see the final page. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Oct 24, 2013

    I was already a fan of DeMatteis and with this issue he's given me even more reasons to think he is one of the best. Not to mention, now I definitely want to read the entirety of his run on Phantom Stranger. That's what a good comic should be all about, and DeMatteis and Co are right on top of that. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 24, 2013

    While "Justice League Dark" #24 is short on panel appearances by Deadman, Frankenstein, Madame Xanadu, Black Orchid and Zatanna, the comic book doesn't suffer for it. John Constantine is given a chance to re-familiarize himself with readers as the House of Mystery is explored throughout the issue. By the end, Constantine has settled on a mission and begins to assemble a team. The decisions he makes along the way and influential forces provide a strong issue and continue to make "Justice League Dark" an enjoyable read. With DeMatteis and Janin on board, I just might stick around to see what "Blight" is all about. The creative team of "Justice League Dark" #24 certainly makes a strong case for it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - John Ernenputsch Oct 28, 2013

    Justice League Dark #24 is a great start for the new creative team of DeMatteis and Janin. By the end of the issue readers have an idea of what threat will bring together the supernatural side of the DC Universe for their 18 part crossover, and the new Justice League Dark starts to take form. Throw in the high level of characterization, a few revelations about Pandora's Box, and the always beautiful Mikel Janin pencils and you are left with a very good comic book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Oct 23, 2013

    This is how to do a crossover issue right. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Topher Bostick Oct 30, 2013

    Justice League Dark continues to impress, despite writer change. Twist and the end leaves me to wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Oct 24, 2013

    Let's take a note that this is the first issue for writerJ.M. DeMatteis, and he does a wonderful job here. In fact, I think most of the writers do a wonderful job on the series and the transition is smooth. My only problem with this issue is the pacing. I kind of feel like we dragged on too long with Constantine, and it would be nicer if we can get to the point faster. Also, it seems like Constantine's accent is missing, something DeMatteis should be more careful about. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Spin Dash Oct 24, 2013

    However, was this a story for the JLD or should it have been in Constantine instead? Should it have focus on what was going on with the members and not just a Constantine narrative? Perhaps, but still even if it had Constantine on the cover instead of JLD it was still a pretty interesting read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Max Dweck Oct 24, 2013

    While it wasnt the perfect beginning to a new storyline like the first issue of Forever Evil was, this is still a really good start. They set up the threat, introduce a couple of the key players, and the delivery is top-notch. If youre interested, its definitely worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Oct 25, 2013

    It may not be as reader-friendly as the other Justice League books, but who cares. It should get you interested in a whole other part of the DCU that you may not have ever given a chance before. And I hope that I'm not alone in my excitement that DeMatteis is going to bring some more much needed intelligence back to the dialogue and stories involving some of my favorite characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Oct 23, 2013

    JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK may have a new writer, but it's still an awesome book. J.M. DeMatteis provides a fun and somber issue here that will have you wanting more. Janin and Cox do some fantastic work on the art here, and even though I'm not the biggest fan of Nightmare Nurse, I really like the direction this is heading and the set-up for Blight. Overall, I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Oct 24, 2013

    It was a solid issue with a focus on Constantine, though I wish there were a bit more to it overall. Visually stunning, and gave that characterization if his character that he deserved for a while, but beyond that I want to see more of a connection to what he has to do in order to fight back against the Crime Syndicate for his team. Maybe that is what he and the Healer are working towards, but even then it seems pretty vague as to what their intent is. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Oct 23, 2013

    Justice League Dark #24 may not be the most exciting thing you read this week, but it'll be one that you'll like. It's an interesting new direction for the book that I look forward to reading, but what it'll be able to do within this long crossover is questionable. Let's keep an eye on it throughout the months to see where it goes. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 23, 2013

    DeMatteis has a reasonably engaging debut on the book. This issue excels as it uses Constantine as a mouthpiece to explore the nature of evil, deconstructing the claims in Trinity War that evil is a tangible thing that be loosed on the world or contained in a box. But DeMatteis' writing is often too wordy, especially when it comes to the narration. Oddly, this isn't usually a problem for him, and Phantom Stranger has rarely suffered from similar flaws since he took over the book entirely. DeMatteis' Constantine is a bit mixed in his execution. In a general sense he reads very much like the shifty, conflicted magician we know, but his British accent and mannerisms are even more downplayed than they have been of late. As always, he's a tough character for American writers to tackle, and hopefully DeMatteis will grow more comfortable with him over time. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Motes Oct 26, 2013

    This book has been consistently well above average and much better than the regular ‘Justice League' series. But ‘JL' has actually gotten better and not that this issue was poor by any means, but I can't help be a tiny bit disappointed. Maybe it was the absence of the rest of the cast and their interpersonal bickering. Maybe once he puts his new gang together and they hopefully recover the existing team, things will get back on track. Or maybe it's just going to take new writer deMatteis a few issues to find his footing. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 23, 2013

    This was a very odd issue.  Really the weakest of all the Forever Evil tie-ins I've read.  Most of the issue was a LSD like trip for Constantine to understand the nature of evil, and how sin spreads from the apathetic, to the hate mongers, to the everyday person.  But it was really boring.  For what the issue was, it should of just been a filler issue of Constantine.  All in all the story falls short to impress, especially put next to the superb issue of Justice League, out this week as well. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Oct 25, 2013

    At one time, the inclusion of the “Dark” line into the greater DC universe seemed like it could be a good thing, the next logical step even. After the fact, it seems only to have diluted the things that made the line so great. In fact, “diluted” is the perfect word to sum up “Justice League Dark” #24. Lacking in any substantial character or plot, the book fails to make a strong impression under its new creative team. As the flagship title of not only an 18-part crossover, but of the entire “Dark” corner of the New 52, that's a problem that needs to be addressed. Read Full Review

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