Justice League Dark #25

Justice League Dark #25

Event\Storyline: Forever Evil Writer: J.M. DeMatteis Artist: Mikel Janin, Vincente Cifuentes, Guillermo Ortego Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 27, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 3
8.4Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

A FOREVER EVIL tie-in! Alone in a world where Super-Villains reign, John Constantine must enlist the aid of Swamp Thing in order to turn the tide.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Max Dweck Nov 28, 2013

    Justice League Dark #25 takes a few reads to fully appreciate.At first, it feels like not much actually happens as far as story progression went, but then it makes sense that this issue had a ton of set-up work to do, and it does it well. There are a lot of pieces to this puzzle, and with everything that's set up, it makesForever Evil: Blight deserving of how big a crossover it is. Four series, eighteen issues, six months. That's a lot of material, and they need to cover a lot of stuff so it doesn't get boring. This is going to be one hell of a storyline if they can deliver on all the promises this issue makes, and given the pedigree behind the crossover's writing, it's a safe bet to say that they will deliver. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - vashmcdash Nov 27, 2013

    This was the best Justice League issue out of all of the three different series this month. Even though I was a little disappointed to find out that Constantine's team is going to be fighting a different villain and not the Syndicate (at least maybe not for now) but the idea that Blight is based off of evil magic is a lot more fitting of the series. The amount of story in this issue was great and it has set up so many interesting points for the coming issues, so make sure to keep an eye out for this one! Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Mark Pritchard Nov 27, 2013

    Forever Evil is still as strong as it ever was, and that's rare in these long running comic book events. This is un-missable stuff, a combination of intelligent, witty story telling with gorgeous art and I for one am enjoying every second of it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Nov 27, 2013

    With this issue, we continue see the events of Forever Evil: Blight unfold. DeMatteis is building up a really interesting mystery here and I can't wait to see how that works out well with Ray Fawkes' Constantine in a few short weeks. Should be extremely fun! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Nov 27, 2013

    Justice League Dark #25 was a marked improvement in the writing, pushing the story forward and adding depth to the events that have happened. The characters were great7mdash;along with their dialogue—and the artwork is a joy to be seen. If the rest of Blight is like this issue, this will be a hell of a ride that you may want to hop onto now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 11, 2013

    I don't want cross over storylines and I don't want to pay an extra dollar a month, DC. I want to keep reading the book, for the strange-cool stories and great artwork, as is in this issue, but the Justice League is getting to be too much to follow. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Frank Fuentes Nov 29, 2013

    Justice League Dark continues to be amazing, even without Lemire. DeMatteis has been doing a phenomenal job on Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger and that excellence is already transferring to this book. Be sure to pick it up if youre a fan of either. You wont be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Nov 27, 2013

    A fun read that brings all the pieces together to sync up with its Trinity of Sin compatriots Phantom Stranger and Pandora, Justice League Dark #25 brings us face-to-face with the evil the team is meant to face, but still gives us the sense that we havent even begun to scratch the surface on what this crossover event is meant to be. With 16 parts still to come, thats probably a good thing. In the meantime, watching the personalities start to fall into place is an enjoyable event in itself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Nov 29, 2013

    The biggest highlight in terms of well-done scenes in this issue for me was the very end, where John Constantine walks out of a room where he has summoned the Trinity of Sin. It was so dark and disturbing that most people probably overlooked the pain and torment that was probably necessary for this feat to succeed. But I'm sure we'll see more about that in issues to come. I, for one, cannot wait to see more about John's battle to convince everyone (himself included) that he's not a bad guy. He's not very likable. He's pretty self-serving most of the time. But when it comes right down to it, I'm under the impression that he secretly wants to do the right thing. Calling him a hero might be a stretch, but he might end up being the one to save them all. Or worse (or better?), he might be the biggest threat they'll ever face. Either way, count me in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 3, 2013

    If you're anything like me, you were expecting a lot from this issue, and while we might not be stuffed, it was a nice appetizer to the main course which is to come.  I've had my doubts about the Blight story arc, but from reading this issue, I can't wait, and besides I enjoy Pandora, and Phantom Stranger so we get some good ole' tie in action from those two as well.  This is only the beginning and as a bridge it's a good issue, and it will keep me reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 27, 2013

    Whether this storyline can hold up as the other three books are drawn into the crossover remains to be seen. The final pages are fairly abrupt and awkward in how they drag the Trinity of Sin into the fold. And so far, there's no indication of why the crossover needs to last 18 issues. But hopefully these are problems DeMatteis and Ray Fawkes an address in the weeks to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Motes Nov 29, 2013

    The art on this book is some of the most gorgeous in all of comics. No flaws there. The writing is solid, has some really excellent details, but the overall plot is lacking just a little bit. I don't mean to hate! It's enjoyable, the characterization is great and I really respect this approach to magic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GoCollect - @UrbanRemnant Nov 28, 2013

    "Justice League Dark #25" was fun and entertaining. Swamp Thing showed up. And just like the philosophy teacher at the Catholic high school I attended, DeMatteis challenged me to think. Good writers welcome readers to question what they read, to bring their beliefs to the table and to decide for themselves whether to subscribe or not to the narrative's meta-message. Know what you believe about the world, then pick up this book if horror comics are your speed. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Nov 30, 2013

    Dont get me wrong, the issue is intriguing. If nothing else, seeing how this new team comes together, or doesnt, should be very interesting. As best as I can tell, none of the six members actually likes any of the others, so…yeah, interesting. But with so much story on the horizon here, I cant help but worry about the sustainability of such an intangible villain. Read Full Review

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