Justice League Dark Annual #2
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Justice League Dark Annual #2

Writer: J.M. DeMatteis Artist: Klaus Janson Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 29, 2014 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 5
5.9Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

The JLD team struggles to contain the House of Mystery and the House of Secrets when both take human form!

  • 8.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - AJ Oct 31, 2014

    Klaus Janson is the artist here along with John Stanisci with Steve Buccellato on colours, Dezi Sienty on letters and the cover by the Guillem March and Tomeu Morey duo. The artwork here is pretty decent, with some really good action sequences in the middle of the issue, but the characterwork is often lacking since the characters change from page to page quite often and the consistency just isn't there, not like it should be. And this is disappointing. The colours are pretty good, of that there's no doubt, and the pencils are decent as well, but they could definitely be much better I think. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 4, 2014

    For the size of this story there wasn't really a lot going on....... Well I'm wrong, there was a hell of a lot of exposition going on because man did this story need to convey to the reader it's purpose.  Sadly it didn't really do a good job and we're left not really knowing who the bad guys truly were and it was just a way to get our characters on point for their last adventure in Justice League Dark #35.  I guess the lesson here is that prequels will always let us down.  Even though I was mostly confused for the majority of the story, all the characters and backgrounds looked great during that confusion, so top notch work there all the way through.  It seems like it's an important story, so you'll probably want to get this one, but you won't be happy with yourself afterwards. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    PopMatters - Gregory L. Reece Nov 4, 2014

    For most of this book things simply don't work, but for just a moment there, just at the very end, this house almost felt like a home. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Nov 3, 2014

    The real issue with Justice League Dark is that it tries to do too much. The end result is a comic that never hits the mark in either its storytelling or its art. DeMatteis uses a simple theme about love to build his tale, but because of the density of the story, the story doesn't get the desired emotion. Fans of the series might enjoy the book more than the casual reader, but I think even constant readers will think this is a bit excessive. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Robert Reed Oct 30, 2014

    Ultimately,Justice League Dark Annual#2 is a disappointing entry, especially after last week'sJustice League Dark #35. With a routine plot and few character moments, the annual ultimately feels shallow. Strong art and some good action beats save the issue, though if you aren't readingJustice League Dark, this issue is forgettable. Read Full Review

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