Justice League International #8

Justice League International #8

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Aaron Lopresti Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 4, 2012 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
4.8Critic Rating
5.0User Rating

The plan was for the JLI to be installed as Earth's official protective team. But once Breakdown attacked, that all came to a swift and sudden end. Now, as the pall of death and injury hang over the team, all that matters is survival.

  • 7.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Apr 7, 2012

    The art works in tandem with the script to deliver an entertaining little issue. It won't set the world on fire, but it is the right direction for the title. Jurgens is moving his pieces around and in doing so has created great interest in the teams new direction. His characterisation shines and with Lopresti's art it becomes the back bone of the issue. If it continues down this path it may reclaim it's title as DC's most fun team book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 7, 2012

    There's plenty of action, and the inclusion of two more New 52 characters, but the execution is only so-so. Still, it's worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Apr 7, 2012

    I understand that Jurgens is building towards something. It's obvious that this issue is a 'filler' issue meant to introduce some characters and little else. The story doesn't advance at all from last month, and the only real exciting part about this issue is the arrival of Batwing, which itself is pretty lackluster. I've been extremely happy with Justice League International every month, and one hiccup isn't enough to turn me off of a great, great book. Read Full Review

  • 5.9
    Entertainment Fuse - Nicole D'Andria May 28, 2012

    The characters may be enjoyable, but the series really feels like it's on it's last legs and it's cancellation at issue 12 seems all the more reflective of how this issue turned out. The pacing is nonexistent because nothing happens with the exception of two characters: one who could easily have been introduced before and another who doesn't even belong. Adding Batwing was a blatant attempt to hook more readers onto a sinking ship of a series. But, despite the overall story-hiccups and artwork, Justice League International #8 is not at all boring or unentertaining. The characters are the sole reason why. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Apr 9, 2012

    Like I said, I can enjoy a trip back to an older era of comic writing from time to time, but Jurgens and Lopresti go far beyond the comfort zone in this issue. With a title that's supposed to celebrate a diverse cast, in a line of comics trying to usher in a bold new era; Justice League International #8 succeeds at neither. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Apr 4, 2012

    Justice League International is officially adrift. I don't care about any of the characters or their situations. I don't want to give up on this title because I think that a creative team that's really on fire for the property can take it somewhere interesting. However, I can't see any reason to recommend this book. The implications of the primary antagonist as an embodiment of today's simmering anti-establishment zeitgeist will be lost on younger readers, and the shallow story and teeth-grating dialog will drive away anyone over the age of twelve. Save your money for another book. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye May 3, 2012

    Justice League International #9 is to be avoided, especially if you don't want to be forced to pick up another series to read the story's conclusion. Read Full Review

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