Justice League: Last Ride #1

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Miguel Mendonca Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 12, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 54
7.7Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Once, the Justice League was the most powerful collection of superheroes in the universe. But an unthinkable tragedy within its ranks has caused Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman to go their separate ways, leaving the League broken and disbanded under a veil of anger and mistrust. Now, against the backdrop of the universe’s greatest murder trial, can the League reconcile the past before they’re eradicated by the greatest villains in the cosmos?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil May 12, 2021

    I may not know how this story fits into the current continuity " if at all, but that doesn't prevent it from being a fascinating story. Justice League: Last Ride #1 has got me hooked and I am dying to see where this story is headed. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker May 11, 2021

    Justice League: Last Ride #1 is a powerful first issue. Zdarsky is one of the best writers within mainstream comics and he demonstrates why within this comic. There is a history instilled within this first chapter that remains hidden, and yet the reader can still feel the weight that it pushes on the characters. The comic is incredibly atmospheric, with the tension inside palpable. The connection the heroes have with each other is most evident when it's gone. The plot itself sets up what could be some terrific battles and heartbreaking revelations. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton May 12, 2021

    Mendona on art is doing a good job drawing the generalized versions of these characters. They may not have their most up-to-date uniforms on, but they still embody the characters we know and present the visual motifs that make them who they are. Mendona has also done a good job making everyone look eternally sad and tired. I finished this issue really wanting to give Superman a hug.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 11, 2021

    This is one of the best depictions of grief and the search for blame after a tragedy that I've seen in a superhero comic in a long time, another piece of evidence that Zdarsky is one of the best writers in comics at the moment. He's also one of the few whose reach covers just about every major company"and I wouldn't be surprised if after his current DC work, he winds up on an A-list in-continuity title soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias May 11, 2021

    Zdarsky has done it again, he's enticed me in with the first book of this mini-series and has left me screaming for what comes next, AND for what happened before! I highly recommend you adding Justice League: Last Ride #1 to your pull list. This is the Justice League mini series that all Justice League mini series have dreamed about being for the last 10 years. I for one can't wait for issue #2. WHAT DID BATMAN DO?! Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 11, 2021

    Mendonca delivers some beautiful art in this first issue. The characters look dynamic and every page is filled with great detail. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David Weber May 21, 2021

    A brilliant introduction to a new world with wonderful art to complement it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte May 15, 2021

    Justice League: Last Ride #1 manages to put emotions before spectacle to aptly begin a story of what it would be like if The Justice League broke up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett May 12, 2021

    The gold standard for modern, non-continuity takes on the Justice League must be Injustice, but the first issue of Last Ride takes aim at the king and this series doesn't appear ready to miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 11, 2021

    This Last Ride might be one worth taking with Zdarsky, Mendonca and company. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu May 11, 2021

    However, the anger Zdarsky is brewing seems pretty intense, which is fine… if its warranted. As of now, we only know minor details. Still, this level of anger could only be justified with some event or action rather massive. Realistically readers, for SUPERMAN to be this angry, something huge must have transpired. And, after what has been divulging so far, I can only hope there is much more to the story yet to be revealed about past actions that led to the disbandment of the JUSTICE LEAGUE. My current interests are more in the past than in the future which has brought them back together. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 12, 2021

    Chip Zdarsky, Miguel Mendonca, and Enrica Angiolini make a strong statement with their work on Justice League: Last Ride #1. You quickly understand why when you pick up this comic book that the DC Universe greatest heroes aren't in the best spot. From there we get into a story involving the United Planets and New Gods that create a big event feel for what will take place in Justice League: Last Ride. Setting all that up creates a comic book that will get fans invested right away. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 11, 2021

    Chip Zdarsky kicks off his Justice League story, and while it's a slower start than I expected, I am intrigued.  I hope to see how this story ties into current and future storylines soon, but for now, I am enjoying the character work, the art, and the mystery of it all.   Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons May 11, 2021

    Although elements of this story have definitely been seen before, 'Last Ride' is off to a compelling start thanks to some exceptional character moments. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner May 17, 2021

    While well illustrated, the story of 'Last Ride' feels a bit too much like a sequel to a nonexistent tale than one that provides a good jumping-on point. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Nov 9, 2021

    The best way to describe Justice League: Last Ride #7, and the book as a whole, is a book that just functions. Its not unfair to say that making a comic is a small miracle, no matter at what level its being made. Last Ride gets the reader from point A to point B, but only the premise and end have any weight or legs to them, with everything in the middle falling to the wayside. The biggest hope to have for the book is it hopefully sets up a more interesting status quo going forward for the DC Universe, continuing the elements that worked in the book. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph May 11, 2021

    It's an okay issue, but without the proper context, none of the referenced events carry any weight for me. As a result, this first issue doesn't have a strong hook and if I wasn't reviewing this series, I likely wouldn't have continued reading this based on this first issue alone. That said, the concept and general story idea sounds pretty cool. Here's to hoping that the creative team will manage to course correct with the upcoming issues. For the time being, if you're on the fence, I recommend waiting for the next reviews before purchasing. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer May 11, 2021

    At the end of the day,Justice League: Last Ride simply feels like a rehash of tried-and-true plots we've all read before, but fails to bring anything unique enough to the table to counter that. Characters are reduced to one-note versions of themselves, the reasons for getting the team back together fall utterly short of the task at hand, and the art leaves everyone looking either off-model, too similar, or both. The creative team is a talented one but sadly, this is simply not one of their finer efforts. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    BGCP - Michael Lennox May 12, 2021

    This is nothing new from DC, another year another Crisis..and I do not expect any surprises. It's a playbook from the Big Book of DC Plotlines! and I'm bored, bored and very bored of all of it now. Read Full Review

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