Justice League: Last Ride #5

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Miguel Mendonca Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 15, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 34
8.1Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

APOKOLIPS-NOT AS SAFE A PLACE TO HIDE A WAR CRIMINAL AS YOU’D THINK! The Justice League has been tasked with bringing the master of war crimes, your one and only Lobo, to trial in order to account for a life of treachery. But while the League thought Apokolips would be the safest place to store a wanted murderer, there are others out on the hunt for Lobo…

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Sep 14, 2021

    Justice League: Last Ride #5 is a blockbuster comic of epic proportions. Every aspect of this book radiates power and large scale. The characters are full of life, each one true to form. The relationships between them have been pulled taught by Zdarsky in some beautifully painful moments. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias Sep 15, 2021

    I can't recommend this title enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Oct 1, 2021

    Zdarsky and Mendonca have done a superb job in Justice League: Last Ride #5. It's a shame that this is a miniseries, as I would love to see an ongoing series from this creative team. But at least we have two more issues of this mini to look forward to. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Sep 15, 2021

    We all know the popular "Darkseid is." line. It's eerie and ominous and reassures dominance. And this book plays with that line masterfully: Darkseid is power. It's simple and on its own doesn't have a lot of impact. But coupled with the image of the central power battery exploding and Darkseid absorbing all of its energy like a souped up Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet, that line is chilling. Mendona and Angiolini were in their bags for that scene. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 14, 2021

    This series has always parceled out its answers slowly, and with only a few issues left it's hard to guess how it'll end exactly. But it's one of the best looks at the Justice League at its breaking point that we've ever gotten. Zdarsky continues to be a master at putting the heroes of both universes through their paces. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 14, 2021

    Mendonca delivers some great action throughout the issue. There are awesome visual moments and a momentum to the imagery that keeps the reader visually engaged. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 14, 2021

    Last Ride had an off issue, but it's still the best Justice League book on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Sep 16, 2021

    Its a shame that the issue, and the "Last Ride" as a whole, has this discombobulated feeling. On paper, the book has everything going for it: a killer writer, a chance to explore the DC universe outside the bounds of continuity, and emotional status quo that earns the title of a page-turner. Unfortunately, the book doesnt slot these elements together, and will burn out as another forgettable miniseries in DCs experimental phase. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Sep 14, 2021

    Before any of you get the wrong idea"no, this is still not a bad comic. I hate how this story treats Superman, but I still think that Zdarsky writes the other characters authentically. The comic is action-packed, and the art is outstanding and only seems to keep getting better. If you don't mind Superman being this way, and if you've been collecting the single issues from the start, then I think you can go for it. But if you haven't been reading this, then I recommend that you wait for the trade, or just sit this one out altogether. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 14, 2021

    Justice League: Last Ride seems to be limping to the finish line, losing more and more momentum as it goes on.  This should be a big and exciting story, but the pacing is way off, and nothing ever gets a chance to shine.  The art is good, but it hasn't been as good as I was hoping it would be with two issues remaining. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Sep 15, 2021

    It's entertaining at the moment, but can't quite justify its existence between months with more substantial developments. Read Full Review

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