Justice League: No Justice #1

Writer: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson Artist: Francis Manapul Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 9, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 41 User Reviews: 45
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DARK NIGHTS: METAL left the DCU transformed in ways both terrifying and wondrous-and only the Justice League is strong enough to face the threats to come...or are they? Four giant beings comprised of the universe's major energies-Mystery, Wonder, Wisdom and Entropy-who sustain their life force by devouring planets are on their way to destroy the planet of Colu. The only way to take down this unimaginable threat is for the superhero teams of Earth to forget everything they thought they knew and form new alliances.
What secrets of the cosmos will Superman, Martian Manhunter and Team Mystery discover? Will Zatanna, Wonder Woman and Team Won more

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 9, 2018

    The ending is completely unexpected and really sets No Justice up to be a very fun ride. This is probably the first time in months I've read a comic and said ‘no way' when I got to the final page. It's a heck of a hook and a brilliant way to get this run going. Bring on issue 2! Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Ari Bard May 9, 2018

    A fantastic introduction to a new large event. I am looking forward to how all of these characters are going to get to work together and I cannot wait to see more. Luckily, I'll only have to wait a week. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Carlos Melendez May 9, 2018

    This is easily my favorite comic of the year(besides Terrifics and only until Odyssey drops most likely) my point is I eagerly await issue 2 and this is easily a must buy for any life long fans of DC and I cannot wait to see what Snyder and the duration of the series has to offer. Man, what a comic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth May 15, 2018

    Snyder has this knack of drawing in readers with his ideas and plot points and you always seem to want to know more. That is the case once again in No Justice. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez May 9, 2018

    With Man of Steel and Batman's wedding still on the horizon, along with all the New Justice titles still to come, DC is pulling no stops to bring in the readers. No Justice looks to be yet another fun, action-packed blockbuster of an event for all readers this summer. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 9, 2018

    Huge in scale with stakes that bring this to event caliber storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Amy Ziegfeld May 9, 2018

    Justice League: No Justice #1 is the best there is at what it does, delivering epic, large-scale widescreen super-hero action in beautiful style. How much you enjoy it is entirely dependent on whether there's at least part of you that still thinks that what it does can be very nice. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    FreakSugar - Jed W. Keith May 10, 2018

    The Justice League comic franchise has experienced an embarrassment of riches in creators and tight, character-defining stories worthy of its heroes. The team of No Justice has taken that baton and doesn’t look to be slowing down, offering the beginning of a larger-than-life epic that will stand tall with the iconic tales that came before. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Outright Geekery - Gaumer May 14, 2018

    Expertly crafted in every way, but it needed more giant space monsters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams May 8, 2018

    No Justice takes the traditional DC summer event, breaks it down into its component parts and puts it back together in a far more pleasing formation. Highly, highly recommended. Read Full Review

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    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 9, 2018

    Picking up directly from the ending of Dark Nights: Metal, this weekly miniseries by the writing team of Snyder, Tynion, and Williamson is a high-octane, thrilling old-school book that unites heroes and villains against a much bigger threat. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    411Mania - RobF May 17, 2018

    No Justice can take any blockbuster fatigue and show it the door. It starts strong and doesn't letup. I an anxious to see how the teams shake out as well as the personality conflicts. Luckily, we have only one week to wait. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman May 9, 2018

    Epic in scale and in reach, Justice League: No Justice (2018-) #1 is a well-crafted comic book that accomplishes everything that it set out to and manages to exceed expectations in the process of further expanding and developing the mythos of the DCU. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi May 10, 2018

    Building up from the excitement that "Metal" infused to the DC Universe and already shaping up to be a strong lead-up to the new phase of "Justice League" and "Titans" publishing line, "Justice League No Justice" is just as beautiful as it is interesting. Here's hoping that the other three issues of this weekly event further expand and explore this brave new universe! Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina May 9, 2018

    JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE #1 serves as an electrifying start to a story abundant with potential in its innovative narrative and vibrant imagery. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Deron Generally May 8, 2018

    What follows is the exposition used to explain who and what the threat they will be facing. It's done in a way that doesn't distract from the rest of the narrative and gives a great lead into the rest of the team, which is amazing. What's about to complicate matters and add a new wrinkle to this story is Amanda Waller and her plan is interesting as well. Both the art and writing in this issue create a story that hooks me, but there are moments that seem a little rushed. I think Superman's history with Brainiac justified a little more to convince him and I would have liked to see that interaction. Hopefully, the series will expand on it in later issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 9, 2018

    Justice League: No Justice #1 delivers the epic, visually stunning overhaul this team needed. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    ComicBuzz - Tony Thornley May 16, 2018

    This is a book any DC universe fan should be reading. Pick it up today! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk May 10, 2018

    Justice League: No Justice #1 is a fantastic start to this mini-series. Snyder and company have more than exceeded my expectations. I firmly believe that we are in store for a real gem of a super hero romp with Justice League: No Justice #1. Snyder and company are treating the reader to a wildly imaginative and fun super hero tale. This is exactly what super hero comics should be all about. Justice League: No Justice #1 is absolutely worthy of your hard earned money. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 10, 2018

    Justice League: No Justice #1 is a great start to this short DC event. The premise is fun, the lineup is interesting, and the visuals are great. This one gets a strong recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Superbromovies - Ernesto Valenzuela May 10, 2018

    The issue comes to close on a great cliffhanger, and overall Justice League: No Justice #1 is a fantastic start to the event, and although it may be filled with traditional clunky Snyder dialogue, it is still brought together and saved by his fantastic and creative story, new and interesting team ups of heroes and villains alike, as well as some beautiful art to top it all off. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson May 9, 2018

    Look, this is not the greatest comic ever, but it is a heck of a lot of fun and has a great ending that has me excited for the next issue! So, pick up Justice League: No justice #1 with some popcorn and enjoy the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton May 9, 2018

    No Justice is a Double Stuf Oreo on the page and behind the scenes, but the beautiful art coupled with the promise of some great action make up for it a bit. Those who have been wanting a wider-scope Justice League story will have their appetites fed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 12, 2018

    The new Justice League goes pretty big and goes pretty crazy, but it's the juicey new character interactions and lineups that really make this book hugely entertaining and fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 9, 2018

    The threat is real and the only way to stop it is for our heroes to act in a completely different way than they're used to and I'll tell ya, I'm compelled.  With amazing art and enough characters to get even the most casual of fan excited, this story seems to be the place that everyone will want to be.   Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw May 9, 2018

    Justice League: No Justice #1 never gets very deep, but it's a pretty wide concept that looks glorious through the imaginative artwork of Francis Manapul and Hi-Fi. Time will tell if this story lives up to its promising premise, but I like the look of the table that's been set, and I'm looking forward to digging in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Jason Saba May 9, 2018

    I really liked issue #1 overall, and I think Snyder having James Tynion IV and Joshua Williamson help him with the story will make sure that the plot doesn't get too out of hand as they would have discussed every major turn in a writer's room to make sure that every punch lands where it needs to. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - George Chrysostomou May 9, 2018

    Justice League: No Justice #1 is the start of a miniseries that perhaps should have more issues considering its stakes, but what's in-store seems like a fun ride with high stakes to match the thrills. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick May 9, 2018

    With Justice League: No Justice #1, writers Scott Snyder, Joshua Williamson, and James Tynion IV, alongside artist Francis Manapul and colorist Hi-Fi, deliver a compelling and classically entertaining opening chapter that satisfies any reader looking for spectacle, thrills and solid character interactions. In short, this might be the most promising premiere chapter to an event in some time, sure to please all super-hero fans with its effortlessly pleasing set-up of heroes and villains arranged against an implacably imposing comic threat. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Lost Lighthouse - thelostlighthouse May 10, 2018

    The story is an interesting start, possibly a little impenetrable to new readers, but those familiar with the DCU, especially recent events, will get a lot out of this. The art from Manapul is very nice, and the potential for some great action sequences moving forward is very high. Check outJustice League: No Justice #1at your local comic shop or online now! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge May 10, 2018

    Despite this debut’s table setting and constant exposition, Justice League: No Justice #1 is a fun, gorgeously rendered debut, one that sets up an epic new turn for the teams of the DCU along with a new set of villains that seem more than capable of standing toe-to-toe with them. Anchored by some of the biggest names behind DC Comics today, as well as some epic, eye-catching artwork, Justice League: No Justice #1 is a welcome change of pace from the gloom and doom that was Metal. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills May 9, 2018

    While the teams are exciting and new, those are the only aspects of the comic that are.Justice League: No Justice may not innovate, but it promises a return to classic storytelling. Throwing an overcrowded version of the world's greatest superheroes teams may or may not fix the Source Wall, but it makes for a great read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards May 15, 2018

    Even though I was dubious at first, I'm going to straight-up recommend Justice League No Justice. The whole miniseries. It's easy to tell from this first issue how much it's just a damn entertaining event comic that takes the time to provide both blockbuster spectacle and smaller, more personal character moments. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett May 9, 2018

    It all works together about as well as anyone could expect, and the individual pieces promise an even greater story now that the place setting has been accomplished. It's a good reason to start here, and a better reason to see what happens next week. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 9, 2018

    The comic isn't bad in any way and very much reminds me of a summer popcorn blockbuster. There's great concepts that just need a little something more to make them stand out as unique instead of riffs of something we've seen before. It's the interaction of characters as well as the fantastic art that's the driver here. The fact we know we'll be getting new Justice League books and teams (and who is on what team) that also diminishes some of the storytelling. It feels like it has a job of getting us to the next chapter instead of getting us excited about the next chapter. Justice League: No Justice so far feels like the bridge from Dark Nights: Metal to a new era of the Justice League. Like the Source Wall itself, leaving what lies beyond to the imagination is some times the fun part. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray May 10, 2018

    Looking ahead, Scott Snyder and company have drawn together lots of powerful players in all-new combinations. Only the coming issues will show how these teams work together. I'm curious and excited to see what happens next. What do you think? Be sure to let us know. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Green Lantern Corps - w-west May 9, 2018

    This miniseries (mini-event?) will rely heavy on the character interactions (like all random teamups do) but it will be anchored by the incredible artwork of Francis Manapul. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois May 9, 2018

    The art by Francis Manapul is also epic as well and gorgeous to boot. Which is to be expected, but its hard not to be engrossed, especially with the insanely detailed vistas that Manapul gets to draw. A story this large in scope deserves art in kind. While the story hasnt revealed much yet, its a perfect jumping on point for anyone who wants to start from scratch on the Justice League, or just for someone wanting an epic story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina May 9, 2018

    I have been loving the direction of the DC universe lately. The DC New Age of Superheroes has had some great moments and some that have been meh. From some of the artwork that I've seen here in the Justice League No Justice #1, I think I might have to go back to some of the other issues to get some insight. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Alexander Lu May 8, 2018

    There's a ton of potential here that leaves me on the edge of my seat for what's to come for the Justice League this summer. I just wish that Justice League: No Justice #1, the bombastic event that's supposed to kick all of this off, had found some solid ground of its own to stand on. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool May 11, 2018

    It's a nice ensemble of characters, but as of now, I'm not interested. I feel like I'm more interested in what's coming out of this series than this series itself. Hopefully, it'll give reason to be remembered. I expect more out of this group. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Odin06 May 9, 2018

    Simply perfect. An epic story worthy of DC's mith and legacy. And also very important: This is the start of a new and improved era for the Justice League and Earth's heroes.

  • 10
    jess212 May 10, 2018

    This book is worth its price on Art alone but, Going in this was known. Francis Manapul ups his game and goes cosmic and Hifi dazzles us with beautiful colors in an an awe inspiring tour de force of artistic splendor. So yeah I could go on, but my point has been made this is a pretty book. The story is always contingent on ones tastes so mileage may vary, however I loved the story I enjoyed the twists and the jokes landed for me. I had a great time with the book and plot’s villains despite obvious similarities with Avengers No. 1 by Jason Aaron also a very good book. James Tynion, Scott Snyder, and Joshua Williamson always had my curiosity, but now they have my attention.

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas May 9, 2018

    No Justice is off to a great start. The plot is interesting and compelling, the characterisation is great, and the art is just stunning. It's great that this is a weekly series.

  • 8.0
    egon244 May 9, 2018

    No Justice basically picks up where Metal left of and the firs issue of this mini is kinda mind blowing.

    We begin with the entirety of the Green Lantern Corp inspecting gaping hole in the Source Wall caused by the events of Metal.
    Then we jump to Earth to see several super teams fighting Brainiac's forces and Brainiac himself. With the Collector of Worlds coming out on top we learn that there is a threat to the whole universe and to have even the slightest chance of success heroes and villians (of Brainiac's choosing) must team up.
    With premise like that you can bet that there is going to be some bigger and smaller egos clashing (Robin really needs to watch where he's going).
    We also get a nice tie-in to the Just more

  • 8.0
    RaisingBlack May 9, 2018

    So DC has basically been doing everything they can to appeal to disaffected Marvel fans. New Age of DC Heroes are all DC takes on Marvel characters and themes. The threats you see in this comic are basically Dark Celestials. DC and Snyder do a really good job of continuing an ongoing story that began in Dark Knights metal which also a Marvel concept. DC is moving their universe to a more concrete ongoing uninterrupted history, but that may be in doubt considering how slowed down Doomsday Clock has become.

    The story moves well and the art quality remains high throughout the book. Snyder delivers his usual twists and I really like the ending twist. I am not a big Snyder fan and for many DC fans he can do no wrong but I tend to str more

  • 7.5
    Nihilist May 9, 2018

    Maybe the issue was not as good as I expected, but it sure does not disappoint - the entire concept, premise for No Justice is intriguing and fresh. Not only our beloved heroes have to fight unknown, powerful beyond belief enemies, but they also are sorted into four unorthodox teams, which I personally find to be this event's core. I never mind seing classic team-ups, but original shake-ups and unlikely alliances can be unpredictable, and most importantly very fun. I'm all for it.

    The art is a bit inconsistent. Some panels are beautifully drawn, and capture character emotions perfectly, others seem to be rushed, and lack details, or dynamics. For such an important event, I've expected a litle more.

    Overall it's a promi more

  • 10
    ZodTee May 9, 2018


    This is the JL comic we deserve.

  • 9.5
    DDJamesB May 10, 2018

    Very close to a 10. I loved this book. It feels like a continuation of Metal, but with even higher stakes. Snyder is probably one of my favorite writers and this "event" seems like it is going to be awesome. What an ending to the issue, the art is fantastic, can't ask for much more. The only reason it is not a 10 is because, I find the team set ups because of Entropy, Mystery, Wonder etc. is a little corny.

  • 9.0
    Dispatchdcu May 10, 2018

    Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

    Now, this is a Justice League book. It has been FAR TO LONG! This is big. This is meaningful. This has consequences. This has heroes. This has pretty good art of characters that look like the actual characters and not all the same looking Stallone faces like in the Hitch run. This doesn’t involve some deep feelings and social justice like the Priest run. This is action and adventure. It’s what we have been waiting for now for YEARS!

    We open with the Green Lanterns at the “crack” in the source wall, which is more like a canyon! To me, this more

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  • 8.5
    DarioV May 9, 2018

    Well, well... Snyder was tasked with taking Prime Earth more in a New Earth direction, and I must say he doesn't disappoint here. Every character is well characterized, fun to read and the teams are sure to bring interesting dynamics. Manapul's art is also very good, adjusting so well to the cosmic scale of the tale. What I'm not sure about is already hitting us with a multiversal threat, since we JUST faced the Dark Multiverse, so a few months of ease would've been helpful. Also, these Omega Titans look and feel way too much like the Celestials, who also are at the core of Marvel's main storyline right now... hopefully they will find ways to make them very different stories.

  • 8.0
    Herushalaim May 10, 2018

    I did not expect to enjoy this. There were some things that irked me but overall, it was a pretty good read.

  • 7.0
    Simon DelMonte May 10, 2018

    Great art, and some great moments with the neglected Manhunter from Mars. But kind of padded. Lots of set-up, not much else.

  • 10
    Troy May 10, 2018

    Okay, I'll admit I am a little hyped right now but this is like the ultimate DC fan title, it is so cool to see these characters that would never interact with each other before on the same team and this makes the DC Universe feel even larger and is probably the most excited I have been since after reading Rebirth's one-shot. The art is also amazing.

  • 10
    Supes' soups May 10, 2018

    This was an awesome first issue. Honestly I re-read Metal #1 just to compare Snyder's recent epics and hands-down this hooked me in more while Metal's first issue was confusing and I kept reading it hoping to be unconfused only to be sort of let down with the whole damn thing at the end. First, no ads made the pace of this book flow well and second, the ensemble cast of characters is organized well so far so it's not as crazy as it looks. Third, Martian Manhunter is back for good it feels like! With it being a weekly, this will be a fun ride before Justice League relaunches and I think I'll be happy with the result.

  • 9.0
    Fearless0610 May 10, 2018

    This what a Justice League comic should be. Fun, epic and badass. I'm totally in

  • 8.5
    bucswin611 May 10, 2018

    This was a lot of fun! Firstly, Manapul deserves all the praise in the world for his pencils, but HiFi's the colors are exactly what a team/cosmic book in 2018 should be: vibrant, dynamic, and lots and lots of contrast and gradients. What could veer into being an overly convoluted plot is surprisingly clean and believable. Color me interested in this weekly series, and the JL #1 to come.

  • 8.5
    The Rhino's Den May 16, 2018

    I was sold on the interactions between characters in the DC Nation #0 preview, particularly the few lines of dialogue Starro had, and I was not disappointed by this book in that regard.
    The only drawback to this book is that this plot in book feels very much like a diesel engine; takes a while to get going, but once it does, it's very hard to slow down.

  • 8.5
    SloboSOY May 17, 2018

    A really good start even if I would have loved seen the bad guys been also beat by Brainiac for see how he persuade them to follow him. And that even not really bad guys anymore (Sinistro have save many since blackest night, Luthor & Lobo was in the league before, Deathstroke was part of Batman Metal team). The story is maybe close to Avengers 1 ... So is this really hazard, or DC & Marvel (Snyder & Aaron) who have a purpose : A new crossover ?

    Cover - Very nice, without it I wouldn't be there. 2/2
    Story - Their is some part that are too quick, but that was far better than Avengers 1. 2.5/3
    Arts - I love the art, it was perfect. 3/3
    Feeling - The issue is that I hate Waller and that will not easily make me change more

  • 8.0
    Steve C May 10, 2018

    A good start. Hopefully this’ll be better than Metal. Obviously the companies rip-off each other, but it feels like DC has been ripping off Marvel a lot recently. Sideways and Spider-Man, the Terrifics and the Fantastic Four, Damage and the Hulk, and now the Omega Titans and Galactus. Snyder’s going to town.

  • 7.5
    Stallonelythelonely May 11, 2018

    Great art but the story was all exposition, nothing happened but an explanation of what could happen.

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