Justice League of America #27

Writer: Dwayne McDuffie Artist: Ed Benes Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 10, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
6.0Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

A Milestone crossover event! Strange visitors from another world seek the assistance of Doctor Light. The heroes of the Justice League of America encounter heroes from the Milestone Universe in "Welcome to Sundown Town" part 1 by writer Dwayne McDuffie!

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 15, 2008

    This issue is mostly setting up the story to come, and here's hoping the rest of the story delivers on the story's promise. So far, so good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Dec 10, 2008

    But my wariness with Benes is hardly the main point I'm trying to make with this review. What's important is that McDuffie's voice is finally coming through mostly unfiltered and uninhibited in this book, and the reintroduction of the Milestone characters only looks like it'll help matters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 11, 2008

    There's actually a lot going on in "Justice League of America" #27: the return of the Milestone characters, the search for a corpse of a recently-deceased villain (and please, let him stay that way), the return of an old Justice League member, and a leadership shake-up. And this is just the first part of a multi-part story, no less. If "Justice League of America" could just end up with a stronger artist on board (Donner and Blitzen's chests on the final page of the issue are a crystal clear example of everything that doesn't work for me with Benes' art), I'd be over the moon. As it is? I'm really happy. Welcome back, "Justice League of America," welcome back. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Dec 12, 2008

    No one knows the Milestone characters better than Dwayne McDuffie, so it's no surprise that there's energy and personality radiating from them in this comic book. McDuffie portrays as them as just as smart and powerful as the Justice League, and I'm genuinely curious about what they're trying to accomplish. The writer also makes it clear that while the Shadow Cabinet has a lot in common with the JLA, there's a more intense, harsher quality to the way they operate. Unfortunately, there are little quirks and repeated references to little-known bits of continuity that get in the way of the story. I don't get why Black Lightning recognizes Static's name, and an apparent reference to the "corpse " of the villainous Dr. Light (a character killed only a couple of months ago in Final Crisis: Revelations) are just one of the minute details over which the plot must stumble to move forward. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad Dec 17, 2008

    This issue also has a dream sequence involving Hawkgirl having sex, after which we see Red Arrow leaving her bed. Yet amazingly, it still has a comics code stamp. Well, I doubt too many kids would want to read such a slow-moving book anyway. Read Full Review

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