Justice League of America #31

Writer: Dwayne McDuffie Artist: Shane Davis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 25, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
6.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Death, destruction and betrayal! The fallout from FINAL CRISIS leaves the Justice League of America on the brink of dissolution. Black Canary faces her greatest test as she tries to hold her devastated team together. Will those who remain be enough to save the world?

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Mar 28, 2009

    The artist for this issue is probably the best that has worked in it since this series began. Unfortunately, Sandra Hopes pencils dont enhance his work as she tries to turn him into another Ed Benes clone. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Mania - Chris Smits Mar 30, 2009

    This is the best issue of Justice League of America in a loooong time. It seems to be at a turning point where it's either going to sink or swim. If the new arc tanks, I expect readers (including myself) to jump from the sinking ship for good. The way the characters are handled here are a nice indication that there could still be some life left in this title and I've definitely got my fingers crossed. And why shouldn't I? Why wouldn't you want this title to be good?! It is my pleasure to finally give an issue of this title a B+! I've missed you Justice League, welcome back. I just hope you stay around for more than just this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 25, 2009

    The way I see it, if you can't focus on the iconic, godlike heroes of the JLA that have been a mainstay since the Grant Morrison days, your best bet is to assemble a ragtag band of misfits that channel the glory of Justice League International. This appears to be the stage McDuffie is laying out, and I'm very excited to see where the team is going from here. I just hope we won't continue spend three out of every four months mired in some pointless new event along the way. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 3, 2009

    If I gave "Incomplete" grades, this issue would get one - it's not bad, but I can't register a full decision until the whole story is laid out. But for now, I'll give it: Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Mar 30, 2009

    Aside from one egregious error on page one (where for some reason we see Diana when it's Dinah who's speaking), Davis does a fine job on this talking heads issue. He blows up everyone's faces to poster size, in fact, the better to let us see the beautiful people argue. And the best dialogue comes from Mari calling John Stewart an Uncle Tom (no kidding). It's a grim but competent issue, capturing Dinah's bitter mood. It's just that she (and the title) deserve better treatment than a cold-hearted dismissal. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 26, 2009

    It's a shame that McDuffie has been the consummate team player during his run on this title without getting much in return. He has now even lost all of the big guns on the team. Hopefully, McDuffie has some ideas how to rejuvenate this title before it slips further into four-color morass. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 26, 2009

    So. There you have it. This issue troubled me on a number of points, even as it serves as an improvement over previous months. The suddenness (to us, I believe weeks have passed for the characters) of the members' changes of heart grates on me, and feels very unnatural. The unceremonious end (seemingly) of the promising Hawkgirl/Roy Harper romance makes me sad. The use of Black Canary as DC's own Hank Pym (i.e., the one long-term member who couldn't cut it as leader and will get no respect, even from lifelong comrades) irritates me to NO end. And after the sturm und drang of the Shadow Thief arc, and the Final Crisis blah blah blah fishcakes, I had hoped we might get a little something uplifting, or at least not annoying. There were some high points, though. Oliver Queen trapped between his best friend and his wife was fun... The banter between Vixen and Green Lantern about Hal ("Sure. Miss Daisy is your bessssst friend.") was very JLU and nicely done, and the cover Read Full Review

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