Justice League of America #32

Writer: Dwayne McDuffie Artist: Rags Morales Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 22, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
6.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

While the team struggles with the aftermath of dissolution, the cosmic force known as Starbreaker sets out to ravage the earth for a hidden source of unimaginable power. But with the team facing its own crisis, who will stand in his way?

  • 8.0
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Apr 23, 2009

    Some folks like to see a JLA made up of A-listers, sort of a Super Friends-type book. They want the big guns fighting the big fights. But if you’re someone who prefers a team made up of the B-team, then you might want to go ahead and pick up this issue, as it gives the players who usually sit on the bench their own chance to shine. It’s also a perfect jumping on point that kicks off a new storyline and serves as a really excellent introduction to each character. Good stuff. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Apr 27, 2009

    No, it's one of leadership and direction. I fear this strong issue comes too little and too late in McDuffie's run, but I'm hoping at least its sequel (also with Morales on art, supposedly) will be as good. I'm counting my blessings at this point with this star-crossed title. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Derek Bowman Apr 22, 2009

    This looks to be a step in the right direction, at least for McDuffie. He has his team settled, and this is the perfect chance for him to get to do his own thing with the title, but it really is up to DC to let him do this. If they only just gave him a good artist, or even bring back Benes, and let him get started, Justice League of America could be the flagship title it should be, not the shadow that it is now. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad Apr 28, 2009

    The art is very expressive and quite imaginative, especially the scenes in Shadow-Thief's 'all-light' cell. But like the story, it all looks like a TV soap opera rather than an big-screen action movie. The cover meanwhile, looks totally inappropriate. It seems more like a sex scene than a frightening horror scene. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 24, 2009

    This issue is what I hoped Dwayne McDuffie would do for the League: give it a whole new start. This version of the JLA has been drowning in "big events" and "crossover fever" and lacking greatly in character development and the things that actually make reading about the team funny. The first twelve issues of this book skipped over the parts that would have made us CARE why fourteen people were working together in the first place, but we're finally getting some background and interesting moments of personality conflict. I love the fact that this League won't admit that their boss said they're fired, and especially love the fact that the team isn't all white guys in their mid-20's anymore. Rags Morales' art also made this one of the best looking issues of the whole run, giving us actual consistent backgrounds, and a realm of expression that the JLA hasn't seen since Doug Mahnke left the old JLA series. It's a strong issue, and a great building point towards the future of the J Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 22, 2009

    I've said it before and I'll say it one more time: "Justice League of America" is supposed to be one of the flagship titles for DC Comics. Maybe it's time they started treating it like one again. Let McDuffie tell stories that don't have to connect with every other title in the line, let him keep the characters he starts a story with (the number of ones taken away from him at this point is getting a little mortifying), and put one of your big artists on the title. The potential is there, but I don't know how much longer readers are going to stand for this poor treatment. Read Full Review

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