Justice League of America #33

Writer: Dwayne McDuffie Artist: Rags Morales Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 27, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
6.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

It's Dharma vs. Starbreaker for control of the greatest source of power in the DC Universe. No matter the victor, the Justice League loses!

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 1, 2009

    It's a shame to see McDuffie off the comic just when he was finally getting off the ground - though it's comforting to know that veteran writer Len Wein is stepping into the on-deck circle. Speaking of someone being underrated... Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Mania - Chris Smits Jun 2, 2009

    Putting aside the company shenanigans, I enjoyed this issue. It's not the best that the Justice League has ever been, but it's a good storyline. Now that the entertainment factor is back, I feel safe recommending this for anyone that just likes a good superhero story and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Rags Morales can continue working some magic for it. This seems to be yet another title that's going into clean-up mode so I'll keep any predictions about it's future to a minimum. I will say that even though I'm getting quite tired of writing reviews that say variations of 'the writing's on the wall for things to get good again', DC is in the middle of an overhaul of sorts and this is a fact that the readers are stuck with for a little while. I'm still going to grade this at a solid B (mostly due to the artwork), but also because I just plain enjoyed it. If they can get their politics in order and clean up the team's roster a bit, this book may easily be back in the graces of A grad Read Full Review

  • 5.9
    IGN - Dan Phillips May 27, 2009

    Whether intentionally or not, DC editorial took their flagship team book and ran it right off the road. It's going to take another drastic reboot or re-imagining to right this ship, and with all due respect to upcoming writer Len Wein, his silver age stylings aren't the answer. DC doesn't have to put The Big Three in the JLA to make it a successful and enjoyable series. What they have to do is allow the series' writer to actually tell a coherent story without having to accommodate every event and continuity hiccup that occurs in the DCU. I'd hate to say it, but until they do precisely that, I don't think this book will be worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad May 31, 2009

    The art reflects this rushed style of writing with too many elements jammed into the story. There are many panels with barely any background and many panels with too many characters crammed into too little space. Rags Morales, the artist of this issue, may be doing a fill-in job so he couldn't spend too much time on backgrounds and detail but it doesn't make an already complicated comic book easier to read. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 6, 2009

    This issue is a decent middle chapter, but the overarching menace of Starbreaker and the Shadow-Thief is so muddled as to be meaningless, and the firing of writer Dwayne McDuffie doesn't leave me much hope that it'll be a coherent ending. Read Full Review

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