Justice League of America #44

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 21, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
6.8Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

A BRIGHTEST DAY tie-in! Following the events of BLACKEST NIGHT, the brand new Justice League of America enters into BRIGHTEST DAY with an arc featuring the Justice Society of America. The epic team-up begins with a character from the end of BLACKEST NIGHT joining the JLA. But when the storyline's over, what mysterious villain will be revealed and which hero will switch teams?

  • 9.0
    Comic Vine - inferiorego Apr 21, 2010

    I haven't read JLA since about issue 20, but this story made me want more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Apr 29, 2010

    The rest of this comic was REALLY good, and if you aren't following the JSA book, and as such wouldn't be annoyed by the major spoilerage, I'd wholeheartedly recommend this comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 25, 2010

    This book finally seems to be getting back up to speed after a detour into the Blackest Night - but the ever-changing lineup isn't doing the comic any favors. Find a team and stick to it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 22, 2010

    This is still far from my favorite era of the League, but it is at least now on par with the Gerard Jones-penned era from the 1990s, if it hasn't surpassed that team already. I'm befuddled as to why Robinson seems to have such free reign of the DCU while it appeared as though McDuffie did not during his term on "Justice League of America," but there is no denying that the stories are growing in entertainment value. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 24, 2010

    All in all, Justice League of America #44 is solid, progressing the team even while getting down to some old-school summer crossover business, and earns a very strong 3.5 out of 5 stars overall. If James Robinson can keep this pacing up without editorial panicking or the readers defecting, we may actually be seeing the foundations of the strong new League Ive been hoping for since 2006 Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Apr 27, 2010

    Bagley is a great Spider-man artist. He really knows how to make a page dynamic. He brings classic Marvel Comics dynamism to this series. It feels odd! Hunter and Rapmund are not the best inkers for Bagleys pencil though. They add a Jim Lee quality to Bagleys work which doesnt fit well with his style. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Wayland Jun 24, 2010

    The art was good, not great, but not bad. Far better than anything I could do, but that doesn't say much. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Apr 29, 2010

    Then we swerve to JSA headquarters, where its all subplot exposition, what the, huh? time, but then we finally found out something that, while it is good news, is also sort of a non-starter, as the character has been a yo-yo of mediocre writing for most of his or her history. But maybe Robinson has plans, as he does for rest of his ersatz, imitation big leaguers team. Im all for the imitations if it means were going to get character development from them. Robinson is trying hard to give each character distinction, and Bagley is working overtime to sell drama with wideshots and splash pages galore, but the story hasnt quite caught fire yet. Read Full Review

  • 4.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 21, 2010

    Honestly, I appreciate what Robinson is trying to do with the book at the moment. He has a self-admitted team of substitutes and D-listers. He wants to build the new JLA up through adversity and have them take their place in the annals of history. It's a noble endeavor. Sadly, the execution continues to come up lacking in nearly every way. Mark Bagley's art props up the series to a certain extent, but even Bagley's work lacks the personality and definition it once had on Ultimate Spider-Man. DC has made it apparent Robinson will be helming the series for a long time to come. At some point I hope he'll finally discover a grasp on his characters and morph them into something more than pale shadows of what they are in other books. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Apr 21, 2010

    The writing flaws in this comic were difficult to overlook. Robinson had some hits and misses with New Krypton; Cry for Justice was really poor (on the writing side); and now I've been almost consistently disappointed with JLA since he took over. Don't buy this book. Despite the Brightest Day element, I'm considering not buying the next issue. Read Full Review

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