Justice League of America #57

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Brett Booth Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 18, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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Eclipso's master plan is revealed at last! But how can even he achieve such an outrageous goal? And how does it hinge on his control of the moon and the Emerald City of the Starheart? The JLA must fight Eclipso's ever-growing Shadow Army while looking for answers in a race against time to prevent The End of Days while he targets the next pawn in his plan of ultimate control: The Spectre. Plus, Obsidian is back...but whose side is he on?

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj May 26, 2011

    Anyways, there are 2 issues left in this arc so plenty of time to explain things. There are some hooks I am interested in ... Batman's mystery hero, which Leaguer has the power to take out Eclipso. But have we really come to a place that we need to split the moon and try to kill God to get a reaction from the readers? Still, I have come to like this JLA as a team so I will sad to see this roster dismantled. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad May 27, 2011

    Eclipso with an army of darkness-themed villains, has conquered the Moon and now, he goes one-on-one with the Spectre as part of a bizarre scheme to-- get this-- kill God.The JLA meanwhile, have been spirited to safety but instead of attacking Eclipso outright, Batman devises a plan to defeat Eclipso. What that plan is, we don't find out because the comic book ends just as the team goes into action.This story shows both the talents and the weaknesses of writer James Robinson. His characters have really interesting dialogues-- not always realistic ones mind you-- but always engrossing. Even the 'internal dialogue' taking place within Eclipso is quite entertaining. The writer once actually devoted entire issues of STARMAN to characters sitting around a table and talking so the editors probably think he can get away with something similar in this book.On the other hand, Robinson's plots are complicated and contrived and so much of his dialogue is spent trying to explain the plots. Additio Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Wayland May 20, 2011

    Every Eclipso story goes the same way. He shows up full of malice and evil, he possesses several heroes, seems unstoppable, and then something beats him, usually involving light, magic, or a combination. This one has a few twists, but really isn't grabbing me and seems very drawn out. Did we need a double splash page of the Spectre being bisected? I have never really liked Eclipso as a villain, and I'm unclear here whether he's going after Spectre over "Dad liked you best" or "Hey, you took my job." I know it's just a stepping stone in his plan to kill God, but it seems to be just getting silly. And while Robinson in the past has been criticized for huge property damage in his stories (he seems to like destroying cities), now he's taken out the moon. Gee, I bet that will last till… the end of this story. Which I kinda hope is soon. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett May 23, 2011

    From a plot and structure standpoint, "Justice League of America" #57 is solid. The Justice League regroups while Eclipso advances his plans to destroy Earth, giving off a sense that everyone is screwed while balancing the two halves of the issue well. The execution falls down with cluttered pages that seem to do everything they can to make the reader lose interest and look away. There's potential here, but it's not reached. Read Full Review

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