Justice League of America #2

Writer: Bryan Hitch Artist: Bryan Hitch Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 8, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 16
7.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The JLA learns more about the armada of religious zealots that has arrived on Earth and their stunning ties to Krypton!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jul 12, 2015

    While many of the motifs and themes in this story may seem familiar, over used or predictable, the creative team successfully presents this tale in a way that makes it sincere, relatable and exciting. Deep down we all want to believe that this sort of situation of an alien benefactor could happen and be all smiles and rainbows despite knowing that its too good to be true. Is that us? Are we all that cynical? Again, Hitch is able to use the sci-fi milieu in order to comment on the human condition. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jul 14, 2015

    Where Geoff Johns' Justice League is a kickass, plot driven narrative, Hitch's Justice League of America is a kickass character driven narrative that will satisfy any DC fan, especially the tried and true fans that have missed the way comics used to be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Jul 9, 2015

    The double-threat of writer/artist Bryan Hitch delivers a rarity with a genuinely contemplative action blockbuster. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 10, 2015

    So, two issues in and this series is still impressive (though not perfect) - and it'll be interesting to see where it all goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 8, 2015

    While there are a few things that might set off some critics - namely, the slower pacing, and the fact that the Flash, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman get little if any play two issues in - there's so much more that this book does right, that it's hard to argue. There's a lot of setup in Justice League of America #2, but it's hard to cry decompression when you're examining the work of a creator whose work was so influential that it almost single-handedly launched the trend of decompression across the industry. In rare cases, a slow story doesn't mean it's a bad one - and Hitch is happy to be one of those exceptions. If you've been hesitant to pick up this book because of Hitch's untested skills as a writer, jump in - you won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 8, 2015

    With so much thrown at us in the first issue, I really had my doubts that this would be something that I could get behind, but to my surprise and delight, Bryan Hitch has pulled together a really interesting story dealing with the ancient Kryptonian god, Rao and how the people of Earth react to a god coming to them in the flesh.  While there isn't a lot of action going on, it was really a good story and it certainly peaked my interest in going further with the series.  So yeah, watch out or Rao will touch you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jul 9, 2015

    For a comic like JLA, having a good first arc is a huge deal because it could easily be a book readers will drop. Brian Hitch is doing his best to make sure that doesnt happen. Hes doing double duty and doing them both well. The story or the art hasnt suffered so far and its been a very engaging read. As long as this book can come out on time, this will be a good series for a long while. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Jul 8, 2015

    Justice League of America #2 gives us some great development, as though some fans may find it a little slow, I personally feel it fleshes things out perfectly. It also teases the future of this series wonderfully, with the various reactions to Rao being mesmerizing to say the least. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 11, 2015

    Fortunately, Hitch's art is as amazing as ever. He's exactly the sort of guy you want drawing a story of this scope. So at the very least, Justice League of America#2 is great to look at. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Jul 8, 2015

    While the first issue worked well enough in the classic Justice League framework, this second issue seems to have lost its focus. The appearance of Rao will obviously play into the bigger story in the series, but at the moment it is pretty confusing after the new story points introduced in the first issue. Although the feeling of grandeur is still here, it also kind of feels like the focus is lost as characters have gone their separate ways. It is only with the reappearance of Wonder Woman later in the issue that there is a better sense once again of the grandeur, and of the supposed threat posed by Rao. As it stands it is not the best entry for the second issue of this series which left readers a little puzzled to begin with, but it is probably at least enough to keep the readers interest until the next issue when hopefully some answers and some better direction are present. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Russ Whiting Jul 8, 2015

    The action and intrigue takes a backseat so that the consequences of Rao's arrival on Earth can unfold. Doesn't have quite the impact of the first issue, but the pieces are in place for an enjoyable, if perhaps a bit predictable narrative. Although the storyline seemed more imaginative and mysterious in the first issue, Hitch does an excellent job of characterizing the JLA members and dishes out solid artwork to boot. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Jul 14, 2015

    In Justice League of America #2, Brian Hitch tries a new art form. Given that he is already the writer and pencil artist for this book, as well as a collaborator on the ink work, that is a very impressive undertaking. It is especially brave considering that this is kind of expression with which he seems to be unfamiliar, the sermon of moral exhortation. Many people don't realize that such forms of rhetoric are, in fact, art, but they possess all of the cultural aspects of an art form, including bodies of theory and interpretation, appreciative and knowledgeable audiences, and infrastructures of presentation and preservation. They can even become “meta,” in the parlance of self-aware and self-referential creativity. And that is what Hitch has attempted in this issue. He tries to preach a sermon about sermons. Unfortunately, as all too often happens in any kind of amateur sermonizing, never mind meta-sermonizing, he comes off as heavy-handed and overbearing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Jul 12, 2015

    Less mysterious is the quality of the art. Though there is not a substantial amount of action, Hitch's artwork remains grand. Large, widescreen panels dominate the issue, adding to the story's cinematic feel. Backgrounds are lush with detail, which further fleshes out the world on the page. There are a few instances where Hitch's facial work is subpar, which is the onea notable flaw in an otherwise great-looking issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 13, 2015

    "Justice League of America" #2 may be a little predictable, but there's still more than enough to keep readers interested, especially considering a cliffhanger that will keep everyone until next month. If nothing else, it's a very handsome book, but Hitch's overall plot so far feels sound, if familiar. Here's hoping for some surprises down the line but, until then, it'll still be a pleasant experience. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 8, 2015

    While the first issue was a promising start, Bryan Hitch's Justice League of America falters in its second issue. The book downplays the conflicts in issue #1 in favor of a meditation on superheroes and gods that's been done elsewhere (and better). Hitch's art is the only element that saves this chapter from true disappointment. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Yet Another Media Site - Kevin Finnigan Jul 9, 2015

    JLA is far from perfect, but the artwork continues to be the main selling point. Let's hope that Hitch can figure out the writing issues in the months to come. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Ryan Blair Jul 10, 2015

    Overall this was a pure setup issue to lure the reader into liking the God of Krypton, but this only seemed to raise several red flags for me. I did like how Batman and Cyborg are continuing to investigate what may be going on, and I love that Batman is fully prepared to take on a Kryptonian if need be. I am wondering if maybe Rao will somehow convince Superman to fight on his side against the Justice League…maybe well get to see the Man of Steel vs. the rest of the League? Also, where are Flash and Green Lantern? Really missed them in this issue, and I hope that we get to see what happened to them next month. Lastly, it looks like someone took out the Gods of Olympus as Wonder Woman awakens amid the destruction that was their former home…wonder who managed to pull that off? Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Booked - Jesse Peterson Jul 10, 2015

    I really want this comic to be brilliant, because I know Bryan Hitch's other work is great. He just seems over extended in this series and it is quickly falling from my pull list. I'll keep reading for now, but something's gotta change. Read Full Review

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