Justice League of America #10

Justice League of America #10

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Andy MacDonald Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 12, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 2
5.5Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

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"CURSE OF THE KINGBUTCHER" part one! The Ray never thought he would go back to Vanity, but the citizens of America's most depressing city have found themselves caught in the middle of a mystic feud between order and chaos. The mysterious force known as the Might Beyond The Mirror has been granting Vanity's greatest wishes; disabilities are healed, romances are restored and hope is rekindled. But it's not meant to be, as a ruthless Lord of Order will stop at nothing to destroy the city's dreams.

  • 9.0
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Jul 12, 2017

    Given that the Kingbutcher is tool for the Lord of the Orders, I sincerely hope that we see the other famous Lord of Order, Doctor Fate in this arc but even if we don't, I'm sure Steve will deliver another riveting story and so far CURSE OF THE KINGBUTCHER is off to a great start! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joe Glass Jul 14, 2017

    Overall, Justice League of America #10 is another entry in a series that is presenting us with a very new take on superhero-ing one that gives everyone a sense of importance. It carries an important message without bashing the reader over the head with it or boiling it down and oversimplifying it into another gratuitous hero vs hero bust-up over a difference of opinion. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Jul 12, 2017

    I thought Justice League of America #10 was a good read. I thought that the character of the Kingbutcher was pretty interesting, and I hope Orlando provides us a backstory next issue to exactly who this new threat is. I'm definitely expecting an action filled issue next time as the team makes a startling discovery at the end of the book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Jul 12, 2017

    Justice League of America #10, the opening instalment of the "Curse of the KingButcher" arc, isn't any less uneven an issue than the ones that preceded it, although it does succeed when it focuses on its characters. With a somewhat nebulous threat posed by a fairly generic villain, the shortcomings of this issue, and the title, remain its uninspired plots, while the line up continues to hold all the interest.But I remain frustrated that this League's adventures simply aren't grabbing me in the way they should be. I hold out hope that this arc will develop in ways that will prove me wrong, but as it stands, Justice League of America #10 has all the strengths and weaknesses that have been featured in this title from the beginning. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jul 14, 2017

    The best I can say for the issue is that I hope the next one is stronger. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Lawrence Jul 15, 2017

    Overall,Justice League of America #10is a slightly underwhelming addition to the series. While the team dynamics were certainly engaging, the story didn't do a good job of explaining of what is actually happening. Aside from the great lighting effects, the artwork had a palpable drop in quality. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 18, 2017

    It's solidly put together material but the foundations with the JLA really make it a rough read as team interactions are just awful. I'm struggling to like any of the characters because of how Batman is acting but also the way everyone else reacts. When we get away from that friction point things tend to play a bit better as we get to know the characters more but that doesn't survive the interaction point when it returns to the group. Andy MacDonald puts in a solidly strong turn in this issue with the layouts and designs and I keep getting a kind of Bane/Lex Luthor vibe from how the Kingbutcher looks that's kind of amusing. I'm curious where this arc will go, and for how long, but I keep wanting something more meaty from the series to sink my teeth into. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Selby Jul 14, 2017

    In summary, this issue is caught juggling left-over pieces of the last story that did not work along with trying to push forward with a more character-driven story that has some potential. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jul 12, 2017

    Orlando provides a simply dull and boring issue, with little-to-no sensical explanation of what the Kingbutcher is all about. MacDonald's art was good but nothing special. Read Full Review

  • 4.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 13, 2017

    It feels very much like the series is spinning its wheels until the Atom-focused storyline begins next month. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Jul 12, 2017

    Steve Orlando is really trying to position his version of The Ray as a counterpoint to Batman. I get them metaphor of light versus dark, but so far, Ray has been little more than a rebel without a cause or even a reason to rebel in the first place. I mean, I don't find JLA's Batman to be particularly well written, but he tends to be reasonable at the very least. Honestly, it feels like a lot of these ideas would've worked better if Orlando had used them to make his own series with his own characters rather than try and shoehorn it all into the DCU where the characters has established traits that need to be reconciled with. Hell, maybe that is the context in which he first came up with some of it. Whatever the case, Justice League of America continues to be a train that just won't stop wrecking, and maybe I'll actually talk about The Kingbutcher a little bit next time. Although, I don't know; he kind of sucks. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 12, 2017

    This issue is hilarious in it's non-setup of the story and it's main villain who comes off as a castaway from a failed horror movie.  Andy MacDonald's art is really good, but it can't keep this sinking ship afloat.  Jump off while you can!!! Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jul 14, 2017

    Have you read Justice League of America? The nonsense that presented itself in the first issue is still the same nonsense we're getting today. Yet somehow, as terrible as this book is, and despite the fact there is no sense of purpose found here, I still like JLA for reasons I can't explain. The book is bad. Really bad. But for whatever reason, it doesn't make me want to pull my hair out when I read it. Read Full Review

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