Justice League of America #11

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Andy MacDonald Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 26, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 2
6.3Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

"CURSE OF THE KINGBUTCHER" part two! The JLA face off against the Lord of Order called Kingbutcher! In a battle that forces Ray Terrill to confront his own dark past in full view of his new teammates, the heroes struggle with the question of returning reality to its proper state or allowing the people of Vanity - including Ray's estranged mother - to fulfill their fondest desires.

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Jul 26, 2017

    Nevertheless, Justice League of America #11 stands out as a really great moment for elucidation on the nature of queer pain and the insidiousness of the closet, giving the Ray the level of depth he deserves as a shining star for the DCU. Orlando, Edwards, and the rest of the team deserve a round of applause for the sensitivity portrayed, particularly while not losing any of the excitement or building threads of the series as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Impulse Gamer - admin Jul 27, 2017

    Justice League #11 is another excellent issue as not only do they add to the mythology of the Lords of Order but provides some excellent characterisation, dialogue and action for the reader which is filled with some very dynamic and clever panels thanks to the artist. All in all, this grassroots League is probably one of my favourite incarnations in a long time and who would have thought that Lobo and Killer Frost would be members? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Jul 26, 2017

    Overall I enjoyed reading Justice League of America #11. The story is well told, the action was great and the team really works well together now. Although Batman was present in this issue, he was pretty occupied battling Kingbutcher himself, but it provided The League the time needed to form a plan to win"without him involved. I think that's really the part I'm most happy about with this issue. It's great to see the team finally come together without Batman being directly involved. Black Canary and Vixen stepped up in their leadership roles just like I wanted them to, and I hope eventually we see one of them take charge in the long term. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Oct 31, 2017

    Neil Edwards figure drawing is dynamic, much like Neal Adams, but without resorting to the kind of extreme poses Adams is known for. Sandu Floreas inks are lightwhere they needs to be, dynamic where called for. If you're open to new iterations of the JLA, this is a book worth looking at. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Jul 26, 2017

    I've actually really enjoyed the Kingbutcher story, I dohope Orlando fleshes it out completely in the long run. I still have a hardtime connecting to each of the main characters, I would like to see them moredeveloped and possibly more likeable. Either way I would say this run is definitelyan improvement. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Lawrence Jul 29, 2017

    Although the story was baffling and the story arc concluded on a less than stellar note, I still enjoyed reading #11 more than #10. The obvious highlights were the improved artwork and that incredible fight sequence. I truly hope Black Canary will be featured in the limelight more in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Jul 26, 2017

    Good story and pacing with interesting seeds planted for a broader narrative. Good art that flowed with the story. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jul 27, 2017

    Justice League of America is far from perfect, but "Curse of the King Butcher" makes a great leap in the right direction! The improvements in plot, characterization, and purpose actually make me excited for the next arc! Now I'm going to cross my fingers and hope for the best! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Selby Jul 28, 2017

    This series has stumbled in the execution of the last few story arcs. This issue sees a marked improvement and Im interested in seeing where things are going to go next. I would recommend this issue as a good jumping on point for anyone who is looking to get caught up before joining in. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 26, 2017

    Steve Orlando continues giving readers a team they can't get behind doing things that nobody cares about.  I want to like this book, but every issue makes it harder and harder.  Maybe the Might Beyond the Mirror will grant me my wish for a good Justice League book...Please! Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jul 26, 2017

    I wouldn't even say to get excited about the next arc because of Orlando's involvement. I hope I'm very wrong and it ends up being a blast, but this entire series has been disappointing nonsense. Neil Edwards' art is so great, however, and is worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Multiversity Comics - Forrest Sayrs Jul 31, 2017

    There is so much wrong with this issue that I'm running out of word count to deal with it. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Jul 26, 2017

    I'm just going to say it; DC needs to cancel this fucking book. Or at the very least, give it to a different, actually competent writer. Because as it stands, Orlando is completely out of his depth. He doesn't know how to write a team book to save his life, and I'm convinced that the efforts of Tom King, Tim Seeley, and James Tynion IV were the only things that made the Batman crossover Night of the Monster Men any kind of enjoyable. Don't buy this issue of JLA, and don't buy future issues either. If you had any remaining hope for this series, just give it up. It's not going to get better. Read Full Review

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