Justice League of America #12

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 9, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 9
7.3Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

"CRISIS IN THE MICROVERSE" part one! It's the story you've been waiting for! Ryan Choi leads the JLA on a rescue mission into the microverse to rescue his long-lost mentor, Ray Palmer, the original Atom, and unravel the mystery of his disappearance in DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1!

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Aug 11, 2017

    The finale is enough of a tease that I have faith in the remainder of the storyline, that Orlando will deliver some more interesting twists and turns along the way. But I have to admit, with Reis executing the art, I wont even mind if he doesnt. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Aug 12, 2017

    I've been waiting a long time to wrap up The Atom Rebirth story line, and I'm glad we are finally getting there. I love that Steve Orlando is writing it too. If you are not familiar with him, read all of this. The mood is fun and campy. The story is faced paced. The dialogue compelling and hilarious. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Daniel Levine Aug 9, 2017

    JLA #12 kicks off a brand new story arc that answers one of the big DC Rebirth mysteries and does it with style. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 10, 2017

    JLA has been in need of a fresh start for a while now, and "Panic in the Microverse" looks to be just what the doctor ordered. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Aug 9, 2017

    Justice League Of America #12 is a solid jump-on point for the series and a good start for the arc. I'm more interested in the Microverse than I can ever attest to being in the past, so Orlando, Reis and Maiolo definitely did something right there. This is a team book that has the right dynamic of fun in it, considering the powerhouse characters, and I'm enjoying where Orlando is taking this story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Aug 9, 2017

    "Crisis in the Microverse" takes makes a giant step in the right direction for Justice League of America. A title that seemed doomed to fade away into obscurity following a number of poor stories, pulls out an astonishing comeback by delivering the coming we've been expecting since DC Universe's Rebirth and the announcement of JLA. With six issues at his disposal for this story, Orlando is able to flex his craft by fleshing out characters and setting up, what appears will be, one hell of a story! If you've given up on the book, give it another shot! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 15, 2017

    My interest in this series really swings wildly from arc to arc and issue to issue, so much so that it's incredibly frustrating in far too many ways. This issue works to pare down the team to a smaller level, has less problematic elements with Batman in charge, and has a goal that I'm actively curious about for the first time since the series kicked off. The potential for this storyline to unearth a few answers, or introduce new and interesting questions, is what has me hopeful. It's also a very fun and good looking issue thanks to what Reis and Maiolo present here and that has me hopeful on that level too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Shanly Aug 11, 2017

    JLA seems to be rebounding in its last couple issues. This issue is a tight story that balances the quiet moments with an action heavy second half and I enjoyed reading it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 9, 2017

    While this isn't one of my regular reads any more, this first chapter was entertaining enough to keep my interest for next issue. It might not be a turning point for the series, but it has to start somewhere and this is a good enough beginning. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Clayton Cowles Aug 14, 2017

    "Justice League" #12 is a fresh start for new and old readers addressing a lingering DC Rebirth loose thread! Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 10, 2017

    I can recommend JLA #12 for the charms it does have, but its pacing issues are abysmal. It shows that this story probably wont need to span as many comic issues as it is inevitably going to. If these characters really tickle your fancy, you will enjoy this. However, if your devotion to them is not great, the slowness of the plot will likely drive you away. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 9, 2017

    This is an okay start to a really big story that I've been waiting a year to read.  The dialogue is not good at all, but the art and overall story has me excited for next issue only because I want Ray Palmer back and the cliffhanger was really cool.  I can't say I'd recommend it to non JLA readers, but stay tuned. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Aug 9, 2017

    The long anticipated Microverse arc begins with half a whimper, even with the great Reis artwork. It'll take a lot for this storyline to win me over and so far it isn't impressing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Aug 8, 2017

    The one on one interactions between the team members continues to work from a story perspective, but this arc is starting with weak visuals and a story that feels too short. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Aug 10, 2017

    I'm not going to beat around the bush. I still don't recommend picking up this book. Yes, it's nice to finally have a focused issue without any terrible philosophical "debates" or half the shit happening offpanel. But at the end of the day, that's what JLA isn't doing. What it is doing is nothing that's really worth your time or money. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Aug 10, 2017

    Overall this issue was a enjoyable read and I'm looking forward to the next issue. Ray Palmer has always been one of my favorite heroes and I've always enjoyed the exchanges he and Batman used to have in previous stories I had growing up, so I'm looking forward to this meeting. Just off of that alone, I know that Steve Orlando is going to give me another enjoyable issue! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Aug 14, 2017

    Overall: Justice League of America #12 was an ordinary read. But, the fact that the cover price is just $2.99 helps soften the blow. I do think that this story arc has plenty of potential. And I am certainly aboard for this entire story arc. Still, I would only recommend this issue to die-hard Justice League of America and/or Ray Palmer fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supes' soups Aug 12, 2017

    This could, keyword: could, shape up to be worthwhile. I had hopes for Justice League of America Rebirth when it first launched but it's been mostly hodge podge since then. This does start to unravel a mystery presented in the original Rebirth one-shot so they should handle this story with some care. Ray Palmer returning would definitely be welcome. Still waiting on the classic JSA...

  • 5.0
    Da_Man Jun 5, 2020

    I am writing this review after reading the entire JLA series to the last issue #29. The art by Ivan Reis is great and what gets most of my rating on issue #12. The story takes the JLA into the Microverse, and unfortunately, the rest of the series will spend a lot of time there - Kronos will somehow be there towards the end of the series.

    My engineering background has a hard time resolving the Microverse with physics. I envision that the Microverse is a super-small universe contained in our universe - it is located in a specific space in our universe. Since the JLA shrinks to get to the Multiverse where Ray Palmer is located, it must amazingly be located in JLA headquarters; that is a hell of a coincidence without any explanation more

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  • 8.0
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.0
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