Justice League of America #13

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 30, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 6
6.8Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

"CRISIS IN THE MICROVERSE" part two! Disaster strikes when the JLA's shrink ship crashes on a strange world, where the team encounters a mysterious being who claims a connection to the missing Ray Palmer. But nobody's going anywhere without the help of Shahn-Zi, a sentient planet with the power to find Palmer.

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 30, 2017

    A strong case is made to explore the Microverse further and Atom and Killer Frost get even more complex in their relationship. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Aug 30, 2017

    This is classic Justice League in the 21st century and with just a few issues in, I really cant wait to see where it will all end as the ‘Crisis' in the Microverse continues. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Aug 29, 2017

    An interesting mystery continues to unfold with the writer giving some good character interactions and the artist providing some dynamic action. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Aug 30, 2017

    Black Canary and the Ray stay back on Earth, and have a scene that sets up what will likely be the next story arc. They briefly discuss the Rays personal issues. Thats certainly nothing new for this book. The pairing of Ray and Black Canary did bring to mind that brief period in the 90s when different incarnations of the two characters had a fling. Whether or not the scene was intended to do that, it did make me reflect on how much things have changed, and improved, in the way both of them are now written. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 31, 2017

    There's a renewed excitement to JLA as our heroes confront overwhelming odds and brave the unknown. Apart from a weird, random segue into regular DCU matters, this issue does a fine job of ramping up that mystery. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 30, 2017

    This issue definitely benefited from the artwork of Ivan Reis, who seems to thrill to the challenge of creating the Microverse. Colorist Marcelo Maiolo does some fantastic work exploring various color combinations, hues and lighting. Even when the issue gets overly talky every page looks terrific. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Aug 30, 2017

    In what is definitively the best issue of the series, Orlando presents a world that is much more engaging than the previous locations and characters we've spent time with. The story is intriguing and the art is absolutely stellar. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Aug 30, 2017

    Heavy exposition and a strange, new world create a bit of a speedbump in Justice League of America #13. It's not a huge issue, but there is a lot of new information to process. Thankfully, with this exposition, Orlando also introduces two interesting plots concerning who the Microverse team can trust, and what Afterthought is planning for the JLA on Earth. Both of these elements add a jolt of momentum and intrigue to an already interesting rescue mission! I'm hoping that the exposition is out of the way, and we can spend the next four issues riding out the plot! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Reed Strong Sep 1, 2017

    The purpose of this arc is just to figure out what's happening with Ray Palmer, from how I'm seeing it, and it mostly does that well. The Ray usually helps provide the emotional core to this team, but with getting interrupted by another dude to punch, him and Canary didn't get to do a whole lot this time. There's nothing wrong with this arc, it just feels like it's still finding its way to the next big point of the run. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 5, 2017

    Justice League of America continues to be a mess of a book that really has me wondering if I'm cut out to read team books anymore. I like the cast and I generally like the artists that have been working on it. I've also liked the shorter arcs that we've had throughout as well. But it's just a weird mishmash of things that doesn't click or connect well and leaves me frustrated. Especially since this arc looks to be tackling some of the bigger things going on with the Rebirth era in how it's all been coming together and that just makes it more frustrating. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 30, 2017

    I really want Ray Palmer back in the DCU, but Steve Orlando is giving us a story that seems thrown together.  We get a lot of names, but little explanation and some of the worst pacing in an issue this big.  I was left scratching my head by the end I was praying to Moz-Ga for something better. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - Matthew Mahar Sep 1, 2017

    Were now eight months into Orlandos run on JLA and just now touching on one of the plot points from way back in DC Universe Rebirth. I wish I could say the payoff was worth the wait, but we seem to just be building on a foundation of mediocrity. Orlandos one-shots from January had promise, if nothing else, but the size of the cast seems to weigh down the story-telling. This story will be going on through the end of October, which is fairly long for a Rebirth title. That gives them plenty of time to bring it back together after a somewhat rocky start. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Aug 30, 2017

    This isn't the worst that Justice League of America has ever been, but it ain't all that good either. Ultimately, I feel like it'll only reach one of two potential eventualities. Either it'll finally find its footing after months and months of trial and error and finally start making strides in a positive direction, or it'll go the much more likely route of becoming little more than a homogenized entropic mess, making the exact same mistakes in the exact same way in every issue. And at that point, I'll just stop reviewing it. Read Full Review

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