Justice League of America #15

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Felipe Watanabe Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 27, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 5
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6.6User Rating

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"CRISIS IN THE MICROVERSE" part four! Special guest artist Felipe Watanabe joins the fray to tell the two-part story of how Ray Palmer, the original Atom, first discovered the microverse! Witness this untold chapter in the DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH mythology, and learn how Palmer came to find himself betrayed and marooned within the dying microverse.

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Oct 2, 2017

    The one thing that really really does not work for me is the final page. Without any spoilers, some characters are left looking at something that really shocks them. What are they looking at? Well, I guess we will find out next issue. I definitely would have preferred a stronger ending that a group of stunned looking people, who can see something that I cannot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 3, 2017

    While we don't get a true answer here, and I really wish we do so I could grade this higher, the journey is certainly worthwhile to see what Ray Palmer has been up to. I've always liked the character and getting a look at him here with what he's doing while waiting for the twist that has him view Aut as a betrayer is pretty exciting. Sadly, the payoff isn't there in this issue and that makes it feel like a huge tease when I really wanted something with a bit more meat to it. It's definitely a solid read and a whole potential new playground to explore (elsewhere) and for fans of the character of the original Atom it's good to see that he's been very involved in his classic tried and true beliefs. It leaves me wanting more, which is a good thing, but also just a bit frustrated. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Sep 26, 2017

    A good side story to the main plot, but the plot itself hasn't really hooked me. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Tara Giovannini Sep 28, 2017

    While I'm not a fan of The Atom, and this comic didn't make me one, the journey Palmer takes through the Microverse to find the hole in existence is gorgeous, filled with huge, sci-if ideas -- beings that consume all, light as a means of transportation, centaur worlds and time storms -- all beautifully drawn Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Word Of The Nerd - Nathanael Beasley Sep 29, 2017

    I cannot recommend issue #15 as a jumping on point, but happily as a great Atom story. Justice League of America is definitely a solid book with great art and good writing yet falls short of the excellent tier. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nation Of Nerds - Matt Granberry Sep 27, 2017

    Its a good solid story with good solid art to back it up and really sets up the next chapter really well. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Matthew Mahar Sep 29, 2017

    Steve Orlando changed the pace of this storyline with this chapter, which paid off in the long run. I think this interlude will be a nice breather before the story comes to a close. I am somewhat irritated that we got no closure to last issues cliffhanger ending, only more questions, but Orlando earned some goodwill from me here so Ill let it play out. I remain torn on whether Id like this story to tie into the overall Rebirth mythos or exists as a standalone story. Both have their merits, but Id hate to have a problematic story such as this tie too deeply into Rebirth. Time will tell, I suppose. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Sep 27, 2017

    Justice League of America #15 continues the Ray Palmer Atom story and once it is all over, I really hope that Ray is here for good and becomes an interactive mentor of Ryan Choi within the Justice League of America. It's definitely an issue for Ray Palmer fans and it's fun read about the ‘missing' Silver Age Atom. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Sep 28, 2017

    I must say that I've enjoyed the entire Justice League of America series so far and this book is no different. Although the team as a whole isn't around for this issue, it was great seeing Palmer back in action. Personally I'm looking forward to seeing Palmer and Batman working together again myself"make it happen Orlando! The artwork by Felipe Wantanabe gives more justice to the book as well. Felipe's art brings life to each page and every emotion on each character's face. I look forward to seeing more of his work as this series goes on. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geekery Magazine - Will Morin Sep 29, 2017

    There are no glaring issues with this book. Its engaging, mind-bending, and visually stunning at points thanks to artist Felipe Watanabes contribution to the narrative. Still, with DCs recent successes like Batgirl and Gotham Academy giving artists more opportunity to help tell the story, Watanabes visuals seem wasted. As the issue goes on, dialogue becomes so prominent that the story feels like it could almost exist with Watanabe at all. For fans of DCs more high-concept books, the issue is still a great read, as it does the approach justice. It just feels like weve been here before. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 27, 2017

    While last issue's cliffhanger and the beginning of this one makes it seem like we are going to get something important, this issue is a combination of flashback and recap and verges on being unnecessary.  It's a shame because this should be bigger than it comes off. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Sep 28, 2017

    Two factors will decide how much you like or dislike this issue. The positive aspect is that Ray Palmer is back, and he gets the spotlight here! Unfortunately, there's practically no plot progression. You literally would need to make an argument as to why someone needs to read this issue to complete the story. It's also frustrating that the one question all of us came into this issue wanting to be answered, remains unanswered. As happy as I am to have Ray Palmer back, and as beneficial as it is to learn what Ray has been up to during this time, I can't help but feel that this issue was a let-down. It's not bad, just extremely disappointing. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Sep 27, 2017

    Just avoid this. This arc may seem important but a quick recap would serve your brain better than to read this nonsense. It's offensively boring and the art isn't consistently good. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Sep 27, 2017

    Are you kidding me with this one, DC? What an utterly worthless issue. Read Full Review

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