Justice League of America #16

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Felipe Watanabe Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 11, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 6
6.2Critic Rating
6.3User Rating

"PANIC IN THE MICROVERSE" part five! Ray Palmer, the original Atom, has crossed galaxies in search of the Ignition Point, the source of the microverse's pain. But can Ray Palmer trust his team with the Ignition Point's true nature while he's so far from everything he knows and smaller than any human has ever been? Palmer's only hope is a message in an atomic bottle first glimpsed in DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Oct 11, 2017

    Justice League of America #16 is a good read. The action is everywhere, the story is strong, and the ending with the League ready for a fight let's us know that the next issue is going to be insane! Even as the microverse crashes around them, the Justice League of America stands ready to take the fight to Aron Aut! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Reed Strong Oct 13, 2017

    This issue is just another puzzle piece to the larger puzzle of Orlando's JLA plans, and I'm ready to see the final product. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 17, 2017

    Justice League of America has some big things in the mix but it's dancing so far around the edges of it right now that it feels like it's killing time more than anything else. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Oct 13, 2017

    When the story is all over, and one can read it all as a single tale (or as a collected edition) I suspect that the problems I am feeling with this issue will be negated. But having to review this specific issue on its own merit, it just doesnt hit the mark for me. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Oct 14, 2017

    All in all, a sturdy issue from Orlando and team as story arc kicks into another gear in Justice League of America #17. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Corps - Leo Marques Oct 11, 2017

    Hopefully these last two filler issues will be worth it getting all this back story where we can really have a great story arcending (fingers crossed). Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Oct 10, 2017

    An uninteresting continuation of an increasingly uninteresting story that should have ended two issues ago. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Oct 12, 2017

    Justice League of America #16 is basically "What's Ray Palmer Been Up To?: Part 2." It's a filler issue, even though we do gain some ground with the plot. The problem here is that it's hard to care. So much plot and narrative are shoved down our throat so quickly, that the moments meant to create an impact don't land their punches the way they should. I'm still happy to see Ray Palmer and hopeful that we'll get a strong finish to this story, but this issue and its predecessor could be skippable depending on how the next issue plays out. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Matthew Mahar Oct 13, 2017

    Qualms aside, as the pieces of the puzzle come together, I find Im enjoying this arc more. The premise was intriguing to begin with, but the approach to the first few issues was sloppy and uninteresting. The past few issues have dropped the split focus between the JLA Away Team and the rest of the cast, which I appreciate as the quick interludes were distracting, and brought more of the focus in on the real star of this arc Ray Palmer. Next issue will be the conclusion to the arc, and hopefully a few answers regarding what has caused the stability issues in the Mircroverse, as well as whether or not they are tied in to the overall Rebirth mythology. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Oct 11, 2017

    In the end, Justice League of America #16 manages to be better than #15. Yet, that's not saying very much, and, as per usual, it's still not good. And, you know what? I'm getting tired of it. I've read and reviewed every issue of this book thus far, and Jesus Christ, can it please just get better? As much as I've voiced my problems with Steve Orlando as a writer, DC doesn't seem likely to replace him or cancel JLA anytime soon, so I might as well want him to start doing well instead of" whatever it is he's been doing. But until that happens (if it does), don't buy this. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Oct 11, 2017

    This is a filler issue, plain and simple. Reis needs more time to draw the finale next issue and we are subjected to this painful interlude. Stay as far away from this series as you can. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 11, 2017

    Justice League of America is a complete waste of time and money and I suggest staying far from it.  This arc should have been something special, but it's just like everything Steve Orlando has given us since the series started...an uninteresting story with huge pacing issues, bad dialogue and poor characterizations.  I want Ray Palmer back in the DCU, but if Orlando will be writing him, I'd rather he hang tight in the Microverse for someone better to take care of him. Read Full Review

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