Justice League of America #18

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Hugo Petrus Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 8, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 5
6.4Critic Rating
6.3User Rating

"SURGICAL STRIKE" part one! After Batman leaves the team, the JLA is at each other's throats! As Vixen tries to affirm her role as team leader and fill the vacuum, the villain Prometheus arrives in Happy Harbor to prove to the world that the Justice League must be destroyed and lay waste to the heroes once and for all. And he's brought a friend.

  • 10
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Reed Strong Nov 10, 2017

    This is a dang good comic, and you should read this. Return to me next time for your regularly scheduled in-style review, but this time, we had to Prometheus it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jan 5, 2018

    I always enjoy well crafted tales that tear a team asunder. They can play so effectively with the varying personalities of the members, and allow for some character development that works into the plot, when done right. And here, it is done right. Of all the characters to freak out and bolt, the Ray was the one I thought least likely, so it was all the more powerful to see him lose it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Nov 10, 2017

    Overall I loved reading Justice League of America #18. The story is told well, the action is great and Prometheus shows you why he's one of the best villains in the DCU. Now hopefully Orlando gives us a Batman vs Prometheus fight in the next issue! One can only hope! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Nov 7, 2017

    A good story that taps into the simmering drama between the members of the team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Nov 8, 2017

    After the relative slow arc of the Microverse, it's great that Steve Orlando is focusing more on the team as he successfully brings in some great villains, including a lost one. His work is brought to life by Hugo Petrus who creates this amazing dynamic comic with excellent representations of these characters. So with Prometheus on the loose again, I'm eager to see where this goes but I'm more eager to see what the connection is with the Lords of Order and Chaos are with The Might Beyond the Mirror. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Nov 9, 2017

    Justice League of America #18 is a solid if burdened read. The last two-thirds of the comic are engaging, even if the pages bear far too much detail. The first third with the aforementioned documentary filmmaker is a trite and tiresome, though, and it hurts the comic a fair bit. However, I can recommend it, as the comic is an exciting read in spite of its flaws. Do give this one a read if youre a fan of this team or the villainous Prometheus. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Nov 8, 2017

    I've come to realize that I need to accept Justice League of America for what it is. I've been hard on the book, and while I won't walk my criticisms, I do realize that I've let my expectation rule a piece of my opinions. But now that I'm choosing to approach each issue with this outlook, I'm finding strengths in the story I wouldn't have allowed myself to see before. "Surgical Strike" is a perfect title for this arc, and precisely describes Prometheus' approach to confronting the JLA. There are moments of heavy-handed dialogue, as well as an unnecessary reveal, but overall the issue works. The highlight here though is a subtle commentary on terrorism, and it couldn't come at a more perfect time. The idea is tastefully approached as Orlando presents a reality, and allows us to form our opinions from there rather than shocked a stance down our throats. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Dark Knight News - steven conroy Nov 11, 2017

    There have been many instances within Rebirth where a writer has been able to reintroduce a concept or character to the DCU, many in a much stronger or more original way than this. Justice League of America #18 is a pale imitation of a much better story. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dusty Good Nov 8, 2017

    This is a middle of the road book that is going through the motions. It's interesting that this is the line-up is going with while the Justice League movie is just days away. This book could use any of the main players. Without Batman, Supes, or WW this title is left to the second/third tier characters and it doesn't have the chops to keep readers coming back. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Matthew Mahar Nov 10, 2017

    It may have been ham-fisted, but I love a good take-down story where a villain sneaks in and dismantles a team from within with frighteningly little effort. The rebuilding that comes after that story is generally always interesting. Again, I have an issue with Steve Orlandos foreshadowing and focus as the two pages spent in the Realm of Chaos could have been better used to focus on the dismantling of the JLA. The focus should be staying on the current story, especially with this being the first chapter. This is a promising first installment of this arc, though. As long as Orlando keeps everything even and has a good time with the characters Ill be happy. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Watch - Justin Cooper Nov 24, 2017

    This comic was extremely predictable and unenjoyable. If not for the artwork by Hugo Petrus, it would not be worthy of reading whatsoever. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 8, 2017

    Steve Orlando continues giving readers an uninteresting story with uninteresting characters.  I liked the art in this issue, but everything else is just...well, uninteresting.  This really needs to end! Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Nov 8, 2017

    Admittedly, the premise here isn't an inherently awful one, but it's one that requires some nuance and careful execution to work. And, therein lies the problem. Neither of those traits are among those that Orlando's run on JLA exhibits, let alone excels at. What's more, you can actually see the internal logic try to be established, start falling apart and eventually completely break down throughout the first few pages. So, by the time the "conflict" really starts, you're already ahead of it and bored waiting for the story to catch up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Br'er Lapin Nov 9, 2017

    Justice League of America could use more passionate writers for the source material and characters, but the removal of Batman from the team is a welcome change. The man already has enough to deal with.

    The art was actually very excellent this time around. If only the writing were it's equal.

  • 4.0
    Herushalaim Nov 9, 2017

    Batman's gone and so is my interest. The only other person I cared about on this team was Killer Frost. If all it took to break down this team was a few trollish comments, then at least Steve Orlando isn't delusional about how little he's actually written that cements these characters as an actual team. How am I supposed to care when I feel like the writer doesn't? It's too bad that the artist seems to care, because the art outweighs everything else and Hugo Petrus deserves better.

  • 10
    Bruno Mael Mar 1, 2018

  • 6.5
    sebastianorellana95 Nov 8, 2017

  • 5.0
    Sherman The Wonder Dog Nov 23, 2017

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