Justice League of America #19

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Hugo Petrus Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 22, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 4
6.1Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

"SURGICAL STRIKE" part two! Joined by the precognitive villain Afterthought, Prometheus brings the fight directly to the JLA's Secret Sanctuary in Happy Harbor! With her team on the ropes, Vixen goes toe-to-toe with Prometheus, whose demands are simple: destroy the Tantu Totem before the whole world and submit to chaos, or watch everyone in Happy Harbor die!

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Reed Strong Nov 24, 2017

    This arc is moving fast and Prometheus-ing even faster, delivering some of the best fights and character dynamics of Rebirth so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 22, 2017

    Even with a creative, action-packed battle segment, it's the characters who shine in this series and make Orlando's take on the Justice League easily the best one right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Matt Granberry Nov 22, 2017

    Bottom line, this is a great book no matter how you slice it. Great dialogue. Great art. What more could you ask for? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Nov 25, 2017

    Overall I thought Justice League of America #19 was a good read. The story is full of action, Prometheus shows just how much of a genius he is, and Black Canary and Vixen steal the issue showing how great leaders they both are. Orlando leaves this issue on a cliffhanger as it seems the everything that occurs in this issue is nothing but a distraction from whatever Prometheus is planning next. Hopefully in the next issue we see Batman's return"I'm looking forward to a showdown between Prometheus and the Dark Knight. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Kyle Pinion Nov 22, 2017

    I've talked about much I adore Orlando's work by and large at DC, and I will say it again, I truly think he's the most talented dialogue writer in superhero comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Nov 22, 2017

    Justice League of America #19 was a fun read as Orlando and Petrus bring back Prometheus to give these heroes some true grief and without the help of Batman, can they survive? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Nov 23, 2017

    I'll be the first to admit that JLA isn't without its problems, but I do feel there has been some progress. We're still getting some heavy-handed dialogue, and poor plot progression in some areas, but as far as the conflict is concerned, I think this is the most entertaining threat yet. It's quick and to the point, but Prometheus' presence packs quite a punch all on its own. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Nov 21, 2017

    The issue was flat in its execution and the villains were underwhelming at their best. Time to remove the pawns and get to the player. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - Matthew Mahar Nov 24, 2017

    This arc has balanced itself securely in the mediocre after a promising start. Theres nothing substantial here that we havent seen over and over before, and the villain is playing out like Jesse Eisenbergs much-maligned depiction of Lex Luthor from the divisive Batman v Superman film. It seems when writer Steve Orlando is playing things straight, the book suffers. Id like to see him get back to the more fantastical approach he took during the previous arc in the Microverse. That was something to build off. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 22, 2017

    This issue has it all...poor dialogue, awful setup and resolutions that just happen.  I don't care anymore and will just keep hoping a change is on the way. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 22, 2017

    Surgical Strike wraps its second issue, but there's little evidence here that the third or fourth chapter can turn things around. JLA is a title badly in need of a spark and that doesn't seem to be coming anytime soon. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Nov 22, 2017

    It's ironic that a book as clumsy and heavy-handed as Justice League of America would title one of its story arcs "Precision Strike." What's more, I think Orlando himself might be realizing that and panicking. Read Full Review

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