Justice League of America #2

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 8, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 23
6.2Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

"THE EXTREMISTS" part two! Believing heroes to be threats to the survival of any world, Lord Havok and the Extremists have already murdered the mightiest heroes from their home dimension. To save our Earth they'd kill thousands more, starting with the newly formed JLA. But eye-to-eye, are Havok's and Batman's goals that different? Billions of lives depend on the answer.

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Mar 9, 2017

    So while this may not provide the sheer delight that those two previous chapters did, it remains a solid, well-told issue, which wets the appetite for what it to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Mar 8, 2017

    It took some time as this issue progressed, but by the end of Justice League of America #2 there is more comfort towards the direction this book is taking. It wasn't the conflict itself that we needed to over-analyze or even the Extremists as individuals. What this comes down to is what they represent through their presence on our Earth and how it takes a team like this to stand against them. This creative team has set a solid foundation where the story can only get better through these heroes rising to the occasion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - John Hagmann Mar 8, 2017

    While gaps still exist, Justice League of America #2 gives readers piecesof the backstory ofLord Havok and the Extremists. The threat level is high and the narrative is gaining significance and depth. Despite a change in artist, the issue is still beautiful. Although some of the panels are a bit too graphic for my taste, the action carries the story. The background of the Extremists is intriguingand leaves readers eager to fill the gaps in their story. However, their immediate, gracious reception by the people of Kravia leaves too muchunresolved. It remains to be seen how the Extremists' story will impact the new Justice League and its ongoing development as an eclectic team in an ever-changing world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 11, 2017

    While I've enjoyed what we've had so far with Justice League of America with the one-shots and the kick off of the series, this issue just feels a bit off. Things are moving fast and kind of loose in a way when it feels like it needs to slow down just a bit and cement itself further. I like what Havok is up to as he's setting himself up with something that could be a long term power in order to put things right in this world overall from their point of view but it's hitting the notes quickly. I also generally liked Watanabe and Hanna's artwork here as it does the job but it feels like it's missing a certain flair to really define these places and characters. It's solid and gets the job done but the earlier works just come across as a bit more distinctive. I'm curious to see how far both sides will go in this story with what's to come so we're definitely along for the ride for a while. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 8, 2017

    While this issue starts out kind of weak in my mind, it eventually got to a place that actually made me stop and think about what the right choice would be for our heroes to make in the situation they're in.  Yeah, that's not much and the art was a bit of a step down from what we got previously, but overall, I look forward to see what are heroes will do moving on. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Selby Mar 10, 2017

    In summary, despite a dip in the art this issue, JLA continues to be a strong book. Go buy it. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Blair Marnell Mar 9, 2017

    As a whole, this was simply an unsatisfying read and a disappointing way to launch the new team. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Mar 8, 2017

    The story was good, but not great. It's effective at ramping up the tension, but some of the bigger characters get diminished because of it. The art seems to do the same thing. The characters, conflicts and action all seemed small on the page, which reduced the tension and its effectiveness. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Mar 10, 2017

    Unfortunately,Justice League of America #2 leaves a fair amount to be desired, but if youre looking for a Batman-heavy team book and havent read enough of those already then youll enjoy this. Orlandos series still has potential and this arc could turn into something interesting, but for now its too mundaneto really shine. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Mar 9, 2017

    After reading Issue #2, I am convinced that writer Steve Orlando's vision for the remainder of JLA is epic and that the series will pick back up within the next issue or so, but Justice League of America #2 is a bit of a buzzkill, and thanks to the change in pace, I can't recommend picking this one up. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Mar 9, 2017

    The second chapter of Justice League of America is disappointing. I can only hope that it's a temporary stumble, but considering how negatively this issue impacts the foundation of the arc, I can't imagine future issues being much better. Also, while I found myself getting caught up in the initiation of this team " mainly because of the characters " I'm going to need a justifiable reason for this team to exist. More importantly, I'm going to need a reason for them to be called the Justice League. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 8, 2017

    This is an okay issue, but it doesn't do much beyond setup the villains for next time. That said, Orlando is building things towards an intriguing political angle we've never seen with Batman or the JLA. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 11, 2017

    The story treads familiar and incredulous territory and the art suffers in several places. If this doesn't improve with the next issue, I'll be done with this Justice League. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 8, 2017

    Justice League of America #2 brings all the existing problems with the title to the forefront in Reis' absence. Orlando needs to more firmly establish this team and their purpose. Until then, this isn't a team book worthy of the name Justice League. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Mar 10, 2017

    Orlandos physically daunting villains dont take advantage of what this new Justice League of America team is capable of, as Watanabe has the impossible task of filling the shoes of Ivan Reis. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 11, 2017

    Justice League of America is a team comic far more interested in the villains and the laborious plot, neither of which is particularly interesting to begin with. Despite putting so much focus on the team roster in the build up, this comic does nothing with any of them. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Mar 8, 2017

    Thanks to some really specific plot convenience, Lord Havok gains control of an entire country, and any aggression toward The Extremists can now be considered an act of war. This is another potentially interesting direction for the story, but I'm honestly not convinced it'll pay off any better than the book's other squandered opportunities. Read Full Review

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