Justice League of America #20

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Hugo Petrus Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 13, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 3
6.4Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

"SURGICAL STRIKE" finale! As Vixen and Prometheus' battle reaches its climax, Afterthought goes toe to toe with the Justice League in the most disgusting and dangerous place in the universe-the inside of Lobo's body! Will the League be able to defeat Afterthought in time to save Vixen? Or will Prometheus prove once and for all that Justice is hollow and the League is destined to die?

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Dec 15, 2017

    Overall Justice League of America #20 was a good read. It's full of action and tells a great story as well. The team really came together in this issue, but now I'm hesitant to see what happens in the next issue. I really hope that Killer Frost doesn't go back to her villain ways because of Lobo's words especially in from of Ryan Choi aka The Atom since they obviously have feelings for each other. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Reed Strong Dec 14, 2017

    Prometheus meets his downfall in the conclusion to a solid small arc, and the weirdest JLA yet continues to learn more about themselves as their enemies try to learn more about them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 13, 2017

    This team's character-driven focus has given it the distinct edge over the main JL book (although Priest's new run may just change that). Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Dec 13, 2017

    Elsewhere in the City of Vanity, the Ray is doing his own crime-fighting as he takes down the Three Devils, however there is a very familiar figure watching over him that I won't spoil here but it's definitely well worth the wait. All in all, another great issue by Steven Orlando with some fantastic and dynamic panels by artist Hugo Petrus and the only drawback in this issue was that I was hoping to see more of the story about the Might Beyond the Mirror… but never fear, this arc commences next issue! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Dec 13, 2017

    Justice League of America hits a high note with the conclusion of "Surgical Strike," and Orlando should feel proud. He delivers his strongest story yet, and promises more solid storytelling in the future! If you dropped this title, give it another chance. Justice League of America might become the most inspiring and heroic book at DC if it continues on this trajectory! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Dec 12, 2017

    This story line is over, but the only thing it proves is that the JLA needs The Ray and Batman in order to be relevant, which is a shame. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 13, 2017

    While the bad guys are dealt with too easily after the prolonged setup, I liked this issue more than what we've been getting.  Sure, there are some more forced moments, but I liked the character moments this week and even didn't hate The Ray!  Now that is something to get excited over! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Dec 13, 2017

    This is one of the better issues of the series yet. Orlando really hammers home the theme of the series but some pacing problems couldn't save it completely for me. Petrus' art was disappointing and is some of the weaker art this series has seen. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Watch - Justin Cooper Jan 1, 2018

    It remains to be seen if this book will improve to grab the readers attention as it did with the Microverse, but in general, it is a stale box of tropes and underutilized characters that is easily left off of your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Dec 13, 2017

    Despite how awful this issue was, there were a couple decent, even good, moments. One of the civilians finally decides to stop being a stupid asshole, pulls out her taser, and shocks Prometheus with it to help Prometheus. It's a breath of fresh air, but at the same time, no one else rallies behind her or tries to act similarly. So, for all we know, she's the only person that didn't buy into Prometheus's blatantly garbage rhetoric. Then, when the last two pages cut to Vanity, we see Ray just having stopped a bank robbery, and he actually has some genuinely amusing banter with the criminals. It doesn't make Ray any less insufferable as a character, but, y'know, points for trying I guess. So yeah, after having a decent-ish annual, Justice League of America #20 proves that main book is not in the business of getting any better. It sucks. Don't buy it. Not that that's any kind of surprising. Read Full Review

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