Justice League of America #22

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Neil Edwards, Daniel Henriques Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 10, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 3
7.5Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

"QUEEN OF FABLES" part one! The Might Beyond the Mirror, the great threat that Batman assembled the Justice League of America to stop, has finally arrived in the form of the Queen of Fables. With her reality-warping power, her intent is to take over the real world and the imaginary and rule over everything-and without Batman, does the Justice League stand a chance against her? Or will reality crumble at the Queen's whim?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Jan 12, 2018

    Justice League of America #22 was a great read. It's full of action, and tells a great story that makes you really sympathetic towards Killer Frost and her condition. Orlando even ends the issue with a defeated League and a powerless Frost which makes you wonder just how can they stop someone with such powerful magic? Lobo was revealed to be Batman's contingency plan against this sorcerer queen, however he falls just as the rest of the team does. I believe the next issue will really test the loyalties of Caitlin as she will probably have to be the deciding factor in how all of his ends. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jan 21, 2018

    Now that we are further into the run, it is clear to see how Orlando has been weaving his webs, laying in plot threads whose purpose only becomes clear later on. Thats the kind of storytelling that can take a while to pay off, but comes with so much more satisfaction when it does. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jan 8, 2018

    Ive had mixed feelings about Steven Orlandos Justice League of America run. It has an awesome cast and has made use of great League villains, but the dialogue and plotting hasnt been where it should be. With #22, its swung back into my good graces, and this arc looks very promising. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given Jan 10, 2018

    This issue is so tense that the reader will be gripped by its severity. The League has to make split second decisions which will have repercussions for all mankind. Their concern for their friend might bring about the wrong decision and let the "Primordial Monarch" arise victorious. It's a back and forth game with our heroes trying to stop an evil being but not hurt their friend. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Jan 10, 2018

    Wow writer Steve Orlando really delivered in this issue as he successfully brought back the Queen of Fables in spectacular fashion. As per usual, theres some great characterisation and dialogue that is complemented by artist Neil Edwards which creates another blockbuster event for the Justice League of America. Edwards really brings this issue to life and I love his rendition of the Queen of Fables. With the cards down and Batman busy, Im wondering what ace card will be for the League in order for them to defeat the Queen… and Im guessing it will involve Caitlin Snow. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 11, 2018

    Orlando's tribute tour to the 90s in his various books continues, and I'm loving it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Justin Cooper Jan 17, 2018

    This is the beginning of some lasting repercussions and can be the event to galvanize the mettle of these team members or to finally remove them from play. A solid read, I recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Jan 10, 2018

    A year on and it finally feels like Orlando is getting to tell the story he wants to tell. The parts are greater than the sum, and this definitely feels like a bunch of scenes strung together rather than a cohesive whole, but what's here is compelling and enjoyable just the same. I'm interested in how the wishes granted by the Queen will impact the universe, I'm intrigued by the idea that the League is meant to inspire anyone and everyone to action, and I'm invested in Caitlin Snow's arc. A solid start to what will hopefully turn out to be a great arc. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jan 10, 2018

    Aside from some of the usual problems I've had with Orlando's dialogue and plotting, this was a mostly enjoyable issue of JLA. Again, I'm bothered by some decisions of Orlando's but I like the villain he's introduced, and I'm curious to see how this story will play out. The art is also fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Jan 11, 2018

    For now, it's probably worth entertaining the possibility that this book is finally getting better. Read Full Review

  • 5.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 11, 2018

    This series has tended to struggle in the visual department whenever Ivan Reis isn't on board, but Edwards gives the conflict the scope and detail it needs. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 10, 2018

    We finally see the true face of the Might Beyond the Mirror and it's the return of a classic character that has fought the JLA before.  Unfortunately, nothing seems to be able to lift this series past mediocrity.  Maybe if we all wish really hard... Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Herushalaim Jan 10, 2018

    I don't know this villain. Maybe that would've made the issue better, if I had that prior knowledge. But as is, this felt rushed. And I like how Caitlyn can't seem to say why she made a wish. It's just things like that that really make me roll my eyes. The rushed pacing really made me uncertain on the plot. Things just kept happening without much explanation. On top of that, I just don't care. So it's very hard for me to get into this. Much like most of this run.

  • 10
    Bruno Mael Mar 1, 2018

  • 6.5
    sebastianorellana95 Jan 17, 2018

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