Justice League of America #23

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Neil Edwards, Daniel Henriques Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 24, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 6
6.4Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

"QUEEN OF FABLES" part two! The Queen of Fables has begun granting the wishes of everyone across the globe, and with each wish granted, her powers grow greater. The Justice League has to police people's dangerous wishes while one of their own, Killer Frost, has her greatest wish granted by the Queen...

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jan 25, 2018

    Its so hard not to talk about the character that shows up on the last page. Not someone I ever expected to see in a Justice League story, seriously. Even more exciting are the other guest stars implied to be in the next issue. I knew this was a fun story, but had no idea just what treats Orlando had waiting in the wings! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 24, 2018

    Steve Orlando has quickly made a name for himself as the king of 90's DC Comics deep cuts, and they don't get any deeper than the events of Justice League of America #23. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jan 12, 2018

    While the pacing and the depiction of Frost does detract this comic somewhat in comparison to the previous issue, Justice League of America #23 is still a good read. The Queen of Fables rocks as an antagonist, and Ray has more than a few moments to shine. This, along with the great art, earns this comic a recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Jan 26, 2018

    Overall I thought Justice League of America was a good read. There's plenty of action, you still feel emotion for Frost's situation and Orlando leaves everything on a cliffhanger for the next issue. It seems that there may be someone that even Tsaritsa with all of her power is even afraid of. Orlando introduces this seemingly dangerous character at the very end"so you already know the next issue is going to be a slugfest! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    On Comics Ground - Reed Strong Jan 26, 2018

    DC's been using its fair share of Alan Moore properties, and this is something that's going to keep happening for the very least of the near future. It's a controversial act especially at the degree things are coming out, but in this book, Promethea pops into a very interesting story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - Justin Cooper Feb 10, 2018

    This issue is a better story that we have been privy to lately. The Cover artwork is an absolute delight! Terry Dodson is amazing! The biggest thing that takes me out of the story here is the confusing relationship with Queen Tsarita and Caitlin Snow, and her end plan is very suspect. That said, while I didn't completely understand the story, I have enjoyed it. I am glad to see the art has returned to a more consistent style and I love the work of Neil Edwards. The shocking ending was a pleasant surprise, and will definitely be an interesting twist, as we have not seen this character in some time! Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Jan 24, 2018

    Entertaining without being remarkably deep, there's enough here I enjoyed to keep me invested. Orlando's character work is pretty strong, though the story is getting a little lost along the way. It's the details that make it succeed though, like Caitlin being torn between her nature and doing what she felt was right, and seeing cool uses of powers and appearances by goofy characters are a plus. This book is slowly starting to come around, so here's hoping Orlando can continue on an upward trend. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Tony Hammack Jan 26, 2018

    It was the standard story where the villain with a god complex shares her plans (and inadvertently the way to defeat her) with traitor who helped her. But, what makes this issue appealing (and this arc) is the inclusion of another Alan Moore character in the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Feb 5, 2018

    Despite this issue continuing the newfound okayness of Justice League of America, I'm still hesitant to recommend the book or change my overall outlook on it. And, there are reasons for that. For one, while it does take two to tango, it takes at least three to form a pattern. So, if Steve Orlando manages to keep it mostly together in the next issue, perhaps I'll concede those points. But, at the same time, this potential new era of Orlando's JLA is passable but not great. Read Full Review

  • 5.1
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 24, 2018

    This issue has a couple of really interesting developments, but the dialogue, pacing and the lack of any investment in any of these characters just makes me not care.  This book seems to be going through the motions and the only concern that Steve Orlando seems to have is to shove the most amount of classic characters in his pages. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jan 24, 2018

    This story really needs to pick up the pace but we're still going around in circles with a few story progressions near the end of the issue. Couple that with Frost's incredibly suspicious moral high ground, and you have quite the frustrating read. The art is also slightly compromised, as the addition of another inker to the art team slightly dilutes the work. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 26, 2018

    There's clear room for improvement, especially the inventive way Orlando has Vixen rejoin the fold. But this roster still hasn't consistently gelled, and it shows. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Harry C. Jan 24, 2018

    There is nothing new here that you havent already seen. If you are invested in the storyline, then pick this up, otherwise if you are returning to the series, be warned that jumping in here may not be a good place to start. Read Full Review

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