Justice League of America #26

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Miguel Mendonca Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 14, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 5
6.5Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

"New Life and Death" finale! As the battle for the soul of Angor rages on, Batman and Black Canary face Lord Havok and his mad army of loyal servants. But it will be up to the Adjudicator to decide who will have any say over Angor's rebuilding-and who will die!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Mar 15, 2018

    Overall this issue was a great read! Orlando really wraps up this story and then tosses in another one right at the end! I was already a Batman fan before but this issue really shows you how selfless he is. An entire world full of people that he's never met, heroes and villains he'll never know and he was willing to sacrifice himself for the world to be reborn! Batman's only reply when Black Canary addressed him about it? "Every time I put on this cowl"I'm willing to die. This is no different. People in need." Those few words really set up the whole reason for Batman's existence and why although only human, he's one of the best of us. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Mar 16, 2018

    While this may not be the most action packed or dramatic issue of Justice League of America, it does read extremely well for the sincerity of the character exploration. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Mar 15, 2018

    Justice League of America #26 finishes out the Extremists and Angor story with a thoughtful and even emotional conclusion. The plot is solid, the characters show depth, and the art is great. This one is recommended. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Mar 15, 2018

    Artist Miguel Mendonca draws an almost perfect Justice League with some great action scenes, including some emotional panels which draws this story together nicely. With the Justice League line-up coming to an end soon and then another rebirth, Orlando's run has definitely been one enjoyable ride with more ups than downs. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 14, 2018

    The final arc brings in a classic Atom and JL villain for an arc that promises to deliver more twists. I'm hoping there's room for an oddball JL book like this in the DC line in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Mar 14, 2018

    Justice League of America continues a solid run with #26, though this issue does feel a little average compared to the last. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Tony Hammack Mar 16, 2018

    Great end to an interesting arc. Sad to see Lobo go, but excited for the future of this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Mar 14, 2018

    By leaning into some strong character work and solid emotional beats, the finale to “New Life and Death” ends up being one of the better issues of Justice League of America in recent memory. As the series approaches its finale, it's become clear that the point and purpose of this team together will likely never be realized, but if you've stuck around long enough to see it through there are some strong beats here and there that make it worth it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Apr 13, 2018

    Justice League of America #26 ends with a scene between Ryan and Lobo before the latter finally takes off. And, that kind of makes sense. Their relationship may have only been minimally developed throughout this series, but at least there was a little bit of development. So, contextually, it does ultimately work to have them together for Lobo's departure (even though he's inevitably going to return to help fight the last big bad). The last page also teases the next and final arc, where the villain Chronos goes after Ray Palmer. Wow, sure glad this book is going out with a story focusing on a supporting character rather than the eponymous team or any of its actual members. Except, I'm actually not. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Mar 14, 2018

    This was offensively threadbare and incredibly inconsistent. I'm looking forward to a new age of Justice League books and if this book has to end to let that happen, go ahead. The series' final arc will be a brisk three issues, so anyone still obsessively holding on for the sake of collecting can rest easy. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 14, 2018

    This conclusion to the Angor story was just utter nonsense filled with nonsense dialogue, good art and nothing else.  Thankfully, it will all be over soon! Read Full Review

  • 1.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Mar 14, 2018

    In the end, this issue was a bore, unless you just love diving into the 90s nostalgia of the Extremists. Fortunately, the final scene teases an upcoming adventure that should be a lot more fun, especially since it will most likely include the whole team and center around time travel. Orlando has done better work and its likely this arc was just here as a little bit of filler before diving into his next big story, so it might be worth sticking around if you were put off by the last two issues. Read Full Review

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