Justice League of America #27

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Hugo Petrus Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 28, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 6
6.5Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

"DAWN OF TIME" part one! Chronos has spent his criminal career being defeated by Ray Palmer and the Justice League. But now he's discovered a way to beat them: by traveling back in time to stop the concept of super heroes from ever coming to be, because a world without the Justice League is a world he can rule! How can the team follow him through the timestream to stop his mad plan?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Mar 29, 2018

    Once again Steve Orlando knocks it out of the park with this issue! I never knew that the DC Universe even with it's vast gods, goddesses and powerful beings even had a "God of Superheroes". There's a great ending in store that leads into the next issue, and I'm excited to see how this god named Ahl has any future ramifications for the DC Universe at all. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman's Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Mar 28, 2018

    Justice League of America #27 is another issue in a great run driven by the complexity of the relationships between team members with disparate motivations, levels of experiences, and emotional IQs. The villain in the story is a time manipulator, which fits wonderfully with Orlandos foundational theme of overcoming experience and living up to legacy. Add to it Hego Petrus fantastic artworkespecially on detail shots and facial expressionsand youve got an issue that makes me sad this run is ending next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Mar 28, 2018

    When you add time-travel to superhero stories, you're going to have a good time, and this proves true in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #27. Despite some confusion and pacing issues, this is an action-packed story that relies on the best elements of the Silver Age of Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Mar 29, 2018

    Justice League of America #27 is another compelling issue in the Steve Orlando series. Chronos makes for a fun and classically evil antagonist, Petrus and Hi-Fi kill it on the art, and the pacing is handled very well. This one earns a recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Mar 28, 2018

    Overall, this was a solid read that really showed what is possible when an enemy with the power of time travel sets his sights on destroying the League. Chronos should have always been a big threat, and Orlando seems intent on proving that. Odd introduction of a superhero god aside, this was a promising first issue of this arc that should leave readers wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 28, 2018

    Chronos is one of those villains that is a compelling adversary, but not exactly a compelling character. Still, as a villain to bring the concept of the run full circle and provide a final trial by fire for Ryan, he works pretty well. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Mar 29, 2018

    Sometimes a book just needs to be entertaining, and that's exactly what this issue of Justice League of America is. There's not a whole lot of depth to it, just a few exciting scenes strung together to tell a story. Orlando hits on some good character beats, particularly with both men who bear the mantle of the Atom, and despite a few iffy panels there are lots of interesting visuals. A good time, and that's good enough. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Apr 1, 2018

    I would have liked to have enjoyed this story, but it made so little impression on me, its not even worth disliking. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Tony Hammack Mar 30, 2018

    I like how Orlando is deepening Ryan's character. This whole god of superheroes thing can be very interesting, but executed poorly will be yet another bland story about the JLA facing gods. I wish Orlando the best and I am very excited about this new direction. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Reed Strong Mar 30, 2018

    JLA counts down to its last days with a fight through time, and a god of superheroes to bring it to the true conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Mar 28, 2018

    It's never too late to jump off of a series. This series unfortunately hasn't worked since its inception and I welcome the changes to the Justice League status quo. We have two issues left following this one and I don't think it'll get better from here. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Apr 1, 2018

    It's looking like this book is about to go out with a whimper rather than a bang. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Mar 28, 2018

    Unfortunately, the book tries too hard to do something new that it loses itself on multiple occasions, becoming the same, over-ambitious comic story that we've seen time and time again. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 28, 2018

    This book is being cancelled and while I don't know the inner workings over at DC Comics, I would like to think that the arrival of "No Justice" had little to nothing to do with it.  This book stands clearly on it's own as one of the worst written books on the shelf right now and while the team is awesomely diverse and could be interesting, I can't wait until this mess is over and I can begin trying to forget about it.  I would like to say it won't take long, but everytime some asks me what my least favorite book of Rebirth was, this one will surely pop up in my head. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Apr 13, 2018

    The only remotely positive thing I have to say about Justice League of America #27 is that Ray continues his streak of finally not sucking by lamenting how easily Prometheus tricked him. But, that's not fixing any problems. It's just acknowledging they existed after the fact. Additionally, I was ready to question why Palmer didn't immediately spread the word about Chronos, but, in theory, Chronos could've appeared to the JLA only a mere instant after he disappeared from the fight with Palmer. That could be giving this book and Orlando too much credit, but there's plenty else to be legitimately mad about for the time being. Also, I'm going to go ahead and predict that, in the end, someone other than the God of Superheroes (possibly Ryan) will turn out to be the one that actually makes the imprint. Because Steve Orlando thinks he's clever. And, he's not. Read Full Review

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