Justice League of America #6

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Andy MacDonald Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 10, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 10
5.7Critic Rating
6.3User Rating

"MYTHIC" part two! Aegeus's mythic horde continues to steamroll over the battered landscape of Penn City, and the only thing standing in their path is...the Atom?? Also: Lobo is laid out, his healing factor neutralized, and the only thing that could possibly save him requires a level of violence that we may not be allowed to print!

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas May 10, 2017

    Like I said, JLA is willing to take risks, a sense of bravery that makes this comic work. Threads are slowly coming together as the team grows closer, and with each issue I have more confidence that this book will become something everyone will need on their shelves. This mix of characters has proved to be a wise choice, especially with the developments that have emerged in this chapter. Even if there were some beats in the art that didnt mesh with the story, overall it still ended up being enjoyable and a deeper foray into the minds of this new team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Martin Doyle May 10, 2017

    At this point in the series it seems fairly obvious that Batman has served his purpose, given his ever decreasing influence over the general narrative. His inclusion provided a catalyst for these characters to shine, particularly in regards to redemption, and it was a smart move in terms of spotlighting the series, but this issue feels like a point where the team might part ways with the Dark Knight having established clear roles for each member. Orlando has used him sparingly to great effect, and he would leave the JLA in good shape. This latest vision of the team is undoubtedly thought-provoking, but this disparate collection of misfits and maniacs can certainly bring the noise, too. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Deron Generally May 10, 2017

    A good ending to the Lobo arc with some great character moments. The art was well done for the most part. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 17, 2017

    The JLA book is one that still feels weird to me and I'm not sure how well it's coming together yet. I like the characters involved but the stories haven't grabbed me with what they have to deal with. This one does some good stuff in drawing in one of those that worked for Aegeus in order to beef up the base and that has a lot of potential. Frost looks to be the main focus for the next piece, however long that is, and I'm enjoying the focus on her and the other newer types like Ryan and Ray as it gives the book a little more uncertainty and room to grow compared to working with Lobo, Batman, or Dinah. I'm still simply not sold on this book in a big way but I'm curious still to see where it'll go. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti May 10, 2017

    While this was a better read due to the character moments, the story and art still frustrated me. The villains so far haven't been compelling in the slightest, and the inconsistent art is making it harder for me to be invested in the story. I appreciate Orlando keeping it fresh by utilising different characters for these confrontations, but they need to be more developed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown May 10, 2017

    Overall Justice League of America #6 is a decent read. There's plenty of action, a good story, and I love to see things from a villain's point of view. The struggles that Lobo and Killer Frost make to being heroes go from straight funny, to some serious emotional moments. It seems that there's alsoa connection between the Atom and Lobo as well and I hope Orlando definitely explores that in an issue! With the Atom being so smart and serious, contrasted by Lobo's craziness, I can only imagine what would happen with those two! I must admit that I was pretty uncertain about the team that Batman had put together, but so far I'm enjoying the ride! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton May 12, 2017

    The solution to the towns economic problems, the root of the troubles in this storyline, also seemed a little too quick and easy. The benevolence of millionaires is hardly something to base an economy on, as the current world situation so clearly demonstrates. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Lawrence May 13, 2017

    The main downside to this arc was it's brevity and the art style. It was over so fast I thought to myself: 'That's it'. I had already forgotten about Aegeus, until I read the issue again for further analysis. Steve Orlando's epically scoped and carefully constructed action scenes and sharp dialogue are the highlights of issue #6. I just wish the art work matched the quality of the writing. On the whole, I found this arc to be rather uninteresting. For those who are fans of this series, I implore you to keep reading. Just don't expect much from this arc, other than awesome action of course. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 10, 2017

    While the first half of the issue was weak, I'm cautiously optimistic Orlando and MacDonald are getting a better handle on this team and the best stories to tell with them. There really is potential here and now it's time for them to start doing something with it. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 10, 2017

    While JLA continues to disappoint, I have to say that I found myself enjoying this issue more than most and I think its solely due to the lesser known characters starting to come into their own on this team.  Besides for that though, the story seemed rushed to get to its very special message about sacrifice and hardship and to set up future events. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ben DuPey May 10, 2017

    This issue couldn't end fast enough for me. I tried so hard with it, I really did. But the dialogue is so cheesy and bad. The events are disjointed and non-cohesive. I can normally find solace with artwork if an issue is written badly, but I even had problems trying to do that on this one. The artist is talented, but this issue just had too much flash and not enough actual content to back it up. Read Full Review

  • 4.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 11, 2017

    After a promising debut, it's disappointing to see Justice League of America fall to the back of the DC Rebirth pack. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 14, 2017

    Justice League of America #6 was an uninspiring ending to the "Heart of a Bastich" story arc. This second arc for the JLA never attempted to stand out from being nothing more than a typical Justice League story. The failed execution in the attempt to give Lobo, Ray and Atom some much needed character development did not help the story that Steve Orlando and Andy Mcdonald tried to craft. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AiPT! - Eric Cline May 10, 2017

    Major issues with the art and writing make this issue one to skip unless you're a hardcore JLA completionist. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Selby May 12, 2017

    This book is like the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Its well meaning and its got potential, but while its going through its growing pains, its kind of painful to watch. Heres hoping the next story arc is a step in the right direction. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald May 11, 2017

    Justice League of America continues to spiral into oblivion, and all I can think about is how much I despise writing reviews every other week, and this title is 50% of the reason I feel that way. If you want to waste your time and money, Justice League of America is the book for you. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards May 10, 2017

    I've asked a lot of questions in this review, and just about all of those were rhetorical. The reality is that they're not just nitpicks or me not letting my suspension of disbelief kick in. It's stuff that kept popping in my head while I was reading, as well as follow up questions that cropped up when I stopped to think about those initial ones. They are things so glaring that the reading experience becomes completely unenjoyable. Read Full Review

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