Justice League of America #8

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Scott Hanna Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 14, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 4
5.9Critic Rating
5.4User Rating

"THE MAN FROM MONSTER VALLEY" part one! While fighting the forces of the malevolent super-science outfit known as Skull, the League discover a secret valley deep in the Russian Tundra, home to Makson, a lone human male raised by fantastic creatures. Learning his true identity, the JLA endeavors to reunite Makson with mankind, his family, and his birthright. But not everyone wants the mysterious savage to come home...

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jun 15, 2017

    The story comes to a strong and effective ending, and I have the sense that I will enjoy what is coming up in this storyline far more than this opening chapter. And, you know, thats not a bad thing at all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams May 21, 2018

    With debates still ongoing about the violence, characterization, and ridiculousness of Batman versus Superman, Hitch shows off how a grounding in the real world can benefit character and story instead of betraying them. As this book wraps up, it'll be interesting to see how he resolves the battle between a god and a pantheon of icons, especially before he takes over Justice League in the wake of DC Rebirth. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Jun 14, 2017

    Really well plotted thriller elements work well in this issue and kept me interested. The art is well done, but the artist isn't given much in the way of action. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Jun 14, 2017

    I enjoyed Orlando's spin on a homicidal Tarzan who I can't wait see take on the Justice League of America. From the early pages of the book, we see Makson as being a pretty fierce fighter, so it's a safe bet he's gonna give Vixen, Black Canary, and maybe even Batman a run. Orlando leaves the book on a cliffhanger with the plan being revealed " just as it's about to be carried out! Hopefully the League can stop it in time! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Lawrence Jun 15, 2017

    Alas, while I did miss issue #7's captivating art style, the story admittedly hooked me. I was intrigued to dwell more into Makson's secretive past, and was instantly shocked to learn what he has in store for his 'human' family. The new art style was fine, however I did feel the background environments could've had more detail drawn into them. Overall this is shaping up to be an impressive story arc and I'm looking forward to what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 20, 2017

    Eight issues in and I'm still not sure what to make of this series. It has some fun moments along the way and I'm thoroughly enjoying the non-standard arc lengths as that shakes things up a bit. But the team is not finding a gelling point or even the time to really work through that for the most part since it's hitting the action in each arc quickly, sometimes just dropping us into it like this issue, and then working the tensions more than anything else. Felipe Watanabe is the main star of this book for me as he does some really fun stuff, though that last page with Makson makes me cringe a bit, as it has a smooth and fun sense about it even while dealing with a lot of action and busy material. The story continues to be the problem alongside the characterization, particularly since most of these characters are not conflicting with stories being told about them in other books. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jun 15, 2017

    A decent hook and Felipe Watanabe's strong art provides some positives, but overall this is a book still searching for an audience. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Selby Jun 16, 2017

    In summary, the issue is fairly middle of the road and while still entertaining, has too many ideas that have been done better elsewhere. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ben DuPey Jun 14, 2017

    Overall, this was more of the same issues that I've had with the JLA run in Rebirth. But it did get a little bit better with the start of a new story arc. I'm still not a fan of how Steve Orlando writes dialogue that seems super scripted. But the artwork was much better and the story is at least a little easier to understand than it has been in past issues. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 14, 2017

    For now, it's still a book largely getting readers due to its title, not so much the quality of the story and art within. Read Full Review

  • 4.9
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 14, 2017

    Another issue of JLA that is forced as hell and doesn't quite add up by the end of the story.  The only real positive to this issue is the art because while that looked good, the story never progressed enough for you to care about its twist ending that it only seemed to want to get to in the first place.  Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jun 16, 2017

    I fully believe Steve Orlando is an excellent writer and have loved a number of his works. Justice League of America is not one of them. Considering the aspect of his work that tends to resonate with me the most is his understanding and use of characters, I feel as though we're being cheated by these short, quick stories. There's no opportunities for characters to shine, or even for fleshed out narratives. We're getting the bare minimum, and quite frankly, that sucks. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jun 14, 2017

    Orlando's new story fizzles almost immediately, which is due to his terrible plotting and supremely awful exposition. I liked mostly nothing about this issue. Watanabe's art was mediocre but mostly readable. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Jun 15, 2017

    This issue feels like a whole new low in the perpetual suck that is this series. On top of characters being dumb, inconsistent, and poorly written, loads of development happening offpanel, a shitton of sloppy exposition telling us about said development, as well as an entirely artificial and manufactured conflict regarding the "hypocrisy" of Batman, Justice League of America #8 has the most convoluted train wreck of a story to date. Read Full Review

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