Justice League of America: Rebirth #1

Justice League of America: Rebirth #1

Event\Storyline: Rebirth Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 8, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 32 User Reviews: 22
7.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Batman, Black Canary, Killer Frost, the Ray, Vixen, the Atom, and...Lobo?! Spinning directly out of the events of JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD, join the sensational team of writer Steve Orlando and artists Ivan Reis and Joe Prado and discover how Batman assembled the roughest, toughest Justice League of all time!
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  • 10
    FreakSugar - Jed W. Keith Feb 20, 2017

    In Justice League of America: Rebirth #1, Orlando and Reis have revealed their mission statement for the upcoming Justice League of America title, one that reflects the hope and diversity of the America part of the book’s name. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Feb 12, 2017

    This has been so well constructed, a great grouping of old and new Leaguers, set up through an excellent miniseries and some very good one shots. Id wager money that DC has a winner with this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Feb 8, 2017

    A true rebirth not just of the League itself, but of that giddy excitement and intellectual curiosity I had as pre-teen holding that other great #1 Justice League of America: Rebirth #1 is an excellent start to a brand new era. Its not 100% clear where this team is headed, but all signs point to greatness. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Selby Feb 10, 2017

    In summary, a solid start. Go buy it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Paul Tracy Feb 8, 2017

    Rebirth continues to give the comic book readers some incredible titles, and our new JLA is no exception. Stay tuned to see how earth's new defenders manage to coexist and what threats they will have to band together to face. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - John Hagmann Feb 8, 2017

    While the new team is odd, it provides a unique perspective on what it means to be a hero. The addition of Lobo and Killer Frost alongside rookies and veteran heroes alike affords Orlando plenty of fodder for intriguing narrative. The inclusion of unique characters in Justice League of America Rebirth #1 leaves readers imagining what tales, and troubles, this new team will encounter. After all, with friends like these… Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 8, 2017

    Justice League of America: Rebirth #1 firmly establishes who all the members of the team are and what their mission statement is. Steve Orlando does a very good job in making the reader understand why Batman would recruit characters like Killer Frost, Ryan Choi's Atom and The Ray alongside Black Canary and Vixen. It is all enhanced by Ivan Reis fantastic artwork that gets over how formidable this new incarnation of JLA is. This combination of creative talents makes a strong case for Justice League of America being the must have Justice League title moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 9, 2017

    I've been intrigued by the Justice League of America Rebirth project based on both the people involved and the one-shots that set things up because it spoke not just of taking care to ensure we know these characters but giving these characters a real shot at standing out. I've been a fan of most of them since their runs in the 80's and 90's so there's a lot of appeal in what Rebirth is doing with them and Steve Orlando has captured their voice well. It's tough to work a team book in general, especially when you have Batman running the show, but the dynamic we have here and the opportunities to do something different than the main Justice League book are enticing. This issue has a lot to like, especially with Reis' artwork and layouts that I hope we get a good bit of considering the bi-weekly schedule, and what we've had so far encourages me to put this on my digital subscription list. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 8, 2017

    This certainly is the roughest, toughest Justice League I have ever seen. Justice League Of America: Rebirth #1 rings a bell you can't unring with these heroes who are thrust into the most important task of their careers. Either their mission dooms them or it could be themselves, but you want to see them through it all when this team is unlike any on shelves right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Feb 15, 2017

    What is the making of a god? That has been a somewhat puzzling question in the D.C. Universe for many years. The world does not lack for divinity, in fact it is positively rotten with deities. There are the New Gods, of course, but also the gods of Ancient Greece and Rome. There are demons and dark entities. There are even angels and ministers of judgment from what would seem to be the Abrahamic god, albeit often in a rather arbitrary and vengeful form. The underlying reality of these divinities, where they come from and what, if anything, underlies them is usually left unexplored. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Kyle Pinion Feb 8, 2017

    It's a great start to the new wave of three debuting DC books this month. I highly recommend getting on board this series from the outset, it looks to be going really wild places within the margins of the DCU. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 8, 2017

    The team building was shaky and the motives are questionable, but there's a lot of potential here. And with Reis' art, Justice League of America will be one of DC's best looking titles. Not the worst foundation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Brandon Griffin Feb 8, 2017

    Getting the gang together is always how team books begin. Steve Orlando and company make it feel fresh and definitely earn the trust of readers who pick up JLA Rebirth #1. Batman certainly has a full plate so far in this Rebirth universe, and I wonder how that will affect his relationship with this newly formed team? A team that could seemingly blow itself apart at any moment! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Tyler J Brown Feb 13, 2017

    Deserving of the hype, this book provides an exciting new direction for one of DC's flagship teams. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Comicsverse - A. Chowder Feb 8, 2017

    The rebirth issue falls short on plot, relying on boring recruitment agenda. The characters and art, however, are what makes this issue entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 8, 2017

    While this Rebirth issue will get everyone on the trolley with the team of this book, besides that there isn't a lot going on here.  Even with that though, I enjoyed all the character depictions in this issue and I found the art great.  Yeah, not a lot to write home about here, but it did keep me intrigued with what's to come from this title. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Carl Hamlin Feb 9, 2017

    With this issue being mostly set up there wasn't much to it really. Unfortunately that was a major let down for me, we had a month of solid issues where we got to learn about most of these characters and for the first issue of the book in proper to be... so lacking was sad. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We Got This Covered - Sergio Pereira Feb 8, 2017

    Justice League of America: Rebirth #1 achieves a good balance in giving every character a spot in the sun, but leaves you with the question: Is this series really necessary? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Feb 11, 2017

    If you like "getting the gang together" types of stories, then you'll enjoy Justice League of America: Rebirth, but be aware that this really isn't required reading for the story ahead, aside from assembling the team line-up nothing vital; happens here. While I didn't love this first issue for its story, the art and the potential of future stories with this team is what will have me coming back for more! Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Major Spoilers - Wilson Feb 12, 2017

    Justice League of America Rebirth #1 is standard "round-up the team members" fair. There's nothing new or unique in the story that a seasoned comic reader won't have already seen dozens of times already. Readers who absolutely must see things from the beginning will want to pick this up, but nothing of consequence happens. Ivan Reis is the standout, with his artwork picking up the slack. The last preview page interests me the most and makes me want to see where this goes, but if things don't pick up quick I'll be dropping this soon. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Feb 10, 2017

    At the end of the day, I think I actually like this issue much less than I thought I did on my initial pass. Additional readings and discourse about the issue has actually hurt it for me, and thats never a good sign. This isnt a book Im particularly interested in going out and paying for – and I wouldnt recommend you do either. But Im definitely curious. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Feb 8, 2017

    I'm hanging in for this book's first arc. The team is too good and their craft is too on-point to pass this by. Orlando and Co. are playing with some of the more marginalized characters in DC's toybox (almost like they were Outsiders or something), and the potential for greatness is still high. Now that this perfunctory round-up issue is out of the way, let's see what Steve Orlando can do with his very own JLA. It may end up being superfluous, but I'll be damned if it probably won't be captivating. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 8, 2017

    Justice League of America: Rebirth #1 doesn't enjoy the strong, tightly paced debut it deserved, especially considering this isn't a twice-monthly title. This is mostly a formulaic, recruitment-focused new issue, though the strong characterization at least bodes well for this team's future. Ivan Reis' art goes a long way towards sweetening the pot, too. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Matthew J. Theriault Feb 8, 2017

    Given how lackluster Bryan Hitch's Justice League has proven " perhaps one of the only titles to have drastically declined in quality since Rebirth rejuvenated the rest of DC's lineup " high hopes were placed upon Justice League of America to return DC's former flagship property to its proper level of quality. The inclusion of Ivan Reis on the project certainly signaled that the publisher considered it meritorious of one of its top talents. But if Orlando does indeed have a seminal story to tell, it certainly doesn't start in this superfluous and best-skipped Rebirth special. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Marc Buxton Feb 20, 2017

    Artist Ivan Reis provides a classic DC sensibility and makes this comic soar. Every page is bursting with energy and hopefully Orlando will find his footing with this cool DC team. This comic could have easily been the Rebirth version of The Outsiders, but DC is allowing these mostly unexplored heroes center stage. A good beginning. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Feb 8, 2017

    This book is really the fifth and final JLA prologue one-shot, and with the team having been successfully formed by the end of this issue, I'm hoping Orlando will start delving into some more substantial storytelling with the new Justice League of America ongoing series coming out at the end of the month. I'm definitely going to be checking that one out, even if I don't end up reviewing it. But frankly, I don't think this book will convince anyone to pick up that one. It's pretty much the same deal as all of the JLA one-shots have been (save for maybe Killer Frost). Pick it up if you're already interested and want some supplementary material. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 11, 2017

    The art is terrific, but the story is utterly unsurprising. There's no reason to purchase this book if one is vaguely familiar with any incarnation of the characters. It looks great, but that's not reason enough to buy a book. I'm hoping the story begins in the first issue of the monthly. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Feb 8, 2017

    It's clear that Justice League of America is a flawed book, not bringing enough originality to the table in how it approaches the assembling of its new team. The involvement of Batman does little to help it stand out on its own despite the vast amount of otherwise diverse cast members attached, if only because Batman seems to be the go-to person for creating superhero teams in the DCU nowadays. However, it is still early stages in this book and there is plenty of potential to explore going forward. With more of Steve Orlandos script, the promise of further interaction between these particular characters and Ivan Reis artwork to look forward to, it hopefully wont be too long before this book finds its feet. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Feb 9, 2017

    At the end of the day, Justice League of America: Rebirth #1 might be worth picking up later down the line. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Feb 8, 2017

    Coupled with a boring story, this book just looks and feels like any old superhero comic book. That approach might work for a more established cast of characters, but the creators here do their book a disservice but not having it stand out more. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Feb 10, 2017

    I get it if you want to produce a team of villains trying to make good despite their pasts. That's an admirable project (even if THUNDERBOLTS already did it). I'd buy that book. Maybe market it as "Community Service" or "Doom Paroled" or even something clever. But don't market it as the Justice League. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    411Mania - RobF Feb 16, 2017

    I would have thought with a Justice League of America Rebirth issue spearheaded by Batman would be a surefire hit. But this book lacks a compelling plot or great characters. Perhaps it will improve but I will not be here to see it. Read Full Review

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