Justice League United #12

Writer: Jeff Parker Artist: Travel Foreman Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 12, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 8
7.2Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

A mission to save our world from cosmic calamity has separated Swamp Thing from the Green, threatening to destroy him forever. Only an improbable team of heroes and villains, led by Poison Ivy, can traverse conflicting realities and save Earths plant elemental from non-existence.

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Terry Miles, Jr. Aug 14, 2015

    If you were initially reading JLU and dropped it, now is the time to start picking it back up. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Grant Raycroft Aug 13, 2015

    If I hesitate to call Justice League United the best book of the DCYou, it's only because a lot of tough competition but JLU is by far the most enthusiastic take on DC's roster of heroes that doesn't need a punk rock or quasi-ironic make over. The "Everyone but Kitchen Sink Man" approach might not work perfectly in execution but gets a lot of points for trying. Parker has an infectious love for the thrill and adventure of capes and costumes and though Foreman maybe a strange choice for artist, he makes the book his own. He's trying and it will be great when he masters the craft. It's hard to tell how JLU plans to handle its art team but hopefully Foreman will return to these heroes. Justice League United is one of the most refreshing and true to form superhero books on the shelves. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Aug 13, 2015

    When the preview was released, the DC3 compared it to the Jonathan Hickman “Avengers” run, and this truly feels like a Justice League world. However, it skipped directly from the fun recruitment issue to the ‘Illuminati playing chess with human lives' of “New Avengers” without a real chance to let the novelty of the status quo get any play. However, next month's lineup seems more lighthearted and heroic than this, admittedly, quite dark start to the book. Here's to hoping that Parker and artist Paul Pelletier can find a tone that suits the team as well as Parker and Foreman did for this arc, but with a little more sunshine. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Ed Aug 14, 2015

    This issue wraps up the peril from the end of last issue in a nice tight bow but unfortunately it looks like the additions of Poison Ivy, Etrigan and Mera were very short term and it seems that there run has come to a close with each of them departing the book at the end. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 17, 2015

    "Justice League United" #12 is a wild romp into the unknown. Jeff Parker has made this a Justice League book, co-opting the concept of an on-demand team from the "Justice League Task Force" title of yesteryear but infusing it with a broad range of DC characters. The core of the team -- Alanna Strange, Animal Man, Equinox and Stargirl -- will have their moments, but the starring role, at least for this issue, belongs to guests brought in for the case. Parker, Foreman, Cox and Wands make it quite clear this case may be done, but the mission continues, as Stargirl ends the issue by extending her hand to another recruit and, through the magic of comics, to the reader as well. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Levi Hunt Aug 13, 2015

    There's plenty of potential in this title, the creators just haven't found it all yet. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 13, 2015

    While I'm still intrigued by this new direction, I can't say I enjoyed this issue.  Jeff Parker seems to be learning on the job and this first team was an unfortunate casualty of that.  Just when the reader starts figuring things out, this issue and team are done.  All is not lost, however, as we get a peek at the first recruit for next month's team and it's a fun choice.  I hope the issue follows suit because this series should be more fun than we got so far. Read Full Review

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