Justice League #10

Justice League #10

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Jim Lee Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 27, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 7
6.6Critic Rating
6.9User Rating


  • 10
    Flip Geeks - Earl Maghirang Jun 27, 2012

    Great story telling, great art, definitely a book that will make you go “Bitin” towards the end. Oh as for the Shazam backup, it gets more interesting with the re-emergence of a certain “black” character. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    A Comic Book Blog - Phillip Carson Jun 29, 2012

    The Shazam feature, again, mainly focuses on the domestic doings of Billy Batson's new family. The inclusion of both Freddy Freeman and Tawny the tiger helps make this feel more like a Shazam origin story. Black Adam's escape on the last page promises some kind of action next issue, although I have to ask, is every member of the Shazam Family going to be wearing hoodies from now on? Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 29, 2012

    One of the interesting things about the Justice League is that - at least for now - there's a strong feeling that the League doesn't want any new or additional members (we've had a brief glimpse to explain the reason why) - and perhaps that's also Johns and Lee throwing down the gauntlet, saying they're going to make this team of top heroes work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Galactica - Girish Kumar Jun 28, 2012

    Graves' character is creepy and he has some wicked powers. He has slegitimatereason for hating the League. His back story was also shown nicely. The dialogues were good. Jim Lee, the artist, has done a great job with most of the panels, but he made Graves look like a villain who time travelled form the 90′s to face the JL. Most of the characters don't have much expression which leaves much to be desired. The villain make the super hero go through the same thing normal humans go through and I think that is just awesome. The last few scenes where Wonder Woman and Superman are attacke and they turn old was also quite cool. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Jun 28, 2012

    The only criticism I'm giving this issue is that both stories suffer from forcing the other to be shortened. Perhaps it would've been better if they would've just given Shazam his own comic, rather than putting him in backup stories in Justice League. Still, there isn't much to complain about. It's all being rendered so beautifully that it's easily forgiven. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Jun 30, 2012

    And speaking of the wizard, Doctor Sivana continues his archaeological dig, now complete with a fancy magic-seeing eye that helps him see the mystical spells placed on the door to a greater prize than any gold or gems. As he utters a single, "Shazam", Black Adam emerges from the tomb demanding to see the wizard! The final, double-wide pullout pages of The New 52 #1 revealed what looked like Black Adam fighting Vibe, though many posited that it was just the 'New 52' version of Captain Marvel, as Billy Batson is much more mean-spirited than his former self. Obviously, Black Adam is here, which spells trouble for our little trouble maker. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 27, 2012

    Luckily, I have no complaints about the Shazam backup feature, except that I wish it was a full monthly series instead of a backup. Who cares if we're probably still several chapters away from seeing Shazam himself? Johns effectively overhauls the mythology and emphasizes the new family dynamic between Billy and the others. This chapter also keeps the plot humming along as it introduces two more iconic Shazam characters. Gary Frank's art is extremely moody and powerful in equal measure, with some strong facial work backing up the big emotional moments (something that couldn't always be said for his work in the past). This backup practically justifies the price of admission alone. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Jun 28, 2012

    So something weird happened... I read this issue of Justice League, and I actually liked it. The last few issues have been horrible, and you can read my past reviews to see, but this one, with the evil origin of Graves, seeing Aquaman get burned by reporters, seeing the League's trust problems, I just enjoyed it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicville - Chris Blackwell Jun 27, 2012

    This title has been fairly solid, but this issue feels a little short, and doesn't have the same developments we were hoping for. The Shazam backup story is a must read, and I'm very excited to see a new potential Captain Marvel series spun-off from this one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 1, 2012

    It's always a mixed bag with this title, isn't it? While the "SHAZAM!" back-up gains momentum, the main feature loses a bit of steam, making for an underwhelming read overall. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 2, 2012

    As anthologies go, however, this one is doing a good job of making a strong case to get my four bucks each month. "Justice League" #10 is the most Justice League-y this book has felt to me since relaunching. I'm onboard at least through the zero issue for this one. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jun 29, 2012

    The arc is pretty clear - Billy's been mistreated his whole life, so he's mistreating the world, and when he realizes he's found a home, he might open up and stop being a little piece of crap we want to see get kicked in the junk. Much like the main story, where the Justice League stopped being actively annoying now that they're origin is finished, maybe Shazam won't be so frustrating by the time this story plays out. But so far, this story just feels like it's missing the mark in service of some edict suggesting that being earnest isn't cool enough to properly market this property. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 2, 2012

    Justice League #10 isn't perfect, but seems to be heading in a direction that won't be as alienating, and the Shazam backup is starting to pickup steam. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 27, 2012

    We're not sure how many adventures the Justice League has had or how many villains they've faced. They have a new foe that just might have what it takes to defeat them. Graves is an interesting character and it'd be great to see more of his missing years to see what he's all about. Where the frustration comes in is still not knowing the Leagues' full history. We know they don't trust others but it appears they barely trust each other as well. It's hard to grasp that they would know so little about each other during the five years they've been working along side each other. The real glory in this issue is the back up with Billy Batson, building towards the appearance of Shazam. Despite seeing such a difference in his character, Johns and Gary Frank have me hooked and I can't get enough each month. The last page is stellar and if only we could get a full length series with the characters. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 5, 2012

    The back-up story of Shazam continues as Billy visits Mr. Tawny in the zoo and Dr. Sivana uses a single magic word to free Black Adam (who gets the same headed redesign Captain Marvel, I mean Shazam, will receive) and return magic to the world. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Jun 27, 2012

    Do I recommend you buy “Justice League” #10? Heck no. There are far too many better and more affordable comics out there. You should definitely read the Shazaam section, but I would recommend waiting for a trade that collects them all so you can sit down and enjoy it all in one sitting. In the meantime, write to DC saying you want a real Shazaam comic. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Jul 2, 2012

    Is this how we're going to end the first year of the League? Two more issues to go and it's not looking too good. I'll never drop the Justice league as it's the comic book that first got me into the genre in the first place, but it's certainly hard to watch it sink lower and lower. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Kat West AKA Comic Uno Jun 29, 2012

    My verdict is to not pick up this issue. This issue was not worth $4.00. There was not enough story to really enjoy it. If you want to pick up a Justice League issue I recommend picking up the last two issues. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Jul 2, 2012

    A book like Justice League should be the linchpin of the entire DC Universe, instead the book is one of the most dull and uninspired books that DC is currently publishing. The title started out strong, but plot and characterization have fallen by the wayside, and the book now seems to be a series of action scenes held together by a very thin thread of narrative. Read Full Review

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