Justice League #12

Justice League #12

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Jim Lee Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 29, 2012 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 25 User Reviews: 8
6.9Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

THE VILLAINS JOURNEY part four! The team struggles to stay together as they try to combat their newest foe. A shocking last page that will have the world talking about this issue!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 29, 2012

    The Justice League have been utterly defeated but what are the chances that this is the end for them? What makes them a remarkable team and the greatest heroes in the DC Universe is that they will be able to overcome their obstacles. It won't be easy and there will be casualties but it's a glorious issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Sep 1, 2012

    Overall, a heck of a lot happens here, and for a book often criticized for being the worst example of decompressed storytelling in the New 52, thats a great turnaround. If youve been disappointed in the past, this might be a great issue to try (if only for its newfound historical importance). If youve been enjoying the book to any degree to date, youre in for an incredible treat. Enjoy! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Aug 29, 2012

    The conclusion to the The Villain's Journey is a great issue not only for those who have stuck with the series, but anyone who wants to hop on now–which is really rare for an arc's final issue. Jim Lee's artwork is gorgeous, especially in the quieter moments and there's even some art by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, and David Finch at the back of the book that teases what's to come in future issues. I think the only people who are going to be really disappointed by this issue are Flash fans because that guy didn't contribute much at all to this fight or the events that follow. Otherwise, this book is totally worth your time and money. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Aug 29, 2012

    Justice League #12 does an excellent job capping off a first year that saw the team come together and face more than just villains. Geoff Johns is slowly figuring out the team's voice and how they honestly fit into the greater DC universe. It's a difficult task, no doubt, but Johns has a long history with Teen Titans, and his pre-'New 52' work on Green Lantern included some of the characters best stories in years. Now, after taking the time to give us readers the basic stuff, it's time to go into new territory. Obviously, Superman and Wonder Woman's relationship is leading this trend, and coupled with Hal Jordan's resignation, we're sure to be in for an exciting 2013. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Phillip Carson Aug 30, 2012

    Well, the first year is over. On the whole, I'm enjoying this book more than I was at the start of this arc. Hopefully the characters will continue to show growth into their more classic, re: Heroic, selves. The previews for next year's stories have me jazzed, as does the announcement of a Justice League OF AMERICA book, featuring the likes of J'Onn, Hawkman, Green Arrow, and Catwoman. It seems like DC is trying to copy Marvel's success with their franchise of AVENGERS books, which I hope really does pan out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Flip Geeks - Earl Maghirang Sep 1, 2012

    - Ish gave a nice excuse for Hal Jordan to be absent from the team. This could pave the way for Shazam joining the team and Baz joining the Justice League of America. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Aug 31, 2012

    There you have it. The big Wonder Woman/Superman hook-up has happened, and it is... confusing in some ways. Has Geoff Johns found a way to make this pairing interesting by portraying it as a bad thing for all involved? I do kind of hope so, because the alternative makes me sleepy. Still, this is possibly the strongest issue of the series so far even beyond the big lip lock. We have the defeat of a new villain who actually does turn out to be interesting and unique in his own right. We have characters interacting with each other with some actual substance fitting their personalities. It may have taken a year to get to this point, but Johns finally seems ready to take this book to some interesting places. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Aug 29, 2012

    While the second Justice League arc did not impress beyond imagination, it had some solid moments towards the end. The final pages from Ivan Reis and David Finch offer up some super-teaser images accompanied by some tantalizing copy. Those preview pages put a smile on my face because they evoked the comic advertising tactics from an era long past. Johns' penchant for teasing has left me wanting to see what happens next in the worst way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 30, 2012

    It's a shame the issue that gets all this media attention is actually one of the weakest in the 12-issue run so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Sep 3, 2012

    On top of all of the shocking revelations contained here, we are also treated to some brief previews to upcoming stories. The new Justice League of America series looks exciting, but the one I'm probably most excited about, though, is the first meeting of Superman and Shazam (formerly Captain Marvel in the old DC Universe) and, what looks to be, a knock-down, drag-out between the two. Should be fun! 8/10 for me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Aug 29, 2012

    Justice League #12 ends in a frantic yet somber fashion as it offers several teasers about what's to come for the DC Universewhile lighting the fire of an interesting union. With stellar art and a good narrative, this latest team effort comes recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Aug 31, 2012

    The new line-up may give some cause for excitement, but all of the hoopla in the final 5 pages really just masks a second renumbering next month in the space of a year. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Galactica - Girish Kumar Aug 31, 2012

    This issue was a decent close to the first year of comics for Justice League though the previous issues haven't been so great Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Scott West Sep 2, 2012

    In the end, it's a decent close to the 'Villain's Journey' story arc with an okay reveal at the end. Now I can start getting excited for issue #0 in two weeks when Geoff Johns and Gary Frank give us the sure to be epic finale to the Shazam! backup story that was left out of this issue and the reveal of the New 52 Captain Marv… I mean Shazam. It is going to so rock! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 3, 2012

    The rest of the story has to deal with the team taking down Graves by believing in Christmas (or some such nonsense – this isn't the strongest part of the comic). What's important to note, however, are the big changes following the battle and the public's shaken faith in the team. Hal Jordan quits, Steve Trevor is fired, and we're teased with the introduction of a new Justice League of America which will premiere next year (and Captain Marvel beating the emo out of The Big Blue Boy Scout). Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Sep 4, 2012

    While I'm still not sure they are going to be an actual couple, I like the direction they are going in. It didn't make sense from a storyline perspective since they have had very little interaction in the new 52. However, the sexual tension between the two has been evident for years. Lots of fans, including myself, have always wanted to see what life would be like with this super couple and now it appears we are getting our wish. I just hope they don't get one of those stupid names, like "Brangelina". Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Sep 8, 2012

    Jim Lee's art is REALLY freaking good this go 'round. Combined with Reis and Finch, this is truly an artistic gem. While this issue has flaws, I think the League is on track to creating some really good story lines. I'll leave you with this week's moment of zen. Happy reading! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 30, 2012

    "Justice League" as a title has underperformed to my expectations, and this issue is yet another example of that. Johns and Lee are competent in their storytelling, but the adventures and situations just haven't seemed big enough for the League yet and the infighting among the members is getting stale. With the resolutions in this issue, it appears as though some traction might be made towards blending the personal and professional sides of these heroes in a fashion worthy of the title. The zero issue brings a full-length Shazam story, but in October, we'll hopefully see some evolution for "Justice League." Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Sep 4, 2012

    Justice League #12 does a good job setting in motion the future of the DC Universe. This issue is able to wrap up the David Graves revenge storyline while giving us a lot teases to what comes next. Geoff Johns has made things exciting for the Justice League as book continues to have a big event feel. At the same time timeline issues and certain character choices keep the book from being as excellent as it should be. Still, there is a lot to be excited for as we head into the Trinity War. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 1, 2012

    While I don't know how many Superman-Wonder Woman shippers there are in the Justice League audience, I do know that by now people will talk about hardly anything else. It may even be enough for them to overlook the larger problems with this series. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Aug 30, 2012

    A year into the new Justice League and this is still an underwhelming title at it's best. Geoff Johns is asking interesting questions of the League and their potential danger to the world. However, Graves is a weak villain that provides little in terms of dramatic storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Aug 30, 2012

    This book still has potential – it has some of the best comic characters ever on a team together, with a competent writer and a series of talented artists. There is no reason that this book can't be what DC wants it to be: the destination where new readers can go for exciting stories featuring iconic characters. But so far, this has to be among the most disappointing books of the New 52. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    First Comics News - Matthew Szewczyk Aug 31, 2012

    The issue ends with the heroes standing around feeling sorry for themselves and questioning everything they do which is neither heroic or exciting. The last two pages, though, reveal a new Justice League of America roster that includes the Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, Hawkman and some other b-listers but will hopefully offer up new storylines to replace the ones dragging this series down. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Aug 29, 2012

    Justice League is hanging onto my pull-list by a thread. So much of this issue seemed made up on the spot that I was lost and Ive read every issue of this current Justice League volume. Im going to stick it out for a few more months but if stories like The Villains Journey are what Geoff Johns has planned for us (and the Justice League) then Im out. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Barron Network - R.Barron Aug 30, 2012

    Instead of the SHAZAM! Backup feature there is some sort of introduction to a new Justice League? Seriously didnt this current incarnation just happen and now your going to reboot Justice League after rebooting Justice League?! Come on try something new you may like it! Read Full Review

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