Justice League #17

Event\Storyline: Throne of Atlantis Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Joe Prado, Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 20, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 10
8.7Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

The epic, full-length conclusion to THRONE OF ATLANTIS hits as Aquaman and the League make a sinister discovery that changes both the outcome of the war and the future of the Justice League! What is THE GRIDand what does it mean to expanding the Justice League?

  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Feb 22, 2013

    As good as the story is, all it takes is an artist of a particular degree of talent to make a story transcend from simply great to a masterpiece. Artist Ivan Reis falls into the latter category. He's probably one of the most traditional artists working in comics today, which I find very refreshing. His work on this title is probably some of his best ever. If this story arc is any indication of what is to come, I can safely say that this is just the beginning of greatness on this title. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Feb 20, 2013

    I am extremely satisfied with the conclusion of Throne of Atlantis. It was much better than I could have ever imagined. It's awesome, and you should read it. The art is great. The writing is great. The story is not what I expected it to be. It's not a perfect book, but it's one of my favorites of the month.Overall, I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Motes Feb 23, 2013

    Finally, this book has grown into the book it should have been from the beginning– DC's best mainstream super hero book. It's truly a flagship book now, big, loud super fisticuffs, anchored by great character development. Can it stay this good? That remains to be seen, but this was probably my “must read” book this week! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Aug 5, 2013

    This was a fantastic climax to a fabulous story. Between Johns writing, and Reis' artwork it is an phenomenally epic issue, and it leaves so many possibilities for the future of the series. I would highly recommend this issue, the series, and this entire story, as they are all brilliant. I'd also recommend getting the new Justice League of America series, as with this finale is a huge teaser for that series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 23, 2013

    I loved this issue, and I loved the entire Throne of Atlantis storyline. Along with the strong character work I mentioned above, this story had it all. The villains were fantastic and complex. The twists, while somewhat predictable, were still a lot of fun. And the heroes of the DC Universe were used to great effect. Johns has made me a lifelong fan of this Element Woman person with just one line of dialogue. So when Batman says they need to expand the League at the end, I'm legitimately excited. Not that we've never before seen new members of the Justice League before. But I'm going to touch on that a little more in the review of Justice League of America #1. For now, this issue was great. Aquaman kicked total ass. The battle against the Atlantean army and then the Trench was awesome. This was big, exciting comics, and I hope they can maintain this level of awesomeness for the Justice League. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Phillip Carson Feb 20, 2013

    No SHAZAM! back-up this month, but that's okay. JUSTICE LEAGUE is dangerously close to becoming one of the best books DC is putting out. The awkward early issues are becoming easier to forget as the character dynamics solidify and the stakes get higher and higher, while the personal issues get deeper and deeper. The one important thing this issue shows? This book really sings whenthey stop trying to copy THE AVENGERS and just let the Justice League be" the Justice League. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - Graeme O'Brien Feb 26, 2013

    All in all this was an extremely satisfying end to the Throne of Atlantis storyline and I for one can't wait to see what else Geoff Johns has in store for us. I also have an inkling that this won't be the last we see of Orm. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Feb 26, 2013

    Overall, this was a great ending, because, like all good comics or serial stories, it's just the beginning. I'm excited for what's going to happen next, both in the epilogue and the following tales of my favorite super team. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Feb 20, 2013

    Other than a few pages of some-what disruptive fill-in artwork and an overall feeling of being a bit rushed toward a conclusion, Justice League #17 is a very exciting comic with some major developments for the greater DC universe. It's a must read if you want to get a glimpse at what sort of changes are under way for Aquaman and the Justice League. But make no mistake, it's mostly Aquaman's show. There are loads of superheroes duking it out in the background but all the important character moments are Arthur's and all of the best fights are Arthur's. So in a way it felt more like an issue of Aquaman rather than a Justice League book. Not a bad thing though. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 21, 2013

    The League is getting bigger - it remains to be seen if it's getting better. Here's hoping! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Feb 24, 2013

    I think I'll be sticking with the League on a monthly basis for a bit longer. I certainly hope Johns continues with this level of quality in the League, otherwise I'll be leaving it very soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Feb 25, 2013

    The end signifies lasting changes and repercussions for the League as they have several reserve members in mind but some of them have been recruited for Amanda Waller's JLA. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 21, 2013

    As a sample of pure pop comic bookery, this is exactly the kind of issue you'd want from the Justice League, bolstered by some tremendous art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Feb 21, 2013

    Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis have given us a grand conclusion to the Throne of Atlantis storyline. It feels like a story thats going to have actual consequences. Johns has been working tirelessly to make Aquaman a true hero and leader and this story arc makes his case quite well. Throne of Atlantis cant be recommended enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Feb 22, 2013

    Overall, "Justice League" #17 is a strong finale, with suspense from its emotional punches and serious consequences for Aquaman's immediate future and the roster of the Justice League. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Feb 20, 2013

    Throne of Atlantis has been a strong Aquaman storyline, and while it doesn't quite stick the landing at the end, it nevertheless has some wide-ranging implications. It even dovetails into Justice League of America #1 while simultaneously teasing a supervillain team being assembled in the shadows. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Feb 20, 2013

    Ivan Reis -- with some help from Paul Pelletier -- has the unenviable job of coordinating a huge sea/land battle featuring more heroes than you can shake a decoder ring at. Sometimes this results in overly busy pages like the first splash page. I'm tempted to say Ocean Master is the focal point of that image, but he's lost in the mix. And is Firestorm getting knocked away or is he flying awkwardly on his side? There's a ton of action that gets crammed into these pages, which allows for a particularly gorgeous full-page shot of pure payoff later on. The story and the art could have both come out a mess, but it all works together despite itself to end Throne of Atlantis with every bit of promise that it started with. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Feb 22, 2013

    Justice League #17 was a very good ending for the Throne of Atlantis. Even though there were story choices that keep this comic from being great Johns was able to effectively make the choices made by Aquaman feel important. There is a lot of fallout that will be exciting to see develop, especially on the heels of the launch of the Justice League of America. I am excited enough to stick around with both Justice League books now, which was not the case pre-Throne of Atlantis. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - BradBabendir Feb 20, 2013

    It’s an entertaining book, but Johns too easily forgoes character for excitement within its pages. Clearly something big is coming from his corner, as having control over Justice League and Justice League of America will eventually lead to an epic, but to end a big crossover event like this is a disappointment, especially when the first half of the book was good. Read Full Review

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