Justice League #24

Justice League #24

Event\Storyline: Forever Evil Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Joe Prado, Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 23, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 30 User Reviews: 13
8.1Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

A Forever Evil tie-in! THE JUSTICE LEAGUE IS DEAD! But whos at the top of the food chain now? And what does BLACK ADAM have to say about it?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Jay Mattson Oct 26, 2013

    Justice League #24 is not an integral issue to Forever Evil because it was designed that way. Geoff Johns made sure to include enough information and backstory to make it a compelling buy for those interested in knowing everything about Ultraman, but the financially discerning reader more focused on the main series doesnt necessarily have to own this issue. While this is an odd phenomenon, this suggestion shouldnt detract from how well this issue is written. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 23, 2013

    We know everyone from Earth 3 are big jerks but leave it to Geoff Johns to really drive the point home. Seeing the characters we know in these dark and twisted forms is really disturbing and the more we see, the more threatening the Crime Syndicate appears. This issue acts as a bridge between the previous and next issue of FOREVER EVIL but seeing Ivan Reis' art and Rod Reis' colors will leave you staring in awe. This is a fun ride in seeing the dark versions and you'll be on the edge of your seat as Ultraman traipse around Superman's neighborhood. And the ending is bound to make you hunger for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Oct 25, 2013

    There's no question in my mind this week. Justice League is by far the best book on the stands right now. Johns and Reis are superstars and they're proving it by not only using characters long-thought lame or cheesy, but spotlighting and legitimizing them. Ultraman is now one of my favorite characters, and I can't wait to see more about Owlman, Power Ring, Johnny Quick, Atomica, Grid, Deathstorm, and the rest of the team. Not to mention find out more details involving the "baby daddy drama" going on between the evil "trinity" of heroes. And, of course, the inevitable revelation (and no doubt appearance) of the "Big Bad" who destroyed the previous two planets Kal-Il called home. Could it be Darkseid? Or something worse? If that's even possible. I have my theories" But I'm not going to share. Yet. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Oct 24, 2013

    Justice League has had a great run in the New 52 and despite the fact that the Villain's Month issues for all the JL titles were all mostly duds, the regular titles are coming back with a lot of energy and punch and with some great ideas. That's the kind of stuff I want to see. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Oct 23, 2013

    Justice League #24 is a near perfect example of how to do a tie-in right, by adding extra content to enhance the main event while also not being necessary to read so that you can stick with the main book if you like. The origin and scenes from the past are a lot of fun, the artwork is gorgeous as always, and the entire thing feels really satisfying to read. It's hard to imagine that Justice League was only an "okay" book over a year ago because as it stands now it's one of the best superhero fun books DC is putting out. This is a must buy. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Oct 23, 2013

    A clever issue that hides tons of pertinent information within a compelling three scene structure, Justice League #24 is the perfect companion to Forever Evil. A little more focused, in fact, Id argue this is the superior book, giving us a personal take on one of the key players, much like JLA #8 did with the Manhunter and Secret Society #1 did with Owlman. For fans of the crossover, you cannot miss this issue. It is essential reading at its finest. And for those avoiding the overall fray that want to dip a toe, you couldnt do better. Youll walk away with a satisfying taste of the evil thats entered the world and get to see it play out on a smaller, more focused stage. Either way, this is one to sincerely entertain. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 23, 2013

    This issue shows us how good we have it with Ma and Pa Kent, man did we get spoiled. We are finally shown the origin for Ultra Man, and the idea of Superman as a bad guy is a terrifying notion.  That's why it works so effectively in Injustice, and here with Ultra Man.  Seeing the parallel between our hero, and him is really effective story telling, and makes you glad we happen to live our fantasy lives here in Earth 1.  Geoff Johns is really taking this event to the extremes and giving us things that I didn't even know I wanted.  If Geoff is whispering terror in our ear, then Ivan Reis is punching us in the gut and hammering the story home, with this beautifully drawn book.  Wow.  I need the next issue now.  So go get this book, so you can go through withdrawal like me. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Rockyweird Oct 24, 2013

    I hope we see more backstory on members of the Crime Syndicate like Ultraman and Outsider and it looks like that's all we'll be seeing for the next few issues. So far its actually a lot of getting to know these new versions of the Crime Syndicate. So If your reading Forever Evil or just happen to be a fan of the Crime Syndicate then this is a comic for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Oct 29, 2013

    This was an outstanding issue, as although not necessary for anyone who is only interested in the bare essentials of Forever Evil, it was still an exciting read, retelling Ultraman's origin in a very dark and gritty way that contrasts Superman's origins perfectly. There would also be some brilliant action as well, as although it was mainly setting up Forever Evil #3 it was still very exciting, also being suspenseful. Due to all this I'd highly recommend this issue as it was a very fun and entertaining read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Oct 24, 2013

    Justice League #24 is a great addition that impresses me from the first panel to the final page. If you're buying the event you need this. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Oct 23, 2013

    Justice League #24 gives us more meat to chew on with Crime Syndicate, and makes their story fresh enough to belong in the New 52. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Oct 24, 2013

    This is a really good issue to take on something we're already familiar with, and makes it really different. Forever Evil has been really great so far, and the tie-in issues do not disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Oct 24, 2013

    The kryptonite-snorting Ultra Man's over-the-top origin was a great deal of fun and the final pages definitely have me pumped for the next installment, a fight I didn't even know I wanted to see, but now it's one of the showdowns I'm looking forward to most. It appears as though Justice League will be dealing primarily with the origins of the Crime Syndicate over the next few issues while the main story happens in Forever Evil. If you're not at all curious about the backstory of these villains I can understand why you would want to skip it, especially since it's just a dark retelling of our Superman's origin, but I found this to be a pretty entertaining issue with nice visuals. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 23, 2013

    Ivan Reis remains on board, which pretty much guarantee this issue will rank among the best-looking of the week. Even the fact that there are three inkers on this issue does little to diminish the power of Reis' line-work and emotive storytelling. It's actually the coloring that suffers somewhat. Rod Reis usually complements Ivan's pencils well, but the subdued color palette of this story (owing to Ultraman's forced solar eclipse) doesn't suit the art as well as it does on Forever Evil proper. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Elvis Dutan Oct 26, 2013

    There are those who like to decry and shame Reis for being a "house style" artist, but this is exactly the type of story that needs that sort of aesthetic. Those moments of familiarity with Ultraman, and the moments where we could see Superman in him, would be nothing without Reis " who draws a spectacular Superman, and that lends itself here a lot. It's enough to make me wish that Reis was doing the main event title, but other than that the art on the tie-ins more than makes up for it. It's an excellent start to this arc, as well as a solid middle to the overall oeuvre, and I eagerly await the origins for the likes of Owlman and the other Syndicate members. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 26, 2013

    Though sometimes evil is depicted with no small amount of caricature, there are suggestions of more profound developments going on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Oct 27, 2013

    If you've been following Forever Evil, this is the book you want to read. Just as Marvel's Avengers follow Infinity, it seems that DC is getting a good format working by providing the main story in the miniseries, but giving us backstory and character development in ancillary titles. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - mahargen Oct 24, 2013

    DC is making up for an underwhelming Villains Month now. After last week's somewhat disappointing JLA #8 I was worried about the direction of the tie-ins to Forever Evil. Thankfully, I had nothing to worry about. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Spin Dash Oct 24, 2013

    I will say this, this issue was a great lift for the Justice League title, from the backwards recreation of the first issue of the New 52, to the origins of Ultraman and the battle at the end, and this has taken the lull out of the title. Though that is to be expected from Johns, he understands the characters he is writing and if he has to create something he will and I feel he has done a fantastic job here in this issue. This issue marks the beginning of what should be a great next chapter in the Forever Evil series and hopefully will have it end on a high note. I think the villain's month bogged down the entire arc in a big way but this issue brought it back. So let us hope this keeps going. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Oct 29, 2013

    Johns and Reis prove yet again why they work so well together. Hopefully this story gets the continuation that it deserves in the next issue of Forever Evil. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Oct 24, 2013

    The early parts of Justice League #24 essentially write themselves if you invert the typical Superman origin, but Johns brings enough originality and the right measure of mystery to the remainder of the issue to make this comics a worthwhile read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Motes Oct 25, 2013

    This issue is just fun. I can see how some might find it indulgent, but Johns was clearly having fun here. Earth Three is clearly the opposite of Earth One and this issue was much more coherent than the ‘Secret Society' Villains Month one-shot. The big confrontation was one that I honestly don't recall ever seeing, so that was pretty nifty! Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Oct 23, 2013

    Overall, Justice League #24 is the origin of Ultraman. We get to see where the evil was born. With him being one bad seed he was able to make the other heroes on his world evil as well. Seeing Black Adam come in and attack Ultraman is going to put in interesting twist on the story going forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 26, 2013

    This was definitely an entertaining issue. Forever Evil is going to rise or fall on the strength of its villains, so I'm definitely in favor of fleshing out Ultraman. Parts of his backstory where kind of silly in just how evil and twisted his supporting cast were, but it kind of works. He's Evil Superman, and any issue that turns that into an actual character instead of just a monicker is a winner. Though Johns has to jump through some hoops to explain why Ultraman doesn't just kill Jimmy and Lois. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 24, 2013

    The most rewarding bit was not the Justice League or the Crime Syndicate, but the one panel appearance and one-line mention of another DC superteam that lights me up for a re-read of this issue and sends me packing to "Forever Evil" #3. Unfortunately, "Forever Evil" #3 also appears to be the spot to find the conclusion of the battle begun in the waning pages of "Justice League" #24. It's just a shame Reis, Prado, Albert, Ferreira and Reis won't be able to finish what they started here. This creative team is a magnificent mix for the upside-down and crossways world building that Geoff Johns undertakes with "Forever Evil" and they are definitely doing their part to pique my interest in the Crime Syndicate. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Oct 24, 2013

    The biggest gripe that some will have with "Justice League" #24 is that while the series is priced at usual $3.99, it lacks any backup feature or extended storyline. The previous issues of "Justice League" featured a long running backup from Johns and Gary Frank the introduced Billy Batson and Shazam in the New 52, which sometimes were the best part of the issue. This issue ends feeling kind of slim, with the main driving force behind the price point being the tie-in to "Forever Evil". Given the fact that issue ends on several large cliffhangers, a short story, say focusing on Johnny Quick and Atom's rampage for example, could have made the book feel more complete. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Oct 22, 2013

    The basic building blocks are all here for an interesting introduction to a new world, but this is still ultimately the fundamental dilemma of Forever Evil. It's a beginning of something when it should be the dramatic apex following an already cataclysmic change. With the main story continuing in the pages of the seven-part Forever Evil mini-series, it's just hard to escape the feeling that DC's flagship title is being used here as a sideshow to the main event. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Oct 23, 2013

    This was a very satisfying issue! More insight is given on the Crime Syndicate and another New 52 origin is unveiled. Geoff and Ivan continue to make a great creative team! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 25, 2013

    Save your four bucks for something better. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 24, 2013

    All in all, "Justice League" #26 is just an average comic. The art looks nice, and the story ranges from acceptable to interesting. With so few comics released this week, it'll certainly end up standing out a bit more than it would have in a sea of new books. In the end "Justice League" #26 will work better as part of a supplemental collected edition to "Forever Evil" -- and you know that it will be marketed as such -- than as a "Justice League" story in its own right. It's just not as much fun as a single issue, alas. Read Full Review

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