Justice League #29

Justice League #29

Event\Storyline: Forever Evil Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Joe Prado, Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 16, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 16
8.2Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

The Crime Syndicate couldn't kill him, but will Grid destroy him? Cyborg heads directly for the Syndicate with the Metal Men at his side. But can Vic Stone stop his cybernetic half? And how will this battle against the most brutal and evil beings in the universe change Cyborg and the Justice League?

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Apr 18, 2014

    So let's first talk about how great that Ivan Reis cover is. It's awesome" So much so that I was (and still kind of am) hoping that the Metal Men start looking like the Justice League in the near future. Even if it's just for one fight, it'll be fun. Now let's talk about how Johns has consistently made heroes who are D-listers or even lapsed B-through-C-listers into A-listers. The Justice Society? Check. Green Lantern? Check. Aquaman? Check. Metal Men? Check. So who's next, Mr. Johns? No matter who that may be, count this fan in for sure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Apr 16, 2014

    Justice League #29 is a fantastic finish to the Forever Evil tie-ins, with great characterization and moments for Cyborg and the Metal Men. The writing is good overall and the artwork is very appealing. While hampered by the delay, I'm sure fans who have been waiting will very much enjoy this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Jay Mattson Apr 19, 2014

    Justice League #29 is a fantastically enjoyable read. Cyborg finally gets his due and becomes a fully-developed character, the Metal Men rise to the occasion (literally and figuratively), and Grid's technological stranglehold on the planet is broken. While it's not, by definition, a "must read", it's one of the best Forever Evil tie-in issues and definitely worth the buy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Apr 16, 2014

    While I was afraid at the beginning of this book that it was all going to be a recap of Forever Evil and then jump us to a cliff hanger ending, I had my fears calmed when it turned out to be the rock 'em sock 'em fight I've been waiting for.  Once again Cyborg is the lead of this title, and from what I'm seeing here, he should be the lead of his own title as well.  It's all very gratifying to see this story work in the same timeline as Forever Evil: ARGUS, and Forever Evil all leading to a grand finale. Only problem is we won't see that until everything has been spoiled by every other title.  But chronological bitching aside this was a great issue, and deserves to be in your collection. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Motes Apr 20, 2014

    Overall, this was a solid issue with great characterization and excellent artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Frank Fuentes Apr 18, 2014

    Cyborg and the Metal Men are a team up that should have happened at the start of the New 52. The latter are looking for their place among the humans they protect and the former sees himself as the bridge between the two. If ever DC were to announce a Cyborg and the Metal Men title, now would be the time. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Apr 16, 2014

    Overall, I'm satisfied with this title in the art department, but the story department is somewhat off. It seemed as if Geoff Johns was holding back to a certain degree and reluctance shines through. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Apr 16, 2014

    Justice League #29 brings this title back to being a team book, even if it isn't the team you may have been looking for. This issue provides some strong momentum for the Forever Evil event, and solidifies Cyborg as a top flight character in the DC Universe. It is a fantastic look at the dynamic Metal Men and features strong art from start to finish. Anyone paying attention to Forever Evil should definitely be picking this book up, and anyone who may have strayed from Justice League during the event, now is the time to dive back in…you'll be happy you did. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Apr 16, 2014

    For as great as this issue is, there are a few odd moments. There's an unnecessary recap of the Forever Evil event in this issue. It's unclear who this recap is for as surely anyone interested in this tie-in issue is at least somewhat familiar with the events of Forever Evil. With that said, there's another moment at the end of this issue featuring a surprise character that actually could have used a bit more of an explanation, as not everyone has been reading the secondary Forever Evil books. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Apr 17, 2014

    A solid issue that should rekindle your interest in the much-delayed Forever Evil saga. A must-buy for fans of Cyborg. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Apr 18, 2014

    If you're already in this deep in theForever Evilstoryline, then there is no reason not to continue reading. The plot continues to develop new and old characters alike, even as the end approachesGotta love the Geoff Johns approach! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 22, 2014

    Never let it be said that Johns doesn't do his best to take B-characters up a level. The issue's a standout for Cyborg even if it doesn't do much with his antagonist or supporting cast. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 17, 2014

    While there are a couple of pacing issues near the beginning and end of the book, this is one of the best issues of Justice League in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 18, 2014

    The rumblings say that there are some shakeups on the way, leading out of the end of the Forever Evil series. Here's hoping they can get the team back to work - and the comic back on schedule. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Apr 21, 2014

    Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Rod Reis' cover adds to the Metal Men deceit a little bit, by showing the new team impersonating The Justice League, but it's a nicely constructed piece that's just too cool to care. "Justice League" #29 suffers a little bit for trying to pack in too much and then having to decide what to leave out, but what is presented is plenty enjoyable and actually moves the story along. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Apr 18, 2014

    Seriously " this issue was off to a great start, helped along by Doug Mahnke's inimitable art, and then everything goes 1998 digital, and the wheels fall off this issue. That, mixed with the unnecessary exposition that opens the book, really drags down the fun atmosphere the Metal Men bring to the issue. While this issue stumbles, this seems like a pretty great back door pilot to a new Metal Men series at DC " it'll probably last 8 issues, but I'll dig it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Apr 16, 2014

    JUSTICE LEAGUE #29 is fun and pretty good, but not great. It provides a story that is much more suited for brand new readers than anything else, since it feels more like recap and reintroductions rather than brand new story. The last portion of this book was a bit silly, but overall, readers do get the fight they're waiting for and it is a bit of fun. The art is pretty solid throughout, but the colors of Reis really shine here. Overall, it was an ok read and gets a mild recommendation. Read Full Review

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