Justice League #32

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Joe Prado, Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 30, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 16
7.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Lex Luthor continues his acclimation to his life as a one of the worlds greatest heroes as they search for the mysterious power threatening to unravel our world. But are his sights really set on the Dark Knight? And are the Dark Knights set on him? Plus, someone else is targeting Luthor and his new allies a man who believes he is Luthors superior in every way...and he may be right! Here comes The Chief and his treacherous Doom Patrol to The New 52!

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Aug 2, 2014

    Shazam!'s dialogue continues to be a fun highlight in Johns' tenure as Justice League writer and the harbinger of doom prophetic message when Cyborg melds minds with Power Ring's source are just a few reasons why this is the best team book on the stands today from any company. Pick it up to see where it goes next. I know I will be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jul 30, 2014

    Justice League #32 is a great flagship comic and an example of how big team books featuring powerhouse players can work really well. The dynamics with the Doom Patrol, Power Ring, and the fact that Luthor and Captain Cold are on the team lead to a very enjoyable read. This is a widescreen, film worthy comic that plays out like a blockbuster, and I'm looking forward to issue #33. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Jul 31, 2014

    The only problem now is the series is a little too slow. The issue suffers some pacing problem ever since the delay during the Forever Evil event, and things are not getting better here. Where other titles (Batman and Robin) already fully established Lex as a member of Justice League, he's still not officially one in the league's very own title. Hopefully this won't be the case soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - David Staniusz Aug 4, 2014

    Justice League has hit its stride with Forever Evil, and now is a great time to jump aboard if you have been missing out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Jul 30, 2014

    Justice League #32 is another enjoyable issue of the series, introducing us to the classic Doom Patrol and delivering on a very enjoyable story. If the artwork was a bit better or brighter, I think this issue would have been even better. As it is though, there's still a lot to enjoy, so definitely check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 30, 2014

    As much as it feels like Justice League is beginning to lag behind the rest of the New 52, in many ways the series is better than it has been since last year's Throne of Atlantis crossover. Caulder aside, Johns is performing great character work as he fleshes out the Doom Patrol, the new Power Ring, and prepares for a Luthor-iffic takeover of the Justice League. With Mahnke at his side, Johns is building on the momentum of Forever Evil. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 1, 2014

    "The issue has some good content, and some bad. It's ok. I just wish they'd bring back the original Doom Patrol - the misfits with enough humor to even out their tragic side. Good-hearted heroes overcoming their handicaps. As opposed to jerks and creeps who can't be bothered to rescue a building full of people in trouble. Why so serious, DC?" Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Gregg Hamm Jul 31, 2014

    This issue has everything you would expect from a great comic. Theres plenty of action to keep your attention and enough information is revealed to move the plot forward significantly. The hints of things to come really help this issue stand out, while some uncharacteristic dialogue holds it back. This has definitely been the most entertaining issue of the Injustice League story arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Jul 30, 2014

    Justice League continues to earn its place as one of DC's major titles. Mahnke and Johns have worked together for some time now and their work shows the seamless understanding of what they want to show their readers. There are very few books out that I will sit down and read immediately after buying and with a Justice League film on the horizon, now's as good a time as any to start reading some of the source material. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 30, 2014

    As hyped as I was to finally get the Doom Patrol, after reading this issue I'm not impressed, which also makes me a little angry.  I'm a roller coaster of emotions right now because I got what I wanted and the issue was good, but I suffer because I always want more.  Hopefully you guys out there in interwebs land don't have my affliction and can enjoy this comic for exactly what it is, a decent issue with a lot of characters and a lot of action.  So yeah go get this issue because you'll enjoy it and I'll continue sitting here being a fickle mush head. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Jesse Kennedy Jul 31, 2014

    Johns does a good job "birthing" the Doom Patrol into the picture. It's interesting, though not wildly action-filled. Bruce isn't featured at all this issue, so don't get you're hopes up. It's still a solid issue that furthers the story line, and you can't go wrong here. Read it, ask questions, and enjoy yourself. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 31, 2014

    There's a lot of ground covered in "Justice League" #32; Lex Luthor bringing a friendly face into the fold as he works his way into the League, Cyborg's plugging into the ring to pull all the information out of it, and the hints of what's still to come. This was a lot of fun, and I'm looking forward to more next month. "Justice League," it's nice to see you back to your previous form. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 4, 2014

    That said, if there's anything that holds this book back, it's that it still isn't quite a Justice League story. Johns has experience juggling tons of characters - Justice Society is one that springs to mind - so it's a little disappointing that five members of the Justice League are just window dressing to the rest of the story. I get that there needs to be some set-up for Superwoman and for the Doom Patrol, but ultimately, the League needs to come first. High concepts are great and all, but the whole reason people buy this book is so they can watch their favorite superheroes team up. And in that regard - despite the interesting additions and distractions - this book doesn't really deliver. That said, there is plenty of superheroic soapiness to this book that keeps it from being a bore - I just wish that Johns would give a little bit more focus to his marquee characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 2, 2014

    Your enjoyment of this issue depends on how much you care about the Doom Patrol. As a rival superhero team, they couldmake for interesting opponents. And seeing Lex Luthor stick it to the jackass Caulder could be fun. But why bother including them? Is the Power Ring plot not good enough? It seems like a solid Justice League problem to me, and I suppose it serves as a mildly entertaining reason to bring all these characters together. But considering we're also dealing with the Lex Luthor storyline, plus Superwoman's pregnancy, there are a few too many plot lines ruminating in Justice League these days. At least Mahnke is doing a fantastic job on art. Everybody looks great, especially the Doom Patrol. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jay Bamberhil Aug 2, 2014

    Overall, even though I wasn't thrilled with this portrayal of the Doom Patrol, it was a good issue. The dialogue was good (especially the small bits we did get of the Justice League). Doug Mahnke's pencils were strong. I just wish that I was more confident that this will be a Doom Patrol that I can get behind. I like this well enough to keep reading and find out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Motes Aug 3, 2014

    If you expect more Justice League in your ‘Justice League,' you might be a little disappointed with this issue. If you like seeing classic DC properties resurrected for a modern audience, then you should be quite satisfied at the “freak show” that is the Doom Patrol. And finally, if you're a Lex Luthor fan, this should certainly satisfy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Aug 3, 2014

    Johns takes the reimagining of certain characters to the point of caricature, but the issue is pretty solid otherwise. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Aug 4, 2014

    Given the harsher, non-traditional tone of Johns's approach to these iconic super-hero characters, Doug Mahnke's rougher, more intense style makes for a good fit. Mahnke has been a bit of a workhorse for this corner of the DC Universe as of late, pumping out a lot of pages for the now-cancelled Justice League of America and then Justice League in the throes of Forever Evil. I assume those were rush jobs, given the looser look of the art and the use of several inkers. But here, his linework with inker Keith Champagne is more crisp and polished, and it looks more like Mahnke's usual level of craft. I love the detail he brings to the members of the Doom Patrol, and his portrayal of Luthor's office easily conveys the wealth and power that enables him to continue his corrupt ways and pursue his ambitions unfettered. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Jul 31, 2014

    Since Forever Evil, Geoff Johns has been having fun playing with all the various parts from across the DCU. Building a bigger world. Here, he continues that trend, by introducing a brand new team to the New 52 universe. And it was alright, but I'm not sold on these people as characters. I know next to nothing about them. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Aug 1, 2014

    While a good issue, there is a distinct lack of Justice League in Justice League Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Jul 31, 2014

    Although it has a few entertaining moments, Justice League #32 stumbles because it fails to move the story ahead, nor act as a compelling backdoor pilot for the Doom Patrol. Read Full Review

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