Justice League #35

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Joe Prado, Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 15, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 17
7.4Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

"THE AMAZO VIRUS" begins here! Bruce Wayne and Lex Luthor join Wayne Enterprises and LexCorp but why? And then, it's HUMAN VS. SUPER-HUMAN when a dangerous and bizarre virus is unleashed upon the Justice League but what exactly is the Amazo Virus? Who unleashed it and why? And what unforeseen effects will it have on the greatest heroes of the DC Universe? Plus, Batman and the League uncover Lex's most guarded secret at Lexcorp Headquarters.This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Oct 15, 2014

    Justice League #35 is a good opening prologue to this new arc, setting the stage for what should be an exciting story. While there wasn't much in the way of action or excitement, the writing and character work here was exceptional and very engaging from start to finish. Along with some decent artwork, this issue definitely gets things going on the right foot for the new storyline. Hopefully it delivers more on what we saw with the cover next time though. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Oct 16, 2014

    The story that kicks into gear here promises to be just as exciting and large scale as a Justice League story should be, and with the new team dynamic begin so fraught with intrigue, Johns finally has his Justice League run feel in hand, with so much potential that it's at last rocketed to the top tier of DC's output in terms of quality, not just sales. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Jesse Kennedy Oct 16, 2014

    Terrific start to a new story arc. Lex/Bruce tensions are still building. Jessica Cruz is sort of put on the back burner, but there will be more of that to come I'm sure. We see a little bit of everyone in this one. Luthor's speech hits close to home for the real world regarding the Ebola crisis. This isn't a direct PSA, because it's good writing for good writing's sake: it just so happens to have a good message. Excellent prologue. Throughly excited. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Oct 17, 2014

    Regardless, I amkind of disappointed that we don't get to see more of Amazo Virus. The event was teased for the longest time, and with the sloppy releasing schedule, it feels like the event was held back for too long. But again, I have to make myself clear the issue does a great job with the characters, and you can really feel these heroes are a team more than ever. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Oct 16, 2014

    Can Lex Luthor really be a force for good? It's the question that Geoff Johns has been playing with since the end of Forever Evil, and even with the revelation of some of his plans, the compelling part of this arc is that it convinces you to constantly shift your allegiances. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Oct 16, 2014

    Justice League #35 does a spectacular job of leading us into The Amazo Virus. It also gives a brilliant continuation to the whole Justice League out to get Luthor angle, also being a nice send off for artists Ivan Reis and Doug Mahnke. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Oz L Oct 16, 2014

    A well drawn, evenly paced installment in the ongoing chess game between Batman and Lex. Pretty good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Max Eber Oct 16, 2014

    I think this is interesting. I'm not excited for the Amazo Virus. Bruce is doing like 500 things right now he's really going to have to deal with a rampant virus. I think it's pretty solid, maybe a bit boring of an issue but still solid. Had the art been a little less wonky I'd be a bit happier, its really nothing special. It's not that offensive either. Just there. Competent. But just there. That's not a…bad thing either. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 17, 2014

    Hopefully this is the storyline that gets the series back on track. I want to like this series, but they have to meet me halfway and actually include the Justice League in each issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Oct 15, 2014

    “Justice League” #35 is a good start to what will hopefully be a very memorable arc. The addition of Lex Luthor, despite some of my own misgivings on how he's handled, has been great and a much needed boost for the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Rhymes With Geek - TJ Heilman Oct 31, 2014

    My only complaint"when is the Justice League going to just kick Lex off the team? When do you draw the line? Oh maybe after he was found to be hiding a now released unknown toxic gas that no one knows about or what harm it could do, should you do it now? Seriously, guys! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Oct 17, 2014

    Mahnkes art looks great in the issue, he is simply a master when it comes to framing a story in comics. Each panel looks greatly cinematic and gives even a simple prologue such as this an epic feel that flows really nicely. Reis too handles a few pages towards the start and manages to make the League look as heroic and iconic as ever for what I assume will be the last time. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 16, 2014

    With Jason Fabok set to take over the series next month, Ivan Reis and Doug Mahnke team up for one last hurrah with the League. The Reis/Joe Prado combo make the opening pages sparkle. Mahnke's work suffers, however, from the rotating team of inkers cycling through his pages. Rarely do the inks capture the precise, dramatic quality of Mahnke's pencils, and the overall effect is fairly sloppy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 15, 2014

    While most of the story is simply taking a walk down Lex's scheming past and measuring dicks with Bruce Wayne, I found myself really digging the banter between these two.  This being the setup to the Amazo Virus story, I wasn't really expecting much and to be honest I got what I expected.  Not a lot going on here, but it's always fun to see two of DC's brightest try to go toe to toe when they can only fight verbally.  Great art by Mahnke and Reis here so even if you aren't into the story, the artwork will keep your eyeballs glued to the page.  Go check it out so you'll be up to date when the infection starts next month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 19, 2014

    Slow, even for a Johns set-up issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Oct 17, 2014

    There are great ideas in Geoff Johns' Justice League #35, but if DC's sterling writer continues to gloss over the finer details of his own conceits, The Amazo Virus is condemned to join other lesser works from the 41-year old writer (Brightest Day and Forever Evil spring to mind). Just because the marquee is in place doesn't guarantee quality, and it feels like Johns has been on auto-pilot for far too long. The New52 needs more champions. A book like Justice League can't coast on its good name forever. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 17, 2014

    "Justice League" #35 is a decent story that does a phenomenal job setting the table. Johns punctuates this issue with action, giving readers just enough to remember the Justice League is more than two guys in suits. From here, however, Johns needs to deliver on the potential "The Amazo Virus" brings, a task that will be further scrutinized, given the recent real-world epidemic concerns. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Infinite Comix - Max Dweck Oct 22, 2014

    Justice League #35 has nothing new or exciting. It's a huge downer after the thrill ride that the book has been since the start of Forever Evil. To Geoff Johns' credit, it's certainly impressive for a book to go a whole 13 months without losing momentum once, but when an issue bombs in that situation, it bombs hard. This is a prologue to a story that doesn't really need one. It's 16 pages of dialogue readers have seen with 6 pages of the inciting incident for the storyline at the end. It has a couple fun character moments here and there, but overall, it just fails. Read Full Review

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