Justice League #36

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Jason Fabok Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 19, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 20
8.3Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

THE AMAZO VIRUS continues! A bizarre disease has been unleashed, America has been quarantined and the whole world is at a stand still but no one on the League may be more affected by this than Batman! What deadly secret about the League does the Amazo Virus hold? Where did it come from? Who unleashed it and why? And what does it mean for the future of the worlds greatest heroes?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

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Max Eber Nov 20, 2014

    This is surprisingly restrained in the right ways, same-old same-old in a lot of other ways, and a lot better than what I'd assume it to be at first glance. Johns is no way doing anything new here, virus narratives are a dime a dozen, but the staid approach is working and as such, he's doing it rather, well, solid. While it's not completely my cup of tea, I can't ignore the individual work gone into this, other mainstream comics should aim to be this well rounded if they're not going to aim for any type of stylization. I prefer super stylized, but if they can't be, they might as well look like this. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Batman Universe - TBU Contributor Nov 21, 2014

    All of this makes for a very intriguing first installment with gorgeous art by Fabok. Definitely check it out. And its a great jumping on point if you havent been reading Justice League for awhile. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Nov 20, 2014

    As one of DC's flagship books, this is a franchise renewed, and one of the first team stories in a while that indicates we will be guessing and suckered in every inch of the way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Nov 19, 2014

    Justice League #36 is a very enjoyable issue, really kicking off this new arc the right way. The story here is good so far, the writing is well done from beginning to end, and the artwork from the new artist is fantastic looking and really brings out the best in this comic. I'm more excited than ever to see where this arc takes us and I'm hoping the quality doesn't dip from here on out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Nov 20, 2014

    Overall, this is a great issue that opens up a great arc. The story is great, and it gives Lex Luthor a conflict on a person level. Fabok's art style is great too, and it continues to give the series a great look. Can't wait to see where the story is going to take us to next. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Nov 21, 2014

    Justice League may have finally found the arc that will change its fortunes, with the suspense and character tension setting wonderful atmosphere. There's also plenty of mystery, and wonderful background, making this issue easy to recommend. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Jesse Kennedy Nov 20, 2014

    With fantastic art and interesting story lines, The Amazo Virus arc is off to a terrific start. There is enough going on in the issue to justify the $3.99 price tag in my mind. I'm curious to see where Johns takes the Trinity+Lex in future issues. Thumbs up. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Nov 24, 2014

    So, powerful preparation and deep themes. But the Darkseid War looms. The conflict between Bruce and Lex deepens and grows ominous as Lex warns that he will see the day that Bruce fails a loved one. Power Ring waits in the background. The Amazo Virus could be a story of significance and lasting impact. But one suspects that, like a fever dream, it will dissipate as soon as the virus passes. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 20, 2014

    "The Amazo Virus" is off to a promising start. While this first chapter does get a little mired in exposition at times, it offers a clever new take on the Amazo concept and a conflict that hits Lex Luthor on a personal level. Jason Fabok continues Justice League's high visual standard with clean, detailed, emotional pencils that perfectly capture the sinister vibe of the story. This looks to be a very fun ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Nov 20, 2014

    Justice League #36 isnt a return to form for the series, its the creation of a much better format. Its a story that embraces the genre to which it belongs and discovers a natural sense of pacing with that change. Even though its told with an aesthetic that I generally find displeasing, it is difficult to fault Fabok. He composes the action and figures very well in order to tell a fun superhero story. This is exactly what most people would expect from a comic about the Justice League and proves to be surprisingly refreshing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 19, 2014

    Regardless of decompression, however, it looks like for Justice League, the disease might be the same as a cure. The past two issues have shown a newfound focus and panache that this series has desperately needed since the Trinity War and Forever Evil arcs. The formula to making Justice League work isn't hard - you put DC's best and brightest superheroes in the same room and have them team up against a bigger threat. By putting the spotlight back on the team - where it belongs - Johns and Fabok are quickly making this book the A-list comic it deserves to be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Nov 20, 2014

    Overall, Justice League #36 is a great issue that sets up an intriguing plot for the Amazo Virus. Luthor continues to shine under Johns’ pen, emphasizing the writer’s strengths. The art is also beautiful to look at with fantastically rendered character and detailed pages. If you have yet to hop on to this series, this issue is your chance, you won’t be disappointed! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Nov 20, 2014

    All around this story arc was started off on the right foot. I cant freakin wait to see what this superb creative team has in store! This is a must-read this week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Nov 19, 2014

    The Amazo Virus story arc in “Justice League” is off to a really good start. It's a nice blend of old school super heroics and horror ideas. Fabok is a great addition to the title and I'm excited to see where this all goes. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 19, 2014

    While I have a man crush on Ivan Reis's art and have yet to find a bad panel of his, that's the most I can say favorably about this issue.  His art really set up a great isolated feeling when we stepped into a quarantined Metropolis and all our favorite characters looked great, but the story just lacked and I couldn't get into it.  Amazo Virus exposition and Batman and Superman looking for someone....... That's about it.  Hopefully next issue will pick up the pace and make the Amazo Virus a story to remember. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 20, 2014

    In a collected edition, this lingering chapter won't stand out so much. But judged as a single issue -- since that's what readers are being asked to purchase it as -- it's not up to par. Fabok's art is great, but Johns' story is not moving at the pace it should be just yet. Now that the setup is over, hopefully things will kick into high gear. But for now, it's not the overwhelming blast of excitement that I'd hoped this issue would bring. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Supes' soups Nov 20, 2014

    Wow, first off, Fabok's interior art is absolutely gorgeous. His Wonder Woman is something to behold. The story itself is mostly exposition this month. We listen to Luthor's dubious explanation about why he had the virus in the first place and the city of Metropolis is in peril, which makes for some interesting drama. Besides the the trinity of Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman, it looks the rest of the Justice League are out of commission. I don't know what the time gap is between the Amazo Virus and being Jokerized as in the current Batman Endgame story but the immune systems of the Justice League members are taking a humongous beating. I've been on this book since the first issue and I have no intention of stopping now. Definitely will more

  • 9.5
    WhiteLantern Nov 20, 2014

    The Amazo Virus gets off to a great official start (last month being a prologue) with Justice League #36. This issue is a lot of exposition, with Luthor trying to justify why he created the virus in the first place. It's a more dialogue heavy issue, but it's well done. Geoff John's script is excellent, weaving a gripping story that, while set-up for future stories, is still good set-up. But to me, the star of the book is new regular artist Jason Fabok. His interiors are fantastic. Every panel is drawn beautifully, with exquisite detail on everything from buildings in the background, to Superman's kryptonian armor. Everything about this book works, and works well. This issue comes highly recommended.

  • 9.5
    havok1977 Dec 5, 2014

    Wow, Im impressed at how much the book has improved in the last year compared to its first.

  • 9.0
    Yippeekiyay Dec 3, 2014

    Amazing art, great story.

  • 9.0
    Dani06 Apr 19, 2018

    Fabok is the best thing that happened to this title in a while...

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Nov 28, 2014

    Art was stunning. Story has a lot of potential.

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Nov 22, 2014

    It's completely flawed to assume there is a surviving patient zero; just because the virus evolved into an airborne strand in that victim, that doesn't mean he/she wouldn't still die from it like everyone else. Aside from that bizarre leap in logic (from Lex no less), this is a good issue to check out. This is a difficult situation to combat as a superhero, you can't just punch a virus away, so it will be interesting to see what happens next. As many others have commented, the art is the best part of this issue by far. The other disappointing thing is that Johns has, once again, skipped the action that knocked the Justice League out of commission. It's like Forever Evil all over again. It would have been a lot more interesting to actually w more

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