Justice League #44

Event\Storyline: Darkseid War Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Jason Fabok Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 30, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 30 User Reviews: 32
9.0Critic Rating
9.4User Rating

Darkseid versus Anti-Monitor! A corrupted Superman versus Lex Luthor! Myrina Black versus Grail! This chapter of "Darkseid War" has it allplus an ending that will change the League forever!

  • 10
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Sep 30, 2015

    "Darkseid War" has not disappointed. Each issue adds an additional layer to the complex story. Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok are flexing their collaborative muscles and bringing the absolute best out of each other. Can the Justice League (Gods on Earth) hope to contend with actual Gods from the cosmos? We have to keep reading to find out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Sep 30, 2015

    Justice League #44 is immense. The Darkseid War is, thus far, my favourite arc of 2015, and possibly my favourite DC arc ever if this astounding level of quality is maintained. I am not saying this lightly: this event trumps every arc & major event that has occurred in the DCU since the inception of the New 52. This is a must read for any fans of the Justice League or even just fans of damn good superhero comics. Two masters are unleashing one of the greatest stories of the past decade on the DCU right in front of our eyes and I am damn happy to be along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Sep 30, 2015

    Darkseid War continues to deliver great chapter after chapter. In some ways, it feels like we're getting a nice and slow but steady build up. I have no idea how long this arc will last and I don't want to know. Each chapter cranks up the action just a little more. Although in this issue, things appear to have escalated pretty dang quickly. Geoff Johns is giving us a big comic book event while keeping it contained to a single series. Jason Fabok's art is incredible and Brad Anderson's colors are most impressive. This book is carving out its own path in the DCU. You can easily dive in and become submersed into the story and action. It's not often that a comic story can suck you in and completely grasp your attention. Now when can I read the next chapter? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Oct 3, 2015

    Jason Fabok and Geoff Johns are a match made in heaven, I wasn't sure if the team of Johns/Reis could be beat but I think we have a contender with Johns/Fabok, either way the fans of Justice League win out in the end. Fittingly so, this was a grand end to act one of Darkseid War. If you're reading this and you haven't been reading the series, go back and read them now. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Sep 30, 2015

    Despite being only four issues into this storyline, The Darkseid War absolutely deserves an Absolute Edition! Readers who have fallen behind in this title – catch up! Seriously! No buts about it, Justice League is on a whole other level! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Alec Ward Oct 1, 2015

    This issue has been one of, if not the best, issue of the series thus far. I remain in my stead that Fabok is the best current DC artist out there and his art in this issue is top-notch. It would be easy for this story to get lost in the fray between the various other arcs that are concurrently going at the same time, but everything is crisp, clean, and perfectly understandable through the whole ordeal. I cannot recommend this title, or this issue enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Oct 5, 2015

    Must reading for fans of the Justice League, DC comics, and team books. This is shaping up to be one of the best Justice League stories in years. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Crusaders - Cedbill Oct 1, 2015

    So many plot threads, so much mind-shattering"honestly, if you're not already picking up this series, and you're on the fence about it, just do yourself a favor and head on down to your local comic shop. This is easily the bestJustice League arc since the New 52 started. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    SnapPow.com - Harrison Rawdin Oct 2, 2015

    Justice League #44 represents something that's exceedingly rare for one of the bit two companies in this industry, and that's an event actually handled right. Through a very strong creative team which boasts pretty pictures and consistently engaging plot development, we see a fourth entry that's more than worth its own price of admission. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Oct 2, 2015

    Justice League #44 is a fantastic read that delivers a story in a grand and epic fashion. This is the type of larger-than-life super hero action and adventure that makes comic books so much fun. I cannot recommend Justice League #44 enough. You need to give this title a try. At the very least, get this story arc when it is released in trade format. Justice League #44 continues to be one of the few mainstream super hero titles that is worth every penny of its cover price. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 30, 2015

    This story is a spectacle that all should be witness to because Johns is delivering everything that the fans have ever wanted to see and more.  There really isn't much to say besides for get off your ass and go get this issue because the story is great and the art is fantastic and if you miss this, I'm sure you're going to regret it.......... or you'll just go get the trade when it comes out, but then you'd have to go all those months without being able to yell at total strangers about how great this story is and nobody wants that. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 30, 2015

    A character transformed. And that ending! This is one comic that's not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Hub City Review - Matthew J. Theriault Oct 21, 2015

    The artwork is gorgeous per usual for this series. No one draws hair quite like Fabok, and his accuracy of anatomy and depiction of muscles is equaled by few others. After effects such as motion blur are employed frequently throughout, but rarely over used, and Fabok demonstrates a mastery of traditional techniques as well, such as in Darkseid's Omega Beams or the Anti-Monitor's antimatter blasts. Just as importantly, he knows precisely when to utilize computer enhancements and when to stick to plain old pencils. It is a shame that the move away from the New 52 labeling and tone isn't matched by a jettisoning of the armor costume redesigns in favor of the classic spandex and underwear, but the new digs each league member is receiving upon deification are visually striking at the least. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley Oct 5, 2015

    This current arc of "Justice League" continues to be the best one so far that Geoff Johns has written during his four-year tenure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 30, 2015

    But these are minor hiccups - and when you're dealing with an honest-to-goodness event, minor hiccups are more than forgivable. Johns and Fabok have proven that you don't need to sacrifice quality just for the sake of high concept. This is the kind of summer blockbuster that fans wait years to see, and it's so fantastic that we get to check in month after month. Things may look bad for the Justice League, but for this reader, this series has begun to feel like a new Golden Age for DC's finest characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Jesse Peterson Oct 5, 2015

    DC says at the end of the book "DC COMICS PROUDLY PRESENTS", and they should be proud about this. They are telling a crazy story and at every turn it seems to be paying off. I hope the ending is satisfying, but the ride there is enough to fill my nerd stomach. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Oct 2, 2015

    This issue certainly gave us a lot to think about what is to come for both our heroes and villains in this storyline. I was certainly happy with the game-changing ending and cant wait until next month to see the fallout from such a massive event. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Oct 1, 2015

    Geoff Johns has barely given us pause for breath on the recent "The Darkseid War" run of Justice League, and this dive into the Multiverse is an exemplar of how to run a blockbuster epic in comicbooks. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Oct 7, 2015

    'The Darkseid War' has been enjoyable, but with the game changing cliax, there's no telling where it will go next. This is one of the joys of reading Geoff Johns as he takes the path less expected by readers and offers genuine surprises. Whether you're a fan of Geoff Johns or of the Justice League, this is one book you definitely need to be reading right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 1, 2015

    Still, it's great to see a story on this scale in the book that should be - and is - the best that DC has to offer. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Oct 1, 2015

    Justice League #44 continues the Darkseid War in epic fashion, letting you know the end of this story is far from over and that the repercussions might linger longer than we previously thought. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Oct 1, 2015

    Another great issue. The Darkseid War features great storyline, character moments and art. This is easily the best series currently published by DC, and one that everyone should pick up. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 30, 2015

    The Darkseid War keeps delivering the goods month after month. This storyline started big and has only grown bigger still thanks to an epic supervillain showdown, fantastic visuals and a series of cool twists for the Justice League. It's going to be tough waiting for Fabok to make his grand return in December. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 2, 2015

    "The Darkseid War" has an epic feel to it and this chapter in "Justice League" #44 continues that trend, making this read like the latest installment of a DC Comics event. The cast is rather tight for an event comic, but that thinner group of characters gives Johns, Fabok, Anderson and Leigh ample opportunity to put each character under the microscope. Not every member of the League has equal panel time, but the ones that do are filled with drama and potential. The final image of "Justice League" #44 packs potential and holds the key for the next developments in "The Darkseid War," which promises to be explosive. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Max Eber Oct 4, 2015

    This marks a huge change for the Anti-Monitor, a new origin I think people may be very split on. But you can't argue this is well done work. It's over the top, it's semi-classic clashes tipped in grit, it's very much Johns. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Danny Rivera Sep 30, 2015

    It's all flash, though (pun kind of intended). In no moment is that truer than the opening panels. Despite gorgeous visuals, the Joker's presence, even just thematically, is curious. For fan service? To cash in on his recent resurgence in popularity? To promote the release of the “Endgame” trade paperback? It's justified through some allusions to laughter on the battlefield and an inelegant visual transition to Batman, but it just encapsulates the issue's, well, issue: look past the surface and there's not much going on there. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Kenny Coburn Oct 1, 2015

    Overall, this is not a perfect comic book by any means but, there are so many strong character moments, and such an intriguing ending, that Justice League #44 becomes a must read. If for no other reason then to set yourself up for what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Oct 7, 2015

    What is the opposite of life? That mystery has been the motivation for the character of Darkseid, the New God ruler of Apokalips, ever since the legendary Jack Kirby first introduced him and his extended, murderous family of deities in the 1970s. The Age of Aquarius was famously given to sentimental speculation about the nature of the world, and the saga of the New Gods was a product of its time. The goal of Darkseid's cosmic quest was the Anti-Life Equation, a mystical source of power that embodied not death, but slavery. The Anti-Life Equation did not extinguish physical existence, but free will, without which life was a mockery. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Terry Miles, Jr. Oct 2, 2015

    The art has been nothing short of stunning, and the plot has been quite engaging. This issue finally brought the fight I had been so desperately longing to see. Frankly, the fight felt like purchasing an expensive pay per view fight, only to see the bout end early. There was still a knockout, and it was highly entertaining, but it left me wanting more (not a bad thing). Luckily, more is exactly what we're going to get. A series of one-shots are spinning out of the pages of this title which should be interesting. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 2, 2015

    Jim Lee-style art is well-done, if derivative, but the whole issue feels not only overly-familiar but overly-dramatic. Read Full Review

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