Justice League #47

Event\Storyline: Darkseid War Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Jason Fabok Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 30, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 29 User Reviews: 35
8.2Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Super-star artist Jason Fabok returns as the second act of DARKSEID WAR begins! As the members of the Justice League struggle with their new Godhood abilities, Wonder Woman must turn to the beings that have fought the Anti-Monitor before: the Crime Syndicate! Plus, what secret does Grail hold that will change Dianas world forever?This issue features open-to-order variant covers by Jim Lee that will be shipped in opaque polybags.

  • 10
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Dec 30, 2015

    Justice League: The Darkseid War is hitting on all cylinders. Just as we wrap our brains around the Justice League taking on Darkseid AND the Anti-Monitor, the Crime Syndicate comes into play. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Alec Ward Dec 31, 2015

    This issue has been one of my favorites of the series so far, and the return of Jason Fabok only made it that much better. I love Francis Manapul, truly I do. I don't have kids, but if I did, I would gladly allow him to take my kids from me. That being said, it is so fantastic to see the return of Fabok in this issue. His art is like a grilled cheese sandwich for me, and I could eat this comfort food until the cows come home. The same could be said about this series as a whole. It's warm blanket-like goodness is something I only wish to wrap myself in every month. Read Full Review

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

    The Darkseid War story keeps getting bigger and bigger. With Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok back together, we're seeing more characters introduced into the story and the stakes are being raised. Johns is telling a big story that has been years in the making. We don't often see long-running stories like this in today's comics as they often get wrapped up after a half dozen issues. Let's hope this one keeps going so we can enjoy grand story Johns and Fabok are delivering. There's no stopping the big and crazy ideas they're cooking up in this series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Jan 1, 2016

    If it were my decision, this creative team would never leave Justice League. This Crisis-level event continues to be sequential art at its best. Enough gushing over this comic, everyone should enjoy this work for themselves. Since this is the third act, definitely dont just jump in blindly. The trades are readily available and even Comixology runs great deals on them on occasion. Whatever the format may be, read this series! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jan 1, 2016

    This is what a team book should be. Excellent story and visuals, with plenty of surprises from both. If anything, the cover price is too cheap for a book like this. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Dec 31, 2015

    Justice League #47 is a riot. This is a superhero epic for the ages and I think an argument could be made that this is Johns' finest work since Blackest Night. This is as big as cape comics can get and you can't go wrong with reading the powerhouse team of Johns, Fabok and Anderson telling the tale of Gods going to war in Justice League. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Dec 30, 2015

    You can probably tell that I'm trying my best to tiptoe around major spoilers, but that's because so much cool stuff happens. Major developments, reveals, and shocking returns are aplenty in this fine read. If this captures even a tenth of what to expect from "The Darkseid War's" third act, then we're in for a hell of a ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Casey Walsh Dec 30, 2015

    Justice League #47 is a great issue if you have already been reading The Darkseid War. It sets up our epic battle with some great confrontations of its own and does a great job of teasing whats ahead. It has little action but in its place we get more story which is never a bad thing. If you have been read Johns' Justice League you will not be disappoint. If you haven't been read, The Darkseid War would be a great place to start. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 2, 2016

    This issue of Justice League is much better than the last one, as we see actual movement toward a conclusion of this "event that feels like an event but isn't disrupting the continuity of every issue in the company." Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Dec 31, 2015

    After a couple of slower weeks of set up and exploration of some of the B characters, this issue comes back with a lot of movement and intrigue in the story. And the return of one of the best artists on DC's roster doesn't hurt. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Hub City Review - Matthew J. Theriault Dec 31, 2015

    Justice League as a whole, from the first issue to its most recent, can be viewed as a four-year long event thats only been gaining steam in the lead up to issue #50. The Darkseid War is Johns best work since Blackest Night, and issue #47 stand among the better issues in the arc. That alone should speak volumes to the quality work, regardless of its originality. Combined with Faboks flawless art, and Justice League is easily DCs best ongoing series of late, and one of the best books from any publisher overall. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    SnapPow.com - Harrison Rawdin Dec 30, 2015

    Justice League #47 is another good entry forDarkseid Waras it brings in the Crime Syndicate and starts a new act for this destructive conflict. It does all that under the instruction of a stellar creative team that earns recognition from this reviewer. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Fanboys Inc - Buddy Beaudoin Jan 2, 2016

    Justice League #47 fills in all of those missing pieces left open from the preceding issue. Geoff Johns gives painstaking attention to his character development and makes this book a true member of the Justice League franchise. If youre not following along, be sure to catch up as the promising conclusion of The Darkseid War may turn out to be a blockbuster event for DC in 2016. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Dec 31, 2015

    Overall: To be sure, Justice League #47 suffers from pacing issues that made it not up to the same level as the previous issues in The Darkseid War story arc. But, this issue is still a solid read as Johns is still delivering a compelling and intriguing story. And Fabok's artwork makes this issue an absolute treat. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Jan 1, 2016

    Johns delivers on writing again here despite the minor issues and gets Act III of Darkseid War off on the right foot. Although Darkseid War has now become a larger scale Forever Evil arc with heroes and villains teaming up again, I am not definitely not disappointed and cant wait for the coming battles. Since some of our heroes are New Gods now, I am looking forward to seeing their interactions with the Crime Syndicate. Johns has set the stage for a very epic showdown between the Justice League/Crime Syndicate and the fully charged Anti-Monitor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 30, 2015

    Assembling DC Comics' best and brightest is a daunting task, but if there's any creator who has proven himself time and time again that he is worthy of the task, it's Geoff Johns. Justice League continues to have the perfect mix of heady mythology, pitch-perfect character moments, and big twists and turns. While this issue might push the brakes a bit, just think of it as a necessary evil - that is, until the real bad guys show up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 30, 2015

    While I'd like to say that things get interesting here....... really, they never stopped being interesting so that would just be stupid to say...... So things get EVEN MORE interesting in this book as shit gets real for our heroes.  There's a lot of stories at play in this event and after reading this issue I have to say that I'm interested in all of them and can't wait to see where Geoff Johns takes us next because even though I had some problems with some of our characters' motivations, this was just so much fun to read and with Jason Fabok back with his pencil in hand........ well, this book just looks amazing as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Jan 8, 2016

    While the story of Justice League #47 story didn't progress, Fabok's magnificent art, the small character moments along with explosive sequences continue to make this book an amazing read each time an issue comes out. The final act of Darkseid War is upon us, let's see if Johns and Fabok can stick the landing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Dec 31, 2015

    Yet again, Johns' proves why he's one of the best in the business, with Darkseid War not only serving as one of his best works, but one of the best stories in comics today! Hold on to your butts because this is clearly just the calm before the storm! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Jan 4, 2016

    Johns and Fabok's work continues to impress on both a macro and micro level in "Justice League" #47. Now that the Anti-Monitor has emerged from his cocoon as a beautiful Mobius butterfly, it will be interesting to see what the endgame is meant to be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopOptiq - Terrence Sage Dec 31, 2015

    With the clock winding down and with only 3 issues in the War to go, not all of the characters are at the forefront in Justice League #47, but it works lest the already packed title become overstuffed with players. With the main artist back on to finish the event, the "Darkseid War" should begin to wrap up character arcs and pick up steam to change the landscape of DC Universe in issue 50. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Max Eber Jan 7, 2016

    The story continues to be outrageous and I'm loving every minute of Mister Miracle and Big Barda. Excited to see where it goes. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 31, 2015

    Overall, the issue is good, and a solid chapter in the bigger storyline, but some of the excitement has definitely been lost. That wasn't helped with what was essentially a month off for a bunch of one-shots. Still, “Darkseid War” has been an exciting event, and I'm looking forward to seeing what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Outright Geekery - Adam Normal Jan 2, 2016

    The Darkseid War is back on the upswing. It still isn't as great as the first act was, but this is a vast improvement from the last two issues. Fabok's return aligns the art with the tone of the story more and what characters Johns does decide to spend time on are all written very well. I just wish some of the newer characters were given more time than they were. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Jan 3, 2016

    Justice League #47 is a huge improvement from the last issue. Jason Fabok returns on art duties and his presence is felt immediately. The book just feels epic when he is on art duties. The pacing definitely improved with Johns telling a tighter story and not stretching himself too thin. He also answers some questions while also adding in a whole new element that will have a major impact on the story. However, Johns explains every little character detail that is done better through Fabok's artwork and the actions the characters take. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Jan 4, 2016

    The Darkseid War is back on track as it moves towards the finale. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 30, 2015

    The final leg of The Darkseid War has begun, but Justice League is still struggling to regain the momentum it had in the early chapters. This issue reads mostly like setup for bigger and better things to come, and the solid characterization can only do so much to make up for the sluggish pace. But at least the series continues to look great, with Jason Fabok delivering more of the refined, powerful work he's become known for. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Dec 30, 2015

    Wonder Woman vs. Superman is nearly worth the price of admission, but a few fan service reveals make it exciting and the next issue much harder to wait for. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams Jan 2, 2016

    This can't be the book anyone wants and it's continued direction is a dark mark on DC's supposedly greatest heroes. Read Full Review

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