Justice League #48

Justice League #48

Event\Storyline: Darkseid War Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Jason Fabok Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 24, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 28
9.1Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

The epic Darkseid War continues as the League is forced to unite with their evil counterparts, the Crime Syndicate, to defeat the nigh-omnipotent Anti-Monitor! Plus, what is the terrible secret behind Superwomans newborn child?

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 24, 2016

    The Darkseid War, and Justice League #48 in particular, is the best-case scenario for all things DC, and hopefully a great sign of things to come under Johns' stewardship of the "Rebirth" era. This issue has high stakes, awesome action, a great balance of characters, spectacular art and all-round perfect execution - this is the kind of comic that excites people, the kind of comic you hope to find when you go to your comic shop every Wednesday. This is Johns and Fabok and ultimately DC at some of its best. They say war is hell, but whoever said that has never read Justice League. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Feb 24, 2016

    Justice League #48 is one hell of a great comic. This is as big as it gets, folks, and if you like team books or major events you have to do yourself the favour of reading The Darkseid War. Johns, Fabok and Anderson are on fire. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Feb 24, 2016

    "Darkseid War" is shaping up as my favorite DC Comics story/event of all time. It feels like it's been going on forever, and I don't mind at all. Each issue has been excellent. Part eight is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Feb 26, 2016

    This is the endgame for this run of Justice League, so readers and honestly DC fans in general need to be experiencing this as the final moments unfold. Im as critical and cynical a reader as they come, but even after reading this issue three times, theres really nothing that can be faulted. Its so very rare to find a comic like this. This is sequential art at its finest and thats what the Justice League deserves! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    SnapPow.com - Harrison Rawdin Feb 24, 2016

    Justice League #48 is a high action pulse pounding entry that understands the narrative it's trying to tell. Add in a creative team that knows their stuff and there's no doubt that before the next era begins this opus will leave its mark! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Feb 25, 2016

    Justice League #48 continues to be an unabashedly grand and epic super hero tale.Justice League #48 is another engrossing read. Johns pulls the reader deeply into the story and captivates their attention. This is an issue that is easy to get lost in. If you love the super hero genre and love when a writer embraces the genre for all of its strengths then you have to read the Darkseid War. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Feb 28, 2016

    I wasn't a huge fan of The Trinity War and liked but didn't always love Forever Evil. Yet, those stories were absolutely worth it to bring us to this moment. Short of Snyder and Capullo's Batman, Justice League has had the strongest book from issue #1 in DC's catalog. We've reached the point where no matter how this ends, something will profoundly be changed in the DCU. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Feb 24, 2016

    We have a blockbuster epic on our hands in "The Darkseid War." In dealing with themes of godhood, though, you need to go big or go home. Fortunately, Johns and Fabok take "Justice League" #48 and go super-size. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopOptiq - Terrence Sage Feb 24, 2016

    Justice League#48is lax on the Big Bad enacting his final Master Plan for dominance, Mobius makes an impression on one character. When issue #49 arrives, he will have his hands and Shadow Demons full with another. With the clock winding down on the future of the DC Universe, and just how the “Darkseid War” will end up affecting everyone involved, Geoff Johns, Jason Fabok, and Brad Anderson keep the momentum going full steam as Act 3 reaches its peak to a universe shattering finale. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Feb 25, 2016

    As you know by now, it's not like me to spoil final pages. This time is no different, but I will say a lot happens in those closing moments. None of us will want to miss the Justice League: Darkseid War one-shot that's coming soon or issue #49. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Alec Ward Feb 29, 2016

    Simply said, this issue was another home run for the creative team. It continues to be the highlight of my pull list every month and I'm, sincerely, excited to see where this goes and how it leads to the massiveRebirth. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Feb 25, 2016

    Johns continues to deliver with Darkseid War, and considering it's one of the best stories to come from the New 52, it makes me happy to see this title close on a high note! If you're not reading this arc, I strongly encourage you to pick it up! I haven't been let down yet. There's fantastic storytelling, and some great character work! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Feb 24, 2016

    Big event series need to be more like this. Sure the story doesn't go too far, but damn is it epic and it's filled with moments that'll get you talking at the water cooler. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Feb 26, 2016

    Now that it is public that Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok are leaving the title, Im sure we are going to get something really special here in these last two issues. In just this issue alone, we got to see the Green Lantern Corp, Justice League/Crime Syndicate team-ups, and Lex Luthors parademon armydefinitely feels like the creative team is pulling out all the stops as they near the conclusion to their last arc. At this point, I could not be happier and cant wait for next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Feb 25, 2016

    The stake is high and the story is coming to an end. Another great Justice League issue, and I can't wait to see what's going to happen next. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 24, 2016

    Even this close to the end, The Darkseid War hasn't lost its appeal. This epic story arc is delivering all the amazing art and big character moments readers could ask for, even as the already large cast grows even bigger. The villains could stand a little fine-tuning, but hopefully Mobius and Grail will return to the forefront of the conflict in the final two chapters. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 28, 2016

    The series feels a bit padded, but it's been a lot of fun, too - so I'm hanging on to see where it all goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 24, 2016

    Good god, it's a battle!  That's right, the majority of our issue is played out as a big ass battle pitting our Justice League and the Crime Syndicate against the former Anti-Monitor and even though I have some questions about what the hell some of our heroes were doing during this battle, it was still enjoyable as hell and looked as amazing as it always does.  So yeah, not a lot of progression in story, but we've got a shit ton of characters coming in here and it was real fun watching them get down and dirty. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Feb 24, 2016

    JUSTICE LEAGUE features DC's biggest characters and Geoff Johns is giving us his biggest story yet. The long-running story continues and the surprises keep coming. Jason Fabok does an incredible job on the art and Brad Anderson's colors are top notch. This is definitely a story I'll want to read over again. This is what a Justice League story should be all about. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Feb 25, 2016

    Another chapter of Darkseid War has come and gone, with this issue ramping up the storyline and the action ramping up, the finale is at hand. While Johns delivered an entertaining script, Jason Fabok deserves more credit for the sheer impact some of these moments had. Also Ultraman needing kryptonite like crack will never not be hilarious. Read Full Review

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