Justice League #51

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Paul Pelletier, Tony Kordos Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 15, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 23
7.4Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

It's a brave new world in the devastation that follows "DARKSEID WAR."

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 25, 2016

    An excellent stand alone issue revealing Robin's first outing with DC's heavy hitters. It this is what's to come after Rebirth, I'm on board for the long run. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jun 16, 2016

    While not as bombastic as the previous 50 issues, Justice League #51 succeeds with solid artwork, an easy-to-follow plot that firmly connects it to the New 52's early days, and compelling characterizations. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Jun 15, 2016

    Justice League #51 is itself a bit of an anomaly. It is very much a Justice League story, but the tale within is set in the earliest days of this League. This tells the tale of the League meeting the first Robin for the first time. It could almost be labeled Titans Hunt #0, Rebirth #0.5 or even Justice League #5.5. Even though some might be quick to dismiss Justice League #51, it is an enjoyable story with sharp art and recognizable characters. Pelletier draws a wonderful rendition of the League and Abnett balances the book and gives each reader's favorite character a chance to shine while teasing readers towards upcoming adventures. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 19, 2016

    C'mon, JL - you're heroes. Act like it! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 21, 2016

    If DC's other writers can perform as steadily as this one, count on "Rebirth" being a watershed moment for not just one publisher, but for superhero comics as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Jun 16, 2016

    I feel as though Abnett may have had a bit much on his plate for this issue, but it did make for an enjoyable done-in-one story. It also helped that Paul Pelletier rendered some truly spectacular action scenes. Seriously, take some time to look at how much work he put into each panel. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 16, 2016

    Presumably, the mystery villain lurking in "Justice League" #51 will appear in "Titans" before too long. Even if he doesn't, though, this is a good comic to read thanks to the overall hopeful nature of the script and art that matches that tone. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 18, 2016

    These flashback issues pop up here and there, and they make for a nice little story about Dick Grayson's time as Robin in the New 52. If DC put them all together in a tpb, I'd buy it in a snap! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 15, 2016

    This was a one-shot Dick Grayson meets the Justice League issue that is not really necessary, but was fun nonetheless.  If you are a Titans (Hunt and Rebirth) completest, you may get a little more mileage out of this story, but I would recommend it for readers looking for some old school fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 15, 2016

    Aside from feeling a bit confused about Robin's mere existence in this issue, this is good superhero comics. The team fights well together, face a threat that's difficult and requires strategy and underneath it all is a long story being developed. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Comicsverse - Dennis Mui Jun 19, 2016

    It'll be interesting to see what direction JUSTICE LEAGUE #52 will take. Will there be an aftermath issue wrapping up the Darkseid War story? Or will this space-time fracture storyline continue? Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 16, 2016

    The decision to pit the League against three barely connected threats gives the script a very scatterbrained quality. It's too much material to tackle in one issue, and little of it matters in terms of Robin's story anyway. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jun 16, 2016

    While light-hearted and fast paced, this issue doesn't do much for me. I didn't hate it, nor did I feel like I lost time, but I also don't feel like this issue is needed for the sake of the overarching narrative. Had the dialogue and characterization been handled better, I'd probably be a little more enthusiastic. Read Full Review

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