Justice Society of America #5

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Mikel Janin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 2, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 26
7.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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Huntress’s journey through time comes to a head as the person chasing her through the timeline has finally caught up to her. Is the end of the line for Helena Wayne?

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Aug 1, 2023

    Justice Society Of America #5 is solid in its delivery, with peeks at members of the ensemble cast I can't wait to see get detailed. The fantastic artwork by legends in the field takes the four-color trope to the limit and sets the stage for the next era of JSA inspiration. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Aug 10, 2023

    In its short run thus far, the new Justice Society is consistently one of the best series that DC has put out in recent memory. We're not tackling anything new. In fact, it's all an echo of an echo of an echo. It's just a really good iteration of themes that have been ricocheting back and forth around DC for a long time. How long these teams have been moving in and around various titles for years, it's kind of impressive that Johns has managed to bring it to the page with an impact that truly seems to fit the concept of the new Golden Age that he's reaching for in his corner of the DC universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 1, 2023

    I'm hoping this book can get back on schedule, because it's one of the DC comic line's best and it deserves all the attention it gets as the next chapter of Geoff Johns' megastory. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Aug 1, 2023

    The Society vs. Degaton and his crew is an exciting, entertaining resolution to their current showdown. You'll see JSA members from eras get fantastic moments to shine. Plus, the issue has some great future teases that will have you returning for more of the Justice Society. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Aug 1, 2023

    This reviewer has too many questions that he wants answered and if this pacing doesnt speed up, it will take two years before we discover any of these answers. By that point, the direction of DC Comics could change. Does anyone remember Doomsday Clock? Thats exactly what happened there too. Moreover, just like Doomsday Clock, readers can see the potential in Justice Society of America #5 but will get infuriated leaving a comic with more questions than answers along with any reveal not coming for months. I love Johns writing but hes got to stop teasing people. Just wait two years after the direction at DC changes again and get the trade at this point. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 15, 2023

    Justice Society of America #5 is the kind of star-studded affair that writer Geoff Johns does best. Some of his best work has been on different iterations of the JSA and you can see his love for these characters come through the pages. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Aug 3, 2023

    We've been given an ending with Justice Society of America #5 that opens more doors than it closes. Helena Wayne has made her choices and must now live with the aftereffects, but she won't be alone in her endeavors. Those who look for the light will always find it, but we'll have to wait and see what unfolds for Helena and what her new place in the DC Universe will be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Aug 1, 2023

    Despite the quick ending, Justice Society of America #5, there are lots of details that are satisfying with the resolution. Additionally, the big picture view is a fun and exciting look at a special corner of the DC Universe that relies on character, nostalgia and compelling plot lines. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Aug 1, 2023

    Justice Society of America #5 brings the conflict with Per Degaton to a close with a massive battle using every JSA team from across the timeline. The character cameos are fun, the battle is energetic, and the resolution is complete, but Degaton's defeat felt rushed, and issue #5 seems an odd place to end an arc in a 12-issue maxi-series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Aug 2, 2023

    The first arc in Justice Society of America manages to deliver a satisfying conclusion and establish a new team status quo after four issues of time travel shenanigans. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Aug 1, 2023

    A series plagued by delays, with a sketchy hold on continuity, and a story that elicits an overall lack of interest in a story thats supposed to reintroduce the Justice Society back into the main DC earth continuity should be big news. Unfortunately the comic feels like a chore to read, but unfortunately thats what were getting here. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 5, 2023

    An ultimately disappointing finale to what seemed like a bigger, deeper story. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Cam Lipham Aug 1, 2023

    Jerry Ordway kills it, as per usual, Mikel Janin is bland and only helped by Jordie Bellaire's incredible coloring, the usual. Read Full Review

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