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Written By: Jeff Lemire, Art By: Neil Edwards, Jay Leisten, Keith Champagne, Jeromy Cox Cover Price: $3.99 Release Date: March 11, 2015
The Distance Between Two Heavenly Bodies...... Is Too Damn Close
*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*
In the last intergalactic adventure of the Justice League United, we saw Martian Manhunter end the Infinitus threat by actually sticking his hand in Ultra's mind and wiping it clean......... No Ultra now, no Infinitus later, you get it? So Infinitus is gone but Brainiac-5 not being one to trust others to get the job done, launched a time bomb at Infinitus but since he was no longer there the payload created a black hole and our JLU and Legion teams have themselves a new problem do deal with. Let's check out this last issue to the Infinitus saga and see if all our heroes can make it back home or to their own time safe. Let's check it out.
Our story begins with......... Holy shit a massive black hole and if that wasn't enough, you know with all of our heroes being pulled towards it, Byth is back to making everyone have a bad day and tries to pull Equinox in. Luckily, Supergirl was there to save the day and Byth fell into the hole himself. Even though that's a win for our team, it seems that Thanagar is now next in line to be pulled into the hole and as you could imagine, Hawkman is freaking the hell out.
Since this was Brainiac-5 mess, he intends to clean it up and his plan involves something terrible........ Well, not terrible but it might lead to terrible things. Using the Rannian's zeta technology, he has the Rannian ships with zeta beams go to Thanagar's north and south poles combined with the White Witch's enhancement spell, they transport Thanagar out of the..........DANGER ZONE and put the planet next to Rann. Now some of you might know that Rann and Thanagar aren't the most cordial neighbors and with that in mind, this is like knocking down the fence between them........... This won't end well.
In the end, the day is saved and our Legion heroes return back to their own time and our JLU heroes return to Earth........ Well, except for Hawkman who stayed behind on his planet to deal with the ramifications of his world and Rann being so close now. Ultra is taken to the 31st century so that Brainiac-5 could hopefully do something for the child with future tech and everything is all wrapped up and our heroes go back to their regular Earth lives............ for now. Oh and apparently Byth knew what he was doing with that whole falling into the black hole thing he did because we see that he's back at the start of Thanagar's history and he plans on doing everything right this time to see his plan come to fruition........ Isn't that some sort of paradox? Oh well.
That's it for this issue of Justice League United and for the Infinitus story arc and I might sound like a big Negative Nancy but I'm really happy that it's finally done. I love all the characters involved here but this story just dragged it's feet in coming to a conclusion and I found myself seriously bored while reading it. This issue though does have the advantage of being the final issue of the story arc and besides for setting up a future conflict between Rann and Thanagar, it gave me something that I always look forward to in superhero comics. A chance to see the heroes wind down from their adventures and just be people. There's something that I just find satisfying about that and maybe you don't agree but these characters are people first to me and heroes second. The art as usual was awesome and I hope we see more of Neil Edwards in June when our previously scheduled stories are done being interrupted by Convergence.
Bits and Pieces:
Infinitus is over and what we're left with is the possibility of a future war brewing that will take our heroes back to space and after seeing these heroes in space for the majority of this comic's run, I'd rather have them be Earth bound for awhile because even though this story arc looked great, I found myself bored while reading it. This issue did wrap up everything nicely though and gave us a chance to see our heroes as people and I always appreciate that.