It's Finally Over!
So yeah, it's an all out brawl between our heroes and the Kryptonian Dwalu and early on it looks like our heroes might actually pull off a win by just going head to head with their enemies, but the more time the Dwalu spend in the yellow sunlight, the stronger they get and eventually Batman decides that he has to come up with another plan if his friends and him plan on surviving the day. This leads to Batman asking Cyborg to open a boom tube to Krypton, where the two take the three Infinity Corp workings with them so that they can ask the Forever Stones nicely to save them from Rao's attack........... which because this series needs to wrap up real quick, it does, but it does in the oddest way possible. Now I know these things are just stones and may not have the best idea about how to solve things, but I think its approach of aging the Earth's sun to the point where it's a Red Giant is the worst goddamn plan it could have come up with because while yes, it makes all the Kryptonians lose their powers, in my mind it also scorches the Earth and kills a shit ton of people. Maybe that's just me being a dummy, but it seems odd as hell.
In the end, after we get to see Aquaman finally do something with that goddamn trident of Poseidon, we see Superman confront Rao, but it's Rao's younger self that gets the job done by killing the person he'll become and the day is saved.......... Even though none of this should ever happen now since Rao will never become the person he was originally supposed to be and the God of Krypton says that he'll take his planet and people home and make sure that he dies a natural death. As our issue closes, we find out that none of the things that happened in this series ever mattered and don't even make a ton of sense because the Forever Stones showing the Infinity Corp Superman's death that led to the destruction of the world was just a ruse so that it could put into motion the events that would reunite them with the Life Stones, but to make you feel like there was a reason that you've read this series the Justice League believe that all of this is leading to some crisis coming down the pike.
That's it for this series of Justice League of America and now that it's all said and done, I really don't see the point of this at all. So many things are left open that don't make sense that it makes my head spin. We never find out who the Infinity Corp is or why Hal Jordan's ring error-ed out and sent him to Ancient Krypton in the first place or even why Flash disappeared from that Ancient Krypton and showed up on Earth in 1961....... Hell, I don't even know why all of this still happened after the younger Rao killed his future self and decided that he'd never become the monster that we all saw here. It just doesn't make a ton of sense and we haven't even talked about Olympus being destroyed. Luckily though, the art wasn't bad in this issue and thankfully it's finally over, which with that knowledge when I started reading this book made me enjoy this a whole lot more. It was just a relief really. This is a terrible series and this ending is forced beyond belief with no real sense of satisfaction since so many things are left unanswered.
Bits and Pieces:
JLA is finally over and I'm happy as hell because this series has just been nonsense. Even though I'm happy it's over, I have to say that this issue just keeps up the whole "nonsense" vibe going with its quick conclusion and the complete lack of any answers to the questions that this series kept throwing at us. The only real positive thing I can really say for this issue is that we finally got to see Aquaman do something with his goddamn Trident of Poseidon and that the art wasn't bad.