Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Justice League of America #26 Review

Written by: Steve Orlando
Art by: Miguel Mendonca, Dexter Vines, Wayne Faucher, Chris Sotomayor and Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: March 14, 2018

This book is ending soon to make way for Scott Snyder's Justice League book and all the other kind of announced stuff coming with it.  I guess the Might Beyond the Mirror wasn't defeated after all because I got my wish!  Before leaving, Orlando has a few things to tie-up starting this issue with the conclusion to the Angor story.  How is it?  Let's find out...

The issue starts with narration from the Adjudicator, which is a bit off-putting since we didn't get that up until now. I wish we would have stuck with him because we go to Lord Havoc and he starts spouting off nonsense until Batman punches him in his face. Canary and Dreamslayer join in, but honestly, this scene and book are just a cluster fuck.

Dreamslayer than goes all Ralphie on Havok until they are broken up and it's Batman vs Havok round two.  After more nonsense dialogue, Batman asks the Adjudicator if he sacrificed himself, could Angor live anew.  The thing is, Havok steps up to take his place and then Dreamslayer joins in as well.  Man, everyone is trying to get the hell out of this book asap!!!  Best thing is, it works.  The worst thing, I can't begin to tell you why.

Back at Happy Harbor, Batman and Canary return, somehow give Frost hope with the story of Angor being saved and another person gets the hell out of Dodge.  This time it's Lobo and I can't wait for the podcast so I can queue up the Space Hog sound byte one last time!  The issue then ends with a crazy cliffhanger that is a cool callback if you are an Atom fan, but if you are a JLA fan (does such a thing exist anymore?), it just feels silly and unfocused.  I guess we will see in two weeks.  Oh goodie!

This was yet another rushed conclusion to a long set up, but uninteresting story with some of the worst dialogue in comics...but the art was nice.  This run of JLA will hopefully be forgotten the day it ends because it has easily been one of the worst books in Rebirth and an example of legacy without any story to back it up.

Bits and Pieces:

This conclusion to the Angor story was just utter nonsense filled with nonsense dialogue, good art and nothing else.  Thankfully, it will all be over soon!


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