Sunday, July 21, 2013

Justice League of America #6 Review

Does the Question know the Answer ?  *SPOILERS*


            Part 2 of the Trinity War starts with The Question giving exposition on what he does.  Answering questions that pound in his brain.  The latest one is "Who is the evil behind the evil?"  He tells us that if he answers enough questions, he will be given the answer to his own.  "What is his true name?"  This leads into where the last issue left off with The Justice League Vs. The Justice League of America.  The fight we've wanted to see since JLA started, and it's truly beautiful.  Doug Mahnke's art just makes you want to pause and ogle the page.  The fight goes on until Superman (still covering his eyes after heat visioning Dr. Light's face off)  Causes an earthquake while screaming "Lock me up!"  makes me just think of the scene in Monster Squad where the wolf man screams the same, while firing a gun in the air.  Alright back to the book.

            The JLA and Justice League take Superman back to A.R.G.U.S. HQ to figure out what happened to him, because like all of us know even after watching Man of Steel, Superman doesn't kill people.  While there, we get more fun banter with Hawk Man, sadly Shazam still being a brat, The Atom wanting to come clean about being a spy for the JLA, and Waller asking FireStorm if he can make Kryptonite.  Outside Superman's observation room, we get a awkward conversation between Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor.  Imagine it like you still have feelings for an ex, and now your having a conversation about her new boyfriend.  Yup Awkward.  Inside, Batman is watching over Superman, who is restrained to a techno-chair with a helmet/visor covering Superman's eyes.  Wonder Woman walks in and lays down a knowledge bomb on Batman about Pandora and her box.  Batman's skeptical, but he should know the dangers of a woman's box.  Wonder Woman decides she'll have to go find answers on her own.

            Wonder Woman goes to the workshop of Hephaestus, the weapon smith of the gods, and demands to know about Pandora's Box.  Hephaestus tells her that he didn't make the box, and that it is a mystery even to the gods.  His only advise is that if Wonder Woman finds it, she should destroy it.  Her search for answers takes her to the now destroyed home of Madame Xanadu, where she meets and asks the aid of, The Justice League Dark.  The issue ends back at A.R.G.U.S. HQ where Steve Trevor goes to see Superman.  Superman tells him it isn't safe to take off his helmet/visor, and we see that this is really The Question with a false face.  He asks Superman "Do you really want to find out who killed Dr. Light?"


            As I said before the artwork in this book is superb, and Geoph Johns, and Jeff Lemire really write the hell out of this book.  It moves really fast, and makes me jones for the next issue.  I really don't have anything bad to say about this issue, except that I want more, now.  It's issues like this that keep readers reading and make new readers.  So if you haven't checked it out yet, get it.  Get another copy to give out, to turn someone else on to it.  Hopefully the rest of the story is on par with this and the first issue.


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