Saturday, June 14, 2014

Justice League Beyond 2.0 #22 Review

Written by: Christos Gage
Art by: Dexter Soy
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: June 14, 2014

Jail (Heart)Break

Wonder Woman and Lord Superman continue their "hard-hitting" love affair.  Mr. Miracle proves the best escape tool may be a broken heart.  Zod attends a family reunion and Batman always fixes the odds.

The Justice Lords story continues and it's been so much fun up until now.  By fun, I mean bloody battles, surprising reveals and death.  You know, fun.  Christos Gage continues rolling out the good times this week with the Justice Lords fighting the Justice League for the fate of two Worlds.

While it may seem like some sadistic foreplay, this issue opens with Wonder Woman and Lord Superman kicking the crap out of each other in the Batcave.  They're not the only ones fighting, though and the battle is pretty damn cool.

Meanwhile, the rest of the Justice League are still imprisoned in the Watchtower.  It's a good setup, but also points out what I love about this book.  The characters.  Where else can you go nowadays for the likes of Mr. Miracle, Barda and Micron? (Thanks, Roman)  Throw in the Justice Lords and we have a winner.  Back to the story, Mr. Miracle takes his "Universe's Greatest Escape Artist" title pretty seriously and shows to what level he will stoop to to keep it.

Back in the Batcave, Zod proves once again that he is a true hero, but how will he react when he finds out that Wonder Woman and Lord Superman are his Parents?  Well, it begins here.  I can't wait to see more.

The issue ends with Batman showing he hasn't lost a step in his old age.  I love the Batcave and really love when books use the decor in it to Batman's advantage.  Gage gives us just that and adds a pretty funny quip from the man himself.

This arc may be close to ending, but there is still so much to be resolved.  I can't wait to see how Christos Gage wraps it all up.

Dexter Soy's art has been so good and just keeps getting better.  His action scenes pop, but my favorite scene was the look of surprise on Zod's face.  So good.

Bits and Pieces:

Justice League Beyond 2.0 #22 continues the great Justice Lords arc with style.  Christos Gage gives us more action and surprises while Dexter Soy makes everything look great.  It will be bittersweet when it ends, but I can't wait to see how it does.  Highly Recommended.



  1. Good review. One thing though. The guy you call "the Atom" is really called Micron. Derek Fridolfs gave him some backstory in the first volume of Justice League Beyond in an issue called "Beyond Origins: Micron". Also while I loved this issue, I really was hoping to see more of Wonder Woman and Lord Superman's fight. Maybe even a little bit of Superman Beyond vs Lord Superman.

    1. You are right, I completely forgot...I will change it. I agree about Wonder Woman and Lord Superman, though I loved Zod stepping in.