Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Justice League #41 Review and *SPOILERS*

Watchtower Down

Written By: Christopher Priest
Art By: Philippe Briones, Jeremy Cox, Willie Schu
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: March 21, 2018

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Let's get back into Justice League, where previously we saw our Leaguers trying to stay alive while the Watchtower was being pulled into Earth's gravity.  That's about all I have for you going into this issue besides for The Fan still being out and about and probably causing havoc in our heroes' lives.  Let's jump into this issue and see what the Justice League have to do now that they have a Watchtower down.  Let's check it out.

Explain It!:

Our issue starts with Simon and Jessica returning from the mission that they went on with Martian Manhunter and while I would have liked to know what was going on with that, it seems that it was only there to get the Lanterns out of the picture while the Watchtower came down and little else because what we get of them here is, Simon is still talking about having lunch with Superman and Jessica finally shuts him up by telling him that she kissed Batman.  BAM!  We're done with our Lanterns......... which is a shame because the Justice League really needs them now that the Watchtower has crashed landed in Africa and our heroes are doing their best in keeping the piece between different warring factions that have come to salvage what they can, while waiting for our Lanterns to show up and help.

As with many of the issues in this run, our main point of this story is to show that the Justice League doesn't know how to handle "justice" as different people and places understand it and more than anything it seems that the Justice League is just creating bad press for themselves outside of the United States and that's not even a part of their space station crashing into the planet......... So yeah, the Justice League are screwed all around and that only becomes more apparent when Red Lion and his military show up to take control of the Watchtower.

In the end, Batman and Aquaman are out and about to get to the bottom of who The Fan is and even though we have Batman take The Fan down here, we're still left with the question we had previously, what do we do with him now?  All that, and Wonder Woman is injured by a ricochet bullet that was meant for Superman.  Don't worry though, we've seen Wonder Woman hit with bullets before in her own book and while it pierces her skin, it doesn't do much to keep her down.

That's it for this issue of Justice League and it's more of the same that we've been given from this book since Christopher Priest has taken over, where the actions of our Justice League are questioned, they come off looking terrible and have have no idea how to deal with a situation and the only real solace I can take away from this issue is that the over the top science to explain things in an issue is relegated to the first page and it's about something that I can see a lot of fans being happy in being explained.  The art in this issue is really enjoyable, but the overwritten feel of this book just bogs it down and makes the whole issue feel boring even though we have a lot going on with our heroes.

Bits and Pieces:

It's more of the same with this issue of Justice League, where our heroes just come off looking like pieces of shit for not knowing how to deal with situations that they're not accustomed to and because of that.......... and the Watchtower crashing down to Earth that the people's perspective on our heroes have diminished even more......... including myself.  The art in this issue is enjoyable, but the overall feel of this book has become something that I dread reading every time it comes out.


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