Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Justice League #24 Review

Remain True

Written by: Scott Snyder and Jorge Jimenez
Art by: Jorge Jimenez, Alejandro Sanchez, and Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 15, 2019

I have found this Sixth Dimension story to be a bit of fresh air for this book.  It was starting to feel like it as imploding under its own weight and while things might get back to that when (if?) our heroes get back to their Earth, I am having fun with this pseudo-Elseworlds type story right now.  The Sixth Dimension is about imagination and so is this story and seeing the Legion of Doom show up the last issue as the heroes was such a cool twist.  So, what crazy stuff is going on this issue and is it any good?  Let's find out...

The issue opens with Superman again thinking back to that "" he had with Jon.  Lois makes a little appearance (always busy that Lois is) and it's a nice reminder that not every Lois in the Multiverse is out for the Justice League and Superman's blood.  Scott Snyder gives us a nice little bit here showing us what makes Superman tick and what gets him down.  In the background, it also shows what he is fighting for as he continues to deal with the messed up cliffhanger of the last issue.

We then head off to see what's up with the Justice League (sans Batman) and the Legion of Doom (sans Lex).  The back and forth dialogue between the heroes and their villains is cool here and Snyder really lets the Legion of Doom shine.  This combined with what Lois and Jimmy Olsen are doing really helps the reader focus on what the overall problem is...the World Forgers perfect world ain't so perfect!

Snyder continues showing that Batman might not agree.  I say "might" because each page flip I am waiting for Batman to punch the World Forger in his ugly face and show he isn't fooled by his sweet talk.  It doesn't happen here, but we do get DC's answer to know, built from "Element X", but it's not used for any type of good purpose unless you just want to win at any and all costs.  That's kind of what the World Forger is selling, though, so it makes perfect sense.  Like I said... waiting with every page turn.

The issue ends with the Legion of Doom being awesome and our heroes heading for a final confrontation with themselves...from the Sixth Dimension future.  The future team has a bit of a wildcard, however, and if you are a fan of the Hellbat Armor, I think you will dig the cliffhanger page.

This issue sets up the big battle and I liked it.  Yea, I wanted more of Superman after the last cliffhanger, but Snyder is putting things in place for the big throwdown coming up.  The highlights for me were  Jorge Jimenez's awesome art and anytime the Legion of Doom and Justice League were together on the page.  While everything around them was going to hell, it had the feels and was even funny at parts (mostly thanks to Flash and Grodd).  

Bits and Pieces:

I continue to dig this Sixth Dimension story in Justice League and while I keep waiting for Batman to reveal he is the smartest guy in the dimension, I also don't want it to end.  This story has reignited my enthusiasm for this book and I hope it's a momentum that continues well into the summer and beyond.  The Justice League should be one of the biggest and best in the line!


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