Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Justice League #47 Review

Forgiveness Is Divine

Written By: Robert Venditti
Art By: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 23, 2020

A fight of Primeval proportions is on as the Justice League have come face to face with the embodiment of Tartarus itself, the older than old God that the prison was named after.  If that wasn't enough, we still need to get The Spectre and Jim Corrigan back together before Themyscira and the world tear itself apart, due to the grudges and resentments that people carry within them all the time.  Let's jump into this issue and see how our Justice League gets out of this one alive.  Let's check it out.

While the stakes have been building with each and every issue that we've gotten from this arc, this conclusion really just kind of comes out of nowhere for everything that it has set up as one big letdown because it seems that with all the grudges coming to the surface that would pit friend against friend, nation against nation and Jim Corrigan against God is all resolved because the Justice League in what they believe are their last moments decide to apologize to one another

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With the giant fight against Tartarus, the world going insane and all the build-up to these impossibly huge things, the entire issue hinges on Jim Corrigan seeing that people can forgive each other and with that, the world is fine and we never get to see Tartarus finished off, put back into chains........ nothing.  It's because of this non-ending and the simplistic feels that it tries to give you that this entire finale issue just kind of comes off as hokey.

All in all, the art is pretty decent in this issue, even with some of the closeup shots of our team looking a bit odd at times, but the story just falls completely flat when you find out that the whole thing hinges on an apology and the idea that everything that was badass that you wanted to see is essentially done off-panel as our heroes don't have a lot to do and are spirited away by Jim Corrigan who is all good with being the Spectre again now.  The entire ending just feels out of nowhere and like I said previously, more than anything, this issue just really comes off as hokey.

Bits and Pieces:

While I did enjoy the art in this issue, for the most part, everything that was built up during this arc that seemed really badass and something that I didn't want to miss the outcome of........ comes off as a whimper here as the story just kind of ends in a silly way that makes everything kind of come off cheesy when it comes to our characters involved.


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