Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Justice League #49 Review

Oops!... I Did It Again

Written By: Si Spurrier
Art By: Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan, David Baron, Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 14, 2020

After saving a cargo ship full of alien children and returning them to their homeworld, the Justice League then took out the planet's evil dictator in hopes of freeing a world that was overrun by tyranny.  The only problem is........ what do these people, who have only known their own terrible way of life do with no leader to lead them?  Why, they ask their star saviors to lead them of course, but do the Justice League have the right to put their beliefs on these people?  Let's jump into this issue and see what the Justice League will do after they also had to save these people from an alien threat.  Let's check it out.

For this issue of Justice League, we take Wonder Woman's concerns about the Justice League leading a civilization and how wrong that is and run with it.  The idea that our heroes wouldn't know the customs, backgrounds or pretty much anything concerning these people becomes the main focus of this book and while it was fun initially, you're pretty much just waiting for the next misunderstanding to take place as the pages progress.  Yeah, this premice does get a little old as we continue on, not to mention that the idea that some of the Justice League members would think that it would be okay to be the rulers of this world comes off a little weird, but even with that being said, there is some fun to be had with this and the idea that things aren't exactly as they seem to our heroes in this issue.

I was kind of hoping that we would have gotten a little bit more out of the backgrounds of this alien civilization that seems to hate one another because of their diverging ideals of choosing their paths in life, with one choosing the Way Of The Cell and the other choosing the Way Of The Spark....... pretty much, skin vs cybernetics, but it does appear that we may be getting more out of their backgrounds in the next issue so I guess I can wait.  I just wanted more out of this issue though beyond continued misunderstandings, while Wonder Woman told us a story about a giantess, who once ruled people before the Amazons were born that was a perfect analogy for what's going on with our team here.

All in all, I really enjoyed the art in this issue and the misunderstandings were fun at first but did get a little overbearing as the issue continued.  The idea for this story is cool, even if it comes off a little cliched at times, but it feels like we just don't do enough with the concept in this issue to really make it all that thought-provoking because all we get by the end is the constant idea that our heroes are idiots who can't learn.  It's a problem, but it's not enough to make me hate what we got here because it's a new role for our heroes here and they're on a bit of a learning curve, I just wish that they could get on the trolley a bit sooner.  Hopefully, things really pick up for the next issue because I need to get back to some old fashioned good guys vs. bad guys soon because what we got in this issue kind of wore out its welcome for how overplayed it was

Bits and Pieces

While the art looks great here and there is a bit of fun to be had, this issue mostly just showcases our heroes' inability to learn from a situation and really just makes them look like dumbells in the end.  I do hope that we're able to move on from what we got this issue when we go into the next one because the constant errors in judgment that our heroes found themselves in here got a bit old.


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