Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Justice League Incarnate #2 Review

Justice League Incarnate #2 Review - Weird Science DC Comics

Justice League Incarnate #2 Review - Weird Science DC Comics

Tear in Heaven

Writer: Dennis Culver, Joshua Williamson
Artist: Andrei Bressan
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: December 21, 2021

I liked the first issue of Justice League Incarnate because it felt big, but it was also a lot of fun. Unfortunately, lately, these big stories have been nothing but grim city, and I am tired of that.  However, I hope this Joshua Williamson irons out a bit of the new Infinite Frontier while having fun with the entire Multiverse. So, let's jump into our review of Justice League Incarnate #2...

Justice League Incarnate #2 opens right out of the last issue's cliffhanger.  Kalibak, Grail, and a heap load of parademons are attacking the house of heroes.  Luckily, Orion is also there and claims he has the power to wind the day...he has to pilot the House of Heroes and rip it through the bleed. Of course, not everyone is on board with the crazy plan, but desperate times and all that jazz.

Justice League Incarnate #2 Review - Weird Science DC Comics

This was a good opener that continues the crazy excitement from the last issue.  I liked the character interactions going on, which is cool since these aren't the story's main heroes.  Speaking of them...

When President Superman and crew followed Darkseid into his boom tube, something went sideways.  They ended up on the occult Earth-13, and while it continued the fun of the last issue, it also felt like the start of a scavenger hunt story trope.  Unfortunately, that feeling gets stronger and stronger as we go forward.

While that sucks, Earth-13 is pretty damn awesome.  We get to see Superdemon, who I love, and most of the League of Shadows. Also, I loved the art in this section with its old-school House of Mystery vibe.

Of course, things don't go quite as planned, and our heroes find themselves understaffed and in deep shit. Unfortunately, Joshua Williamson got a little too carried away here as we get a variation of a character I never cared to see again.  I rolled my eyes big time, and I doubt I'll be the only one.

Justice League Incarnate #2 Review

It all leads to a series of Hail Marys that somehow didn't feel as big as they should have.  I blame the scavenger hunt feel this mini-series already has after two issues.  

The issue ends with our heroes scattered across the Multiverse. While each panel looks interesting, I finished this issue feeling like Williamson was already losing his grip on the overall story.   I understand why a multiversal book has a larger art team; Still,  I wish the art were more consistent overall.

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Bits and Pieces:

Justice League Incarnate #2 continues the fun of the first issue, but Joshua Williamson is not explaining things enough, and some things feel forced because of that.  Williamson seems to be having fun playing in his Multiversal sandbox, but an eye-rolling addition to the story makes me wish he would slow things down a bit.  The story is big enough without him being such a try-hard.


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