Thursday, March 1, 2012

Justice League #6

This issue wraps up the opening story arc for the Justice League with a bang.

But... it's one of those stories that seems fine on the face of it, but the more you think about it, the more things unravel a bit (you know, like the movie Superman Returns).

The six-issue tale (which takes place five years ago) has introduced the members of the JL to the world and each other. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Aquaman, the Flash and Cyborg are faced with a major challenge - an invasion by Darkseid and his forces.

Superman has been captured and Batman goes to the rescue (sorta). While the rest of the League tackles the big bad, Cyborg gets to provide the quick and easy solution to the problem, but we're left with many questions: what happened to all the people kidnapped by the Para-Demons? Where did Batman get the mask he was wearing at the end (and why did he take it off last issue)? How did Batman know what to say to Cyborg? Why does Flash have to be a goober?

Still, maybe I'm being too nit-picky about the whole thing. It's a fun action romp and a good setup for the team's future. The art is terrific, as Jim Lee provides big splash panels, tons of hoo-hah type battles, and enough detail to make any inker cry.

And I do love that last page.

This should be DC's flagship comic - and thanks to the "New 52" revival, for the first time in a long time, that's what it is.

Grade: A-


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