Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Justice League of America #6 Review

Writers: Geoff Johns & Jeff Lemire
Artist: Doug Mahnke

Overall this series has been very interesting, and has had one of the more stronger starts from the New 52 series, even if it has been slightly inconsistent. I has however been Trinity War that has enthralled me recently, and I loved the opening in Justice League #22, and hopefully the story will continue to amaze.


After killing Dr. Light it is questioned whether Superman is safe to be around, and whether he's in control of his powers, or not. The Question (Vic Sage) also interjects himself into the war, trying to find out who is behind the evil.


This was a brilliant issue, and although it's not quite as good as the last part, it was still very enjoyable. Geoff Johns, and Jeff Lemire did a terrific job of writing this issue, as although the pace is slowed down, it still focused on some serious points, whilst moving the story forward. Both Johns, and Lemire also did a super job of showing more of the fabulous fight between the two teams, as introducing more character's to the story, making me intrigued as to where the story will go next. It was also interesting to see how Johns, and Lemire handled the interaction between the two teams in a calm environment, as although it wasn't anything special, it was interesting.

The art from Doug Mahnke was amazing, as although it's not got anything on Ivan Reis' art from part one, or Justice League Dark artist Mikel Janin, it was still very good. I did however find his art to be a little too rough at times, and it looked as if he had trouble drawing all these big character's in one panel, as his art is usually much smoother. The art was however much better in the pages/panels that had less going on, with brilliant detail that really stood out. The character's facial expressions, and character emotion were also handled perfectly, as you could really tell what the character's were feeling, which gave more depth to the issue.

Although The Question was shown in the Trinity War prequel issue, Trinity of Sin: Pandora #1, this issue had his first proper appearance in the storyline. Now the Question is a character that has interested me for years, and he is the member of the Trinity of Sin that interests me the most. What I loved about his appearance in this issue was that it was gradually made, with him apparently going about his normal life, trying to find out who he is, and what's behind the evil. I do however look forward to seeing more from him, and with the Question featuring in this issue, and Pandora featuring in the last part, I would expect the Phantom Stranger to appear in the next part, Justice League Dark #22.

The most interesting part of Justice League #22 was the fact that Superman killed Dr. Light, and that continued into this issue, with the question of whether he was in control of his powers at the time, and whether he's safe to be around being the main focus points of this issue. I personally found this to be a brilliant development point for the story, as although everyone knows that Superman doesn't kill, it shows what magic can do. I also loved seeing the reaction from certain character's, and how they responded, but it was Superman's response that interested me the most, and I look forward to seeing it developed.

This issue would also see the first appearance from the Justice League Dark in this storyline, and although they don't really do much, it still made me happy, as I have really been enjoying their series. Anyway I won't go into too much detail about their appearance in this issue, as to avoid spoilers, but it would appear that they're investigating Madame Xanadu's disappearance, which I expected they would. Besides this they had an interesting conversation with an other character in this issue, and I really look forward to seeing how they fit into this story.

Final Verdict

Although slower than last issue, this was a great continuation of the Trinity War storyline, setting up future developments, as well as exploring ones that have already been started. It had a little action, which was awesome, as well as some emotion sequences, and yet more mystery. Due to all this I'd highly recommend this issue, and am really looking forward to Justice League Dark #22.

Rating: 4/5

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