Comic Review: Justice League #6 (DC Comics)

“What are you gonna do? Ask him for a pat on a back.. To call you an inspiration?” This seemed like a small standalone issue that had potential to be […]

“What are you gonna do? Ask him for a pat on a back.. To call you an inspiration?”

This seemed like a small standalone issue that had potential to be enjoyable but instead, just feels a little lacking. The comic opens with the Justice League in fear of some weird unexplained mystical or alien threat that is attacking the citizens (what appears to be New York City, I don’t know). Eventually, the heroes band together, and each of the heroes pair up on their trips home, (Green Lantern) Jessica Cruz asks Barry out on a date and they both prepare and meet one another for a nice dinner. But things don’t go the way you think.

Personally, this issue has some nice moments which would make for a nice in between standalone issue, but instead feels like a mixed bag. It’s kinda hard to talk about this book or Hitch’s run thus far because it’s sorta feels lackluster compared to his stuff on Justice League of America. I like the dialogue between Barry and Jessica and they make for a cute potential item, but it’s hard to see good elements and chemistry when it sorta feels bogged down by the threat that’s secretly using the fears of the League to pit them against humanity and one another.  

If there is anything I’m not fond of is hearing murmurs of OG Superman being in doubt, and frustration of earning the trust of Batman.  This plot element is already tackled in other books such as TRINITY written by Francis Manapul.  It just seems a little weird about the motivations despite the fact that the league is being manipulated. But maybe I’m tackling things too harshly right? I like Hitch as an illustrator but as a writer, he’s still a little spotty, but there is room for improvement and the scenes with Flash and GL Jessica Cruz is a positive example of Hitch’s writing when executed right. But this issue was pretty eh. The art on the other hand by Matthew Clark and Tom Derenick is great and make the comic awesome to read and look at. The colors by Adriano Lucas make the book pop out but neither the inks by Sean Parsons and Trevor Scott really help the book’ s newest arc interesting enough. I just hope Hitch finds his footing within this series especially in the next issue.

Anthony Andujar Jr.

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