Comic Review: Justice League #26 (DC Comics)

During the League’s absence into the 6th dimension, The Legion of Doom were busy setting things in motion, masquerading as the saviors of reality and successfully swaying the public with […]

During the League’s absence into the 6th dimension, The Legion of Doom were busy setting things in motion, masquerading as the saviors of reality and successfully swaying the public with their deeds.

Prior to Luthor’s supposed death, he broadcasted all over the world that the only way to save the earth is through DOOM, pitting earth against their heroes! In the midst of the Leagues return from the 6th dimension, they realize that they cannot face Perpetua alone. They must recruit beyond their ranks in order to save the multiverse. Who will the League recruit? What is the Legion of Doom planning during Luthor’s supposed absence? And could all of it lead to the death of Starman?

Man, if Snyder didn’t convince readers with issue 26, or the free comic book day issue of Year of the Villain, then surely what Tynion establishes in this issue will definitely be a fantastic jumping on point for what the creative team is doing within this series! Tynion and the rest of his creative team create some of the most iconic scenes that may even rival what was seen in the prior arc. Tynion gets to play around in this issue pulling from DC Comics lore, and effectively implementing elements of the vast lore of the DCU into this issue with strong execution that it’ll have everyone talking.

If you’re a fan of any variation of the DCU, I think you’ll find something special since Tynion reaches far and wide, and perfectly kickstarts Year of the Villain with surprise faces from various corners of the DCU, especially with the various Leaguers that participate in the impending battle for all of the multiverse. Tynion is no stranger when it comes to writing interactions with characters and team dynamics, and it shows in this issue. What’s even better about this issue is that readers get treated to many things that Snyder and Tynion have set up between the Justice League and JL Dark titles, and it all comes together in an exciting manner that will entice readers interest for what they’re setting up for the remainder of this year. While there is nothing mind-blowing, there is still a lot of important sets up, a lot of moving gears that will be crucial for what is to come. Tynion does a fantastic job at managing the A plot and B plot with Manhunter looking for Luthor’s supposed whereabouts while the League rebuild and recruit. Tynion writes a ton of great scenes and character interactions that make each moment in this book worth reading.

Javier Fernandez’s artwork is amazing and is a good transition from the prior issue. His layouts are well thought out and visually stunning. His ability to showcase every character in with various textures helps to make the issue and its characters standout. With Hi-Fi’s vibrant colors and Fernandez’s pencil work, it makes the entire issue an enjoyable read that is worth rereading again just for the details alone. Napiltano’s lettering does its job, effectively controlling the pace of the book with the placement of the letters, providing a good flow that helps the reader read along as they zoom through the pages. This is another solid installment for this flagship series that promises to deliver bigger and better things for many issues to come. It is worth adding to your pull list and trust me, for new comic book day, you wouldn’t want to miss it anyway!

Anthony Andujar Jr.

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