The battle for the shards of the Totality continues as the battle against Doom is waged across time and space!
Each of the teams are overwhelmed by the power that the Legion of Doom has at their disposal, leaving the teams desperate and cornered. Can the league succeed in their mission to free the universe of Perpetua and the iron grips of Doom? or will they fall into the chaotic despair that awaits them beyond time and space?
It’s amazing that this series has managed to maintain some steady momentum and keeping everyone engaged with the story that Snyder and Tynion have been writing since last year. It’s hard for me to believe that this isn’t even the final arc of this series since there is a sense of finality due to everything that Snyder and company have been building towards having come to fruition. Snyder does a pretty good job at writing a lot of solid moments between the various characters and teams that appear throughout this issue, especially between the teams of the past, present, and future. I think that some of the best scenes are the exchanges continue to be between The Flashes, the Green Lanterns, and the JSA. But what really makes this issue great is seeing all of the various elements that were foreshadowed finally play a role and pay off. Since issue 1, Snyder alluded to a lot of things that were gonna happen within the series, and throughout readers had witnessed many of those plotlines come to pass, so to see the story build to a culmination of everything is great. Although, the real question is where do we go from here if there is more that will occur after this arc, how big can you go than what’s already been delivered here this far? Time will tell, but for the moment, everything from the story, the grand scale battles, and all of the moving parts moving into place, it makes for a pleasant read.
In regards to the art department in this issue, Redondo, and Porter deliver in showcasing some of the best moments that this issue and this arc has to offer. They manage to create fantastic pages that really showcases the kind of universal scale that this series has been consistently aiming for, and executing a perfect landing with every chance that they can get, and it shows within this issue alone. There is a really dope double-page spread that shows a multitude of characters that will have readers playing Where’s Waldo in regards to the amount of characters that are present in this story. The colors by Hi-Fi manage to match the cinematic scale of this chapter, making it an enjoyable read throughout.
This is another solid issue of this crazy series that continues to surprise with each issue. If you’re looking for a solid roller coaster ride that continues to throw twists and turns in ways that you don’t expect, while providing a reading experience that rewards readers for being on this wild ride, then this issue is one to add for the pull list. I definitely recommend picking this issue up for new comic book day.