Justice League #18 Review

Following the war with Atlantis, devoled followers must be asking whether the Justice League still a team worth following?  Read on to find out.

The official description from DC:

• Cyborg takes center stage as events fall into place for next month’s massive new story arc: “OFF THE GRID”!

• Also, Batman continues to be question the Superman/Wonder Woman alliance and Aquaman’s future with the League.

• Plus: The Shazam backup story reveals the origin of Black Adam—and what it means for Billy Batson’s survival!

Since the launch of the New 52, the flagship title for the re-imagined DC Universe has certainly carried its share of literary baggage, but nonetheless it’s slowly but surely evolved into something more than a mere action romp.  And after some necessary battles during some tense situations the latest incarnation of this iconic team is ready for expansion.

When it comes to writing comic books for the big two publishers, Geoff Johns is certainly one of the major highlights as the seasoned author has proved his abilities time and time again.  Whether he’s writing an interstellar mission, a massive incursion or a simple superhero hangout gone wrong he’s certainly up to the challenge.  In this specific release he adds quite a few characters to the roster as a slow burn yields a decent but engaging romp.  There were certainly a few moments where things felt far too slow and in these instances I was a bit let down by the narrative but in the what we get is something that’s certainly fun.

Jesus Saiz handles the art for the main story while Gary Frank summons his talents to deliver yet another portion of the new origin of Shazam.  From the first page to the final panel each talent brings an honesty and commitment to their work as a flair of versatility results in a concrete showcase that’s sure to please devoted followers.  I literally have no complaints about the finished job on display in this specific outing.

Justice League #18 is another really good release that does more than enough to keep their audience thoroughly entertained.  Recommended.


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