Review Brew: Justice League: No Justice #1
Justice League: No Justice #1
Writers: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson
Artist: Francis Manapul
Publisher: DC Comics $3.99
One of the biggest issues with event comics is how to follow up on them. While there are big aftershocks, typically what comes next can feel small in scope compared to what had just happened. Dark Nights: Metal traveled from one part of the Multiverse, the Dark Multiverse, and further, but how do you top that? In the case of Justice League: No Justice, the solution is to just shatter the walls and see what’s beyond them.
Scott Snyder, James Tynion, and Joshua Williamson kick the story off with a bang. Covering in the space of an issue everywhere from Earth, to the Source Wall, and to Colu. It also manages to make room for a cast spanning the gamut of the DC Universe from Superman, to Robin, to Lobo, and even Starro the Conqueror. The scope that they reach for is more or less akin to Grant Morrison and Howard Porter’s seminal JLA run, which is only a good thing when your bad guys are epic in scope god giants. While there isn’t a lot given thus far on just what these changes add, it’s certainly an epic-in-scope story, with an epic cast to match.
The art by Francis Manapul is also epic as well and gorgeous to boot. Which is to be expected, but it’s hard not to be engrossed, especially with the insanely detailed vistas that Manapul gets to draw. A story this large in scope deserves art in kind. While the story hasn’t revealed much yet, it’s a perfect jumping on point for anyone who wants to start from scratch on the Justice League, or just for someone wanting an epic story.
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