Justice League #9

by Batmanaruto on October 03, 2018

Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: Jorge Jimenez
Colorist: Alejandro Snachez
Publisher: DC Comics

After such a bombastic first arc, it is good that Snyder allows the league to have a quieter issue to rest, relax and sort out things between one another. Since Metal, Snyder has given us a massive cosmic arc, after massive cosmic arc. Whilst I have enjoyed Metal, No Justice and his Justice League run, it is nice to have Snyder doing a more grounded story that is forced to focus on the interpersonal relationships between the characters.

Snyder for the most part splits up the team into smaller groups, with each group addressing a problem or an aspect of their life. However, it is a shame to see that Cyborg was the only member of the league to have no real focus put on him. Martian Manhunter, Hawkgirl, Flash and Green Lantern have conversations that basically revolve around the idea of the world changing and not understanding what is going on. Both are short discussion; however, this idea has been consistent since Metal and provides a moment of bonding between the pairs.

Whilst Wonder Woman and Aquaman basically talk about the idea of home. In this issue, we find out that each league member has their own domain, which is a small place that represents them. Each domain seems to represent the characteristics of each character but Wonder Woman is struggling with how best to represent herself. Magic has been disrupted and she is finding out even more about herself.

The most interesting discussion is the one between Batman and Superman. Superman is up in space trying to fix the moon that the Justice League broke a few issues back. Syder uses the moon as a metaphor of the Justice League. Batman wants the Justice League to change and improve and make themselves darker, and he also wants Superman to allow him to improve the moon and turn it into a death star basically. Superman reminds him in both cases that they shouldn’t change the core of who they are even if the world is changing around them. This shows that Snyder understands truly what the league are meant to represent as beacons of hope.

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