Justice League Dark #23 Review

by Carlos R. on June 23, 2020

Justice League Dark #23 Cover Image
Written by: Ram V and James Tynion IV
Art by: Kyle Hotz
Colors by: June Chung
Lettered by: Rob Leigh
Publisher: DC Comics

With this chapter of Justice League Dark, we close on the “Parliaments of Life” storyline and move to what’s to come from the ramifications of this insanely awesome arc.

The Justice League Dark have come together and are at the climax of the series and face the ever-villainous Anton Arcane. Though physically united, the League is anything but. Zatanna is incapacitated and the others come to find uncomfortable alliances with Abigail Arcane and the Floronic Man.

I cannot praise Ram V and Tynion IV enough for weaving such a great tale, the whole team, really. From the beginning of this arc they’ve been sure to create the right motivations and circumstances to bring everyone to this point. I found myself anxiously turning each page, swept up in the pacing of the story in a turning-my-head-to-follow-the-conversation sort of fashion. The series has not let up and this team plays well off each other. The dynamic amongst themselves and between the antagonists are fantastic. Though we close on this arc, the seeds for what’s next for the Justice League Dark are planted.

Though I wish Alvaro Eduardo Martinez Bueno had been able to stay on for this issue, Kyle Hotz, Rob Leigh, and June Chung bring their A-game to the finale. The shift between artists has been noticeable, Bueno and Hotz are excellent fits for this series. Hotz and Chung create such beautiful scenery in this issue, the last pages are breathtakingly haunting. Hotz approaches the series with a body-horror-esque fashion and Leigh captures all the horrific sounds made throughout and I am all about it.

Justice League Dark continues to be one of DC’s best series, all onboard are constantly putting out tremendous work. This has become my go-to recommendation for anyone looking to jump on a DC book and there’s no better time to start!

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