Justice League Dark #25 Review

by Carlos R. on August 25, 2020

Justice League Dark #25 Cover Image
Lettered by: Rob Leigh
Colors by: June Chung
Art by: Amancay Nahuelpan
Written by: Ram V
Publisher: DC Comics

It’s a new comic book day and what a day it is when you’ve got Justice League Dark #25 waiting for you. Seriously, if you’re a fan of Zee, Diana, Swamp Thing, Constantine, Bobo, or any member of the Justice League Dark then you HAVE to be following this series.

The issue kicks off with a flashback to when Zatanna learned the most significant rule when using magic: there’s always a cost. The story then brings us to the current point in time to find the Justice League Dark divided and charging to face the horror of the Upside-Down Man.

Ram V is the perfect fit for this title, he knows the characters forwards and backwards, inside and out and depicts them beautifully throughout. Zee and Wonder Woman had my favorite moments in this issue, their courage and power are on display not only in the way they’re drawn, but their dialogue. There’s a great moment, where Diana is interrupted by the Upside-Down Man, but does not miss a beat and continues her speech. Ram V also writes a mean Upside-Down Man, there’s a certain charm that oozes from him, especially when he disparages Diana and Zatanna during their encounter.

Rob Leigh, June Chung, Amancay Nahuelpan are absolutely killing it in this issue. Justice League Dark has served as a series that demonstrates how gorgeous and resourceful comics can be, and this issue is another gorgeous demonstration of that fact. The framing of the panels at the end of the issue alone is something to behold. June Chung’s color work is otherworldly in this issue and highlights just how terrifying some of these creatures can be, especially Swamp Thing. 

Justice League Dark is one of those books you just have to read for yourself. If you love monsters; striking displays of magic; or talking, crime solving chimps this is a comic you’ve got to get into your hands.

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