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Justice League of America #14

by Hussein Wasiti on September 13, 2017

Writer: Steve Orlando
Artist: Ivan Reis
Inkers: Ivan Reis and Julio Ferreira
Colourist: Marcelo Maiolo
Letterer: Clayton Cowles
 
This issue is on par with the previous issue in terms of quality. The story isn't necessarily bad, as there are some nice moments sprinkled here and there that kept me interested. The final few pages in particular got me really interested in the story, though I doubt the logic of the scene itself. I definitely will not spoil it, but it's worthy of discussion.
 
A few problems still persist though. I, as a reader, want the story to be about the search for Ray Palmer. However, Steve Orlando keeps pushing the Might Beyond the Mirror story that concluded before this arc. It was a story I had a hard time tolerating and yet a scene related to the Might opens up the issue. Aside from this, Orlando is effectively squeezing in three different stories. We get the aforementioned Might thread, we get boring fight scenes between the JLA and some mysterious and proper-motivation lacking enemies, and we get Ryan Choi trying to talk to some interdimensional, microversal god. 
 
A high point of this issue is the art by Ivan Reis. His art has never looked this colourful, thanks to Marcelo Maiolo's great input. The Microverse truly feels like a completely different world, and the Reis/Maiolo combo really sells it.
 
This is a hard issue to recommend to anyone. While it's somewhat mediocre, there is a major turning point in the story here that will be important going forward. Ivan Reis' art is fantastic, though.
 

Our Score:

6/10

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