Justice League #23 Review

by Hussein Wasiti on May 01, 2019

Written by Scott Snyder and Jorge Jimenez
Art by Jorge Jimenez
Colouring by Alejandro Sanchez
Lettering by Tom Napolitano
This arc highlights what can be special about team books. Some people love them because they feature all of the characters they want to read about, but when a book like this comes along, a different perspective is depicted. Any team with a person like Batman on it is going to result in some complicated moral quandaries, despite his stance on killing. I won't say anymore for fear of spoiling, but this is a fantastic story that warrants your attention.
Quite simply, Jorge Jimenez and Alejandro Sanchez are one of the best artistic teams of the past few years. These pages, with Jimenez's layouts and Sanchez's astronomically incredible colouring, are drop dead gorgeous. The lighting and the vibrancy that Sanchez brings is second to none, and is one of the top colourists working in comics. The dryness and bareness that he brings to the Superman scenes especially is pretty striking. Jimenez's figure work and character acting is so confident and expressive too. The pace that he brings to each page is so wonderful, with a notable example being the very first page. He packs so much story into a few panels and demonstrates his ability as a visual storyteller.
I really like what Scott Snyder is doing with the story here. More so than any other arc, he perfectly and naturally taps into the justice vs. doom theme that seems to be the backbone of this entire run. To not only demonstrate these two forces between the Justice League and the Legion of Doom, but to also create a rift in the League itself because of these opposing ideologies, is smart storytelling. With this alternate future, he's built an interesting world and is taking advantage of the entire DC Universe.
This is another solid entry in this arc. The story is unpredictable and hits all the right notes, and the art is stupendously beautiful. This is well worth checking out.

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