Written by Scott Snyder
and James Tynion IV
Art by Bruno Redondo
and Daniel Sampere
Published by DC Comics
“Fools! You contain the energies of your respective domains, but you lack the power to shape them! The Totality of that power belongs to Me.”
So, I guess that explains that. Sort of.
Of course, there are still pieces of the Totality floating around out there, and the Justice League is in a race not only against time, but within it too, to collect the pieces before the Legion of Doom does, in order to tip the scales against Perpetua. (Somehow.)
Given the number of competing storylines (and artists – we have two this week, Bruno Redondo and Daniel Sampere) it says a lot that this book still manages to pack in quite a number of gratifying surprises. Unfortunately, they’re sandwiched between heavy doses of melodrama and rather mawkish sermonizing. But hey, with all the action involved as well, just think of it all as a great big layer cake of Hypertime and Justice.
I have to say my biggest concern in all this (and that’s saying something) has been that Will Patton, the present-day Starman, really hasn’t had the greatest track record with his various plans to save the day.
That said, it actually seems as if this one has a shot at working. At least it might if Hawkgirl is able keep it together. I suppose having one of the oldest energies in the Universe trapped within one’s wings would make anyone impatient. Mind you, it’s taken the Monitors billions of years to level up to the current threat – and that is a treat. So just hang in there Kendra.
In the meantime, things can’t just go easy for our time-flung League. You’d think having the JSA and the JL protected from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean by the thin emerald force fields of two Green Lanterns might be their greatest worry. But not if Vandal Savage has anything to say about it. For someone who died not long ago, Savage sure does get around a bit. And back in the Golden Age of Heroes it seems he’s been doing a bit more than that.
Meanwhile it finally becomes clear just what power Cheetah has claimed for herself in all of this mess. And that just can’t be good for our underwater heroes.
But that’s nothing compared to Braniac. Braniac 1,000,000 to be precise. And if that sounds terrifying, you’d be quite correct. How can you hope to beat a hyper-advanced genius intellect with the combined might of hundreds of thousands of years of interstellar warfare at his disposal?
The answer is you don’t. Not without help.
Thankfully Kamandi has just the right idea about where to start. And that promises to be anything but a minor development.
Just when you think things can’t get any more crazy, authors Scott Snyder and James Tynion are here to prove you wrong. It’s all headed to a crashing crescendo of epic proportions. And nothing will ever be the same.
Next Issue: More Justice! All the Justice!