Written by Simon Spurrier
Art by Aaron Lopresti
Published by DC Comics
Justice League #50 is a satisfying finish to an intriguing storyline. As a 50th issue, Spurrier and Lopresti are given room to bring this story in for a landing. With various twists and double crosses, they put every inch of storytelling space provided to good use.
The Vermidiim are attacking the Trotha home world.
The Justice League are trying to protect them. The disagreement comes in how to go about it. Batman, somewhat out of character at this point, wants to use mind control so the people of Trotha defend themselves. Wonder Woman wants to tread far more lightly.
Meanwhile, the trio of Superman, Flash, and Green Lantern attempt to negotiate peace with the Vermidiim, with disastrous results.
Meanwhile the deposed Empress Siddinix is still a factor in this story.
With her control behind the scenes, she is a wild card that the Justice League members have ignored. However, Wonder Woman becomes the epitome of “Wiser Heads Will Prevail”
Seeing the Justice League in a situation in which they are not necessarily helping is a fresh way to approach the League.
They stepped in a situation, even though they are more powerful, they are obviously in over their heads. Having Wonder Woman play detective and diplomat also serves the story well.
Stories set in space with alien races that readers have not been introduced to previously can be confusing. Spurrier keeps things in order. The story never feels convoluted. Lopresti brings his usual clear artwork. His Justice League action scenes propel the story forward. These two are a great team for this particular story.
Here’s to the next 50 issues of Justice League!