This review contains spoilers.
In this issue, the Justice LeagueUnited reforms and convinces all of the soldiers to fight their way out of this “Warzone.”
The comic begins with the superheroes all converging in one place. They manage to convince the soldiers of the strange situation and determine that the person behind what is going on is a soldier in bandages that has been seen around. He is basically a virus that created the Warzone to keep itself alive. Someone punches the bandaged man and the issue ends with everyone going back to their respective timelines.
I never like stories in which a team is split up; it seems to take the point out of being a team. The fun of it is watching the heroes interact and work together. It’s no fun if they’re separated doing other things. In this issue, the team comes together right away and that’s a relief. It’s a good group of characters and it’s fun to see them work together.
The ending of this story is incredibly disappointing. They never properly explain who or what the villain is or how he’s doing what he’s doing. They say he created the Warzone to keep himself alive but I have no idea how that works. Jeff Parker is surprisingly vague about this guy.
Additionally, it is so easy to beat the villain. All it takes is one punch from a soldier and the enemy is defeated while everything goes back to normal. That’s beyond anti-climatic. This should never have been an problem for these heroes.
What started out as a terrific premise has ended in disappointment. The story isn’t explained in a way that is satisfying and the villain is pathetically weak. The issue has very little to offer other than some decent artwork.