Review: Justice League United #15

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.”

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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.

Positives

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.

Negatives

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.

Verdict

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.

 

1outof5

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Sean Blumenshine

I am currently a senior at Wichita State University studying communications. I started reading comics in 2013 because of how much I loved Man of Steel and season one of Arrow. My favorite hero is the Green Arrow and my favorite villain is the Joker.
  • DC Fan

    While I didn’t like this issue either, your review makes me think you just skimmed through the issue, didn’t read the other two in the arc, have no idea who these characters are and just wrote something quick just to get it out there. The story may not have been great, but fits in fine with the overall concept of the book. The enemy is a legacy character (or the embodiment of) and it’s more of the battle to get to him that is the challenge, he doesn’t get “punched” to end it, and when you say the team finally comes together, you make it seem like every character in this book was supposed to be on said team, which isn’t true. A big part of the story was former enemies coming together for the greater good.

    On a personal taste note…the art was far better than decent.