Review: Justice League #13

[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers.]

Writer: Tim Seeley
Artists: Scot Eaton, Wayne Faucher & Gabe Eltaeb

Summary
Steve Trevor tries to find his family while the Eclipso virus spreads.

Positives
The cover by Scot Eaton, Wayne Faucher and Gabe Eltaeb is cool. I like that the League has a blue shadow over them along with their scary Eclipso faces. And Wonder Woman attacking Steve Trevor is a striking image.

The interior art is solid. The issue features pencils by Eaton, inks by Faucher and colors by Eltaeb. The faces are nicely expressive, there’s a good level of detail and the colors work. This apocalypse is conveyed well through the art.

I like Steve so it’s nice to get an issue focused on him. I like the idea that he was a pessimist until he met Diana and that has made him a much more optimistic person. I also like his view on being an uncle as opposed to a parent. There are nice character moments for Steve in this.

Negatives
The cover is misleading. Wonder Woman and Steve barely interact in this and she certainly never attacks him. The League is featured even less and only shows up on security footage. The issue is Steve dealing with this apocalypse on the streets.

The issue is pointless. It’s a tie-in to Justice League vs. Suicide Squad that doesn’t feel even remotely important to that story. Maybe Steve will play an important part in the final issue and this will be essential. But, right now, I have no idea why I read this. It certainly does not stand on its own. If you’re not reading Justice League vs. Suicide Squad, there is no reason to read this. Even if you are reading that crossover, I’m not sure there’s a reason to read this.

Verdict
Overall, this is an okay issue. It is well drawn and colored and Tim Seeley does his best to make it engaging. I did enjoy the little character moments for Steve. But, the issue feels pointless and a little dull.

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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.