Review: Justice League #15

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

Writer: Bryan Hitch
Artists: Fernando Pasarin, Matt Ryan & Brad Anderson

Positives
The cover by Fernando Pasarin, Matt Ryan and Brad Anderson is pretty cool. I like this image of the League being lost in time. The white background really does add to the weird tone of the issue. Additionally, all of the characters are really well drawn and colored.

The interior art features pencils by Pasarin, inks by Ryan and colors by Anderson. Everything looks really great. The faces are expressive and distinct. The art team is allowed to have some fun in displaying different time periods and doing it well. Each period of time looks distinct.

I like this concept. It is actually very similar to the season one finale of Legends of Tomorrow. There are bombs scattered around time that the League has stop. However, because there are no television budgetary constrictions, this issue is able to be more creative than that episode. I am interested by the basic premise and looking forward to what happens next.

Negatives
The issue is told in a non-linear fashion which does kind of fit for a time travel story. But things jump around so much that it was hard to keep track of what was going on. I feel like there’s a better structure to this.

Why does Bryan Hitch like to split up the team so much? It’s fine for this premise but I feel like this happens a lot in this current run. The League is always in pieces so we, the audience, are always following multiple things happening at once and it’s been a little tedious. While the premise is interesting, I am concerned about the structure and pace moving forward because it was already a little tiresome here.

Verdict
This is a solid issue. There’s some great art and a really interesting and fun premise that could to a great story. I have some issues with the pacing and the structure of the issue but it does a good job of grabbing one’s attention. I recommend reading the issue.

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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.