[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers!]
Writer: Steve Orlando
Pencils: Neil Edwards
Tsaritsa continues her assault on the Earth and the Justice League of America is fighting back! Attempting to break into the dimension that’s the foundation of creativity and imagination–a place known as Immateria Tsaritsa finds an old enemy standing in her way– Promethea! Will the introduction of this new ally help the League destroy Tsaritsa once and for all?
This book is nothing but action from beginning to end, and if you’re a regular reader of my reviews, you know that’s something I love. Orlando doesn’t shy away from describing the torture Frost feels by betraying her closest friends, and it’s Ryan Choi, aka The Atom, who still has faith in her. Vixen makes a return with the wishers, people who’ve all been granted wishes by the Queen of Fables, Tsaritsa. The wishers no longer want their wishes and have returned with Vixen to save the world, further weakening the evil queen. Thanks to the timely intervention of Killer Frost, Tsaritsa is finally beaten, but there are consequences.
Personally I’m not a fan of how quickly Frost and The Ray were let back on to the team. The Ray left the team a few issues ago to return to his home city, and although that’s fine, he completely ignored his responsibilities to the team. Frost is even worst due to her betrayal of everyone, and it seems that only Lobo is truly upset about it. Black Canary acknowledges that her forgiveness will be a long one, but that’s what friends are for. I hope that maybe The Ray and Frost’s actions will be discussed in the next issue, because I personally hate how their actions were both swept under the rug so fast.
I enjoyed Justice League of America #24. The action is all over the place, with a really good story to match. Neil Edwards brings each page to life with painstaking detail. You notice every expression that each character makes perfectly in sync with the dialog that Orlando writes for them. I’m especially looking forward to the next issue as it seems that Batman finally returns after a long hiatus. I can’t wait to see his reaction to the revelations of the last few issues, especially after all of the damage Prometheus visit did to the team a few issues back.