[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Writers: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua WIlliamson
Artist: Francis Manapul
As Amanda Waller works on fixing her cosmic screw-up of epic proportions with Green Arrow, the rest of the heroes and villains have to find a way to defeat the Omega Titan of Wisdom to save Colu and the Universe. Their almost impossible task just became even harder now that Brainiac is dead thanks to Amanda Waller. Four teams begin to form as the heroes go to the trees of Wisdom, Mystery, Wonder, and Entropy. Team Wisdom consists of Cyborg, The Flash, Harley Quinn, Robin, and the Atom. Team Mystery consists of Superman, Martian Manhunter, Starro the Conquerer, Sinestro, and Starfire. Team Wonder consists of Dr. Fate, Raven, Zatanna, Etrigan, and Wonder Woman. Team Entropy consists of Batman, Lex Luthor, Lobo, Beast Boy, and Deathstroke. Together, they unlock hidden secrets within the four trees of the universe.
Don’t get me wrong, sometimes a little exposition is a good thing, but after a second read through of Justice League: No Justice #1, there is a lot of exposition. Brainiac is basically telling you everything the whole time. It’s nice to see everyone figure things out on their own, and it leads to some heartfelt moments such as Lobo giving a little chaotic advice to Beast Boy, and Starro congratulating Martian Manhunter for a job well done.
The art also continues to be the best I have ever seen with one caveat. The purple tint, while necessary to show Brainiac’s involvement in this whole thing, is slightly irritating. Other than that, however, the attention to detail is astounding. All four trees and teams each have their own personalities and characteristics that are able to shine through because of the artwork.
I have very little negatives about this issue. The three writers make sure that no character feels out of place, and that everyone gets time to shine. The only issue is that this series is only for issues long. The idea that a crisis of this magnitude can be solved in only four issues takes away all of the stakes for me. They better to be able to come up with a good reason for this.
That being said, I am still on the edge of my seat and will continue to look forward to this series.