Guys, The Flash Needs Help (Justice League #38 Review)

The People v. Justice League Part 5: Entropy

Writer: Christopher Priest

Pencils & Inks: Marco Santucci

Colors: Alex Sollazzo

Cover Art: Liam Sharp & Adriano Lucas

Variant Cover: JG Jones

What You Need to Know: “The Fan”. A fan has been causing the League a lot of trouble lately by disguising himself as members and killing people who have not been in support of the Justice League since their one mess up. Now, the team has come to find out that he has access to their systems in the Watchtower. Not only does he know their systems, but potentially a lot more. In an attempt to stop them, he used their technology against them and activated their transporter…

In This Issue: “Home Alone”. The Flash is alone in the Watchtower under a desk, clearly trying to fix things. He begins talking about how he is a scientist, not an engineer. He talks about the difference between the two all the while taking time to have a coffee break.

“The Enemy of Good”. Ayourou Savannah, Niger. Wonder Woman is playing a game of tag with the local kids by flying around. A man waiting for her is revealed to be Victor using a hologram to hide his robotics. Wonder Woman assures him that she is fine and that what happened with the team being split apart to different sides of the world wasn’t his fault. But there is still one answered question they have to deal with…

“Five Stages”. Kangchenjunga, Nepal. Batman stands still as the winds blow around him. Jessica shows up and makes sure he is okay and, of course, he states he isn’t cold if he doesn’t “accept” it. Jessica pops him in a green snow globe and assures him they will catch him because they are a team. Batman, however, suspects the team is meeting about someone else.

“The Limine”. The Daily Planet. Clark is trying to escape from a financial reporter asking him about commas and semicolons by hiding in his office. But he isn’t alone when he walks in. Hologram members of Simon Baz, Wonder Woman, Cyborg and Aquaman are discussing their issues with not only the Fan, but with their leader. It’s time that perhaps, Superman to has a talk with his friend.

“Thunk”. The Flash comes up from his work, looking concerned from a thunk noise. Rushing around the Watchtower looking for the cause of the noise, he finds a Lexcorp maintenance crew ship had attempted a manual dock, but with everything of line, they were unsuccessful. It’s up to The Flash to save the crew member. Using a special spacesuit, he goes out and begins to use science to figure out how he is going to do this. But when he realizes at the worst moment that his pack isn’t responding to 0% emergency power, he has to think of something fast. On the other side of the ship, the team is returning to the Watchtower with no idea what is going on; they are more concerned with the conversation they just had with Superman and about the team structure.

“Come to Jesus”. Batman and Jessica Cruz arrive, interrupting the team and noticing that a ship is docked and damaged outside. But there is no time to help as Superman visits the team. Outside, Flash is about to give one last suicidal attempt to save him and the Lexcorp passenger as they float in space. Thankfully, it pays off. Inside, Batman agrees to take some time off and Superman insists that they have to move on, no sooner said than when they realize what has happened with Flash.  In the team locker room, Jessica and Bruce have a special and complicated moment.

“Complicated”. But before Bruce can leave, following the rules, he has to select a new interim chairman, basically, the new leader. He points right away to an unexpected member…

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Joanna Robinson

Joanna Robinson

I’m 34 years old, attending school for Graphic Arts and Illustration. I started reading comics in the 90’s and have continued on till now adding Manga to the mix. I sing and work at Indy Wrestling shows, love going to Con’s and Cosplaying. Big movie buff and toy collector. Moose.
Summary
wow. Lots of wow. The dialoge in this issue is heavy but it never FEELS it despite the heavy themes. It flows smoothly throughout the story and you never have a moment of "hu?". Especially when Flash is talking which with all the science talk has the potential to be confusing.
7.9
Good
Artwork - 7.5
Storyline - 8
Fluidity from Previous Issue - 8
Character Development - 9
Variant Art - 7
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I’m 34 years old, attending school for Graphic Arts and Illustration. I started reading comics in the 90’s and have continued on till now adding Manga to the mix. I sing and work at Indy Wrestling shows, love going to Con’s and Cosplaying. Big movie buff and toy collector. Moose.

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