Justice League of America #27: Dawn of Time Part One
Writer: Steve Orlando
Artist: Hugo Petrus
Letters: Clayton Cowles
Cover: David Williams and Steve Buccallato
We see a day in the life of Ray Palmer, returned to the Microverse as Chronos the time thief shows up for a brawl. Ray holds him off rather easily, before the thief vanishes, saying that he’s got another step to play out. In Happy Harbor, the team continues to welcome Aztek into their ranks and Frost and Batman have an agreement in how exactly she needs to handle her gifts. An alarm goes off as the League goes to investigate and Ryan Choi recognizes the signature of the energy instantly: Chronos, with minions of Darkseid somehow at his side in command.
Chronos tells Ryan about the god of superheroes and how he plans to harness her power for his own deeds. The League fights Chronos off and goes traveling through time to chase him to his source and as the team arrives at an ancient, beautiful world Chronos stands triumphant with a god in chains.
Reed Strong’s Strong Read:
The Justice League books are ending soon, as are Titans and Teen Titans. After No Justice, they’ll be relaunching and we’ve already got a few books specifically mentioned. So for JLA to spend its last few arcs doing the insanity that it knew how to properly harness from the beginning, really just hammers in how much Steve Orlando loves superheroes. Chronos gets a fun redesign and some extremely tricky abilities to fight the team with, and Ryan Choi gets to live up to one of his mentor’s biggest, if not the biggest enemies around. Time travel, shenanigans, a team coming together? This is what a Justice League book is all about.