Is it REALLY Over for The Justice League?! (Justice League #43 Comic Review)

Justice Lost: The Conclusion

 

Writer: Christopher Priest

Art and Color: Pete Woods

Cover: David Yardin

Variant Cover: Brian Cunningham & Rebecca Taylor

What You Need to Know: With Wonder Woman clinging to life after a bullet ricochet into her neck, the League is left to the crisis at hand. How do deal with the chaos of tribal conflict and wither or not to intervene in a civil war? But with the appearance of Deathstroke, who is working with Red Lion and his methods for dealing with the Fan, can the group come together?

 

In This Issue: Opening to Jessica Cruz in a new League building, wondering if the League is still even together, she sits and thinks back on the week before with the Leagues fight with Deathstroke. But while they are arguing about their situation, Wonder Woman is having a battle of her own with the God of Death THANATOS!  The League ‘looses’ their battle with Deathstroke just as Wonder Woman wins her battle and her and Flash are on the scene to find that it takes more than that to take the League down. But now comes the real problem, where does the League go from here?

 

As Jessica is about to leave, The League (with Martian Manhunter) finally arrive, together and ready for taking another crisis.

 

To say I was a bit worried that this was the “Conclusion” is an understatement, only because there was A LOT of story going on. How do you tie up so many loose ends in a few pages? But Priest proves me wrong and shows what a masterful storyteller he is. Political dramas are hard enough but adding Superhero’s too it seems impossible, but when done correctly as this arch has proven, keeps the reader entertained and thinking. Keeping the drama and comedy and action altogether in one perfectly blended package, it’s the perfect end to such an intense story arch. Even Wonder Woman’s fight with Thanatos is important and beautifully done, graphically as well as scripted and plays a part to the conclusions. And let’s not forget the comedy of Jessica and Selina Kyle’s first meeting when Jessica goes to tell her about her kiss with Bruce. And a running gag of Simon having lunch with Superman is finally fulfilled in case you were wondering, proving the comedy side of Priest’s writing.

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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
This is the end of Priest’s run with the Justice League but let’s hope he returns, perhaps for Wonder Woman with the way he has written her in just these last few issues. The League is now stronger than before and ready for their next big arch, which if you’ve been reading comic Gossip News, is going to be a big one.
8.4
Great
Artwork - 8
Storyline - 9
Fluidity from Previous Issue - 8
Character Development - 9
Variant Cover Art - 8
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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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