I am enjoying each issue of this new Justice League more than the previous one, and I am so glad to be able to write that.
Snyder adds some very nice touches to this one, and I particularly enjoy the opening sequence, with Sinestro in his early days, before becoming a Green Lantern. There is a casual reference to Xotar, one of the League’s first enemies, and the set up for the Invisible Spectrum.
Sinestro’s goals remain unclear to the League for the longest time. The villains really seem to be ahead of the game in this one, both Sinestro and Luthor, as well as ...ummm…never mind. The Leaguers are left doing their best to catch up, and always one step behind. Even the Martian Manhunter, usually so wise, makes a terrible mistake this time around.
This is fun. This is exciting. This is immersed fully into the DC universe, making the most of the top flight heroes. This is what Justice League needs to be.
I am also really enjoying the art. A couple of the pages really stood out for me, though since they come towards the end of the story I have to be very circumspect in what I say about them. The scene of touching the Source Wall was beautifully rendered, and the cliffhanger relating to Hawkgirl is delightful in its menace.
While I really did enjoy Steve Orlando’s time on the League, this is the best the book has been since before the New 52.