By Deejay Dayton
Jan 23, 2018 - 10:26
So, is Batman a murderer? Nope. That gets settled right off the top. But seriously, did anyone think he was guilty?
The villain actually behind the events in this issue proves to be quite a fascinating, and potentially quite dangerous, new creation.
Christopher Priest does an excellent job on this issue. We come to understand how an obsessive fan can learn so much about the object of his interest, in this case the Justice League, that he becomes capable of creating more problems for them than any typical enemy.
And we follow the various Leaguers as they strive to not only catch him, but also improve the public perception of the group, now very negative.
There are some clever deceptions along the way, some good twists I never saw coming.
Priest also balances the action nicely. For the most part, the team members are acting alone or in small groups, not as a united group.
With such a well plotted tale, the art really only needed to be serviceable, but it’s quite good on its own merits, and really comes through when one of the deceptions, a character being impersonated by another, gets revealed.
The conclusion is very strong as well. It’s an ending that leaves one with foreboding, and the Leaguers trapped having to make a choice between horrible options.
After a couple of years of slogging through this book, I am so glad to finally be able to genuinely enjoy it.
Rating: 9.5 /10