Yet another excellent issue by Tynion, Sampere and Alberran. Justice League Dark keeps hitting the mark, issue after issue.
This one centres on Detective Chimp, so there was little doubt I wouldn’t love it. Bobo is given a really great conversation with Wonder Woman, allowing us to see a deeper side to the creature, and his heroic claiming of the sword, and the position of Nightmaster, is a sequence I will never forget. Powerful and absurd at the same moment.
The issue probably didn’t need anything else in it to win me over. But it has more anyway. A very interesting resolution to a battle between Dr Fate and the Phantom Stranger, which promises an intriguing follow up. Swamp Thing and John Constantine also get a plot thread, with John making a sacrifice for the good of the team.
Blue Devil’s role in the issue isn’t quite as large as I had hoped, given his dramatic entry at the conclusion of the last issue. But it works, and sets up the character for a return later in the run.
This is such a well crafted book. The characters are interesting and distinctive, and the book has done an impressive job of balancing the cast and the wide selection of guest stars so far.
Each issue has been a pure delight to read, and each one leaves me looking forward to the next part of the story. Out of the three Justice League books currently running, I would have to pick Justice League Dark as the best of the lot.