I loved the assemblage of heroes brought together in the first issue of No Justice, and the follow up heightens the game very well.
Though none of the groups were particularly inclined to trust Brainiac, in this issue they do wind up listening to Lex Luthor, and concede that whatever the alien’s plan was, their only chance is to try to follow it. So they split up, the way Brainiac had planned, and head out to deal with the challenges of the Trees of Entropy, Wonder, Wisdom and Mystery.
At the same time, Green Arrow and Amanda Waller face off against each other. They make an irascible duo, and though both are determined to save the world, they are completely opposed to the other ones plans for doing so. I love these two together. They need a miniseries of their own.
Most of this issue is devoted to the groups of heroes and the challenges of the trees, each of which is different. Francis Manapul and Marcus To have to be commended for the art, which demands that they render a wide variety of characters, and the pair pull this off exceptionally well. For all the chaos, there are very strong, emotional visuals that really impact one.
And the crowning touch, both in terms of art and story, comes with the surprise guest star who shows up at the climax of the issue, a character who is too rarely used, but fits perfectly into the story as it has been laid out.