Justice League #27 Review
By Deejay Dayton
Aug 18, 2017 - 15:57
Writer(s): Bryan Hitch
Penciller(s): Fernando Pasarin
Inker(s): Oclair Albert
Colourist(s): Brad Anderson
Letterer(s): Richard Starkings, Comicraft
Cover Artist(s): Bryan Hitch, Alex Sinclair, Nick Bradshaw
$2.99 32 pages
I always want to like Justice League. It’s really been rough the last few years, as I have not been able to enjoy a book that I really hope to. So I was overwhelmingly pleased when perusing the latest issue. For the first time in a long time I really truly was entertained and satisfied with Justice League.
Even the issue that came before this one, which leads directly into the story, left me a little cold. In that tale we were introduced to a group of heroes, the grown children of the present day Leaguers, who came back in time. In this issue we really get to know the characters, as they interact with the younger versions of their parents.
That adds a strong emotional core to the tale. In some cases the “reunions” are pleasant. Gotta love Mera’s approval of her daughter, but in other cases less so. Wonder Woman’s son proves to have major issues with his mother, and being blamed for actions she has not yet taken, the truth of which are confirmed by the lasso, is very difficult for the heroine to face.
The story really neatly balances these scenes with some flashbacks to the nightmarish future world they come from, and more than a hint that darker forces are at play.
The fact that the Kindred seem to be tied in, and that this takes place within the ruins of the Infinity Building, indicates that this is the story arc that Hitch has been building to all along. I may not have enjoyed the ride, but I’m having fun with the payoff.
This issue also confirms to me that Hitch is playing off the All-Star Squadron tale that introduced Infinity, Inc. a few decades ago (geez, was it really that long?) Could these kids be a new incarnation of that team? Last issue the thought made me cringe. After this issue, I found myself hoping that would be the case.
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