ancient evil from the history of the Green Lantern Corps is destined to
resurrect on Earth. As the League challenges the resurrected villain intent on
turning the people of Earth into his army of darkness, Batman listens to a
history lesson from… someone. He knows, I do not.
speaks of an endless cycle of the Universe re-inventing itself, with
ever-so-subtle changes each time. She speaks of Crises and Rebirths, suggesting
an all-powerful being controlling these events, a possible Prima Dio. She also
speaks of a coming Great Darkness. Long-time Legion fans are all too familiar
with what that means.
fans of the Justice League, this is the current version of the classic team, in
perfect form. It’s typical done-in-one story (like the good old days) that
befits an anniversary issue. But’s also a chapter in a much bigger narrative. No
doubt much of the story has already played out by now, though the Rebirth era
of the DC Universe continues.
artwork by Tom Derenick is rendered in what I consider to be DC’s house-style.
It’s variations on the work of artists such as Dick Giordano and José Luis
Garcia Lopez, but developed further. It has a classic look that grows in
multiple directions by today’s comic book artists. It’s comforting and
refreshing, like your favorite pair of jeans.