Review by: dix

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Avg Rating: 4.2
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Written by Geoff Johns
Pencilled by Jim Lee & Gary Frank
Inked by Scott Williams & Gary Frank
Colored by Alex Sinclair
Cove by Jim Lee, Scott Williams, & Alex Sinclair

Size: 40 pages
Price: 3.99

My interest in this series has been flagging for several issues, and I’d say I’m one of the less disillusioned about it before. But, that said, this issue’s got me thinking that maybe a few weak issues isn’t a reason to drop the whole title.

The build-up to this story felt kind of iffy before, but at least it wasn’t wasted page space. This story feels like maybe where this series should have started, though maybe that’s twenty-twenty hindsight in action. This arc promises a new villain, and so far, so good – we’ll see. Mostly, this issue is the calm before the storm, and we get to see the members of the League doing some superheroing and generally being kind of reintroduced in case some readers are jumping on here.

The best news is that it’s not nearly so decompressed as the first arc, and though there is action it doesn’t spend nearly so much time throwing splash pages at you. Meanwhile, Steve Trevor, who has gained no small amount of notoriety as Wonder Woman’s ex, is wrapped up in the plot, too – and not just as one more character in the mix.

There’s potential for good or bad here – so far, it’s good.

And I like where the Shazam backup is going. I wish there could be more of it.

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 4 - Very Good


  1. I really agree with your review. I agree it’s the calm before the storm but the back and forth between the 2 bad guys that were caught explaining what had happened was really suspenseful.

  2. I liked your review. I agree that Justice League #9 was pretty awesome for a set-up issue; I am so relieved that Jim Lee is back with his awesome pencils, and the book overall was very entertaining. I’m glad of the effort put into the story instead of relying so heavily in the splashy art. I feel so bad for poor Steve Trevor, I always want to root for the underdog. Great issue!

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