Review by: Smasher

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Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
1:10 Variant cover by AARON LOPRESTI

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

What if I told you that James Robinson has become a hack? A mere shadow of his former self.
What if I also said quietly, in the shadows, James Robinson was writing the second best “event” comic on the stands today?

Both are true (kind of). While some of the dialogue in this issue read hackneyed and his use of blue Starman and the Shade just feels like dirty pool, this issue was a thrill. I jumped on with this issue and sunk right in. No heavy narration boxes required. The pace was quick yet I felt like a lot happened and the ending was as cliffhanging as they come.

This may be the last great JLA story of the DCU as we know it.

Eclipso split the moon in half and the earth is falling to bits. Only the Justice League can save the world and it’s a Justice League full of substitutes. 

Good thing there’s a reboot.

Story: 3 - Good
Art: 3 - Good


  1. OK, the idea of Eclipso splitting the moon is pretty epic. But the execution of that idea has been poor, and this issue was terrible. I really thought Robinson was turning it around…

  2. Fair enough. I’m hooked though. Probably because I’m secretly hoping the JLA loses.

    …oops secrets out.

  3. @Smasher  Given what happens in this issue and the impending reboot, they might. Think about it – other than Dick being Nightwing, have ANY of these prominent second-tier characters shown up in the post-relaunch books?

  4. @kennyg Stop it. The more we talk about it, the less likely it’ll happen 🙂

  5. So if the moon has split in half, why no mention of it in any other DC book? There must be a reset button coming in this book itself. Also Alan Scott is different here than in the JSA book where he’s in his new lantern costume.

  6. @IroncladMerc I think there’s going to be a LOT of loose ends at the end of the DCU come August/September.

    Which is why I am “secretly” rooting for Eclipso. It’s be really neat if after all this business in Blackest Night about life in the universe beginning on Earth to see it get destroyed by the one DC villain ommitted from the Blackest Night whose powers are the most similar to a Black Lantern.

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