Justice League: No Justice #4
Written by: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson
Art by: Francis Manapul, Marcus To
Colors by: Hi-Fi
Cover by: Francis Manapul
What You Need to Know:
While able and managing to save the inhabitants of Colu, as well as countless other worlds, The League ultimately failed in their endeavor to save the planet. With imminent destruction and utter annihilation assured, if they should fail, Earth is next. With Earth now hanging in the balance, can they put aside their differences and rise to the occasion, or will the planet be destroyed?
What Just Happened:
This is a really gratifying and fulfilling conclusion that I would rather not spoil it here. I’ll just say this. Read the issue and find out for yourself.
The final issue in the 4 part mini-series event, and does it live up to the hype? Well, yes and no. There definitely are some standout moments in this issue, but unfortunately not as many as you’d think, wish for, or hope. As a final issue, it wraps things up pretty nicely with other characters making appearances and the promise of so much more in the future. The stakes are higher than ever and there are some legitimately cool moments and scenes between characters (I have loved Manhunter and Lex’s relationship throughout this series). The biggest issues lie from the fact of 4 issues really not feeling like enough. While ultimately any long time DC fan won’t be disappointed as this series is a, generally speaking, good read. It does kind of leave you wishing for more, which of course, can be a good or a bad thing depending on the context. In this case, it’s bad because it kind of proves 4 issues really wasn’t enough. While some characters are given enough spotlight to blossom, others never have their respective moments. The large cast proved detrimental for them all to have their “time to shine”. Again some do Starro, Manhunter, and Beast Boy are standouts but some like Sinestro, Raven, Fate, Zatanna, Starfire, Lobo, Slade, Etrigan. Atom and etc just get left in the dust and you get the impression they are just here. Again, it’s no one’s fault, but with an event this big in scale and scope with such a limited amount of issues, it basically is a balancing act. It’s very easy to lose sight of a lot of your characters in this. Which this series does. Considering this issue gives more focus to other characters like Green Arrow and Hal Jordan (along with Stewart, Gardner, and Cruz. Although, they just feel like they’re obligated to be here. The same argument applies for Hal too, but at least he has something to do.) There are just too many characters to juggle. It more often than not proves detrimental to the series as a whole.