It All Ends Here (Justice League: No Justice #4 Comic Review)

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.

My Thoughts:

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Summary
I think as an event series this one mostly works. Again it becomes very obvious towards the tail end of it that unfortunately as good of writers that Snyder and Williamson are 4 issues is just too constraining and constricting for a story this size and it leaves a lot of beloved characters here just forgotten about and just here effectively leaving them as just footnotes. Now with that being said in spite of all of that the artwork is astonishing all around(except the first half of issue 3) and Manapul proves why he is still one of the best artists still currently working in the business. In this issue especially the pencils are just jaw-dropping. Still despite my complaints, on the whole, this series for what it is an incredibly fun roller coaster ride from start to finish. Sure the solution feels a tad but convenient and sure it feels like they rushed a bit towards the end to wrap everything up because of their last issue. Again I profess I think 6 issues would have been the perfect length 8 at most. With all that being said however I still got more enjoyment out of this then Metal(I just wish it was the same length) and it is leagues(see what I did there) ahead of most Marvel events lately. It’s a fun time no matter if your a hardcore fan of DC or just a casual one, and it is still everything event comics should strive to be. With more time to fully realize and develop some of its ideas, concepts, and characters, this probably could have been a timeless DC event crossover universe shaking classic. All things considered though, given the 4 issue count Snyder, Williamson, and company still deliver one thrilling blockbuster-sized hell of a ride. While setting up so much more to come in the future that I cannot wait to see. P.s. The only way to properly read this is listening to Han Zimmer’s Flight throughout all of it and then for those last 3-4 pages play the Justice League Unlimited Theme Song. That is the only way to properly read this series.   
8.8
Great
General - 9
Series - 8.5
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