Review: Justice League #2

“THE TOTALITY” part two

[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]

Writer: Scott Snyder

Artist: Jorge Jiménez

Damn! That Lex Luthor is cold, calculating so and so! Just when you think you are ahead of the curve, Luthor comes out of the side pocket and takes the lead.

Case in point: J’onn sends Bruce (in a freaky way) to recruit John Stewart to deal with the Totality. But Luthor has a contingency plan for that too! He also has devised a strategy to deal with Barry’s speed. Did I mention he has faked out his own Legion of Doom? Oh yeah, and he shrunk himself and is hanging in Clark’s veins.

Like I said (let me put my Chris Tucker voice on it)… DAAAAMMMMMN!

I have my suspicions as to why Luthor (at least, I think it’s Luthor) is in Kansas at the start of the story. Kryptonian DNA can be temperamental (wink-wink).  

Please Lex, Don’t Hurt ‘Em!

There is no doubt that Lex Luthor is a genius. The good news is that our team has few smart people on their roster too. Scott Snyder has cooked up quite the stew for the League. Full disclosure: I have not read comics in a while because I was busy reading textbooks for a degree. I didn’t think a comic could hold my interest. Snyder has successfully changed my mind!

Jorge Jiménez is a masterful artist. I enjoyed his work on Super-Sons (even though I haven’t read a lot of comic books, I would sneak peaks at some issues between studying). I enjoyed his transitions between scapes and settings on issue #2. His art compliments Snyder’s writing very well.

Conclusion

This story is keeping a fast pace. Faster than I initially expected. I was pleased to find out that the book comes out bi-weekly. I can’t wait to find out what Snyder (and/or Luthor) has cooked up for the Justice League!

For more on this book, check out Justice League #2 at dccomics.com. And read our sister site’s review of this issue at dccomicsnews.com.

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Kevin Gunn

Kevin is married with 4 children and 4 grandchildren. He loves all things related to DC Comics, even those movies that get a bad rep like "Batman & Robin" and "Catwoman." Kevin is the Editor in Chief of Dark Knight News. He has a degree in Communication, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Administration. His favorite DC hero and villain are Black Lightning (though Batman is a close second) and Black Manta respectively. Kevin tries to exemplify being a hero everyday by helping others. Something interesting about him: he was a contestant on "Wheel of Fortune." Follow Kevin on Twitter - @captsigma