Thursday, May 17, 2018

New Comic Review - Justice League: No Justice #2

Name - Justice League: No Justice #2 (of 4)
Published by - DC Comics
Written by - Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV & Joshua Williamson
Art by - Francis Manapul
& Marcus To

Coloring by - Hi-Fi
Letters by - AndWorld Design
Release Date: May 16, 2018

Despite liking the first issue quite a lot and having the surprise twist at the end, making me quite interested in the series, I was still a bit skeptical regarding how it's gonna pan out in the upcoming issues. But the second issue of 'Justice League: No Justice' is even better than the first one it seems. It has fast-paced action, enjoyable dialogues among the unlikely allies and the art somehow seems even better than the first issue.

The story continues from where we left our heroes as they try to stop the destruction of the planet 'Colu' from 'The Omega Titan' working as the seemingly mismatched groups. They get deeper into the mysterious forces at work here while trying to find out means to stop this impossible foe. While on Earth Amanda Waller tries to find ways to rectify what she had done in the previous issue.

The character banter is the high point of this issue, as the teams reluctantly have to fall into the formation created by Brianiac. I just loved Martian Manhunter here, how he took charge at times and his dynamic with Lex Luthor and Starro. Some other members also find they have things in common and the new formation does help their cause as well. I just loved how the story never really got clumsy despite having three writers (which seemed a recipe for disaster, when I first thought about it), and how the multiple parallel plots keeps going forward with such momentum. DC is trying to tell an event level tale in just four issues and managing this daunting task quite formidably so far.

Once again the art is so damn good here. It has two artists, but I never actually felt that when reading the issue as the transition is very smooth. Once again, Manapul makes excellent use of double page-spreads to convey the hectic nature of the conflict. He even does pages with four panels depicting the four different teams in action together in a double-page spread and that adds to the momentum even more. The coloring by Hi-Fi is also just as good as the last issue as he makes the action seem to pop out from the pages.

This is turning out to be a great mini-series from DC, which is getting better with every issue. Hoping the next one will be even better.

I loved this more than the first issue, so 4.5 out of 5 stars from me.

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