Justice League: No Justice #3 //Review
Planet Colu has come under siege by the forces of the Omega Titans, and each of the four separate teams must find a way to fend off the massive entities attacking Brainiac’s homeworld. Scott Snyder, accompanied by James Tynion IV and Joshua Williamson on scripts, alongside Riley Rossmo and Marcus To both on pencils, all work together to bring this penultimate issue of the ‘New Justice’ prelude event to a head. As the final chapter arrives next week, there is still so much ground left to cover between the end of this issue and leading into the multiple new ongoing Justice League titles.
Losing absolutely none of the weight and fast-paced action of the previous two issues, the stakes have raised yet again, continuing the feeling of all out madness as the Justice League ultimately fails and the Omega Titans proceed in devouring the planet Colu. While Amanda Waller and Green Arrow are still alone back home and without the aid of the Justice League, the Energy Trees previously seen on Colu begin to sprout on the planet, signifying the Omega Titans approaching their next target, Earth.
The stylized pencil work of Riley Rossmo are a stark contrast from that of Francis Manapul’s work on the covers and previous two issues. While having previously been solicited for the whole series, the loss of Manapul on this issue leaves slight trepidation for the event’s grand finale next week. Marcus To’s style on the other hand, meshes more naturally with Manapul (as seen last issue) helping to add to a more uniform look as a whole for the event. With each artist taking half of the issue, the change over can be a bit jarring between the pages, let alone when collected together in the future. Hi-Fi’s color work are another selling point of this issue, completely elevating the pencils and just simply emanating the beautiful vibrant colors quintessential to the event.
The series continues to do a great balancing act between high stakes with real weight and just fun blockbuster action, allowing multiple facets to be explored. ‘Justice League: No Justice’ is not only a smart way to create an entry point new readers following DC Nation #0, but also for the incoming ‘New Justice’ line of books as a whole. With the final issue still to come, readers are left wondering as to what will be the ramifications (if any) of this event leading into the new ‘Justice League’ titles still yet to come.