Justice League #2 // Review
Following the blockbuster debut issue in this soon to be legendary run, Scott Snyder returns, this time with ‘Super Sons’ artist Jorge Jimenez and color artist Alejandro Sanchez, taking this flagship title further into the next era of DC Comics. The high energy is felt from beginning to end of this issue, greatly adding to the weight and scale of the series, from Lex Luthor’s explosive opening scene, to the brand new concepts introduced by Snyder and Jimenez, to the overall grand connected feeling between The League and the rest of the DC Universe as a whole. The fantastically stunning artistry alone sells this issue, while Snyder’s script gives the Justice League the momentous breath of life it had been missing since Geoff Johns’ departure from the title prior to DC Rebirth.
Fan favorite and rising star artist, Jorge Jimenez takes the reigns from Jim Cheung with this second issue, bringing his signature spectacular pencils to the forefront of the series. From the interiors to the gorgeous cover, Jimenez’s stylized artwork continually improves with each new project he takes on, Justice League allows for Jimenez a large cast of characters to play with and make into his own. Alejandro Sanchez’s vibrant, eye-catching color work adds to the complete spectacle of the issue. Whether it’s the dark reaches of space or back to the Nevada Desert, each scene remains distinct from the last, adding to the larger scale of the series yet again.
Snyder continues to absolutely blow the doors off of the Justice League title. Whether he is planting seeds for the future or simply displaying why these characters are so great and how they are all able to work together and fit into their own specific roles on the team, Snyder understands what it takes to bring this title back in the hands of readers. Fortunately, the love is not lost on the villains; Snyder’s use of intersecting The Legion of Doom within each issue creates a sense of looming terror working in the background outside of the League’s watchful eye, building towards their inevitable showdown.
While implementing one new concept after the next and building to the overall landscape of the DC universe, Snyder and Jimenez expertly craft a developed Justice League run for the ages. As more titles continue to spin out from “Justice League: No Justice” in July, Snyder’s flagship title remains at the top of readers pull lists this summer.