Justice League #6 // Review
Following the previous Legion of Doom issue, Scott Snyder, Jorge Jimenez, and Alejandro Sanchez all return again to the Hall of Justice, allowing the League to finally gain a leg up against this ruthless group of super villains. Having been spread thin these past few chapters, hope glimmers once more for the heroes, accompanied by an unforgettable final-page stinger. Justice League from Snyder and Jimenez proves its weight in gold, bolstering the title to flagship status, and continually making for a fun layered read all around.
Jimenez’s signature style lends itself tremendously towards the blockbuster action scenes that this run is becoming synonymous for, but this issue best displays the multifaceted artistry that he brings to the table. The opening shot of The Joker not only allows for time to appreciate the amount of sheer detail in these pencils but also brings an inherent uneasiness to the reader, as this serial killer clown stares back unnervingly. With the tension ratcheting up and the League split apart, the multiple diverse scenes that the scripts demand create a welcomed juxtaposition to the more static shots and perpetuate the overall anxiety of this chapter. The colorwork of Alejandro Sanchez highlights the depth of Jimenez’s pencils with vibrant hues while setting the tone for the issue.
Snyder begins to bring the first arc to a head, as The Justice League finally manages to gain the metaphorical high ground against the Legion of Doom, and takes matters back into their own hands. The over-the-top nature of the series is not lost in this issue either, from a battle within the body of Superman to the galactic showdown of Sinestro's Ultraviolet Corps, once again this series towers above its contemporaries, and proves to be the Justice League run that DC had been missing since the loss of Geoff Johns from the title prior to the Rebirth initiative.
This soon to be legendary run continually fires on all cylinders, from the stunning artwork of Jorge Jimenez to the eccentric scripts of Scott Snyder, this series has it all, for new and old readers alike. With this first arc winding towards its finale, the next has been solicited to crossover with Aquaman just in time for the titular hero’s debut onto the big screen. With the series soon to be accompanied by Francis Manapul, an artist proven to elevate Snyder’s ideas, Justice League stands strong as the flagship title from DC comics.