Review: Justice League #47


Justice League has been the definition of a big book. The title has gravity. The ongoing is substantial. Geoff Johns has made a career out of being one of the best character writers in the industry. And Justice League #47 will remind you why.

“Darkseid War” showcases exactly how Johns has mastered balancing nuanced narratives with grand scale story structure. Johns’ care for character, his understanding of the core of every character’s humanity is a treat for fans of these timeless characters. His story beats pound with the passion of someone who lives and breathes these characters.

Whether you’re a fan of Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, Mister Miracle, Big Barda, Cyborg, Power Ring or any other member of the Crime Syndicate, Johns makes sure this issue has something for you. Johns is a conduit of continuity. His reverence for history is to be appreciated.


Artist Jason Fabok returns just in time to deliver the drama dictated by the story. Fabok’s grit glistens as Johns intricately woven story (re)introduces the Crime Syndicate‘s importance and harkens back to Forever Evil. The final page will leave you begging for the next installment. The hardened beauty of Fabok’s art will arrest you. Sheer magnificent magnitude.

Johns’ “Darkseid War” is a majestic mythology. And it stars some of the biggest names in comics. Johns proves yet again that he is a master of crafting a character spectrum that ranges from blunt bravery to nuanced neurosis. Justice League is the standard for scope-and-scale-superhero-team books. There is no bigger or better collection of heroes. Johns understands that.



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