Justice League | Issue #13 | Published 1/18/17 | DC
Written by Tim Seeley | Art by Scot Eaton
Yet again, I find myself asking: What the heck did I just read? This time, I will take some of the responsibility since I haven’t made the effort to read the any of the Justice League vs. Suicide Squad crossover issues. And before I got past the first page of the issue, I was told that I shouldn’t continue any further unless I had read Justice League vs. Suicide Squad Issue #5, despite this warning, I continued reading. With that being the case, just know that I am critiquing this issue solely on what I found between its covers.
Issue 13 reads much more like a horror comic than it does the traditional ‘superhero’ comic that we’ve all come to expect. Is it a nice change? Yeah, but as I stated, I had no idea what was going on. There isn’t much to the issue, so I feel as though even if I was up to speed with the whole JLVSS event, I still wouldn’t be all that pleased.
I am quite fond of Scot Eaton’s artwork here however, as it is, at the very least, effectively unsettling. On my second read, I spent some time reflecting on some of the more ‘brutal’ panels and realized that Eaton does a hell of a job showcasing the horror of the situation at hand.
This one was tough to get through without the necessary background info on JLVSS, but hey, the show must go on…
If you aren’t up to speed with the Justice League vs. Suicide Squad crossover event, reading this issue will be a complete waste of your time. The artwork was intense however, and if it wasn’t for that, this issue would have scored much lower. Issue 13 is delightfully disturbing…but that’s it.
Score: 5.5 out of 10