Title: Justice League (2018-) #6
Script: Scott Snyder
Art: Jorge Jimenez
Colors: Alejandro Sanchez
Letters: Tom Napolitano
Publication Date: August 15, 2018
Publisher’s Summary: Did you read the write-up on issue #5? Do you really think anything’s gotten better for the Justice League in the past two weeks? Still Force? Still a thing! Ultraviolet Galaxy Lantern? Keeps attacking! Sinestro? Total garbage! Lex Luthor and Joker? Beating everyone to the Source Wall piece. If that happens? You don’t wanna know.
“Meanwhile, at the Legion of Doom headquarters, Joker feels his Joke landing. The crowd, the whole universe, roars with laughter. Joker has never been so happy. He’s not sure what’s left to do…except maybe…take a…bow?”
The universe-shaping situation at hand continues to go from bad to worse as Superman, being controlled by Lex Luthor, and Martian Manhunter, being controlled by the Joker, reach the Totality.
In recent issues, Scott Snyder has placed an emphasis on the underlying qualities that make the members of the Justice League heroes; sure the capes and the tights make them look like superheroes, and the healing factors, heightened senses, and superhuman abilities allow them to be heroes, but it is their human qualities that and their concern for the human race that inspires them to act heroically. The members of Snyder’s Justice League are all aware of their humanity, save for Superman, of course, he’s merely aware of what was instilled in him by the Kents, and it is that humanity that allows for readers to relate in these characters and become emotionally invested in them.
There’s a lot happening here–there’s a lot of moving pieces–and while I’m not one-hundred percent on everything that’s going on, I can’t argue that this run, thus far, has been one of the most entertaining Justice League runs in the team’s history.
Artist Jorge Jimenez’ work continues to impress; I especially enjoyed the issue’s first page which showcases a highly-detailed full-page shot of the Joker. In a single illustration, Jimenez manages to capture the Joker’s essence and the chaos and the pain and everything that fans love about the Clown Prince of Crime. His tight, intimate panels, are as beautiful and exciting as his wide, world-encompassing two-page spreads. Yet again, we have another visually-captivating issue of Justice League.
The Bottom Line:
As one could have guessed, the situation continues to worsen as Lex Luthor and the LoD tighten their grip on the Justice League. Packed with energy and excitement and despair, Justice League #6 is worthwhile read.