Title: Justice League (2018-) #7
Script: Scott Snyder
Pencils: Jim Cheung
Inks: Mark Morales, Walkden Wong, and Jim Cheung
Colors: Tomeu Morey
Letters: Tom Napolitano
Publication Date: September 5, 2018
Publisher’s Summary: It’s wall-to-Source-Wall Justice League action as artist Jim Cheung rejoins writer Scott Snyder! Hawkgirl takes wing against Legion of Doom leader Lex Luthor; John Stewart faces off with old foe Sinestro; the Flash must run down the Still Force-empowered Gorilla Grodd; and Wonder Woman tackles the tag team of Black Manta and Cheetah—underwater, no less!
When we last left our team, things weren’t looking too good for any one member of the Justice League; despite rallying back and forming a plan–or, really, a series of plans–the Justice League began fighting back. Here, in Justice League (2018-) #7, their plan(s) unfold just as Lex Luthor is reaches for the Totality.
Ever since the events of Metal re-shaped the DC Multiverse, stories relating to Metal and now, the Justice League: No Justice run, have become more complex; additional moving parts have been added to each and every layer of every tale. This, of course, makes telling stories, and reading them for that matter, more difficult as they all require a considerable amount of attention. Scott Snyder has done a great job in paying the extra attention-to-detail required to make this series work and, despite asking a good deal from his readers, has made this current Justice League run exciting and entertaining.
Again, there’s quite a lot of moving pieces here, but Snyder does a fine job in establishing lines that separate these pieces from one another; his writing is clear and sharp and authentic, and this issue ends with two (one surprising, one not so much) notes that promise greatness in coming issues. To comment on either would, absolutely, spoil this issue…
Jim Cheung’s artwork here in Justice League (2018-) #7 is utterly awesome; panels are packed with amazing detail, scenes are expertly composed, and overall, each and every page of this issue brims with life and energy and intensity. Justice League (2018-) #7 is stunning.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
Justice League (2018-) continues to excite and entertain in this its seventh issue; Snyder does a fine job in keeping all of this story’s parts moving while artist Jim Cheung produces some amazing artwork.