Title: Justice League (2018-) #15
Story: Scott Snyder & James Tynion IV
Script: James Tynion IV
Pencils: Jim Cheung & Stephen Segovia
Inks: Mark Morales & Stephen Segovia
Colors: Tomeu Morey & Wil Quintana
Publication Date: January 09, 2019
Publisher’s Summary: Hawk fight! Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern and Hawkgirl clash with Shayera Hol (also a Hawkgirl) when the League trio tries to break into a secret vault deep within Thanagar Prime—and the feathers are gonna fly! Speaking of secrets, M.M. learns one about himself and Lex Luthor, as related to him by the Martian Keep, guardian of all Martian wisdom and history. Meanwhile, back at the Hall of Justice, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman must stop Starman from going nova.
“Earthers. This is your fault. Your actions have put the entire universe at risk…Did you really think a backwater world could throw the entire multiverse into peril without consequences?”
The Trinity continues to wrestle with Starman on Earth while their JL counterparts venture further into the heart of Thanagar in an attempt to gain access to an epic Thanagarian weapon. There’s talk of a creator and of a multiverse that existed prior to the current multiverse; there’s talk of billion year old story, that is about to be told, and apparently, this story that has the power to destroy the universe. Interested yet?
The creative team responsible for this issue is quite large, and while each and every member of this talented and played their part in creating Justice League (2018-) #15, it is their collaborative effort that is most impressive. The lines that should separate one creator’s work–and influence–from the next are non-existent.
Considering its level of complexity, and the amount of moving parts in this series, Snyder and Tynion have done a fine job in producing a comic book that is still accessible and exciting. Sure, there’s some required reading, and there’s a great deal of information to process, but the issue never feels weighed down by exposition and never gets sluggish. Energy levels remain high throughout the issue until finally this chapter ends on a promising note that generates a great deal of interest in issues to come.
The Bottom Line:
With each answer comes a new question; Scott Snyder and James Tynion continue to raise the stakes and expand upon the post-breaking-of-the-source-wall story.