Welcome back to our new series in which we review the comics that we read every week. This week Seppin is going to be reviewing Justice League Dark #2 by James Tynion IV and art by Raúl Fernández and Alvaro Martinez.
I am so glad that Justice League Dark is back. The first series by Peter Milligan is a personal favorite of mine. So when I saw that James Tynion was making a new magical team, I was super interested.
The lineup has some obvious picks like Zatanna and Swamp Thing, but also has some rather bold characters too. Those characters being Detective Chimp and Man Bat. The team is led by Wonder Woman, who is trying to understand the magical world.The story is really well written and fits perfectly in the magical world of DC.
This issue continues the unnerving battle against the zombie-like creatures. We also get to see Doctor Fate in Salem as he guards the Tree of Wonder. It is great to see a connection to No Justice, especially since the Tree is playing a large role in the story. It is affecting the magical world and disrupting all magic users. Cool concept. We also get another cheeky tease as John Constantine appears again to talk with Swamp Thing. For two pages, it feels like your reading Vertigo’s Swamp Thing. I love tht John keeps popping up, but come on! I’m not going to spoil the plot twist at the end, but it is going to have some major complications for the new Justice League team.
Overall, this is a series to read just because of the magical concepts and all of the magical references.
(How good is the story? Does it stand up to others?)
(Does it tell the story? Does it work well with the character?)
(Does this story need to be told? Is it helping the Character?)
(Is the character represented well? Does the writer understand the character?)
Total: 16 / 20