Review: Justice League #50

Justice League #50 CoverThis is it!! The massive, 48-page conclusion to “Darkseid War” can hardly be contained between two covers! Don’t miss the final fates of the world’s greatest heroes and villains, along with world-changing revelations for Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.

While it’s been uneven at times, it can’t be argued that Geoff Johns hasn’t given us an epic storyline with “Darkseid War.” For 10 parts we’ve seen heroes battle gods and be turned into gods themselves, and then battle more gods. Everything about this event feels like it’s been upped to 11 and this issue is no exception as everything comes together to battle Grail and her mad plan.

Everyone seems to come out of the woodwork for this battle, and theirs some twists and alliances I don’t want to spoil, but this truly feels like a battle for the ages as the Justice League faces an opponent that feels worthy of them.

But as the battle settles Johns gives us some exciting moments that directly tie into DC Universe: Rebirth that asks so many questions that we’ll find out in the many series to come. As much as that comic is a beginning, this one is a beginning and an end. Superman. Batman. Wonder Woman. They all have big changes and this issue is a major beginning for them. I actually found myself cheering out loud as I read it, and when finishing it, like a big box buster film, it felt empty in ways too.

While this closes one chapter, it feels like it opens up more as it sets the stage for the next year and beyond! It’s an exciting issue that’s oversized in every way, both good and bad, but it’s still a hell of a lot of fun.

Story: Geoff Johns Art: Jason Fabok
Story: 8.1 Art: 8.6 Overall: 8.4 Recommendation: Read

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