Artist: Howard Porter
The Terrible Truth
Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman try to find their way off Takron Galtos and learn a terrible truth about themselves (as the title of this story would imply). Meanwhile Green Lantern is still trying to get out of a “date” with Locus, the reality warping psychopath who disintegrated the Flash.
Ups: Keeping consistent with the rest of the series; the art and writing are fantastic. This series has a great sense of dark humor that we don’t typically see in the super-hero genre but it works really well in this setting. In this issue we also get the learn more about Green Lantern who hasn’t really had much page time in this series, but has proven to be an interesting and compelling character like everyone else in the league. The plot advances a lot in this issue and it answers some questions about the Justice League which gives this series some much needed context.
Downs: This issue was a little heavy on exposition, the topics being explained were important and interesting but relatively little action goes on while things are being explained.
Overall: In this issue we got to see more of Locus being insane and clingly, and we got to spend some more time on Green Lantern who didn’t do very much up until now. There were a few long stretches of dialogue that slowed the issue down a bit but there were more than enough awesome moments to keep you turning the page. The surprise towards the end of the issue left me excited for the next issue and I can tell there are only more surprises ahead.
Grade: 4 of 5