Justice League #6
Reviewed by: Robbie Rowe
Rating: 6 of 8
Justice League #6
Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: Jorge Jimenez
What is the best part of a joke? Is it the setup, the punch line – or something else? The set up, as the Joker says here, can vary from telling to telling. To him, the punch line is the most important part, but I wonder is something equally
important, maybe even more so: the reception.
If the people you tell the joke don’t even laugh, smile, or clap, anything at all to
let you know they liked it, then has the joke failed – or have you? Reception is
something Joker delights himself in finally getting here. An entire world full of
laughter, finally in on his mad, mad cosmic joke.
Tides turn a great deal in the issue – perhaps for the worse, maybe for the better
for once and ends in a very, very exciting way, hearkening back to a Geoff Johns
story from about 9 years ago. It’s something I’m looking forward to being
following up in the next issue, especially due to how far things go both for the
League and the Legion.
Snyder writes the villains very well and though I still haven’t got a grasp yet on
who Cheetah is, Black Manta makes a little more sense and intrigues me,
especially in his frustration that he wasn’t the one to discover what he wanted,
needed and was looking for most his life.
Snyder does some very different, interesting and maybe even innovative things
with Martian Manhunter, Flash and Green Lantern and I’m left wondering just
what will come out of all this, especially with such madmen as the Joker, someone as powerful as Sinestro and as determined as Lex Luthor. Snyder’s introduced some very exciting new elements of the DC Universe and I hope there’s even more explored in issues to come.