• Brian Flinchbaugh

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.

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