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Justice League #29

by Hussein Wasiti on September 20, 2017

Writer: Bryan Hitch

Artist: Fernando Pasarin

Inkers: Oclair Albert and Andy Owens

Colourist: Brad Anderson

Letterer: Richard Starkings and Jimmy Betancourt

 

At this rate, it looks like we have a great arc on our hands. With two issues left to go, I'm very confident that Bryan Hitch will stick the landing and deliver one of the best Justice League stories in recent years.

 

This issue has an excellent pace to it. Every scene matters, and I'm extremely invested in the story right now. Without spoiling too much, the future Cyborg version of Aquaman shows up and immediately cements himself as the most interesting villain of the series so far. I'd love to learn more about him and what happened to him, and he gets a moment with a certain member of the Justice League that I really loved.

 

Fernando Pasarin very much impressed me. The level of detail is immense, and the action in this issue is simply breathtaking. All of this is elevated by Brad Anderson's excellent work. This is simply one of the most gorgeous issues of Rebirth so far, and I'll also thank the great inking work by Oclair Albert and Andy Owens. Despite this, I'm still frustrated by the way Pasarin handles the faces of his characters. I always admire his work in an action scene or a very wide shot, since Pasarin is able to portray the epicness of a scene very well.

 

I was confused and underwhelmed by some elements, however. The Simon Baz/Steve Trevor storyline is interesting but I don't really understand what's happening. It's not really set up or established what they're trying to protect or stop from happening, but there is an advancement in this plotline so I expect some resolution soon. Another problem was the lack of scenes with the League's children. After last issue's awesome ending, I expected a bit more momentum but it stopped in its tracks a little bit.

 

In yet another awesome issue of this series, Hitch and Pasarin amp up the tension as well as the action. While I would have liked to see more of the children in this issue, the other plotlines kept me interested and I can't wait to see where the story goes from here.

Our Score:

9/10

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