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Justice League #14 Review

by Hussein Wasiti on December 19, 2018

Writers: Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV
Artists: Jim Cheung and Stephen Segovia
Inker: Mark Morales
Colourists: Tomeu Morey and Wil Quintana
Letterer: Tom Napolitano
 
With the Totality gone and half of the Justice League leaving Earth to visit Thanagar-Prime, the pace of the book has slowed down considerably and it's a pace I'm more comfortable with. That being said, this book is much, much too wordy and the artistic consistency of this book is simply terrible. It's not as bad as other DC books, but a giant, premier book like this should be more consistent.
 
Focusing on Martian Manhunter, Hawkgirl, and John Stewart in space is a good idea. They're all good characters and the spotlight cast on Hawkgirl especially helps since she hasn't had much to do in this book. Her personality is made more clear and she simply dominates a lot of this issue, and it's handled very well by the team. In fact, all three characters are focused on incredibly well and their positions on the team are made very clear.
 
Jim Cheung bookends the issue with a grand total of three pages to his name, which is weird considering he's billed as the main artist of the book. Stephen Segovia handles the rest of the issue and his work here is fantastic. He's been making a name for himself recently and he does very good work here.
 
The narration in this book was a huge positive for me when the series first started but now it feels very excessive and unnecessarily heavy. The actual pace of the issue is slowed down to a halt because the narration gets in the way, and the page becomes a slog to get through. Lately the narration hasn't been as present so I hope it's ultimately eliminated altogether, or perhaps so scarcely used that it doesn't become a problem for me anymore.
 
Anyone burned out by the crazy action of the last few months will find a lot to like here. The overall pace worked for me and the characters were handled very well. The art was very good and this seems like a good point to jump onto this book.
 

Our Score:

7/10

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