Friday, July 17, 2015

Justice League Vol. 6: Injustice League by Geoff Johns - Book Review

From the publisher: Heroes quit, villains join and the Justice League roster you've never seen before emerges, led by the world's greatest hero--LEX LUTHOR!

The violent consequences of FOREVER EVIL must be dealt with as a new and deadly force sets it's target on the Justice league. And with the appearance of the new Power Ring, who knows how her presence will affect the team.

Collects Justice League #30-39.

In Geoff Johns's latest Justice League book, Vol. 6: Injustice League, he is dealing with the aftermath of the Crime Syndicate's attack on Earth. Lex Luthor was responsible for saving everyone and is now adored, while the Justice League is seen as a cause of the attack. Luthor's idea? He should join the League to take advantage of his popularity and to help bring the League back in the good graces of the public.  This is an interesting idea, and gives Johns lots of room to do some new things with this book.

The collection has two major story arcs in it. The first deals with Luthor attempting to join the Justice League. It also has the heroes attempting to track down Power Ring's power ring. As they find the person (un)lucky enough to obtain it, they begin dealing with their mistrust of Luthor and his apparent change of heart. Additionally, we have our first encounter with the Doom Patrol of the New 52 universe.

The second arc is the story of the accidental release of the Amazo virus, a virus Luthor created to remove powers from meta-humans, both good and bad. Unfortunately, it gives powers to normal humans before causing them to die a short time later. As many of the heroes become infected along with the population of Metropolis, its up to Luthor, Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman to find a cure. This is a zombie-type story with a twist.

I enjoyed Justice League Vol. 6: Injustice League. Johns is a master planner, and throughout this book he drops in little hints of a bigger story to come, while still telling self-contained adventures for the heroes of the Justice League. I would recommend this to fans of the Justice League. It could also be a good starting point for new readers, with only a little background knowledge necessary to know what is going on.

I received a preview copy of this book from DC Comics and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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