Dark Crisis #1

DC Comics

Written by Joshua Williamson

Art by Daniel Sampere

Colors by Alejandro Sanchez

Letters by Tom Napolitano

The Rundown: With the loss of the Justice League, a hero attempts to recruit a new team.

The Justice League is missing and presumed dead based on the story from Black Adam. In the wake of their loss and the grieving of other heroes, old threats begin to rise with doomsday predictions that make them more dangerous to the world. Jon Kent decides that the world needs a Justice League and he goes on a recruiting mission.

With his efforts not as successful as he hoped, Black Adam gives him some advice. Unfortunately, the person he needs to be in charge of the new League has his own problems when Deathstroke decides to end all hero legacies once and for all.

The Story: Williamson crafts an entertaining story with an intriguing mystery at its center. There’s not a lot of time spent on the aftermath of the League being killed and its impact on the characters. The story has a good pace and some interesting moments bolstered by how strong Jon is as a central character in the plot. I like the trepidation from some of the characters as well as their reasoning. It will be interesting to see how deep this story goes and what it says going forward.

The Art: Sampere delivers some beautifully detailed imagery throughout the issue. Utilizing multiple characters allows for the art to tap into different styles and those styles give the character moments and distinct and unique look.

Dark Crisis #1

8.5

8.5/10

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