Justice League #47
Written by Robert Venditti
Art by Eddy Barrows
Inks by Eben Ferreira
Colors by Romulo Fajardo Jr
Letters by Tom Napolitano
The Rundown: The Justice League must battle Tartarus himself before the spirit of vengeance affects everyone on the planet.
Without a human host to control the spirit of vengeance, violent brawls break out all over the world. From personal grudges to political clashes, vengeance and anger are the order of the day. With the world tearing itself apart at the seams, the Justice League continues to fight the living embodiment of Hell itself, Tartarus.
Green Lantern fights against the army of Amazons in order to keep them from turning on each other. The league fights as hard as they can, but they may be no match for the lord of Hell himself. It will take the heroes doing something more than fighting to get Jim Corrigan to realize that there is one way he can end all of this.
The Story: Robert Venditti started this arc with some really big ideas and an interesting premise. The arc has unfolded with some great moments and momentum behind it. This issue fell flat as a conclusion. With everything building to it, the story doesn’t stick the landing in a way that matches its momentum. The conclusion is soft, weak and so saccharine that I couldn’t help but roll my eyes at several moments.
The Art: Eddy Barrows delivers some great art in this issue. The battle against Tartarus is the highlight and showcases the power of the characters.