Justice League #64

DC Comics

Written by Brian Michael Bendis and Ram V

Art by Steve Pugh and Sumit Kumar

Colors by Nick Filardi and Romulo Fajardo Jr

Letters by Josh Reed and Rob Leigh

The Rundown: A deadly threat bent on revenge targets the League and Batman has a new mission in Gotham.

Synmar Utopica has been captured and is being brought before the United Planets to answer for his crimes. Unfortunately, the creature escapes from his bonds and goes on a rampage. On Earth, Naomi’s parents pay a visit to the Hall of Justice to witness her daughter training with the Justice League and are overwhelmed by the experience. To make things more dramatic, Synmar has set his sights on Earth and a warning from the United Planets doesn’t give the assembled heroes much time to prepare. At the same time, Oliver and Dinah find themselves dealing with an unwanted guest on their vacation.

Batman steps in to help Elnara, the displaced knight on a mission to rescue the man talking in her head. After helping the woman and listening to her story, he leaves to continue his investigation, but finds more than he bargained for when he confronts a cult. At the same time, Khalid recovers from his visions and the team welcomes a new member.

The Story: Everything with Naomi’s training and her parent’s visit was great. Bringing in the United Planets to see how they would interact with the League was also a great touch. Trying to make Synmar a threat continues to be a bad idea. There is nothing about this character that has ever been compelling or interesting enough to match his perceived hype. The Justice League Dark story is very compelling and I love the introduction of Batman into the narrative and what it means going forward for one of the characters.

The Art: Pugh does a great job with the art in the Justice League story. The visuals are vibrant and lively. Kumar does a brilliant job with the art in the other story and I love the tone and mood set with the imagery.

Justice League #64



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