Justice League #73
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Szymon Kudranski, Emanuela Lupacchino, Wade Von Grawbadger and Scott Hanna
Colors by Szymon Kudranki and Hi-Fi
Letters by Josh Reed
The Rundown: The League and their magical contingent take on an ancient evil.
Centuries in the past, the lords of both order and chaos band together to confront Xanadoth. In the presence, Xanadoth faces off against Zatanna and Madame Xanadu. As the pair discover their magical attacks having little effect, Xanadoth confronts Xanadu directly with information. Unfortunately, their conversation is interrupted by the emergence of Doctor Fate and Etrigan. When the Justice League arrives on the scene, Xanadoth disappears, but she doesn’t leave alone.
In the aftermath, Zatanna tells the League the story of how Xanadoth was trapped the first time and why she is so dangerous. Both teams regroup and concentrate their efforts on both finding Nabu for some answers and looking for ways to both free Black Adam and stop Xanadoth. They discover too late that the answer might lie with their newest member.
The Story: Bendis crafts an entertaining story in this issue. The drama is well done. The characters are given great moments to shine in the story. The action and adventure elements are thrilling. There are some compelling moments in the plot that kept me interested in where the story was going.
The Art: Each of the artists does a great job of complementing the others with art that is visually thrilling and beautifully detailed.