Justice League Dark #29
Written by Andy Lanning and Ron Marz
Art by Amancay Nehuelpan
Colors by June Chung
Letters by Rob Leigh
The Rundown: More of the story of the fall of the Frost King is revealed as the team looks in the past and the present for an ally to help defeat him.
Hippolyta makes her way to the Oblivion Bar to tells the story of how she and her allies brought down the Frost King. She reveals how one of their own made the ultimate sacrifice to stop the creature and how his sacrifice finally brought him peace. As they discuss the events, one of things Diana realizes is that they will need the help of Swamp Thing. Unfortunately, his dominion over New Myrra prevents him from leaving or the power of the Otherkind will grow.
While Diana and Zatanna attempt to recruit Swamp Thing, Hippolyta uses ancient magic to call on a old friend for help. When the heroes return, they discover Swamp Thing has gifted them with something that might give them the help that they need and the spirit of a fallen hero might be the perfect vessel to wield that power in the upcoming battle.
The Story: Lanning and Marz present a pretty straightforward plot in this issue. There aren’t any surprises in how it unfolds, but it is entertaining. The team dynamic makes it engaging and the dialogue is well done as well. While the story is enjoyable, it has the feeling of being another intermission before the main event so it doesn’t carry any particular weight beyond the final reveal.
The Art: Amancay Nehuelpan delivers some great art in the issue. The characters look great and the detail in them and the backgrounds is impressive.