Justice League Incarnate #5
Written by Joshua Williamson and Dennis Culver
Art by Andrei Bressan and Jesus Merino
Colors by Hi-Fi
Letters by Tom Napolitano
The Rundown: Darkseid and Justice League Incarnate face the unknown of the Great Darkness.
The dark past of Uxas brings everyone to the current moment where Darkseid fights for the fate of the multiverse against the Great Darkness. At the same time, the members of Justice League Incarnate fight against their brainwashed friends to give Darkseid enough time to complete his plan. Doctor Multiverse and Avery discover a way to free their friends and implement their plan just in time.
Unfortunately, Darkseid finds himself less than a match for the Great Darkness and its power. As the heroes look on, the Great Darkness continues the creation of his Oblivion Machine. Darkseid decides to enter the great nothing and face off against the power within it. Outside the darkness, the heroes face off against Darkseid’s army and something unexpected happens. After members of the League attempt to rescue one of their own, their failure will reveal a bigger, more sinister plan for the multiverse.
The Story: Williamson and Culver do a good job of bringing this arc to a close while setting up other stories to come. There were some entertaining moments in the story, but it felt rushed at times and spending so much time laying out future stories takes away a lot of the stakes and emotion of this one. That being said, I am interested in where this story goes next.
The Art: Bressan and Merino deliver some great, classic art in this issue. The style is perfect for the story, characters and tone.