Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: Jorge Jimenez
Colors: Alejandro Sanchez
There are a lot of moving parts to The Totality arc, and yet, the character I find most intriguing in it is Lex Luthor. His full plan still needs to be revealed, but he seems to be operating on the highest wavelength. The time we spend with him inside Superman’s body is intense, and it all leads to the most striking panel of the entire issue. Unbeknownst to the Justice League, Luthor smuggled the Joker onto Hawkgirl’s ship. It’s enough to run chills down your spine when you finally see Joker wielding a bloody chainsaw and an almost-dead look in his eyes while Hawkgirl drives on, completely unaware of the danger she’s in.
The John Stewart storyline ain’t half-bad either. We get a chance to learn more about the Green Lantern mythos with the invisible spectrum playing a major role in the conflict. While Lex Luthor is the real star of the show, Sinestro proves himself to be a force to be reckoned with. Although Cyborg had an easy time knocking John out of his trance in the beginning of the issue, I have a feeling he’ll face a tougher challenge now with John back under his control.
It’s taking a long time to figure out just what the hell is going on, but I’m enjoying the ride. Snyder has crafted a Justice League story where no one feels like an afterthought. Every member of the League gets a chance to shine, and even the villains are given their fair due. For any other writer, I’d be nervous about whether the arc could stick the landing, but I trust Snyder.
Overall Score: 10/10
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