Writer: James Tynion IV
Pencils: Alvaro Martinez Bueno
Inks: Raul Fernandez
Colors: Brad Anderson
Wonder Woman believes she can control a power beyond her understanding in the newest issue of Justice League Dark. Diana has attained the witch-mark, and she goes up against celestial forces that collectively have the power to destroy the universe in the latest chapter of The Witching Hour.
There is a lot going on in this story, and it very easily could have fallen apart at the seams had it not been for the excellent artwork. It’s incredibly easy for a comic book to have messy action sequences. With the wrong artist, it can end up like a fight scene in a movie that has far too many cuts. That goes double when you’re dealing with supernatural forces where the laws of physics mean practically nothing. However, the artistic team behind this issue keep everything clear with stunning imagery that really gives the reader a sense of the scale and stakes.
While Diana does her best to regain control of her senses, the elemental forces at play ultimately win control. While the primary members of Justice League Dark mostly had to handle damage control in this issue, I have a feeling they will all have more prominent roles to play next time. I’m foreseeing a battle royale between Wonder Woman and the rest of the team, and it would be great for giving them more chances to shine after an issue where the team mostly takes a backseat.
If you haven’t yet checked out Wonder Woman #56, then I’d highly suggest doing so. You will need the backstory, and Justice League Dark is one of the most compelling stories to hit stands recently.
Overall Score: 9/10