Justice League #47
The Justice League continue their clash to prevent Tartarus from escaping the pit whilst they must face and settle their grudges with one another before the world crumbles under human rage in this conclusion.
The finish to this arc entails the action we expected coming off of the last issue along with exploring the distress within the group caused by their lack of opening up to one another, flaunting Venditti’s profound writing.
While the Justice League struggles with Tartarus we see scenes of how the wave of vengeance is affecting real world scenarios, magnifying on how huge a the ramifications of failing this mission imposes to give us that ‘big finish’ feel for the reader.
The team continue throughout the book being bested by Tartarus while Jim Corrigan is in shock over what he has unleashed upon the world. Its with this we see the revelation of the book when the League finally airs out there issues with each other and forgives, this inspires Corrigan to come to terms with God and reuniting him with his role as The Spectre rallying the team to ward off the evil Tartarus while Jim helps them escape Themyscira.
I enjoyed the solid finish to the story, starting with anger and ending with the words of Spectre that anger is never the answer which to me is strengthening the team for future threats. As I have praised before Venditti is at his best here with that narrative. Barrows and Xermanico’s art throughout the arc suited perfect and really presented the action on an elevated level.
One small thing I do want to note that irked me about this one issue was the amazing front cover stating a ‘monsters brawl’ with the team fighting a Hydra-like beast but the only enemy or fight present was with Tartarus, strange.
Writer Robert Venditti draws this gripping action filled arc to a satisfying close.
Justice League #47: Temper Justice With Mercy
Writing - 8.5/108.5/10
Storyline - 8.5/108.5/10
Art - 8/108/10
Color - 8/108/10
Cover Art - 9/109/10
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