Justice League #6 Review
• Jorge Jimenez & Alejandro Sanchez (Cover Artists)
• Alejandro Sanchez (Colorist) • DC Comics (Publisher)
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The cover for Justice League #6 is a bit of a red herring. It depicts a potential slugfest between Wonder Woman and Aquaman orchestrated by Gorilla Grodd. Even though the cover isn't really a representation of the comic, the issue does manage to be pretty awesome in its own right.
Standout characters in the conflict are the Joker and Lex Luthor. They both seem to be operating on another level right now and it's good to see human characters being able to cause the JL so much trouble.
The Legion of Doom is on the verge of winning as the Justice League desperately try to stop them. Every time that the League appears to be gaining any sort of momentum, they come up short.
The issue does a great job of subverting the reader expectations for a predictable outcome while also raising the stakes going into the next issue.
The cliffhanger promises to even further escalate the situation and I'm not sure I'm ready for whatever shenanigans Snyder decides to pull out of his bag of narrative tricks next issue.
Jorge Jimenez appears to be having a blast on the art this issue. I'm in awe of his talent in laying out a scene and the energy throughout the issue is amazing. The legion of doom have never looked this powerful or competent. Credit also to Alejandro Sanchez for bringing this world to life. Nothing is boring to look at or read in this issue and the synergy among this creative team is top notch.