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Justice League #11 Review - "If Doing Too Much Was a Comic Book"

Scott Snyder (Writer) • Francis Manapul (Pencils - Colors - Cover)

Francisco Mattina (Variant Cover) • DC Comics (Publisher)

The Drowned earth event has been pretty solid. The story is decent and the villains have been fun. The weakest link in the chain has been Justice League. I'm reading this series as well as Undiscovered Country, I had similar concerns with both titles. Both titles have cool concepts and are content-heavy but feel overstuffed.

One of the primary criticisms of the Disney Star Wars films is that the characters are always running around like chickens with their heads cut off. Justice League #11 feels like that and lost a lot of entertainment value midway through the issue. It's not the worst comic on the shelves but its easily the worst title for me in this event so far.

The book focuses on three fronts, the first being Batman in the Hall of Justice The rest of the issue splits time between Aquaman, Wonder Woman and Superman, Flash, and Mera. The villains show up and are menacing, but there isn't enough time spent on any one element and it makes the entire issue feel like a mess.

This is an event that probably needed more space. The Batman stuff could have been pushed to a Batman: One-Shot or mini-series. This would have given Snyder enough room to focus the story on a couple of elements rather than several.

I don't want to be a total downer. I wasn't a fan of the interior linework and won't spend time on it The Francisco Mattina variant, on the other hand, is God-Tier. If the poster was available I would buy it immediately. The event is somewhat uneven but even with the lesser titles, Drowned Earth has been a net possible so far.

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Rating 6.5/10

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