Plot: Scott Snyder & Jorge Jimenez
Words: Scott Snyder
Art: Jorge Jimenez
Colors: Alejandro Sanchez
The source wall is destroyed. Lex Luthor is reviving the dark goddess Perpetua. The multiverse is flying through the void. There is a lot going on in Scott Snyder’s Justice League book, and it’s been a wonder to behold.
The Justice League is spending time with their future selves being shown around a future that seems to good to be true. You know how that saying goes right..? I should mention that the Superman who has welcomed them with open arms into this future isn’t their Superman. The Superman we know and love is trapped in a pocket universe with fading powers, and little hope of escape.
Snyder spends this issue diving deeper into what is really going on with this idealistic version of earth. I won’t go into spoilers because this is a book that needs be experienced as the writer and artist intended. We find out the true motivations of future “Superman” and we are introduced to the World Forger. This is a character that has deep ties to the history of the DC universe and I look forward to learning more about him. If you think that Snyder has forgotten about Mr. Mxyzptlk and the other leaguers who didn’t travel to the other Earth (including the amazing Jarro). He hasn’t. That’s what I love about this story. There are so many moving pieces and Snyder navigates them with ease. He also finds time to give Batman and Future Bats (Dick Grayson) a conversation that filled my heart with joy. I really felt like the theme of this issue was the concept of “The Greater Good.” Can the League make a difficult choice if it’s for the benefit of the multiverse?
Let’s talk about the art. Jorge Jimenez is putting on a master class in this book. Everything he is doing feels so alive it could leap off of the page. There is so much emotion in his work and it that really adds to the story. You can tell that he had a lot of fun with the concept of a future version of earth. Alejandro Sanchez’s color makes everything in this book pop. It really feels like future “Superman” is glowing in this issue. This book is truly a sum of its parts. The writing, art, color, and lettering take this book to the next level.