Justice League of America #5 review

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Justice League of America #5 “World’s Most Dangerous, Chapter 5”
Writer: Geoff Johns, Matt Kindt (back-up)
Artist: Brett Booth, Manuel Garcia (back-up)
Inker: Norm Rapmund
Colorist: Andrew Dalhouse
Letterer: Rob Leigh
Cover: David Finch

Review by Scott Keys

Justice League of America #5 picks up right where issue #4 left off, with Catwoman being shot in the head. We soon find out that it wasn’t Catwoman who was shot, but Martian Manhunter posing as Catwoman, which is explained in the wonderful Martian Manhunter back-up story by Matt Kindt and Manuel Garcia. Besides the dynamic action sequences, we also get a taste of Waller playing everyone. Trevor is convinced that Waller wants to disband the League, but convinces her not to, which is what Waller ACTUALLY wanted.

What has happened to Dr. Light? What will happen to Chronos? What does Waller actually have planned? Guess I’ll have to read the next issue to find out.

I must say that I have really enjoyed Brett Booth’s pencils on this book! His style brings such a dynamic feel. His characters don’t feel like cardboard cut-outs, they feel like they are literally jumping off the page. Johns’ writing has been stellar, as usual, as well. This book gives us action as well as Johns’ humor and character moments.

Even though this book has been late a couple times already in it’s short tenure, and already had to have a fill-in artist, this is still
one of my favorite books out right now. I hope that they keep Booth around, at least alternating with Finch to keep a consistent look and feel to the book.

Art: 4 / 5
Story: 4 / 5
Overall: 4 / 5

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