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Review: Justice League of America #50

I love alternate realities!

The Crime Syndicate's arrival heralds a new bout of multiversal conflict that includes the Tangent universe and a batch of alter-reality New Gods.
 

The Good

I'll hand it to Robinson. I was getting concerned that the CSA's plans here were going to contradict the point of the Earth 2 OGN and was, thus, quite relieved by the fact that they not only remembered the nullifying power of Earth 1, they've also taken what they learned to forge an even scarier plan. This issue also ends with one hell of a cliffhanger. You aren't going to predict who the "Omega Man" is, nor what the grave implications of his identity are.

The Bad

Even though this a double-sized issue, it still feels like too tantalizing a tease of  the multiversal action I was hoping for. We really only get to see the CSA show up, then some teases about the Tangent-verse and the shocker with what I presume are mirror visions of the New Gods. I don't know how long this arc is going to be, but I wish we'd gotten a bigger chunk of it here.
 

The Verdict - 4/5

I'm a sucker for alternate reality stories, so I could honestly just enjoy this on the basis of seeing the CSA and the Tangent universe return (and then also guessing which New Gods the characters at the end corresponded to.) While I enjoyed the last arc with the Starheart, I'm a lot more eager to find out how the JLA is going to handle this army of dopplegangers and decaying alternate worlds.
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Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

I have to say, I have been enjoying James Robinson run so far. He building back the credit he lost after Cry for Justice

Posted by Hellos

OMG ITS UHAUL MAN!
Posted by greenenvy

Did jade have the most page time in this comic? 

Posted by Eyz

The  Crime Syndicateand the Tangent universe?!?
This looks like a comic that was written for me!! :P
 
Awesome! Love to see these alternate universes!

Posted by Dark Walker

Sounds cool, can't wait to get mine.  On a side note Donna's lasso is the wrong colour in the image above.

Posted by Theodore

I want this!

Posted by Amegashita
@Hellos said:
"OMG ITS UHAUL MAN! "
  LMAO!
Posted by Dracade102

I NEED THIS ISSUE!!!!
Posted by Darkmount1

Anyone want to hear at least ONE spoiler? I just got the comic yesterday.......
Posted by Theodore
Posted by DEGRAAF
@Darkmount1 said:
"Anyone want to hear at least ONE spoiler? I just got the comic yesterday....... "

i want to hear all spoilers.
Posted by DEGRAAF
@Zack Freeman said:
"that the CSA's plans here were going to contradict the point of the Earth 2 OGN and was, thus, quite relieved by the fact that they not only remembered the nullifying power of Earth 1, they've also taken what they learned to forge an even scarier plan. This issue also ends with one hell of a cliffhanger. You aren't going to predict who the "Omega Man" is, nor what the grave implications of his identity are."


can some one please explain to me this nulifying thing and their new plan?
Edited by Darkmount1

@DEGRAAF:
Okay, you asked for it:

 
The Silver Age Power Ring and Johnny Quick are back. Power Ring is Harrolds, the counterpart to Hal Jordan, and he does look like the Silver Age version.  Johnny Quick, on the other hand, is the counterpart of Barry Allen, but he wears the same costume as the Wally West counterpart. There's even a bit where PR asks him about the redundancy of injecting himself with his own blood (the way the Wally West counterpart did it). Oh, and we see Owlman and Superwoman sleep on a pile of bags of money in front of an open vault with guards burning to a crisp.

   

Posted by danhimself

how the heck was Alexander Luthor's body in the Hall of Justice when it was destroyed on Earth-Prime during Blackest Night by Superboy-Prime????

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Posted by Hellos
@danhimself said:
"how the heck was Alexander Luthor's body in the Hall of Justice when it was destroyed on Earth-Prime during Blackest Night by Superboy-Prime???? "

Only two possibilities explain this: 
1. Alexander Luthor had an identical twin that was killed at the same time. 
2. Luthor didn't want anyone to know he was missing so he pulled a clever switcheroo!
Posted by Darkmount1
@Hellos:
Actually, I think this is what happened: when Superboy-Prime caused that big emtional outburst of light, I think it was powerful enough to blow Alexander Luthor's reanimated body back to the main earth, where the Black Lantern ring crumbled to dust.