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Justice League Dark #5 - In The Dark, Finale: There Was A Crooked Man Review3
It's funny what a nursery rhyme can do.
The Justice League Dark tries their best to stop the terror in front of them.
Tough issue. It's a down the middle of the road issue and overall book for me. The first story line wraps up as Enchantress is put back together again, and all the craziness is wrapped up. It's a very satisfying conclusion to the story arc, but it wasn't anything to get too excited about.
I enjoyed the art and the overall writing in the issue, but more than anything, I just like seeing John Constantine back in the DC Universe after being just a part of Vertigo for so long. On top of that, I love seeing Deadman have a bigger role is DC books. I've always felt he was an under-rated hero, and he makes an excellent addition to this team.
Madame Xanadu is extremely whiny and pretty naggy. The differences between her in JLD and Demon Knights is night and day.
I don't care too much for some of the members of this team. I like Constantine, Deadman, and Zatanna, but everyone else on Justice League Dark is not my cup of tea, especially Shade, a character I have never liked. The idea of the team is cool, but I'd much rather see some of these characters replaced.
Like I said, it's a middle road book. Nothing really bad about it and nothing really great about it. I'm hoping the next story line will offer a bit more, especially to new reader, since I don't feel this is a new reader friendly book. The issue wraps up the story pretty well and the art and writing are pretty solid. However, Xanadu is annoyingly whiny and naggy and I just don't care for some of the members of this team. Overall, I'll say you may want to skip this issue unless you're a fan of one of the characters in this book or a fan one of them members of the creative team.