When JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA began, one of the cool things was getting the chance to see characters like Stargirl and Martian Manhunter move out of the shadows of the New 52. With Forever Evil, they're pretty much the only members of the League (besides Batman and Catwoman, of course) around to fight the Crime Syndicate's plans. Seeing this odd pairing of heroes fighting incredible odds in order to survive has had some great moments.
The big question we're left with is what will be the state of the New 52 world after all of this. Things are not looking good for our heroes but amidst the fight against Despero, we find out more about what makes Stargirl tick. She's been carrying a big weight since her first appearance in the New 52 and this is where we start getting some answers.
The art by Eddy Barrows, Tom Derenick and R.B. Silva switches back and forth between Stargirl and Martian Manhunter. With time running out before an entire city is destroyed and all hope for the League, the art keeps up the pace and doesn't skip a beat.
Even though this is a big tie-in for FOREVER EVIL and we're seeing the only other League members still fighting, there's been a big feeling of distance. You don't quite get the same vibe that we do in FOREVER EVIL or JUSTICE LEAGUE.
The fight against Despero almost feels like a filler. He pops in from time to time to keep the story for Stargirl and Martian Manhunter ending too quickly. And while the time is ticking and J'onn tells Stargirl to leave to save the city, he goes into a long monologue about how this battle reminds him of an old Martian tale. This goes on for a few pages and, while interesting, really feels out of place, considering the time crunch they're under.
The art is good but, with three different artists, there times where you clearly see a difference.
It's known that this series will be ending or changing into JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED. You almost do get a sense that not only is the story winding down, but the series as well. There's a slight lack of focus that makes this story feel separate from the rest of FOREVER EVIL. The art is good but with three different artists, there are moments where the difference interrupts the flow of the story. The big question is what will happen next and you most likely won't want to miss it.