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Justice League of America #60 - Adjourned Review4
by Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero on
We know this is the end of this volume before the relaunch. How will this incarnation of the Justice League go out? Also, pay close attention as one line a character makes completely sets up one of the big changes we'll see in September.
It's time for the Justice League to say goodbye. As the DC books prepare to close this door before the next opens, you might find yourself a little surprised at what happens.
I never thought this team was given a fair chance. From the onset, I saw comments about none of the 'big guns' being on the team. What I felt was brilliant was seeing all these characters graduate into becoming members of the Justice League.
How will this final issue end? With all the current final issues, we see either a flashback, a random character spotlight (that feels like a filler) or a simple adventure that doesn't acknowledge the end. This issue does acknowledge that end. It would feel like a disservice to end the series with this team without giving them a send off. I had high hopes from them but once it was announced that we would be seeing the new old team starting off the DC's relaunch, the chips were getting stacked against the team.
This group always felt a little odd together but Robinson made it work. We saw the team that no one expected to be together work as a team. This issue does give us scenes of what we could've had if the relaunch wasn't happening right now.
As much as I liked the ending we get here, without trying to give anything away, I was a little surprised by some of the decisions some characters made. In particular, it's Dick Grayson who makes a great comment and also a surprising one. When you read the issue, you'll know what I'm talking about.
I liked the art with the slightly darker colors but I actually thought there was more than one artist here. There were times some of the characters didn't quite look consistent in the face.
It was a fun ride but this is the end for this Justice League. It was an odd choice to have a team consisting of non-original members (or the big guns) but James Robinson made it work and showed it was a great idea. Some of DC's final issues have felt a little flat but this is clearly a fitting end. We get little nods of what could have been if the series didn't have to face the relaunch and one line in particular clearly sets the stage for them in their next book. The art was a tiny bit inconsistent at times but the team looks great with the darker colors and gives it a feel of elegance. It's a shame to see this team go but next month it will be a whole new world.