THE JUSTICE LEAGUE IS DEAD-LONG LIVE THE JUSTICE LEAGUE!
When Pariah and his forces of the Great Darkness laid waste to the most powerful superheroes of all time, all hope was lost… until now.
To power his weapons of war, Pariah has captured each member of the Justice League and trapped them on worlds suited to their every dream and desire… while the planets themselves slowly eat away at their respective inhabitants.
When the Justice League went toe-to-toe with Pariah’s Dark Army, Green Arrow was fatally wounded by Doomsday… so how did he wake up on a world tailored to his every desire?
And what dark bargain has Black Canary made to will these worlds into existence?
Where there’s life there’s hope, and with that hope comes a deeper unraveling of the tapestry of the DCU’s biggest event of 2022!
Geek DadThe latest of these oversized one-shot takes a very different approach than the previous installments—because it’s not two stories of one hero each. The two tales here are almost impossible to separate, and the first story by Stephanie Phillips and Clayton Henry is one of the best both characters have had in a while. What is Green Arrow’s perfect world like? No surprise, it resembles Robin Hood, as the roguish hero battles against Sheriff Merlyn alongside his Merry Men—Connor, Roy, and Mia (making her first appearance in a decade). But it all feels a little on-the-nose, and why can’t Ollie stop thinking about a mysterious blonde woman? The walls of this world start coming down a lot faster than we’ve seen in other books.
ComicBook.comFor better or for worse, this issue absolutely proves that Green Arrow and Black Canary are vital to the DC universe – and that we should be getting a lot more stories involving them and the "Arrowfam" than an offhand one-shot. The issue dives into Dinah and Oliver's new status quos in their Pariah-created corners of the multiverse, before subverting expectations and taking a larger look at their relationship overall. Stephanie Phillips and Dennis Culver weave their stories together in a rightfully-disorienting, but compelling way, and Clayton Henry and Nicole Virella add some exuberance to an array of new costumes, with one full-page illustration from Virella taking my breath away. Now, let's just hope this ends up being far from the last story told with Dinah and Ollie following Justice League #75.
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Lyles Movie FilesThis issue’s release really was hurt by the larger Dark Crisis storyline moving ahead. There’s not much reason to check this one out unless you’re a big fan of Green Arrow or Black Canary.
KabooooomAs a fan of Black Canary and Green Arrow, I loved this issue. I must admit, however, that there’s little to hold the interest of those who aren’t already fans of Black Canary and Green Arrow. There’s no grand revelations about Dark Crisis that make it essential reading for the collectors and continuity buffs. It is, however, a good love story, for those who enjoy those.
Weird Science DC ComicsWhile I appreciate the great art we got in this issue, I'm just left shaking my head at another tie-in that felt pointless by the end. A love story is nice, especially for how little we hardly see Black Canary and Green Arrow together. Still, we could have looked at what each character's inner mind would portray as a perfect world, but that aspect of the book just came off as lackluster, kind of silly, and downright confusing......, especially for the ending to our main story.
AIPTI mostly enjoyed this story not only for the visuals but because, despite its shortcomings, was a touching enough tale of Green Canary. Was it popcorn over a home-cooked meal? Yeah, but that’s still tasty. Did I desperately want it to be more? Of course, these are great heroes, and they are so much more than their connection to one another — they’re people we want to see find that sense of love, respect, and belonging. But if you can somehow excuse most of that lost storytelling potential — and I don’t think I can entirely — what’s left is a visually compelling, moderately heartfelt story about the human potential at the core of both the DCU in general and this grandiose event. But if we’re really going to have Dark Crisis truly excel, we need a little more than trick arrows and X’s and O’s.
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