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Review – Justice League #20 (DC Comics)

#20 (DC Comics) right variant cover(detail) by Jorge Jimenez
Justice League #20
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  • Writing - 8.8/10
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  • Art - 9/10
    9/10
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Justice League #20

Plot: Scott Snyder & Jorge Jimenez
Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: Jorge Jimenez
Colorist: Alejandro Sanchez
Letterer: Tom Napolitano
Maturity Rating: Teen
Publisher: DC Comics
Release: March 20, 2019

A world where the Justice League has won, a future world where everything seems perfect. The sixth dimension seems like a Utopia but what dark secrets does it hold?

 

A Perfect World Justice League #20

 

It seems the Justice League has found a Utopia upon entering the Sixth Dimension. With the help of Mr. Mxyzptlk Superman entered the fabled dimension and out popped an older white and golden clothed man of steel. He invited the other members to hop through the portal. In Justice League #20, the team finds older future versions of themselves in a Utopia of the world. It seems this Justice League has solved the problems that are plaguing our world. But what dark secrets does the 6th dimension hold? And where is “our” Superman he hasn’t been seen since entering the portal first?

Writing

Justice League #20 (DC Comics) Cover Art by Jorge Jimenez
Justice League #20 (DC Comics) Cover Art by Jorge Jimenez

What a fun, fun, fun comic book Justice League #20 is! Just like the start of this story arc in Justice League #19, it is honestly just a blast to read. I think everybody loves to see these alternate dimension/future version of characters and Snyder plays with that a lot in this issue. It is fun to see these slightly tweaked versions of characters we love. We as readers know something is up in this world as our Superman is trapped somewhere cold and dark. Snyder plays with our knowledge of that well as the Justice League is shown around this flawless world. We know something is wrong, but we are teased with this impending doom that we know is coming. It is a good bit of storytelling.

Justice League #20 feels like a “full” issue as well. It is no larger than a normal comic book but Snyder and Jimenez make the story encompass the whole issue and makes for a fulfilling read and experience. There is also a fantastic comedy bit, that I won’t spoil but finding out who is the “best Robin” has never been better!

There is also some interesting stuff going on with the Legion of Doom. We are not done with them or Mr. Mxyzptlk. There are some fantastic teases and cliffhangers for the next issue.

Art 

I am adoring Jorge Jimenez’s art and Alejandro Sanchez’s colors in Justice League #20. Jimenez’ character work is superbly well down. I like the thinner and angular character designs he employs on the character throughout the book. Not that Superman or Batman do not have the “bulk” we are used to. They just have a slimmer more stylized feel to them from Jimenez’s art that I am really digging currently. He also continues to show great facial expressions and body language. Hawkgirl and Martian Manhunter are a couple in the 6th dimension and there is a panel with them looking at each other that is fantastic. The way their heads are tilted and the grins on their faces perfectly encapsulates the love they have for each other without words.

I am also really digging Alejandro Sanchez’s coloring work. He gets to play around with some brighter colors in this 6th dimension Utopian world and it works phenomenally well. What’s more, the new costumes of the characters are wonderful. The way he makes the white standout from everything else is great work. His colors also have that nice “texture” to them. It adds a nice visual to the already excellent pencils and inks.

Conclusion

I don’t know what to say, Justice League #20 is just a delight to read. This is a great second issue to a new story arc and it also continues to push forward a much longer ongoing story. I had not read a Justice League book in a hot minute until the previous issue and have found myself completely encapsulated by this story. It is fun and engaging with some nice twist and turns. With some fantastic art, this is honestly just a pleasure to read. Seriously, just go pick up issue #19 and read this and have yourself a good time!


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Brent is happily married and an avid comic book consumer who loves nothing more than the smell of comics in the morning and diving through a long box of back issues. By day he is a nutritionist and has also been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 10 years. He is probably not the coolest person you have ever met. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @brentjackson30

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