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Justice League #68

Scheduled to arrive in stores: September 28, 2021
Cover date: November 2021

"United Order" - Part 5

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Penciller: Scott Godlewski
Inker: Scott Godlewski
Cover: David Marquez
Variant Cover: Alexander Lozano

Reviewed by: James Lantz
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The United Order has been in a standoff with the Justice League over the Phantom Zone projector used to send the Synmar Utopica to the interdimensional prison. However, they eventually allow Superman to keep it as he is part of the United Planets. Meanwhile, the Man of Steel and The Flash rebuild the Hall of Justice while Naomi McDuffie's future is being discussed with her parents. Whether she'll remain with the Justice League will have to wait, for Daemon Rose is discussing things with Checkmate. Someone wants him to kill the Justice League and sent a group of Deathstrokes to hunt him when he refused.

4Story - 4: This suffers from too many things happening in one comic. It feels like Bendis is trying to cram three issues into one. I understand he wants to add a lot of plot threads to make readers want to continue buying the book, but he could have easily spread them out into three times as many pages to make it feel less rushed. This is still an amazing chapter. Yet, it's far from perfect.

5Art - 5: This art style reminds me a bit of Ed McGuinness. I'm not a fan of changing artists in the middle of story arcs, but Scott Godlewski lets me forget that qualm for a bit.

5Cover Art - 5: Few covers capture the spirit of the Justice League like this one. That's one makes it one best I've seen in this series.

5Variant Cover Art - 5: I like this type of variant. We need to see interior art from Alexander Lozano in a comic book series.

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