Mild Mannered Reviews – Justice League #75

Justice League #75

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Justice League #75

Scheduled to arrive in stores: April 26, 2022
Cover date: June 2022

“Death of the Justice League: A Dark Crisis Prelude”

Writer: Joshua Williamson
Penciller: Rafa Sandoval
Inker: Jordi Taragona
Cover: Daniel Sampere
Variant Covers: Mikel Janin, Alex Maleev, Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund, Todd Nauck, Simone Di Meo, Tony Harris

Reviewed by: James Lantz

The Justice League Incarnate must team up with Earth-Zero’s Justice League to fight the Great Darkness. Yet, Pariah and his army of Darkness possessed Justice League foes don’t make the battle easy. While some foes are defeated, Pariah and his forces are able to seemingly kill each hero, leaving Black Adam the only survivor to return to the Hall of Justice to warn Jon Kent, Wally West, Naomi and others that Justice League are dead.

To be continued in “Dark Crisis #1”.

4Story – 4: In all fairness, the story merits a perfect score. However, the cynic in me who’s read comics for more than four and half decades wonders how long this supposed death will last and whether it will have lasting effects on the DC Universe even after it’s retconned in, say, a year or two. As a Justice League story, it’s great, but as the Multiverse changing company wide event tale, it’s really too soon to tell without seeing what future comics have in store for us all.

5Art – 5: The art was a pleasant surprise, especially after the previous issues’ hits and misses in the visual department. Each panel and page convey the grandiose scale of the events in the story perfectly.

5Cover Art – 5: Anyone out there remember Superman #100 that was part of “The Death of Clark Kent”?. Well this cover feels like a brilliant homage to that comic.

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April 26, 2022 11:22 am

So is Superman dead? If so, then how many more times can they keep doing this to big blue? The only other superhero who keeps dying only to be brought back from the dead that I can think of is Optimus Prime. This is getting old. Like a bad running joke.

Calvin Ellis
Calvin Ellis
April 26, 2022 3:21 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman all die the same way the Flash did in COIE so they’ll be back sooner or later.

April 27, 2022 9:37 am
Reply to  Calvin Ellis

I remember not that long ago DC comics said that they wouldn’t kill Superman again as stated in the link below. Yet here we are. It just seems to me that DC just can’t stop finding different ways of killing Superman. For example, Superman’s death at the hands of Doomsday in the death of Superman story. Then in the 2005-2006 Multiverse comic event titled “Infinite Crisis”, Earth-Two’s Superman dies battling Superboy Prime. And not that long ago there was the death of the New 52 Superman who was replaced by the Rebirth Superman. So now Superman will be killed… Read more »

April 28, 2022 10:10 pm

Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman Be Be Back From The Dead. I am remaining Positive as A True Superman Fan.

April 28, 2022 10:27 pm
Reply to  lk83

Will Be Back. Sorry.