Justice League #6
Summary: In this issue we see the remaining members of the unnamed hero team, Aquaman, The Flash, Cyborg, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern all rushing Darkseid while saving civilians. One of the saved civilians later goes on to write a book about the team where he christens them "The Justice League". Anyway, we also get a look at Apokalips, as Batman manages to help free Superman from Desaad and Steppenwolf. Cyborg uses his powers to open a boom tube for Superman and Batman to emerge from, and Superman takes on a weakened Darkseid, thanks to Wonder Woman and Aquaman, and pushes Darkseid into the Boom Tube, which Cyborg then disables. Somehow that sends Darkseid and ALL the Parademons away, even though that makes no sense, he also manages to short out all of their mother boxes so they won't return for a while. He's pretty adept with his powers for a guy that literally was a normal teenager playing football like two hours ago. The issue ends with the Superheroes being thanked by the president then called on to save the world again. Yawn.
Thoughts: I'm not going to lie, I gave this a very half-assed review, and as much as I want to blame it on being tired from work, the truth is this issue just sucked. I mean, there is no way this group should have been able to beat Darkseid at their current incarnation. They barely worked together, Cyborg was such a rookie he should've never been able to do half the things he did, we got a awesome glimpse of the old school Wonder Woman and they ruined it by giving her an epic page to herself and having her say "HA!" as she stabbed Darkseid in the eye. That irked me so much that I can't even explain it. Add that in with the fact Batman barely did a damn thing and you get a really crappy comic. The sad thing is Geoff is doing excellent on Green Lantern and Aquaman, but for some reason he sucks on this book. Maybe he can't write so many characters at once, because some people have like four lines at most in this issue. (Aquaman, I'm looking at you!) I'll have to see the next line up for this upcoming arc because I'm not sure I can keep spending money on this book, hell, I may have to adopt X's Brightest Day Rules for the next issue. If there was a plus here I guess the fact that Jim Lee is an amazing artist would be it.
Score: 3 out of 10.
Green Lantern: I don't wear a costume. This is my uniform.
Aquaman: And this is Atlantean Scale Mail. Do they think I'd choose orange?