DC Comics’ Darkseid War hits part 2 as Justice League #42 hit stands today as part of DC You.
It follows the big reveals in the previous issues including powerful new female characters in Myrna Black and Darkseid daughter Grail. Can this week’s issue keep the momentum going? Let’s fund out.
Spoilers and review for Justice League #42’s Darkseid War Part 2.
After last issue’ surprise of Lena Luthor, Lex Luthor’s sister, shooting him, Justice League #42 opens with Superman doing heat vision surgery on Luthor on Apokolips! The below pages were released by DC Comics as part of its preview for the issue.
Beyond that, the issue had some pretty huge developments.
The New God Metron Boom Tubes the Justice League out of the clutches of the Anti-Monitor and his herald / harbinger Grail the daughter of Darkseid.
Myrna Black reveals her history to Mister Miracle thinking she’ll help him destroy Darkseid regardless of the consequences. Myrna Black is Grail’s mom, the “assassin” of Amazons that Darkseid fathered his daughter with. She is very much someone who is bitter and has very poor view of her former Amazonian Queen Hippolyta. However, she realizes Mister Miracle won’t help her in her cause, she attacks him and he flees.
The book ends with the Justice League and Metron. They are trying to find answers. Wonder Woman uses her magic lasso on Metron and he can’t resist. The answers will come to whomever possesses his Mobius Chair. They take him off of it, the chair looks to go super-nova until Batman sits on it. He asks questions and learns who killed his parents, and that’s Joe Chill, and he also learns the real name / secret identity of the Joker.
Batman is now a Bat-god… a New God.
This was a fast and exciting read. Great action, drama and art. Loved it.
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