Dark Times Call for the return of the Justice League Dark

DC was waiting for the right pitch and right time before bringing back Justice League Dark even though many were surprised that it was not during the relaunch of the DC Rebirth. The events in Justice League Dark directly spins out of Justice League: No Justice and the source wall is torn open; the universe is filled with new threats. The film offers fans the enjoyment of its brisk pace and shadowy heroes shine in a tale of mystery and mythology that unfolds into a dark magical adventure. A new team is needed by the world, a team that can handle the realms of the supernatural part of the worsening state.

Justice’s New Team To Be Reckoned With

It’s a new team that quickly confirms into a force to be reckoned with even though there is no or little mention of the team before them. What is of more interest to writer Tynion is the assembling of an amazing and electric group of personalities rather than focussing on supernatural weapons. Man-Bat and Detective Chimp join Swamp Thing and Zatanna while the new series does borrow a page from the animated film Justice League Dark, which also includes the gateway character while Batman is not dragged into the fray. Wonder Woman is portrayed as a superhero who has always had one foot in the supernatural realm. Combined the characters are more focused and unpredictable than those before them. What takes centre stage is team-building, and Tynion makes the most of the unusual line up of terror and beauty in true DCU magic style. For fans, they quickly see the power behind Tynion and the team behind him.

Artwork Captures Dread Perfectly

Inker Raul Fernandes, artist Alvaro Martinez Bueno and colourist Brad Anderson capture the dread and allure perfectly in this supernatural realm. Anderson’s colours give a haunting quality to the Tree of Wonders while he captures the ethereal nature of unleashed powers well in this story. Martinez Bueno’s figures are well inked by Fernandez who brings a welcome sense of texture and grit to it. Many of the splash images are great while some of the pages appear a bit cramped from their layouts that actually takes away from the story’s momentum visually. Despite a few visual executions that could take a bit of getting used to the visual execution is enjoyable. Justice League Dark features a more unusual and leaner team, and with the overarching conflict, it is bound to appeal to any DC supernatural fan. At the end what matters most is that the Justice League revamp lives up to the hype and everyone loves the strength of the new team.