What is this all about?
‘LEGACY’ part one! A group of heroes from a post-apocalyptic future escapes into the past to stop their world from coming to be. But to do it they’re going to need the help of the Justice League – who just happen to be these time travelers’ parents!
So this issue focuses on the Justice League’s children 20 years in the future. It appears one of them is a Red Lantern and the other is a Yellow Lantern that are both wearing the Green Lantern logo? Not really sure to be honest, once again Bryan Hitch provides zero context for anything (like the last issue with the Molly thing).
We have a guy wearing Superman’s cape with a Wonder Woman armband, a girl who appears to be Flash’s daughter, another who looks to be Mera’s daughter, Cyborg’s weird kid… What the hell happened to this comic?
I swear, Justice League pre-new 52 was one of my favorite runs but now it’s so up and down I’m losing interest in a big way. The first villain we see is Arthur Curry, who is an Aquaman, kept alive by Cyborg’s old body, AND he’s wearing a Black Lantern ring? That’s at the beginning of the issue and I already want to flip my desk over and yell “why do I even bother with this series?” The second villain we see isn’t even worth mentioning.
Corny, unrealistic dialogue, a weird story, it feels all over the place and not much in the way of explaining what the heck is happening. To say we hit the ground running is putting it lightly. The characters designs are not my favorite and the artwork is mediocre. Perhaps I am just tired of Hitch on Justice League, yet this story feels just as muddled as the rest of the run so far. Throw in some cheesy flirting between the Superboy guy and the Flash girl and it was just too much for me. Even then there was absolutely no depth to any character and The villains shown were pointless.
I don’t know if I am more disappointed that this issue was terrible, or that it’s part one in a multi-part series. I don’t get this issue, I have lost all hope. Maybe we will get Humphries or Tynion IV on the series, but I’m probably just dreaming…
Reviewed by Justin Swenson
Justice League #26
Written by Bryan Hitch
Art by: Fernando Pasarin, Oclair Albert
Published by DC Comics
Release Date: August 2, 2017