By Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Jesus Merino & Vicente Cifuentes
Justice League #27 continues the Forever Evil storyline. The majority of the issue is spent detailing how Victor Stone becomes Cyborg again. When he finally returns to the battlefield, he begins his search for allies to help bring communications back online and stop Grid. Also, Doom Patrol lovers, there is some fan service!
One of Geoff Johns’ strong suits is his ability to infuse real emotion into the interactions between characters. He could have spent the whole book having huge fights take place, instead he focuses on Victor and Silas Stone’s fractured father/son relationship. It was a bold move, but he was able plot out the two confronting their problems and resolving them in one narrative… And do it beautifully! Also, there seems to be some foreshadowing for events or storylines to come, which he is known to do. I won’t spoil anything since that is half the fun of reading it.
The art team nailed the issue. They were able to depict the drama Johns had written without making it seem like a melodrama. The panel that encapsulates the tone of the entire comic is when Victor and Silas hug and come to terms with each other; very powerful! Cyborg’s new design is unveiled too; he’s more streamlined and sleek. Personally, I prefer Jim Lee’s design, but a new look was necessary for the story and there are definitely people who will dig it.
This is another strong issue in the series, no surprise, right?! If you’re following the Forver Evil arc, like the Cyborg character or enjoy this run, do yourself a favor and pick it up!