Justice League: Darkseid War – Power of the Gods
Now I am a fan of JLA, but I have kind of stopped reading for a while after the start of New 52, and this was probably not the best point to pick up at. Now, from what I gather in the storyline, the Justice League
had defeated Darkseid, and in the battle Batman, Superman, Flash, Captain Marvel, and Green Lantern all gained some fraction of the godly energy that resided in him.
Batman receives the Mobius Chair, a device that can take him anywhere in an instant and that gives him a way to read the minds of Gotham’s residents and to stop crime before it actually happens, and in turn, he takes a trip down memory lane. Flash is up next, and it is his burden to hold the the Black Racer and thus be reborn as the god of death, and we watch as Barry must do his best to find a way of containing the deadly force from wreaking havoc on the world. Next up is a man who always is a man who was always considered a God, but now that title takes on a whole new meaning and we see Superman after he has absorbed the solar energy of Apokalips, creating a corrupted hero. Green Lantern follows up with the army of Parademons looking for a new ruler, or God, and it is up to Hal Jordan to stop them. And last up for the Justice League, but not the story, is Captain Marvel, who finds himself with his pantheon replaced by new Gods, and they are all looking for control. And to end the story, in comes Lex Luthor, who has received the Omega energy of Darkseid, and he must find a way of controlling it.
All together the story is fantastic. I love the look into each character being given the power of a god, or gods, and how it would affect them. My one major peeve with it, though, is that now I am going to have to track the storyline down so I can find out how it ended. I do recommend checking it out, but also, you probably should get the book that started this all as well.
|Peter J. Tomasi
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