In Justice League #1 the Martian Manhunters destroyed the moon, Luthor killed Vendal Savage. The Totality hit earth and there’s the Legion of Doom. The Joker with Sinestro, Gorilla Grodd, Black Manta and Cheetah.
Justice League #2 starts with a flashback of Lex Luthor attending the Legionnaires Club meeting. He told the members that he planted explosives in the hall. While in his bombproof suit, the bombs go off and the elderly veteran members scurry out unscathed. That is when he discovers the enchanted doorknob. The one that has a very similar symbol to the secret door in the Hall of Justice and also the Justice League physic boardroom meeting table.
Is someone trying to influence both heroes and villains?
Back in the present time, Batman contacts Green Lantern’s John Stewart via Swamp Thing to join the Justice League while in a battle with a horribly mutated version of Killer Croc.
Once that done, the League decides to take a trip into the Totality. It seems that only Superman and Martian Manhunter can resist the pathogenic mutagens. As a backup, Batman and Hawkgirl are shrunk down and are injected into Superman and J’onn bodies.
And none of them know that Lex Luthor tagged along into Supes body.
John Stewart shows some hesitation to join the League earlier, but he can’t resist Sinestro’s Invisible Emotional Spectrum.
Although this is only the second issue, there’s so much thing happening in Justice League. #2 builds on the momentum of the first issue very well. Many weird elements are added to the story i.e tiny pods, Speed Force fueled car, Killer Croc mutating into a Pacific Rim’s Kaiju, Ultraviolet corps, Invisible Emotional Spectrum etc.
Multiple plots, but never confusing.
I didn’t touch on Grodd with a baby and how Cheetah rips off Luthor’s face. That’s for you to read and find out 🙂
Justice League #2
Written by: Scott Snyder
Pencils: Jorge Jimenez
Inks: Jorge Jimenez
Colored by: Alejandro Sanchez
Cover by: Jorge Jimenez, Alejandro Sanchez
Release Date: June 20, 2018