Justice League #5
Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, & Scott Williams
The issue starts off with Flash waking up in a pile of rubble while Darkseid is laying waste to the city. He tells Darkseid to stop and the big New God just stares at him. Superman wakes up right as Darkseid shoots out his Omega beams and Flash hurries up and grabs him outta the way. He carries Supes down the street just ahead of the beams. Supes wakes up and when he and Flash split up, so do the two Omega beams. Flash runs and runs until he finds a group of local policemen who are fighting off parademons. He turns intangible and runs through a parademon but the Omega beam blows up the demon. Flash is worn out (...what!?) and the police are freaking out, but that doesn't really go anywhere. But at the same time, Superman's beam catches up with him and makes him explode, and a parademon flies off with him. Flash runs back to the rest of the group, in time for Green Lantern to try (and fail) to fight Darkseid. Darkseid easily takes him down and breaks GL's arm, then walks off. Batman and GL talk (well...Batman talks, and GL argues back), and Bats reveals his secret identity. What!?!?!? That is one of the SINGLE STUPIDEST things I have EVER read!!! Batman ALSO takes off his mask and runs through the streets to go find Superman, while GL goes back and rallys the team. The issue ends with Batman going through a portal and ending up on Apokolips.
Is it just me, or is Geoff Johns writing pretty much only the characters he likes? Batman, Flash, GL... I mean the art has been steadily greatttt, but Geoff really needs to start making Superman, Cyborg, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman have a larger role. I have to say that this series is starting to lack. But I'm hoping that once this story is over, we can get a better story. The next arc (which is supposed to be a "Legion of Doom" kind of enemy) should be good. As long as I can make it through the two filler issues, I'll be good. But this issue was okay enough. The only issue I actually had was the fact that Batman revealed his identity to someone he just met, and ran through the streets without his mask on.