Reality Breaks Down in a Very Meta-Way in Justice League #21 (Spoilers)

Mister Mxyzptlk continues to kick it off in Justice League #21 by Scott Snyder, Jorge Jimenez, Alejandro Sanchez, Tom Napolitano, Andrew Marino and Marie Javins out today. No sign of Bat-Mite yet though. But as the remaining members of the Justice League in the present, Starman, Mera and Starro try and take him on, he seems to have another trick…

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The denizens of the Fifth Dimension have been portrayed previously as being able to step outside comic books and see the DC Universe in its panels and pages. But now Mister Mxyzptlk looks to weaponise that…

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It's not the first time this kind of thing has been done. Animal Man by Grant Morrison and Chas Doug had a number of prominent examples.

Reality Breaks Down in a Very Meta-Way in Justice League #21 (Spoilers)

As reality fell apart…

Reality Breaks Down in a Very Meta-Way in Justice League #21 (Spoilers)

And Jupiter's Legacy by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely found a fun way to play with this too.

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But this one just seems to be a little more prominent. Oh, it all goes back to Chuck Jones anyway…

What are your favourite examples of comic book realities breaking down like this?

JUSTICE LEAGUE #21
(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jorge Jimenez
The Justice League pulls back the curtain on their futures and learns that not everything is what they've seen. The team goes to confront the Justice League of Tomorrow for the truth, but can they handle it? Meanwhile, with his powers waning, Superman struggles to remain hopeful on a world with no sunlight.In Shops: Apr 03, 2019
SRP: $3.99

 

 

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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