Today's Justice League Get More Meta Than Ever Before (Spoilers)

Justice League time! It's been a while since Animal Man came across his writer, Grant Morrison, typing the script for that issue. As reality broke down, Morrison addressed the reader and they explained both to Buddy Baker and to us, what was going down, both in the story and in Grant's own personal life, and their relationship with DC Comics editorial. It was quite a meta trip.

The Justice League Get More Meta Than Ever Before (Spoilers)
Animal Man by Grant Morrison and Chas Troug.

Well, in Justice League #62, they get close…

The Justice League Get More Meta Than Ever Before (Spoilers)
Justice League by Brian Bendis and David Marquez

No, not the main strip by Brian Bendis and David Marquez – though we do note that Young Justice doesn't seem to have been much of a success in the DC Universe, cancelled in theirs as well as in ours. No, it's the Justice League Dark back-up strip by Ram V and Xermanico set in the Library Of Babel with Ragman coming across something he shouldn't.

The Justice League Get More Meta Than Ever Before (Spoilers)
Justice League Dark by Ram V and Xermanico

"At some point one of our characters will learn Zatanna secret, that the Upside Down Man's power and influence lingers within her, growing, each time she uses her powers and pushes herself beyond her limits." In previous issues, the team had dealt with The Upside Down Man, seemingly successfully. Maybe not? And will Ragman keep Ram V's author notes for future use? And are these basically the Books Of Destiny from X-Men, since DC Comics and X-Men seem to be swapping plots at the moment? Justice League #62 is published by DC Comics today.

(W) Brian Michael Bendis, Ram V (A) David Marquez, Xermanico (CA) David Marquez
The Justice League! The biggest heroes! The biggest threats! With their powers out of control and trapped on a world they do not understand, the League must band together like never before. Queen Hippolyta is forced to confront her new destiny. All this and a last page so shocking that it will have fans of Naomi screaming! Meanwhile, in our bonus story, the Justice League Dark are trapped in the Library of Babel, where they are learning the hard way that the pen is mightier than their swords. Elsewhere, Merlin sets his sights on a lost city that hides the key to his violent delights. Could this mean a violent end for all?
Retail: $4.99 In-Store Date: 06/01/2021

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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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