Justice League Beyond 2.0
Continuing the epic animated universe crossover. JL Beyond 2.0 Chapter 20 gives us the answers we had wanted, since that cliffhanger ending to Chapter 19!This will be a slightly SPOILER FILLED Review!
Justice Lords Beyond The Return of Wonder Woman “Strange Bedfellows” Part 4 of 8
“All right folks…. I’m REALLY on the edge of my seat now. We are three chapters into this eight chapter arc. Gage and Soy have me mesmerized! Between the writing, and the amazing art JL Beyond 2.0 is pulling me like I never thought it would. Between Christos’s writing, and Dexter’s art…. everything with this universe wide crossover is making me have one big smile every time I read a chapter!”
The above statement from my chapter 19 review still rings true. Gage put a twist on the revelations that I never saw coming. This chapter is mainly narrative storytelling. There isn’t much action, because LORD SUPERMAN has returned to the Justice Lords Tmeline to fight LORD BATMAN BEYOND!! Sure we see action shots in this chapter, but they come from Diana informing Superman and Bruce what happened to HER Bruce and Lady Wonder Woman.
Gage takes the elements from the Justice League 2 parter A Better World and expands on them so much, that it’s explosive. I mean I was so not expecting the story that Wonder Woman tells Superman and Bruce. Gage takes the Justice Lords story to a whole other level here. It reeks of awesomeness, and it is kinda what I wanna see animated. The fact that OUR world’s Wonder Woman fell in love with LORD BATMAN, and they tried their best to fight Lord Superman and Lady Wonder Woman…. That’s an amazing continuation of the A Better World episodes.
So we see that LORD Superman will go to any lengths to achieve the goals he has. It is a chilling part of the story… to learn what he has to do to Lady Wonder Woman. This was the woman that he loved, and he didn’t wanna do it. However the more chilling part is she DEMANDED that he do it, because she knew Bruce wouldn’t be fooled by makeup. Wonder Woman had a slice of Lord Batman’s kryptonite, and she used that to beat Lord Superman into submission. She then hurries back to the cave, but it’s too late. Christos has a writing style that stays true to the characters of the DCAU, and then builds on them so well. I mean the sheer fact that OUR Wonder Woman and LORD Batman were together and then LORD Supes and Lady WW were together. That makes so much sense. After which Gage rips the carpet out from under us yet again. Because in order to stop the war…. and have peace on their world…. they have to create a cover story…. and a wedding was planned. WOW I think I’ve spoiled enough of the writing. GO READ This NOW!!!!!
Soy’s art and colors are amazing! Absolutely as if the animation models jumped outta the screen and onto the page. With a few tweaks here and there to give it Soy’s styling. I freakin’ love this art. What I love about it is that there are moments where I couldn’t tell the Wonder Women apart. I knew they were different, but the art melds the characters together so very well. The backgrounds…. ohh the backgrounds!!! The Bat Cave looks so impressive here. The emotion of the art drives the words from Gage home. Gage and Soy are an amazing team for this title. I really am thinking I need to go back and read the first arc of this title. I think what the art does here, is the exact same thing the writing does… It builds on the world of the two part episode, and takes it in a direction I never saw coming!
MAN THESE ISSUES NEED TO COME FASTER!!!! I’m loving every aspect of both Bat and JL Beyond 2.0!!!! I hate this waiting around stuff!!!! Once again this team continues to do very well in this series. All the questions I had in my Chapter 19 review were answered brilliantly. I’m wondering where the story goes from here…? You should go get JUSTICE LEAGUE BEYOND 2.0 Chapter 20. This is the sixth overall chapter of the JUSTICE LORDS OF GOTHAM crossover! All within the Batman Beyond Universe, and you won’t wanna miss a second of it! You can find it on the DC Comics App or Comixology or wherever you get your digital comics. Batman Beyond 2.0 continues to go beyond all expectations!