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Justice League Dark, Vol. 2: Lords of Order

(Justice League Dark (2018) #2)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  89 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Wonder Woman and the Justice League Dark are in a race against time as the Otherkind close in on the magical community!

The world's magic is fading, and new enemies have appeared to take advantage of Earth's weakness. Doctor Fate has assembled the Lords of Order, trapping the magical community on Earth. In order to save magic, the Justice League Dark must escape Doctor
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 22nd 2019 by DC Comics
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If those who master the art of dark magic are left disarmed and on their knees facing something far stronger and impossible to understand, what hope does humanity have left to survive the chaos to come? It’s during such predicaments that heroes endeavour and find solutions that are beyond their comfort zone, things that would allow them to vanquish evil at the cost of something they would never have dared put on the table. James Tynion IV
Will Robinson Jr.
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
James Tynion is working his own brand of magic on this series. Tynion is clearly one of the best writers in comics today. He just has the uncanny ability to tell great stories featuring an ensemble of characters. In this volume Tynion expands the lore and mythology of the magical universe of DC comics. I have to say the artist team her is superb. The art is just as excited as the dialogue. The pacing gin this book is spot on and I look forward to each issue. In this book we go back and revisit ...more
Nov 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Not bad, but more action than substance. Like most stories about magic, there's a lot of "hand waving" to explain what is going on. Names and objects of power are mentioned, but not having read much of the DC magic genre, I can't tell if they are existing things in the DC universe that I'm not aware of, or if Tynion is adding to the fabric of the DC Universe.

I've found magic centered series to be difficult. IMO, there needs to be rules to using magic so the reader can both gauge and rank the
Dec 01, 2019 rated it liked it
I was really digging this series until I had an epiphany...

This is basically everything Jason Aaron did already with Dr. Strange and War of the Realms. The "death of magic" the "re-learning of magic after it's repaired" the looming threat of an oncoming war. It's all there...

That leaves me in a bit of a quandary. This volume in particular goes back and forth between "aww that's cool" and "really? That's where you're going with this?" It's like riding a very unsafe roller coaster that constantly
Shawna Hunter
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
No story is perfect. There are a few rushed plot lines here but overall? I finished the book and wanted to flip back to page 1 and do it again. This story was fantastic. Magic in chaos, monsters on the loose, powers being destroyed, others rising to new heights and all the while our heroes have no clue what to do. It's a story of tragedy, of evil and of hope struggling to endure when it can do nothing to calm the storm. The story ends with a set up of more to come and I cannot wait because, for ...more
Daniel Butcher
Nov 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: dc-comics
3.5 Perhaps one of my favorite Dark arcs.

I believe I am missing a connecting incident and this is really a magical non magical team. But overall an enjoyable mix.
Eli Seibert
Tynion is straight up killing it with this series. First with his Detective Comics run, and now this... the guy sure knows how to write superhero team books.
Chris Lemmerman
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
With the Otherkind literally at the door of the Oblivion Bar, the Justice League Dark are running out of options. Unfortunately, that means another group have taken matters into their own hands, and the Lords Of Order have a way of winning the battle that will mean no magic will exist ever again! And in the wake of the Lords Of Order, Swamp Thing faces a new threat when the Floronic Man returns.

God, I love this series. It's got all the sweeping grandiosity of a comic book event, encapsulated in
Clint Patterson
Nov 14, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
JLD remains visually dazzling and fun to read, though I‘m less enamored that vol2 follows a single “epic stakes” storyline for the entire book instead of vol1’s shorter, more diverse story format. The chaos vs order premise threatens to veer into self-serious comic nonsense, but then pulls back and gives the artists license to play with some fascinating thematic page layouts (a trend held over from vol1 that I loved) including one very meta section with Zatanna mid-fight that really won
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Justice League Dark was decent in its first trade, but the second one improves on it quite a bit. The Otherkind are running rampant, and the Lords of Order are involved. Those guys are problems, but someone left some really long term plans to stop those guys. Who that is was a bit of a surprise that somewhat retcons some of Alan Moore's Swamp Thing run. I thought the twists were nice, but I'm not sure what to think about that.

Still, this volume was a step in the right direction over all as far
Nov 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, superhumans
Great art, huge stakes, and a satisfying end to the whole thing that makes sense, has consequences, and leaves interesting loose threads for later stories.
Oct 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am a big fan of the art used in this series. The JLA Dark is getting excellent treatment in story form, art, and character progression. Fantastic from page to page!
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Prior to his first professional work, Tynion was a student of Scott Snyder's at Sarah Lawrence College. A few years later, he worked as for Vertigo as Fables editor Shelly Bond's intern. In late 2011, with DC deciding to give Batman (written by Snyder) a back up feature, Tynion was brought in by request of Snyder to script the back ups he had plotted. Tynion would later do the same with the Batman ...more

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