In the lead: The League and the JSI fight off the various bad guys that have appeared on Earth as a result of reality shifting. Morgaine Le Fey and Enigma finally meet with Konvikt and convince him to become the third part of their Trinity. Tarot figures out that if the bad guys needed her for the first spell, they’re probably going to come get her for the next go-round. And Gangbuster tries to get Commander Hall to put on the wings one last time.
In the back-up: TVM, Primat and Swashbuckler break out of prison, and turn the Tattooed Man into the new Sun-Chained-In-Ink. Le Fey pops up and commands her minions to form a super-villain army for her.
My take: It really seems like Kurt Busiek just didn’t have enough stuff to fill this second arc with. More is going on this issue than in the last couple, but the last four or so issues probably could have been combined into one or two to make the story a lot better.
At least now it looks like things are picking up (but how many times have I said that before?). Le Fey’s goons have amassed an army for her that includes Poison Ivy, Parasite, Dr. Polaris, Eclipso, Ace (of the Royal Flush Gang) and a few others I don’t recognize. I’m not sure if that’s due to my lack of knowledge of DC villains or Scott McDaniel’s art though. And it appears as though Hawkman, Green Lantern and the Flash might come out of retirement for the last big fight, though.
Things to keep an eye on: Tarot knows that the bad Trinity is going to be coming for her, but she doesn’t trust the JSI to protect her. Perhaps she’ll turn to Alfred Pennyworth and his gang of Parents, Partners and Protégés?
A big boom happened when Le Fey and Konvikt shook hands. Well I guess it was technically a big “PFAK,” but you probably wouldn’t have known what the hell I was talking about. So what’s that all about?