Justice League and its sequel/continuation Justice League Unlimited are criminally underrated cartoons. And it’s possible the most effective episodes have been wrapped up in the Justice Lords, the show’s have globe-dominating, totalitarian variation of the Justice League.

The villainous workforce was introduced as a Justice League from an alternate dimension in which an Evil Superman experienced used his laser vision to lobotomize President Lex Luthor and the Justice League experienced seized command of the human race from there. But in excess of the class of a time-long arc — yeah, Justice League Unlimited had season-lengthy arcs — the show uncovered that the Justice Lords weren’t from yet another truth. They ended up from a prospective upcoming that appeared to be creeping closer every working day.

Now, thanks to DC Comics’ new Justice League Infinity sequence, set in the continuity of the cartoon show, we’re finding another tale about the villains whose just about every appearance reminds the Justice League of the genuine probable that they’re headed down a darkish path.

What else is taking place in the web pages of our favorite comics? We’ll tell you. Welcome to Monday Funnies, Polygon’s weekly record of the textbooks that our comics editor appreciated this previous week. It is element culture internet pages of superhero life, component studying tips, element “look at this neat artwork.” There could be some spoilers. There may perhaps not be ample context. But there will be excellent comics. (And if you skipped the past edition, study this.)


Impression: J.M. DeMatteis, James Tucker, Ethen Beavers/DC Comics

Justice League Infinity #1 is a smorgasbord of Justice League Unlimited favorites. Amazo? Look at. Elongated Male and Booster Gold? Verify. That subplot the place the Martian Manhunter stop the League to stay secretly as numerous human identities in order to learn to adore humanity? Verify!

“Has Arakko caused you distress? YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION! CONTACT BLURD! SPACE LAWYER” says an advertisement for the alien lizard lawyer Murd Blurdock in X-Men #1 (2021).

Graphic: Gerry Duggan, Adam Gorham, Tom Muller/Marvel Comics

Yeah yeah yeah, the X-Gentlemen moved to a treehouse in New York and crafted a mech to combat a kaiju in some very good outdated superhero hijinks but the genuine emphasize of X-Males #1 is that Gerry Duggan is continuing his quest to set Murd Blurdock, alien room law firm and parody of Daredevil, in every thing he quite possibly can.

“Are you the witch?” a brown-skinned girl asks a pale girl in a straw hat. “That depends on who you ask,” she replies. “I’m asking you.” “I am a witch, yes.” “Great, I’m Jo Manalo. I need your help.” From Mamo #1 (2021).

Image: Sas Milledge/Increase Studios

I experienced in no way study a Sas Milledge-drawn ebook right before, but I can’t say no to “teen hedge witchery with a light fantasy environment.” Mamo #1 rewarded me with gorgeous artwork and this complete hook of a double character introduction.

Crush smarmily accepts coffee from an angry gross alien in a barista hat and sips it on her way out. She pauses, and admits “Not bad.” in Crush & Lobo #2 (2021).

Graphic: Mariko Tamaki, Amancay Nahuelpan/DC Comics

Crush & Lobo is absolutely about Crush distracting herself from how her girlfriend broke up with her by getting a galactic street journey to satisfy her deadbeat dad — but it’s also got that excellent previous Lobo place absurdism, which I feel is a great touch. To me, Lobo will always be the house pope of a fish religion.

Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk strains against oodles of metal restraints in the Red Room, her skin turning scarlet as she roars “KILL YOU ALL!!!” in Avengers #46 (2021).

Image: Jason Aaron, Javier Garrón/Marvel Comics

With the close of the Heroes Reborn arc, Avengers is kicking off “World War She-Hulk” — you know, like Globe War Hulk but with Jennifer Walters. The Planet War right here appears to be to suggest some thing a little bit diverse, with Russia kidnapping Jennifer Walters and tossing her into the Purple Place for brainwashing, transforming her into — what else — Pink She-Hulk.

Yara Flor is transfixed by divine energy when she grasps the golden boladora and is embodied with the power of Wonder Girl in Wonder Girl #2 (2021).

Graphic: Joëlle Jones/DC Comics

It’s tough to decide one panel from Marvel Lady #2. The e-book starts Yara off with a fantastically rendered origin stage — and Jones is bringing in so a lot from the wider (DC Comics) Amazon globe when also inventing new pieces. How to quickly receive my loyalty for a Ponder Lady reserve: use the Amazons.