This was a key issue for DC. After the six-month introduction of the team and telling events that happened five years ago, this was the first Justice League story taking place in the present; unfortunately, it was quite disappointing. From Jim Lee's obvious absence and Gene Ha's particular style, to the League's sporadic participation in the issue, the momentum the series had built was lost in a sudden and hard stop. Today's Justice League looks exactly like the one that came together five years ago; there is no evident sign of major changes in dynamics or relationships, or even a hint that the roster has evolved to anything close to the ensemble that was supposed to include Hawkman, Firestorm, Mera, Atom, and others. Could the team really have remained so static all this time? This installment needed to be a blockbuster, but ended up being a shameless filler instead.