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The Justice League's combo attacks put ‘The Avengers’ to shame

Published : 25 Sep 2021 08:02 PM

In the latest issue of ‘Justice League: Last Ride’, DC's greatest team of heroes reveal that they have a playbook of practiced power combos that would put the ‘Avengers' team synergy to shame. Not only do ‘Superman and the Flash’ reveal an impressive maneuver against their new foes on Apokolips, but it's apparently one of several combo attacks they've created and practiced over the years, logging them away for when the right scenario arrives to deploy the perfect synergy of powers in any given environment.

In previous issues of ‘Justice League: Last Ride’ from writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Miguel Mendonça, the team of heroes hadn't actually been a team for some time. Darkseid's previous invasion resulted in some major losses and in turn created rifts on the team, particularly with Batman and Superman who blamed each other for mistakes made that lead to the death of the Martian Manhunter. However, they've all come back together for one last mission at the request of Green Lantern Hal Jordon, who needs help protecting Lobo before his trial.

While ‘Batman’ had the idea to keep Lobo hidden on the remains of Apokolips, various foes have discovered their location all the same, such as the Cyborg Superman who's been taken over by Brainiac who has arrived alongside several other cosmic adversaries looking to claim the bounty on the Main Man's head. In response, Superman tells Flash to deploy "Maneuver 39", a coordinated and pre-planned combo of their powers which features the Man of Steel landing hard on the surface to kick up a mass of rock and dirt, allowing the Flash to use his speed to send it all at their new enemies as a brutal wave of projectiles. Given its number designation, it seems as though their combo is one of many they've developed as a playbook of dynamic power synergies.    —Screen Rant