There’s a “rise” panel in every issue, and in most of the cross-overs issues too. It’s a bit much. But it adds to the high drama. But the real sense of the stakes here happened at the end of the issue, when they killed Hawkgirl and Hawkman. I remember being shocked.
Of course, if I’d known that just four years later they’d reboot the entire DCU, so none of this mattered, I probably wouldn’t have cared.