I liked, I thought it was a pretty solid issue, better than most of the previous ones. If I had a note, it's that trought the issue, every member of the JL gets these little flashbacks, and aside from... well, no, they don't serve any real purpose, at least right now, probably is bulding up to something for the next issues of this arc.
The Superman and Batman one I felt were kind of cheesy. "I don't have a favourite color anymore"
Backup was good, better than the actual issue, but that seems to be a pattern of late, I don't know why, I'm just much more interested in the kids.
Last edited by WhitOro; 05-16-2012 at 12:41 PM.
So I'm curious to know what everyone thought of the new issue, especially those people like me who haven't been happy with it. I love the JL and the characters in it, but the book has done nothing for me, and I dropped it with issue #8, which I thought was the worst of the series. However, I want to like the book and am willing to come back if it ever picks up.
So how was it, is it getting any better? I flipped through it, but it didn't honestly look any better than before.
I find hilarious that the plastered Graves full front all across the internet and previews and put his big goofy grin on the variant cover, yet in the actual issue, they try to build the suspense on "Oooh, how does he look like?" always showing him in the shadows or from behind.
I loved this. The interaction between all the characters keeps being fun (Barry being the bad cop?, hilarious) and I enjoyed the little insight of each character's psyche. Though, I hope that we finally start seeing Graves's story and how he plans to take the JL.
Still, I have to say that the Shazam backup was much better. Every kid has a distinct personality and this is the first time that I've thought Billy Batson as a badass, also I don't know what to think about Sivana's new new look.
Your argument is like saying that the guy on the news in TDKR complaining about Batman being a menace responsible for all the crimes the Joker and Two-Face commit is Frank Miller's feelings on the character.
When i'm wrong, i'm the first to admit it. This was good! I liked it!!!
- Action with actual character moments.
- Nice sense of humor
- Everything about Trevor
- The bad guy seems to know how to get to them and hurt them.
- Nice camaraderie between the leaguers.
I do have some complaints though:
- Graves is mad that the JL didnt cure him from cancer? Is this like the Grounded story where that lady dissed Superman for not saving her husband from cancer? I'll hold my judgement till i'm sure, but if that's the case then this would be f***ing stupid.
- Blowing holes through a mental institution?
- Batman not knowing how to navigate Arkham with his eyes closed? Ok maybe they needed to locate him, but Cyborg was "the map", not a "locating device".
- Cyborg in Batman's computers. That rustled my jimmies.
- Pages wasted on crap. I wanted more of the good stuff, not 3 pages on Hal and Barry playing good cop - bad cop, not a whole page of Grave's living room with the dead doctor! Come on, give me more story!
- Batman and the FP letter. It was good in the context of the story, but i dont know if i normally want him to be crying about his alternate reality dad. And obviously that shows that Johns cant write Batman beyond showing him being emo and brooding. That colour thing was crap.
- Lee still not drawing WW like everyone else because **** those guys, i'm co-editor.
But anyway those are minor complaints. I loved this issue.
Last edited by Dr. Hurt; 05-16-2012 at 01:30 PM.
Was the first Batman scene a reference to Rolling Stones Paint it Black?
I actually found things to enjoy in this issue and its been a good few months since I was able to say that about the book. Probably Justice League #3.
I support Danny LuVisi's Last Man Standing.
This was one of the better issues of the run, for sure.
Notably that's because THINGS HAPPENED here.
It's still fairly predictable and very rote - "the villain's journey" looks like an excuse to trot out all the standard villain tropes, and the whole 'villain goes around taking down other villains to show how impressive they are' is pretty much one of the oldest we get - but there is some good forward momentum on the story, some nice action, and some fun character work.
Not the best issue I read this week by any stretch of the imagination, but neither was it the worst (that goes to you, AvX Vs 2).
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