REVIEW: Justice League
"Justice League" #0 doesn't have a single Justice Leaguer in it. However, Geoff Johns' origin of Shazam is intriguing enough and Gary Frank's art is superb.
Full review here.
"The story begins in media res and scrambles to catch up to what he's doing and who he is. One of those questions is relatively explored while the other almost flatly ignored. Geoff Johns rushes to get Batson to the wizard, gain power and move forward. The back-story is dropped like old luggage in favor of playing with new toys. A quick succession of past-probing magic reveals a little but it's all telling masquerading as showing..."
If you have been reading Justice League you would know that all the backups feature Billy Batson and have directly lead to the opening scene of this issue. The past probing magic reveals scenes which we have already seen in past issues.
Yeeeeah, this reviewer DOES realise that this is just the next chapter in a series of ongoing SHAZAM instalments, right?
Yeah, it's pretty frustrating when a reviewer doesn't really seem to know what they're talking about when reviewing the book. This was the best issue of Justice League to date.
And this ladies and gentleman is why we make sure we know what we're talking about before writing a review on it.
And as for no Justice League characters being in the issue, why the hell does that matter? The #0's are about superhero origins. The team's origin (and Cyborg's for that matter) was shown in the first half dozen issues and every other character has their own #0. And before someone brings up that GL #0 wasn't about Hal, a) he quit the team and b) who the hell doesn't know Hal's origin like the back of their hand?