Really good issue. Orm really did live up to his name as Ocean Master and loved his dual abilities of control of water and lightning. Plus, the way he trapped his foes in tornados of water was just visually quite nice. Another thing I liked was how alien the Atlantean army looked... their bodysuits, their mech walkers, just everything. And nice to see Tula... a drift assassin... very nice. But anyway, I had no problem with Orm winning and Superman had that awesome scene where he just vaporised the water to convince them to turn back. Batman was out for most of the issue I think, at least in terms of action sequences.
Anyway, loads of shoutouts there. Loved Red Tornado being linked to Morrow! Was worried he would be gone from Earth since a female version is shown in Earth-2. And Project: Metalmen? Cyborg got some great moments as well and loved the call for new Leaguers. Very nice to see Firestorm among the candidates as well since he's a character that has suffered a bit in the reboot due to shifting writers and all. Kind of hoping the character makes it into the League so Johns can write a cool Firestorm.
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"The special Amazon metal in my bracelets acts as a lightning rod - - attracting lightning without harm to me".
WW must be thinking during that sustained magical lightning:
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damn, Reis is like on a whole nother level man
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The art was great, it was the scenes that actually had action that the writing got out of control though.
Anyone else a little mad that Nightwing wasn't on Cyborg's call list?
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The scenes with Batman felt like another one of Johns' "Trash The Bat Show". The trinity getting taken out by a bolt of lightning was lazy... wait I meant laaaaaaaazzzzzzzzzyyyy. Orm was totally one dimensional and dull. And the "dialouge" was almost as bad as Batman DotF, okay maybe not that bad, but still oddly expositional. Arthur is the only person that felt in character, and his character is an emotional mess torn between two worlds, so the action scenes feel messy.
So when Johns jobs Green Lantern (Bats swiping his ring, Supes breaking his chains with ease, WW smashing through the bubble with one strike) that's all fine and dandy, but the moment he does it to the Trinity that's unacceptable and just part of his vendetta against their characters.
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As for the lightning;
Bruce is always insulated against electricity and can redirect wherever he wants, or is wearing a talisman that defends against magic attacks.
Diana is the daughter of Zeus, the guy that throws the lightning, was trained by the God of War, and has special bracelets that can act as lightning rods.
Superman got shocked by nanobots from Krypton that knew how to cause him pain, Orm didn't even know who he was.
Also, Superman can squat the planet earth for 5 days straight while being out of the sun, but he can't take a punch from Aurthur's little brother? (I'll just skip over the whole Superman saving the nuclear sub from the bottom of the ocean but no one from Atlantis knowing about him.)
Superman can take a punch dude. He proved he could. He was not taken out. So what are you saying is no one can hit him? Lifting weights has zero to do with taking a punch And Orm's trident is magical. It's not just lightning.
Daughter of Zeus...what does that have to do with it? Have we seen her in this new 52 control and manipulate lightning? The God Mode thing Azz tossed out ONCE might as well not be written because then she should have tossed her cuffs and beaten up Orm. She might even need two swords to even beat Orion. Thing is no one really knows WW's powers in the new 52. She keeps getting tinkered with by Gods in her own book. Least in JL we have some sense of consistency in her powers.
What's so hard in getting that the Atlanteans can be a force to be reckoned with and Orm is powerful? If nothing could happen to these guys then what's the point of a story and facing foes? And they all struggled with Darkseid. They never took him on in any sense of that word for those who wondering if this is the same team. It was a boom tube that saved them
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