Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Clash of the Classics

Clash of the Classics
Review of Justice League #2
By: Andrew Hines

     Who would win in a fight; Batman or Superman?

     This is the question in the first few pages of Justice League #2. Thankfully Bruce gets help from Barry (Flash) and Hal (Green Lantern.) After the initial showdown, the race is on to find where the alien device from issue #1 came from and what it's true purpose is. There will also be a new Justice Leaguer born in the issue's explosive ending.
     Geoff Johns redeems himself after the slow first issue.  Here we see DC's premier team finally beginning to come together. We also see their finest scribe doing what he does best, updating classic characters for a modern audience.  Johns is a master of telling us just enough, without revealing too much. There is still an air of mystery and suspense as the larger story unfolds.

     DC co-publisher and master artist, Jim Lee (no relation to Stan), proves one again how he has earned his stripes time and again. Since he designed all of the costumes for the Justice League, it's only logical that he would helm the title that brings them all together. This is allowing him to set the bar for how the costumes should look in every comic from now on.  Well played Mr Lee, You've done our fans proud.

    With not a word or pencil stroke out of place, Johns and Lee have earned an 8.9 out of 10 for Justice League.

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