Saturday, September 6, 2014

Justice League #33

   There seems to be a trend in the comics I've been reading lately: Great art, weak stories.

   Here's another one.

   First of all, I love this alternate cover by Darwyn Cooke - this is "my" Justice League.

   Meanwhile, the rest of the comic is loaded with terrific art by Doug Mahnke and Keith Champagne, depicting a battle between the JL and the Doom Patrol, while focusing on the "who can be the most evil" contest between Lex Luthor (who wants to join the JL) and the boss of the DP, Niles Caulder.

   They're fighting over the fate of the newest Power Ring, a woman linked to the other-world version of Green Lantern.

   Making the DP into a bunch of crazy freaks isn't exactly my favorite take on the team (though Grant Morrison had a great run on his Vertigo series), that's what we're getting in the "New 52."

   I was hoping for more out of this collision, but it's just kinda "eh."

   Great art, though.

Grade: B-



Anonymous said...

Yes, the art is pretty.

Unfortunately this seems like a spinoff series lately. The cover says JUSTICE LEAGUE but the heroes are secondary much of the time.


Anonymous said...

Agreed. It also shows a complete waste of another "rebirth" of the Doom Patrol. Meh....

Anonymous said...

...but the cover was awesome.

Chuck said...

I think that's been the big problem with JL - it promises the top heroes, and then is disrupted by constant events. A shame, really.

Dwayne said...

Why can't DC treat the Doom Patrol with respect and reboot them as heroes? I'm always so disappointed with DP and the Metal Men in current incarnations.