Friday, July 10, 2015

Justice League of America #2

   It takes a big opponent to match up to the Justice League of America, and the team may face such a challenge in the form of a Kryptonian god, Rao.

   But as this issue progresses, the threat seems to be non-existent.

   Rao's followers heal illness and offer to bring the Earth into a new era of peace and love (it's all so 1960s)!

   Of course, we've heard this story before - aliens pretend to be good but they're not - and all is (apparently) not as it seems. As the issue begins, three members of the team are missing - and Superman seems to be behaving out of character.

   It's not a bad story at all, it's just a well-worn concept. It's interesting to see how the heroes (and supporting cast) react to the implications of a deity on Earth, and Bryan Hitch the writer is redeemed by the excellent work of Bryan Hitch the artist.

   He fills the pages with stunning, larger-than-life images, and oh, that last page is amazing.

   So, two issues in and this series is still impressive (though not perfect) - and it'll be interesting to see where it all goes from here.

Grade: A-



Anonymous said...

Is it me or does it seem overly obvious where this plot is going??

Chuck said...

Anon, it's not just you - but maybe they'll surprise us.