Sunday, February 28, 2016

Justice League #48

   So here's the thing about the upcoming "Rebirth," which will do... something... to the status quo at DC: will the writers use it as an excuse to do radical things to the characters?

   Perhaps that's the thinking behind revealing Superman's secret identity in his title - and the massive changes affecting most of the Justice League in the Darkseid War series.

   If we start seeing widespread death and destruction, then it's a safe bet that a reboot is in the offing.

   This series hasn't reached that point yet, but it continually seems on the verge of spinning out of control as the cast continues to grow.

   We have several member of the League transformed into godlike figures, we have New Gods on the scene, the Anti-Monitor is threatening death and destruction, Darkseid is dead (yeah right), his daughter is plotting, the Crime Syndicate is teaming up with the JL, and a couple of armies make guest appearances.

   So there's a lot to take in - but it seems to be heading to some kind of conclusion, the art by Jason Fabok is very good, writer Geoff Johns is a skilled hand at this sort of epic tale, and there are plenty of surprises still to be sorted out.

   The series feels a bit padded, but it's been a lot of fun, too - so I'm hanging on to see where it all goes.

Grade: B+


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Chuck, I agree with the "padded" comment. Let's wrap this thing up! Still a fun ride but I'm ready for the big finale.

I'm also a bit bummed that Scott Free has slid into the background after being in the forefront of this tale when it launched.

I'd love to see a Geoff Johns written Mister Miracle mini-series.