Saturday, November 8, 2008

Justice League of America #226

I don’t care what anyone says. Marvel was about a million times better in the early 80s than DC. This comic is not good. Joey Cavalieri’s story is pretty straightforward, except I can’t pronounce the name of the bad guys evil group “Fiatlux.” Maybe I should know the word, but I don’t. As for the team, it is the classic satellite era team, which means no Martian Manhunter, so I’m instantly less interested. We get a whole lot of Green Arrow and Black Canary, and not enough of Hawkman and Hawkgirl to offset them. Zatanna, another of my least favorite characters has a pretty big role. I’m not sure if this is “classic” Red Tornado, but he has about as much character in this issue as he did in Primal Force when he was a robotic mute.

Chuck Patton’s pencils are pretty good though. He does a good job on faces, but those early 80s costumes on Atom, Zatanna, and Elongated Man are pretty rough. Green Arrow looks good though.



Always Right said...

No love for Martian Manhunter? The best superhero from Mars ever....ever.

Timbotron said...

Oh, he's my favorite leaguer. Without him, the book is already in the hole for me!