Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Justice League of America #41

James Robinson is finally getting the team he wants. It took long enough but the work he did with the scrubs over the last few issues was strong enough that I think he at least deserves a chance to impress me now that he's got his real team coming in. It's annoying that we don't exactly know how Cry for Justice ends, since it is supposed to have such an important role in where all these characters find themselves. It seems he caused another huge catastrophe to hit Star City, so that's probably what has Green Arrow so wound up that the League will be hunting him down after a few months. In any case, after the drama of Cry and Blackest Night, a lot of the heroes are hurting. Wonder Woman and Hal Jordan see this as an opportunity to bring in a slew of old heroes like the Guardian and Dr. Light, and as a great chance to promote some Titans like NightBats, Cyborg, Donna Troy and Starfire onto the team. I'm not pleased that Donna Troy is quite so upset that she's pretending she won't help people as a super-hero, but I guess I'm ok since her time "sitting out" is non-existent. I think there is a lot of potential in this lineup. There isn't a huge amount of action here, it is mostly team-building. But I'm hopeful.

Mark Bagley is a perfect fit for the core title in the DCU. The heroes look bright and shiny, as they should. Mon-El actually looks like he is having fun. Even the dour heroes like Donna Troy look impressive. I will say I'm not a fan of the new Cyborg design. Too robot-y for me.



Mart said...

'Wonder Woman and Hal Jordan see this as an opportunity to bring in a slew of old heroes like the Guardian and Dr. Light . . .' But Kimi's been back with the team for months!

I wasn't too keen on this, yet more pages of gloom with poor Vixen's lot, a doomy Donna, scratchy art, stretched out story - look at all those massive shots of Donna. Still, it has to get better. Doesn't it?

I can't see a reason in the world as to why Guardian is recruited, he's so smalltime. Heck, might as well recruit such Metropolis obscurities as Yellow Peri, Sargon or Stange Visitor.

(Actually, I'd ove to see Yellow Peri again)

Timbotron said...

But Dr. Light is lucky that now that the real leaguers have returned they still want her around, so that's why they are "bringing her back." Let's face it, this hasn't really been the Justice League for some time. I don't like how Vixen's crew got treated, but they were more a support group than a super-team.