Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Justice League International #2

JLI #2 doesn't re-invent the wheel, and it certainly isn't stacked with bold, original ideas. It's not going to challenge you and make you think after you put the book down.

But it is an entertaining comic with a ton of brightly-colored heroes flying around attacking giant robots. And sometimes, that's what I want from my comics!

It's interesting that Dan Jurgens seems to be nailing some continuity down in the reboot. Skeets still exists, even if he hasn't shown up in the book, yet. Guy Gardner and Ice still dated, but she says "it was only a few dates, don't make more of it than it was." So it seems that at least some of the JLI continuity stands, but like everything else in the DCnU, we don't know exactly what stays and what goes.

So giant robots, fighting heroes, but there is a bit of a twist when Booster gets overwhelmed and orders his team to cut and run. I am curious if that big bad on the last page is some sort of new Mongul. The color scheme certainly makes that seem possible.

Aaron Lopresti's clean style works well on this classic-looking book. Booster's new costume is starting to grow on me, too. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I would love to see Godiva get a bit more detail; "simple white jumpsuit" is a tad too generic. In fact, most of the costumes look good, with Vixen and Rocket Red also looking pretty great.

Fair (but a strong one!)


un_taco said...

Booster Gold's and Vixen's costumes have grown on me, but Ice, Fire, and Godiva need to have a little more flair to their uniforms.

Timbotron said...

It's funny, isn't it? In general, the DCnU reboot costumes have so many extra bits of flair and detailing, all those little grooves and notches. But the JLI book remains remarkably simple. I don't get it!