Artifacts #16- When the world is created by Jackie Estacado, the bearer of the Darkness, you just know it is going to be screwed-up. Tom Judge finally got his hands on the Rapture, arguably the most powerful of the artifacts and I dare anyone to look at the last page of this issue and not be excited about the next issue. Artist Stjepan Sejic truly is a talent.
Justice League #8- The New 52 world is a world where superheroes have only bee known to the public for 5 years. Yes, they have been around since forever (read Demon Knights people!) but only with the forming of the Justice League did the world at large know about them. Since that time, no one outside the original members had joined the group. Writer Geoff Johns used this issue to tell you why. The issue has Green Arrow attempting to join up with the League and being soundly rejected. Never one to take no for an answer (even before the revamp), this young and highly annoying Oliver Queen try and try again before Colonel Steve Trevor put a stop to it. Luckily for us, Johns put in a few hints for future stories in this issue. The League and their unknown confrontation with the Martian Manhunter, Trevor’s links to Team 7, and the mysterious group Trevor got Green Arrow to join. It’s not great but it’s interesting, which is far more than I shall say for the Shazam back-up story. Johns reintroduced Billy Batson’s support cast this issue and…I’m not sure what to say about them. It’s wasn’t bad and it’s wasn’t good; it wasn’t memorable. Simple as that and that's not good!