Sunday, June 30, 2013

Comics this week

Justice League #21- I hadn’t been a fan of the Shazam back-up story thus far but this issue made me one. Writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank end the story on a total high with a marvelous issue (pun intended). This issue embraces the qualities that made Shazam great, making no apologies for the more goofier aspect of the character while making some needed changes to the character. Artist Gary Frank knocked this issue out of the park with some excellent work. The scene when the entire Shazam family first got their powers was just sweetness on paper and his detailed work throughout the issue was superb. Some of you may be like me, not a fan of the back-up, but if this emotional, action-packed issue does not make you one, you shouldn’t be reading comics. Pick this one up.

The Green Team: Teen Trillionaires #2- Teen Trillionaires has been a bit of a surprise pleasure since its debut last month. Writer Art Baltazar and Franco set up the team well in its debut issue and with #2, they decided to take some chances. Unlike the sincere Commodore, this issue spotlight on the less likeable Cecilia Sunbeam who is an image-obsessed female movie star clearly modeled on Hollywood starlets like Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears and gang. The diversity of the characters in the team is a welcome touch. The writers were also not afraid to show the odorous wealth the characters have. I love it when writers take chances and with artist Ig Guara on board, this series look like a winner.

Justice League Dark #21- With the story arc over, I have to ask this one simple question; why the hell was the Flash even in this story? He seriously did nothing throughout the 3 issues except running around like a headless chicken. With the Trinity crossover running through the 3 JL titles starting next month, this misuse of the Flash does not bode well. 

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