Justice League #30- This issue should be titled "Forever Evil: Epilogue". Set immediately after Forever Evil, writer Geoff Johns has fun with the fallout of Forever Evil. Lex Luthor had just saved the world and boy; is the Justice League pissed off about it or what! As an angry Justice League try to find Luthor (for no apparent reason other than he managed to stand them up), the rest of the world is lapping up their new world savior. Geoff wrote Lex beautifully here as a conniving egomaniac who want a seat at the table of the most powerful group in the world but instead of forcing his way in, he is slowly worming his way into the team. Advertisements for the coming issues has made it clear he will succeed but seeing how he manages to do it is part of the fun. Bring on the next issue quickly!
Original Sin #2- So the person who kill The Watcher is...a Z-list villain so obscure even I don't know him? I said in the review of #1 that Original Sin is different, and #2 do not change a thing about that. Writer Jason Aaron moves his murder mystery forward step by step and while there are a few high points in this issue (Nick Fury's flying car; Punisher and Dr.Strange buddy team), on the whole there are still far more questions than answers to this event. I can see why Marvel is confident about this event. The story is interesting, the art by Mike Deodato Jr. is solid, but...where is it all going? All the unusual hero match-up may be fun but you do get the feeling this issue is spinning its wheels.