Monday, July 19, 2010

Justice League - Generation Lost #5

Have I mentioned I love this book? "The Gang's All Here" finds the new Justice League International team fully assembled. I was hoping for a couple of more members (like say Guy Gardner, G'nort, and someone from the Shazam family) but this group will do nicely.

I really enjoyed how the issue is presented from Booster Gold's perspective, and his admission of his greatest weakness. It's nice to see Giffen and company not turning Booster back into the buffoon from the JLI's early days and allowing the character to keep the scars he's earned since then. How he comes out of this year-long event could end up be one of the best stories DC's has going.

Aside from Booster's thoughts, this issue has some weighty moments such as the death of a Rocket Red at the hands of Max Lord and it's lasting effects on several members of the team. As to Lord's explanation as to why he's played puppet master behind the scenes with this group of heroes: it works, but, as always where Max is concerned, there's almost certainly more to his actions. Must-read.

[DC $2.99]

1 comment:

Lazarus Lupin said...

I did like that run of the justice league, not as wince inducing as the one with Vibe and Gypsy, but not so serious that doom is on every page. Besides I always had a sweet spot for ice.

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