Monday, September 3, 2012

Justice League #12

Although I have problems with some of the choices made in the latest issue of the New 52's Justice League, the story makes sense in the new version of the DCU and is more consistent and better thought-out than several issues of the series have been.

The main news is the decision to put Superman and Wonder Woman together as couple. While I'm opposed to this being done with classic versions of these characters, the logic writer Geoff Johns uses to put the New 52 versions together holds up pretty well. Of course I think this has more to say about the lackluster redesigns of several of DC's top name heroes than any great storytelling, but it still works.

The rest of the story has to deal with the team taking down Graves by believing in Christmas (or some such nonsense - this isn't the strongest part of the comic). What's important to note, however, are the big changes following the battle and the public's shaken faith in the team. Hal Jordan quits, Steve Trevor is fired, and we're teased with the introduction of a new Justice League of America which will premiere next year (and Captain Marvel beating the emo out of The Big Blue Boy Scout). Worth a look.

[DC, $3.99]

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