Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Justice League of America: Vixen Rebirth #1

DC Comics' Rebirth storyline continues with Justice League of America: Vixen Rebirth #1 which reintroduces readers to fashion model turned super-hero Vixen. Like other animal-powered DC heroes (Animal Man, B'wana Beast), Vixen has been largely a supporting player in the DCU since her introduction back in 1981. The Rebirth origins stay pretty faithful giving us a look back to Mari's childhood and how the Tantu Totem (the magic necklace which gives her the powers and strengths of various animals when called upon) came into her possession.

Many may best remember her from her recurring role in Justice League Unlimited (voiced by Gina Torres), Vixen isn't the most likely to star in her own comic (which is why she gets a Justice League of America: Rebirth issue rather than her own self-titled one-shot).

While there might be more to mine in the future, right now there's not much to the character other than her animal powers and her celebrity. The comic plays on both well enough, and fans of the character should enjoy themselves here. For fans.

[DC, $2.99]

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