Thursday, January 16, 2014

Justice League 3000 #2 Review

Written by: Keith Giffen and J.M DeMatteis
Art by: Howard Porter
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 15, 2014

Don't Call Me Shirley, Francis or Clark

The Justice League tries to figure out their mission while trying to figure out themselves.  Hal feels naked, Batman is a jerk, Superman does his best Buzz Lightyear impersonation, Wonder Woman wants to kill children and Barry is speeding towards death.  Oh yea, don't call Superman, Clark.

Justice League 300 is like a four legged Frisbee.  It's weird at first, but once you get your head wrapped around it, it's one helluva good time.  Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis are slowly unraveling the mysteries of the year 3000 and the why and what of the Justice League being there.

I mentioned in my review of last issue that the bickering between the team members (especially Batman and Superman) was bound to get old real fast.  Well, I was wrong.  It is here again in issue two and it is hilarious. The highlight of the book for me was how many times Batman called Superman "Clark" even though he knows Superman hates it.  Coming in a close second was the delight Batman found in watching Superman fail. Weird Wild Stuff.

On a serious note, Giffen and DeMatteis are really delving into the concept of our favorite heroes formed in a cloning vat without the experiences that made them the heroes in the first place.  Superman is a brutish clod without the humanity the Kent's gave him.  Batman just seems like a antisocial psychopath and Dianna is a cold blooded killer.  So much for the Trinity.

Also, we find out this issue that our heroes don't even have the powers we, and them, think they have.  This leads to a bunch of laughs and near deaths as the members, and one in particular, insist they can do things that they really can't

The story is still being laid out, but what we have so far is intriguing enough to keep me wanting more.  The main villain is a bit too comical for my liking, but her power set is pretty awe inspiring and quite frankly, unfair.

The art of Howard Porter is great as are the colors of Hi-Fi (love the name).  Everything looks future tech and pops off the page.  I am really enjoying the designs of this future Justice League alot.

Bits and Pieces:

Justice League 3000 #2 continues the fun and adds a bit more story to boot.  The humor is spot on and the mystery surrounding the team is interesting.  The art and story combine to make this one of my fun picks of the week and a book I am beginning to look forward to each month.


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Justice League 3000 #1 Review

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