Monday, October 15, 2018

Justice League Giant #4 Review


The Island that is Mysterious

Written by: Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by: Chad Hardin, Alex Sinclair, and Travis Lanham
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: October 21, 2018

This is a review of the original Conner/Palmiotti story, “COME BACK TO ME PART 2: THE TRIANGLE”.  Also included in the Giant are reprints of  Justice League #4 (2011), The Flash #4 (2011) and Aquaman #4 (2011).

I really enjoyed the first issue of this Wonder Woman heavy Justice League Giant story.  It was all-ages friendly and that is something that I approve of with these stories.  Seeing Wonder Woman save some firefighters with the help of some woodland friends was nice, but it was obvious that Steve Trevor's dangerous test flight would be pushing the story forward.  So, how is the second part of the story?  Let's find out…


The issue opens by going back in time a day to see Steve starting off his test run.  We are introduced to his two wing persons and see that they run into trouble pretty quickly.

Maybe it's me, but testing out anything in the Bermuda Triangle is just asking for trouble!  I know Steve is a tough cookie, but seriously...doesn't he realize he is in a comic book?!?



We continue with Diana and Etta taking the Invisible Jet on a search and rescue mission, but the two run into the same troubles.  Is that a good or bad thing?  I guess its kind of bad to have your plane crashing in the Bermuda Triangle, but it does kind of point to where Steve and company are.  Plus, Etta does have Wonder Woman by her side...but Diana seems to have a bit of a powers issue.  Oh, snap!

The issue continues with the two finding themselves being attacked by dinosaur fish and worst.  Yep, they seek shelter on a mysterious island, run into talking crustaceans and the issue ends with a gigantic character that I haven't seen since about a quarter of the way through the Kamandi Challenge.



This issue was mainly set up.  The art looks fantastic and I love anytime I can get a book with Diana and Etta, I just wish we got more story progress.  I realize that is harder here with the limited page count and I love the Jules Verne type adventure being set up so I am still on board.

Bits and Pieces:

Palmiotti, Conner, and Hardin continue their story with Diana and Etta on a mysterious island looking for Steve Trevor while avoiding some crazy creatures.  Its some good fun, though it is very setup heavy.  Still, it's worth checking out.

7.8/10

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