March 15, 2013
JLA: Villain's Journey
The Justice League of America is DC Comics premier super hero team. Personally I always thought the JLA could take Marvel's Avengers in a fight! You've got Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, and a whole slew of iconic characters in the same book. Its a lot of fun to see these characters interact and play off of one another. Geoff Johns, the author of this volume, is an expert at telling stories about superheros that showcases their epic superpowers while maintaining their "relatability" to the reader. I'm not sure that "relatability" is a word, but it is now!
This story shows how even the actions of heroes can have unintended consequences and how that their lives may give rise to villains. Its like totally metaphysical man. Beware! If you gaze into the abyss the abyss will gaze back at you. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Can the Justice League survive...the road? I wont be hired to come up with one liners for film trailers anytime soon.
I'de give this a C+. It's a popcorn movie in comic book form. Nothing shameful in that, but nothing gripping or refreshing either.