At first I was a little disappointed in this volume and thought I wasn’t going to like it at all. Silly me. I thought it was going to continue with the story of the early Justice League and maybe how the League is going to encounter Pandora (since she was in the epilogue). That’s totally not how it went down. At first, I felt like it was just jumping all over the place, and I didn’t know how Green Arrow was going to fit in. He doesn’t. He’s only in the first half of this graphic novel and then is nowhere to be seen for the last half. That kind of aggravated me. I didn’t necessarily want him to join since there is already one mouthy green dude in the league, but I didn’t feel like the story connected well. Steve offers him some other job, and then boom: he is MIA for the rest of the volume. I’m guessing that means he’s going over to some other comic series team? Maybe.
The second story was badass and dark. The super friends get into a super fight all because of this big bad dude named Graves. Steve is in trouble and Wonder Woman is not about to sit around and think of a plan or discuss their options which leads to a huge fight and the whole world watches as the Justice League falls apart. Graves was a pretty awesome bad guy. I like bad guys where you can understand their motives. Grief can lead you to do some pretty horrible things.
The end of the novel left a huge cliff hanger, and I can’t wait to find out what happens.
(Cross posted on Tattoogirl Reads and Capeless Crusader)
In the real world Tattoogirl is known as Mai Byers and is a store manager at a video game store. She loves all things nerdy but has only recently gotten interested in the American comic book scene. She writes the column Point of Entry and reviews books and comics incessantly. It’s not just a clever name, she has 30 tattoos. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org