As a rule, I try to vary the comics that I make my Pick of the Week over at Modern Mythologies. This is partly for variety’s sake – knowing that I will be reviewing said comics here at The Speech Bubble – but usually it’s not much of a problem. Week to week and month to month, different comics overtake each other in terms of my anticipation of them for a number of reasons. But lately, thanks to “The Darkseid War” – the latest story arc from writer Geoff Johns and artist Jason Fabok – it is simply impossible for anything to overtake my excitement for each successive issue of Justice League.
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Ever since its “sneak peek”, I have been eagerly awaiting the return of Justice League United. In its first two arcs, the title managed to capture the excitement and adventure of the big-scale storytelling that characterized the Silver Age. “The Infinitus Saga” teamed the JLU up with the Legion of Super-Heroes and the team looked poised to be an unstoppable cosmic force for good. But post-Convergence, something has happened.
I’m going to kill the suspense right away: I loved this issue. In the first official chapter to Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok’s “The Darkseid War”, the pair throw everything they’ve got at the reader. At a special extra-sized story, Justice League #41 establishes that, contrary to its relatively simple pitch – Darkseid vs. the Anti-Monitor – this arc is going to plumb the depths of several major characters.
What can be said about Convergence that hasn’t already been said about many other maxi-series events? The main title is proving to be quite interesting and is driving forward at a great pace, but when it comes to the two-issue tie-ins, despite some relatively strong characterization and art, the books all suffer from a feeling of being inconsequential. Convergence: Justice League International #2 is no different. That being said, there are some very interesting elements that deserve to be highlighted.
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The Vanier Report: Week 1 Greetings! Before we get into the review for this week, I’d just like to say how thrilled I am to be able to contribute to The Speech Bubble. Our dear host GothamRogue has been kind enough to allow me to write a weekly comic book review for the site, and…