Justice League International #7

by Alan Rapp on March 8, 2012

in Comics

jli-new-52-7-coverJust moments after being announced as the United Nations official super-hero task force everything goes to hell when the ceremony is shocked by an explosion that leaves several of the JLI injured, and one member dead.

The Joss Whedon-esque move to pull the rug right out from under the team in its first moment of glory, not to mention killing off a main character, isn’t a bad one although pieces of the story don’t work as well as I’d like. Neither the dialogue of a mournful father not the reaction of the U.N. Security Chief feel natural.

The team’s response to the attack, the severe injuries to Ice and Vixen, and the death of Gavril Ivanovich (a character I had grown to like during Justice League: Generation Lost and who deserved a far better fate than he receives here) aren’t nearly as hamfisted.

We also get a surprise appearance by Batwing. Although I think he fits well with the make-up of the team, I am a little saddened by the prospect of him as a replacement for Batman. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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Diva March 10, 2012 at 3:30 pm

I’m so pissed that they killed Gavril! And then they basically crippled all the women on the team too! Damn you DC!

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