Justice League of America # 6
By Koppy McFad
March 9, 2007 - 05:25
This is the climax to the first story-arc of the newly-relaunched JLA comic dealing with the Red Tornado and his attempts to become truly human. Unfortunately, this means battling both Amazo and an intelligent Solomon Grundy. Readers who are tired of the lengthy dialogues of the past issue will be glad to see this issue is devoted almost entirely to violence. Fairly graphic violence in fact-- which is surprising since this book has a comics code stamp on its cover. Meltzer uses his usual style for fight scenes-- detailed descriptions of what form of brutality is going to be carried out. While this has worked in other books, in this issue, it ultimately slows down the story so that an offensive move that might take two panels in another comic is stretched out to eight panels in this book. The art is good at making characters look scarey or sexy or powerful but some of the panels are just too jumbled, especially when the whole team starts piling on Amazo. The resolution also comes off as disappointing-- unless you are a die-hard Red Tornado fan who can't wait to see what he does with his life. Can't help noticing that so many DC superheroes nowadays spend so much time protecting themselves and their friends and not protecting innocent people. Now that the League is finally all together, maybe we can have them deal with a real threat to the planet and not a vengeance-seeking baddie from the past.
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