By Hervé St-Louis
February 16, 2009 - 08:21
It’s the Justice League versus the Titans as they former wants to capture Jericho, the former Titans’ mutant capable of infiltrating people’s bodies, like a ghost. But will the Titans let their former ally and friend be captured by Justice League, or will they fend off the elder heroes and deal with the evil of their friend on their own terms?
I expected a fight of two teams over some stupid misunderstanding and then a brief period of understanding as they would team up to capture a common evil. Winick corrupted the formula and somehow, I’m not mad. It just wishes the cover did make promises it could not keep. Well, I should know not to judge a comic book by its cover by now.
This is an interesting story and I like the maturity that Winick brought to it. It’s not as if the Justice League are trying to ram in Titans’ territory assuming they cannot handle the job on their own. I did feel that some briefing about why the Justice League was going after Jericho was necessary, but I guess, I should pick up the previous issue to find out why. The end of this story read exactly like the one of the chapters in the Judas Contract story from decades ago, minus Terra.
Winick did not play very much with the rivalry between the two teams or pit one personality against another. Instead, he just introduced the characters as if we’re all familiar with them and went on with his story.
Porter did a decent job visually this issue, although he’s not my favourite artist. His characters are not very appealing to me. However, he told the story correctly and did not confuse me as reader, by focusing on the good storytelling.
Rating: 6.5 /10