Sunday, April 22, 2012

Justice League #8

Writer: Geoff Johns
Artists: Carlos D'anda, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado

What a fun issue! This story does more for the characterization of guest star Green Arrow than his own title has done in eight months. He is funny, irreverent, with a social conscience, and even more important, controversial. This issue confirms what had already been implied: The League has remained static, unchanged, for the past five years; not a very convincing move, but on the other hand, an exciting one if the prospect of a roster expansion is on the horizon. Strangely enough, this is also an unofficial tie-in of sorts for "Night of the Owls," and as brief as this sequence was, it does a lot to make the events in the Bat books more convincing; after all, how could Batman face such a menace and not be helped by the League? This takes care of that. A dark chapter of the League's past is revealed with beautiful pencils by Ivan Reis. What a fun issue!

1 comment:

  1. A great issue indeed with the appearance of Green Arrow who added humor to the story. Hope to see other characters appear in the coming issues.