Justice League of America #14 -4 out of 5- by Dwyane McDuffie & Ed Benes
Dwayne McDuffie’s “Unlimited” story continues. This issue seemed more like an issue of Superman or Action Comics, than JLA. Which isn’t really a bad thing. I just make the comparison because the issue is driven by the drama between Superman and Luthor. Something I haven’t seen enough of in the Superman titles. But the Superman books are a rant for another day. Back to the League. I like the teaming of Black Lightning and Superman in this issue. I think it’s a good thing for a team book like this to pair the minor characters with the major ones. But more importantly, to make them have just as much of a positive role in the action as the major players. This is important to building up the lesser known characters, so that one day, the Big 3 (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman) may be able to leave the book.
There’s nothing complex about McDuffie’s writing. It’s just enjoyable. It was also nice having Ed Benes back to draw the issue. However, I don’t think he’s going to be around much longer. Thought I saw someone else solicited for the next story arc.
Rest of the Pile
Countdown #28 -3 out of 5- by Tony Bedard & Al Barrionuevo
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