Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Some thoughts about Justice League of America #2

The Justice League will have to deal with an enemy they can't fight.

Lord Havok and the Extremists have decided to use their influence to gain control over an entire nation and if Batman and the team want to stop them they will need to play by their own rules.

This issue was better than the last one but is still not quite there.

Steve Orlando continues his story about the arrival of the Marvel villains pastiches and manage to make their presense more interesting. For people who don't know, Lord Havok is the equivalent of Doctor Doom in the Marvel universe who has control over his own nation and Orlando uses this premise to make Havok do the same which is an interesting concept due that it puts the Justice League in a problematic position where they can't fight them without causing a whole international affair.

However, I still feel that all of these plot-points could have been better integrated. Lord Havok and the Extremists could have appeared on the main DCU Earth undercover and execute the same plans which would have made the story much more intriguing but for some reason Orlando thought that it was better to use the first issue as pure action and this one is not much different.

Felipe Watanabe handles the artwork and he's no Ivan Reis but he still does a decent job at depicting the different characters and environments.

I don't want to be too hard on this chapter since it does offer more content but the series still needs to improve.

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