miércoles, 9 de mayo de 2018

Some thoughts about Justice League: No Justice #1

Heroes and villains will have to work together.

Brainiac has reached the Justice League to warn them of a threat bigger than anything they have ever faced but someone from Earth might make things even worse.

Here it is, the proper beginning of the new Justice League direction by Scott Snyder which promises to bring a bigger scale to the book which is a pretty fitting idea obviously. The problem with the previous books though, was not the sense of scale, Lord knows that something big always happened during Bryan Hitch's run, the problem was the execution and unfortunately, I don't think this first entry is that different in that regard.

James Tynion IV and Joshua Williamson accompany Snyder in this tale but ultimately feels like a total Scott Snyder book. Why? Because this is overwritten as hell. Almost every page contains a huge info dump which is the perfect example of "tell, don't show" that sadly happens in many comics these days for some reason. Snyder is a solid writer for the most part but this kind of flaw continues to be present in his works and puts me out of the story.

The premise itself is interesting enough though, Williamson's involvement is logical considering that many of the plot-points from the event Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad are being developed here and those parts are enjoyable at least. The characterization is decent but a bit too blunt at times and I have a few problems about how both Lex Luthor and Sinestro doesn't consider themselves heroes since that's their whole premise. The ideas are intriguing but unfortunately we don't see much of them yet.

Francis Manapul's artwork is stunning and I'm glad he's handling a cosmic adventure once again since he's able to create a beautiful spectacle.

Not bad but not great, hope it improves.

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