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Justice League America #26 Review

Written by Dwayne McDuffie; Art and Cover by Ed Benes

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This issue is the conclusion to the Second Coming storyline featuring the JLA versus Anansi the trickster god. Anansi is also the god of stories so leading  up to this point he has taken all of the origins of the JLA and spun different versions of them. The only member of the team left who has to try to restore things is Vixen. The beginning of the story shows Vixen gaining her animal totem powers back which she has been without since the series started. Vixen hunts down Bruce Wayne who fights crime as the Paladin an assassin who kills off criminals. She also runs into a very different Green Lantern. They take her to the Fortress of Solitude where Wonder Woman is mourning the death of her husband Superman. After a magic lasso lie detector test , Wonder Woman agrees to get this dimensions version of the JLA back together to fight Anansi. In the end it turns out that all of this has taken place inside of Vixen’s totem and was a test by Anansi to see if she was worthy of helping him in a coming crisis. Overall a nice conclusion to the story that leaves some possible threads for a follow up. There is some great artwork by Benes in this issue and the alternate JLA has some great looks to it. Overall this issue gets 4 out of 5 Silver Age JLAers.

4starjl

Comics Shipping This Wed. November 5th

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Calliope’s Quick Fire Reviews:

Not enough time to give every book from the past week a detailed review so here is just a quick line or two of some of the more notable and a rating:

 

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Batman and The Outsiders #12 : Decent artwork, Interesting to see the new direction. 3 out of 5 Batmen

3star

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Birds of Prey #123: A Joker/Oracle almost showdown, and a last page that makes next issue a must have. 4 out of 5 JLAers.

4starjla

 

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Grant Morrison’s Dr. Who #1: Cool collection of formerly UK only stories. But then I do have a soft spot for all Dr. Who Things. 5 out of 5 future JLAers.

5stardarkjla

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Final Crisis #4 Review

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Its been awhile but this issue picks up one month in the future from the events in issue #3. The Earth has been enslaved by the Anti-Life Equation and Darkseid’s forces are attempting to bring him back via a human incarnation. The heroes are scattered at 6 Watchtowers across the world and are are cut off due to the Anti-Life Equation being broadcast on all forms of media and communication. We see a screen showing that some heroes have been catpured, some are offworld, and some such as Batman and Superman are MIA. The Flashes (Barry and Wally) escape from a band of Justifiers seemingly led by Wonder Woman. Black Lightning leads another group of Justifiers on an assault of the Hall of Justice and they capture Green Arrow. The final scene shows the rebirth of Darkseid and his final judgment that the holocaust on humanity should never end. The story much easier to follow than the earlier installments and moves along at a quick pace. The artwork by Jones and Pacheco is phenomenal. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the series plays out.

Overall due to the huge amount of improvement. This rates a 4 out of 5 Batmen.

4star

Comics Shipping This Wednesday October 22 2008

Here is the list of all comics shipping this Wednesday:

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