Title: Justice League of America #3
Writer: Brad Meltzer
Artist: Ed Benes
Reviewed by Tony “DeadFett” Mourlot and Trachman
Tony “DeadFett” Mourlot: This issue is the third part of the introductory arc, The Tornado’s Path, of Justice League of America. Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman are voting on who they feel should be a part of the new Justice League. How did you feel about the story in this issue, Trachman?
Trachman: The story kinda felt flat. Only surprise was when the Phantom Stranger showed up, but uh it wasn’t that awesome of a cameo. Thought the Deadman cameo in the previous issues was way better.Â The fight with Black Canary, Green Lantern Hal Jordan, and Arsenal versus Tornado robots was favorite part. And Benes’ best panels are in that sequence too.
Tony: I have to agree with you. The story felt flat and is dragging a little too much for me. I’m anxious to see this new JLA fully assembled and in action together. I do enjoy Meltzer’s inner dialogue for each character. There hasn’t beek a lot of that in comics recently and it’s nice to see a writer using that method of storytelling. I like the insight it gives to the characters’ inner thoughts. I wasn’t too happy with Meltzer choosing Roy over Ollie for this JLA but I’m really enjoying his interaction with Hal and Black Canary. The scenes with them fighting all the Tornado androids was my favorite part of this issue. Your thoughts on the art?
Trachman: Black Canary is hot…..Bad ass, femme fatale you don’t wanna mess with…I wish she wasn’t a fictional character…. Uh, Ed Benes did a great job. Hal blowing up the Tornado android was cool, too.
Tony: Ed Benes continues to be one of my favorite pencilers. His characters look great as does his action scenes. The fight with all the Tornados was easy to follow and I especially liked the panel layout for the fight. I love the way Ed draws female characters. The shot of Black Canary jamming the arrow into the yellow Tornado’s eye was fantastic.
Justice League of America continues to be a good read despite how slowly the arc is developing. I enjoy Meltzer’s writing and with great art by Ed Benes this book will continue to stay on my pull list.
Posted originally: 2006-11-05 20:34:09