Monday, May 6, 2013

For the Throne of Atlantis

"For the Throne of Atlantis" from Justice League vol.2 #17 (DC, 2013) by Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis and Joe Prado
I've bitched about this book a heck of a lot, at the Blog of Geekery, other blogs, Twitter, so I don't want to get back into it here. For some reason, I keep getting an issue from time to time, hoping it's gotten better. New members I like, an Aquaman-centric event, nice art (Reis is very much an improvement over the substanceless Jim Lee)... But every time I do, I'm left unsatisfied. If it was just the book's usual problems - telling instead of showing, incoherent characterization, etc. - I don't think it would be THAT bad. It's gotten better every time I picked up an issue. But the deal breaker for me is the Shazam back-up. It is heinous, and in some cases, even steals pages from the main feature. Cut it, bring the price back down, and you might just have an okay book, DC.

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