Comics and Cosplay: Comics Collection for May/June 2014

Stew Shearer | 26 Jun 2014 22:00
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Justice League United #1

As a Canadian, the first issue of this series was a guaranteed buy for me. Originally advertised as Justice League Canada, this series replaces the Justice League of America book following the events of Forever Evil, relocating the team to Northern Ontario while keeping the cosmic-level threats the League normally faces. I'm not ready to say Justice League United is an especially good book yet; it lacks the novelty and charm of Jeff Lemire's Justice League Dark, and it definitely loses points for using the New 52 version of Lobo as a villain.

But the book also introduces Adam Strange to the New 52 as a Canadian archaeologist, and reimagines his connections to Rann and Alanna as well. I'm also intrigued by the final roster, featuring JLA holdovers like Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, and Stargirl as well as the new addition of Animal Man. And of course the cosmic-level threats are still out in force, most noticeably with elemental giant cutting across the Canadian landscape and a spontaneous teleportation to another world. To top it all of, DC went ahead and put that Justice League Canada logo on the book, and I couldn't wait to start reading.

(But seriously, DC: Can we just have the old Lobo just teleport in through a dimensional portal and frag that bastich? The fans will definitely thank you for it.)

-Marshall

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