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• The second chapter of a tale that lights the fuse that will ultimately explode in 2013’s TRINITY WAR.

• The League must fight the mysterious Cheetah… AND a monstrous Superman! The result will radically change the dynamics of the entire team!

• Amid all this, where is Green Lantern?

• Plus: The next chapter of the SHAZAM backup epic by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank!

Story by Geoff Johns
Art by Tony S. Daniel, Matt Banning, & Sandu Florea
Colors by Tomeu Morey
Letters by Sharpe
Cover by Tony S. Daniel, Richard Friend, Tomeu Morey, Jason Fabok, & Alex Sinclair

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nastysnow11/21/12NoRead Review
Avg Rating: 3.8
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  1. So hopefully we can believe the blurb about the SHAZAM backup this month.

    I felt like Ralphie from “A Christmas Story” when I read the back-up in the last issue. “A crummy commercial? Son of a bitch!”

  2. I really like this book. All of it is super fun.

  3. This has been boring me lately. If Justice League of America is any good, I may drop it. Daniels is competent, but without Lee I may trade it for a league that includes Oliver Queen and J’onn J’onzz. The idea of a government run team of “anti-heroes” holds more potential for me than the kinda stories we’ve been given here.

  4. I feel like Daniel has actually one upped Lee. I like the more muted colors of it. I know the podcast guys prefer the brighter pallet but this just clicks more with what I find to be good art. The story was serviceable. For the first time ever I took the Cheetah seriously and it didn’t just feel like DC trying to push a character. Hoping for the same from the JLA members that are getting solo books.

  5. Last issue started a story arc I absolutely don’t care about. Next is an Aquaman arc that I absolutely don’t care about. This setting things up as a poor 6 months or so. But as a side note, Shazam! Yay!

  6. I am still really loving this book. And Shazam is awesome.

  7. Daniel has done an amazing job filling in on these last 2 issues, I’ve been impressed with his level of work. This was another good issue.

  8. It’s been a hit & miss series to be sure, but this was the best issue since #1. Great art, a really well told story, and terrific density without massive blocks of expository text. Great stuff.

  9. Lot of typos in this book, two by Batman and one by Black Adam. Art was good. The personification of Sloth seemed a little too easy to convince to do anything.

  10. Yeah still the same mediocre JL stories… Not a huge fan of Tony Daniels due to unfamiliarity(and i thought the few issues of detective comics was awful) but I do have to say that i think he did an incredibly solid job on this issue.
    Hopefully he can bring this same level of work when he moves to action comics

  11. I’m not reading any of the Superman titles but in this book the way he’s always floating just inches off the ground reminds me of how Black Adam used to do and it always came across as arrogant. This new Superman is just so….bland in this title.

  12. I’m not totally sold on this. To be honest, I’m reading this for the back up Shazam/Black Adam story. Which is totally getting overshadowed. It should have been its own book, I’m loving it.

  13. Not bad, I’m ready for the Aquaman crossover and also ready for Shazam to climb out of the backups and into the main stories.

  14. This issue has one of my favorite Aquaman moments! Geoff Johns really uses him in inspired ways.

  15. This was alright. Daniels has come a long way from RIP, and Morey’s coloring here is truly beautiful stuff. I’m still not enjoying this as much as I wanted to when it launched. Something about the characterizations continues to bother me. And if we’re headed towards a Bruce/Clark/Diana love triangle, count me out. I think it would’ve been much more compelling if they had paired Bruce with Diana instead of Clark from the get-go.

    • WW is too much woman for Bats. Superman and WW can bring down buildings and literally move the earth with their passions. nice match from my perspective.
      i liked Bats and WW together in the JL cartoon, though. that made for fun animation.

    • That’s what makes it more interesting for me. Superman and Wonder Woman together is too obvious. There’s a reason they’ve only skirted around it for decades. If editorial’s is gonna decide to make a move like this, I’d rather they faked right and went left. We’ll see.

    • In fact, I would argue that Diana is too much woman for Supes. It’s only a matter of time before he whines about her methods of crime fighting and her inability to let go and trust someone blah blah blah. Realistically, Diana and Bruce have more to bond over (childhood orphans, trust issues, etc.) and it would be fun to watch them find ways to get around the physical power imbalance.

    • But WW didn’t grow up an orphan and technically her mother was just recently turned into clay, so i’m not sure if Hippolyta’s story ends there and Zeus is bound to show up again.
      as far as the power imbalance, you’re right, it might be fun watching them get around it, but i think it might serve to emasculate Bats in the long run. how’s he gonna fight crime if he’s busy thinkin’ about how he can’t satisfy his woman. 😛

    • He’s Batman. There’s always a way.

      I’ll give you the orphan thing, but she was lied to about her childhood. I still think there’s a potential bond there.

    • haha, he’d have to use some serious tech. like a Iron Man suit, but with sex toys instead of missiles and guns. A Bat-Fuck suit. 😉

    • Ya paint quite a picture, Sitara.

      I’m gonna go have a nightcap and try to sleep that image off.

  16. With the exception of 1 or 2 issues all of the issues of JL have had excellent art. The stories are the problem. They never seem to fully flush themselves out, having no tangible middle and ending very abruptly. Also, there is never a decent segway from arc to arc. It’s like those old TV shows that have something new happen each week, but never address any of the changes that happened in the previous weeks episodes.

  17. i love everything about this title. the fact that Cheetah planned to get caught all along was cool and to hear that Manta would be there soon sent tingles down my spine.
    Batman watching Supes and WW on that last page was kinda creepy. i’m sure he’ll probably confront them and tell them how inappropriate and unprofessional their relationship is. that they’re putting the team at risk. which will just add fuel to the fires of passion. should be interesting to watch unfold.

  18. This was an awesome issue. It was worth it just for the Shazam backup story. Throw in Superman and Wonder Woman hanging out in Smallville and it was the icing on the cake.

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