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JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #2 by Linsay @softlyspokenlas
October 8, 2011, 12:07 am
Filed under: Comic Reviews, DC Comics | Tags: , , , , , ,

Being no further forward with Ted Kord’s place in the rebooted DC Universe I’ll skip the rant and get straight to the juicy…

This book is getting (a little) better. Unlike issue #1, I did not find reading this comic to be a totally dissatisfying experience and this is largely due to the fact that Booster Gold is in it. I like a bit of Booster, you know.

Team dynamics have developed along with individual characters, although some have fared better than others. Rocket Red has become more rounded whilst Brit Godiva has taken his place as the racist/ sexist stereotype and a snobby english slut. Issue #2 shows the JLI team initially disrespecting Booster, after the team was outmatched in battle and Ice injured. This being the JLI, they do get over these personal issues and fall in behind Booster without too much trouble.

The real weakness in this book is the total lack of an interesting story, which is bizarre as there are plenty of interesting plot points to explore. The JLI team seem to be getting exploited by the UN ‘suits’, yet their appearances are quite one dimensional. Equally flimsy are villains ‘The Signalmen’, the big giant iron fellows who give the team such a run for their money. How do they relate to the big scythe wielding alien guy in space?

Following on the premise that issue #2 is slightly better than issue #1, I am hoping that by the second story arc this book with either be cancelled or enjoyable.

Linsay @softlyspokenlas

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