Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Quick Look at Justice League of America #40

Writer: James Robinson. Pencils: Mark Bagley.

What Happened: In the wrecked Hall of Justice, Black Lanterns Steel and Vibe(from the Justice League Detroit)attack Vixen and Gypsy, while Black Lantern Dr. Light battles Dr. Light. The BL's basically control the fight from the first page onward, and the heroes wind up finding themselves in some severe jeopardy. Things ultimately turn around when BL Dr. Light makes some comments about Dr. Lights children, which causes her to cut lose and utterly annihilate BL Dr. Light. From there, Dr. Light lends a hand to Vixen and Gypsy and destroys BL Vibe and BL Steel before collapsing in a heap. At that moment Zatanna teleports in and informs the team that she was able to defeat BL Zatara before she also passes out from exhaustion. This issue ends with Gypsy standing guard over her fallen teammates.

What I Thought: Meh. Same old, same old here. You know, for evil, undead power ring slinging zombies the Black Lanterns sure haven't been putting on a very good showing for themselves lately. It seems every BN x-over issue I've been reading lately has been ending in the exact same way. I mean come on, you're telling me that the BL's couldn't even kill ONE stinking member of this poor man's JLA? Jeez, if the BL's couldn't take care of the motley crew in this comic what hope do they really have in winning the real war? Umm, other then that I really don't have too much to say... I think I'll take a couple of days worth of a break from the BN x-over stuff and go read a few Marvel books, that way hopefully by the time I go back to the DC BN comics I'll(hopefully)be a little bit more excited for this storyline.

Score: 6 out of 10.Dr. Light, once a pig, always a pig.

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