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So what’s the STORY morning glory?
I once ate a whole pot of very hot chilly and then a bag of marshmallows afterwards. Don't fret. My stomach was just fine with that. But as for the smell I left wafting in the bathroom later that same day? Strangely aromatic. Like this issue of JLI called 'Final Victory'.
- Picture the scene if you will; currently the Justice League International have been captured by the fundamentalist left-wing terrorist group called 'the Burners', and are paraded upon a rostrum for a baying crowd to leer at.
- Worst still, is that none of the League appear to be able to break the restraints that hold them all together!
- Please note, I did say 'appear' --- because Guy and OMAC are on to something that may be very explosive.
OK, maybe a bit too explosive if truth be told.
To be continued God willing.
One of the things that I liked most about this issue was how the 'baying crowd' did not appear to be taken in by 'The Burners' antics so easily. They said things like...
'Are you sure? These people are heroes, they save lives'. - referring to the JLI
'Should we listen to him? He does not look very friendly' - referring to Breakdown
Well, these little snippets make the book that little bit more relatable, doesn't it? 'Not everyone is the same. Brian'. (Monty Python reference alert).
What was the BEST thing about this issue?
I liked the fact that the team actually won for a change, instead of them just about holding on from the very skin of their collective teeth (skins does have teeth, medically proven).
Also, I did not mind seeing the brutality in this book as well -- it was surprising in that 'Wow! Can I see more please' manner.
What was the WORST thing about this issue?
Personally speaking, I did not see the point in the 'bad-guys' parading the 'good-guys' around upon a rostrum. Well... I mean... why? No point. It's not like they have the resources to take over the world, or maybe maintain a stand against a governmental power. It does not make any sense.
What was the most CREATIVE thing about this issue?
STORY: Now the one thing that I did find very creative about this story was its emotional vibe. One minute it was dramatic. The next minute it was stark. And after that it was weirdly dulcet.
Please note; I know that this vast temperament isn't what I would call 'overtly creative'. Nonetheless, it was executed in a nicely understated way -- which was nice.
ART: I liked two panels in this book the best. Firstly when that Feedback character was blown up. And secondly when Breakdown got smashed to smithereens.
No. Not just because I was happy to see them go. But because it was illustrated in a rather dynamic and startling fashion. Good one Aaron.
BOOSTER GOLD: OK, I know that Ben Affleck came across more like dumb-devil than Daredevil in that particular super-hero movie. But I'm sure he could do justice for Michael Jon Carter back in the day -- especially if he was given a blond tint and a pre-J-Lo swagger.
GUY GARDNER: To me, Matt Damon has always had that 'I can kill you with my willy' look about him. Well, did you see him and Ben in that film 'Good Will Humping'. No. I did not make a mistake. This was the alternate sequel they made in
If this issue had a MOVIE TAG LINE, what would it be?
Just-Us-League In-To-Nat-And-Nail Is Now Open For Business. Please Form A Orderly Queue And Wait For Further Information Please.
If this issue were a MOVIE, an OBJECT, or a piece of MUSIC, what would that be and why?
In essence this tale involved a pack of heroes escaping from a jovial guerrilla faction who want to force the world see things their own way, right? So why not compare it to the Beastie Boys boisterous anthem '(You Gotta ) Fight For Your Right (To Party)'!
Makes some sort of sense, right?
And so the writing is finally upon the wall - shame - I had such high hopes for this title when it first came out, eager that it would mirror or pay homage to the Giffen and Dematteis version of this team somehow. Heck, even when I saw what Jurgens and Lopresti were doing with it, I held in there, because I had some faith that the comic book Gods would bestow it with some wonderment and spender which would make it magical once again.
But no. DC said 'No' -- and that is that -- shame -- like this issue. Not bad. Not brilliant either.
MARKS out of 10? 8