Please do not turn to the very last page. It's full of excitement and sage. You know the accountancy software. That does wonders for your hair. When sprinkled lightly with passion and rage. Well, that's what these chaps told me. Writer:  Geoff Johns; Artist: Jim Lee; and Publisher: DC Comics in August 2012. Granted, they were drunk at the time.

So what’s the STORY morning glory?
Aesthetically this final part of 'The Villains Journey' -- subtitled 'Rescue from Within' -- reminds me of a very hormonal teenager. It's slightly hectic, mildly emotional, and kind of horny too.

  • You see, at the moment the Justice League doesn't really know if they are coming or going.
  • First they have to overpower the goat-faced villain -- David Graves -- with a bit of help from a dead man who's not really dead.
  • Then they have to change the way that the public perceives them -- like 'Britney Spears' with a little less 'Hill-Billy' -- if at all possible.
  • Plus finally they have to stop one of their own team-mates from leaving the team.

Boy-oh-boy! Thank God none of them want to make-out as well!


To be continued.
What is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
To be perfectly honest with you, I wasn't that keen with Geoff's writing style in this book. It just came across a mite too 'exposition like' in the execution. As if he was trying too hard to put his point across where the characters perceptions were concerned.  Not natural. Almost false.

Also, I thought Wonder Woman's statement 'No one's dying but you, Graves' a very funny thing to say on an ironic level.

Graves -- dying -- get it? Geoff might have.

What was the BEST thing about this issue?
To me, the best part of this issue was the 'coming in 2003' teaser at the end of it. Well, I have to be honest, don't I? This segment was just a blast to skim through, as it really did fire my passions for this title more than the story itself.

What was the WORST thing about this issue?
OK, so you're a villain named Graves, and you have just left someone else to carry out a major part of your plan -- kill Steve Trevor. What next, huh? Just presume that everything turned out OK? Before continuing your scheme as per usual! Ha! What is this? Scooby Doo?

It's these types of shenanigans which proves' to the naysayer's, that this book is too cosmic on the surface, without enough substance behind it.

Say no more.

What was the most CREATIVE thing about this issue?
STORY: Although I am nigh on positive that this is nothing more than a ploy by DC to 'reposition' Green Lantern as a character, I did like the way that he appeared very adamant in leaving this group. Not too over the top -- soft and subtle -- as it is normally done in real everyday life.   

ART: Listen, I am not a romantic person by nature. Personally speaking, I feel that romantic comedies are a secret corporate agenda to stop people from marring one another. Plus, I can safely say the same thing about this new Wonder Woman / Superman kiss too -- match.com anyone? Nonetheless, the way that Jim Lee illustrated this segment was very-very nice indeed. It was atmospheric. It was well composed. And dare I say it, it was ro... rom... rooo... Bluurrrggg!

You know what I mean. 

If you had to CAST TWO CHARACTERS in this comic book, who would they be and why?
WONDER WOMAN: Mainly because of 'the kiss', I want to cast this comic book as if it were the not so romantic comedy, 'Nacho Libre'. Though the Wonder Woman role is a given, isn't it? It has to be the nun with that's a bum, Ana de la Reguera.

SUPERMAN: As for Superman though? Errmm? That dwarf? No. The Mexican with the big lips? Possible. Tabasco or whatever his name is? Nah. Oh sod it! This is the only Time Jack Black with be cast as the Man of Steel, huh?

If this issue had a MOVIE TAG LINE, what would it be?
Perception Is The Key To The Heart, To The Soul, And To The Wallet, Only For $3.99.

If this issue were a MOVIE, an OBJECT, or a piece of MUSIC, what would that be and why? 
OK, so this tale was composed of an emotional fight, a bit of romance, an unexpected departure, and a future full of excitement-excitement-excitement. Therefore, why not compare it to 'Zack and Miri Make A Porno'?

Makes some sort of sense, right?

FINAL thoughts...
Now if I may, I would like to run though the 'teaser exert' at the back of this book, and give you my 411 in a rather obtuse and fractured fashion. 

  1. Wonder Woman all bloodied, whilst telling the Flash and Batman about 'someone Cheetah is working with' -- nice -- this could be linked to the 'traitor panel' between Vic and Batman though, huh?
  2. Atlantis at War with the world -- again -- haven't we seen that already in 'Flashpoint'? Or is this just a coincidence?
  3. Superman fighting Captain Marvel -- see above.
  4. The mysterious girl who I forgot the name of is giving a golden skull [maybe associated with Doctor Destiny] to someone out of picture -- hmm -- very intriguing.  
  5. Superman trying to kill Batman -- ouch -- that looks harsh.
  6. A photo of the Justice League ripped in two -- see my answers for 2 and 3.
  7. Justice League of America -- Wow! -- I think I just pissed myself. But should I review this new title or not? Hmm? What do you think dear reader?

MARKS out of 10? 8