JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #15

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[ DARK BARGAIN
I've never been a big fan of technology. It's overrated, and reminds me of astronomy. The moon has eyes. The planets tell lies. Plus the solar system really does need a big apology. Yeah. Just like the Writer: Jeff Lemire; the Artist: Mikel Janin; plus the Publisher: DC Comics in January 2013. Mi so solli Mistah.

So what’s the STORY morning glory?
Excuse me, dear reader. But is it possible for you to roughly estimate when the Justice League Dark will be able to warp over to the 'Wild Diminution', and find their friends -- Zatanna and Timothy Hunter -- in this first part of 'The Death of Magic'? Could it be:

  1. When Timothy says to Zatanna 'I want to go home now. I'm scared of this place'.
  2. When Zatanna says to Timothy 'Wow! For some strange reason  have a lot of power. Look at me shoot at this glowing man who's attacking us'.
  3. When they both say 'Oh, sh*t! Why have we been sucked down a big whole by an army of imps and freaks?'.
  4. When John takes a sample of blood from Timothy's father, Jack, and does whatever it is that he has to do next.

Go on. Have a guess. If you're correct, you will see the Justice League Dark acting a bit strange when they warp over to the 'Wild Dimension'.

To be continued...

What is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
Although it may sound slightly strange taken out of context, I couldn't help but 'bust a gut' when John stated to 'tell the truth' at the end of this yarn. Come on. Don't tell you didn't chuckle to yourself when...

JOHN: I'm really terrified, and I can't hide it. I don't think I can lie.
BOSTON: um... guys?
JOHN: What the hell is so bloody important, Deadman? Can't you see that this place has changed us all? And I don't care about you; I only care about my own safety!
BOSTON: But...
JOHN: And now... now I feel guilty for saying that. I guess I do care about you guys even though I often pretend not to. I think I'm just scared you won't like me if you really see what I'm really like.

Ha! Not only was this section of dialogue a nice lead-in to Deadman's revelation, but it was also very amusing if you're a Constantine fan.

What was the BEST thing about this issue?
As much as I'd like to mention what I've stated up above, plus what I'm about to mention down below, for me, one of the best things about this issue, was how the overall story appeared to envelop a stage at a time, yet not seem overly contrived in the process.

This comic was like a dance between two plot-lines in my eyes. With one plot sliding to the left, whilst the other plot abutted to the right. Not too predictable, but very synchronistic all the same.

What was the WORST thing about this issue?
If truth be told, I wasn't very keen on the main protagonists in this tale. From a creative stand point, we don't really know who they are, what they want, or why they've attacked Zee and Tim to begin with.

Please note though: This is only a small gripe within the scheme of things, and I'm sure it will be explained next time round.

What was the most INNOVATIVE thing about this issue?
Wasn't the conclusion to this issue just outstanding! Granted, you could have second guessed that something was going to happen to the team once they arrived on 'Warp Land' -- mainly because Zee's powers became strangely supercharged at the beginning of this adventure. But it was nothing like deformity, truths, and rebirths!

That's somewhat original, agreed? Especially for John, Ha!

If you had to CAST TWO CHARACTERS in this comic book, who would they be and why?
TIMOTHY: Yep. We're nearing the end of our botanical-based casting-call month, dear reader, and just in time to cast a 'Rudbeckia' as our reluctant-hunter. Or as it is also known -- 'A Green Wizard'.

ZATANNA: Whenever I look at this magical vision of loveliness, I always think of one thing and one thing only. Then, after I've had a lengthy cold shower, I think of something else -- a Lily. Not sure why though.

What WORD or PHRASE could you use to sum-up this story?
'Be careful what you wish for, or you might just get it' -- God knows.

If this issue were a MOVIE, an OBJECT, or a piece of MUSIC, what would that be and why? 
Conceptually, this is a dual-stand story-line, with one part trying to find the other part by tales end. Therefore, due to this tone, why not compare it to a duet sung between Michael Buble and Laura Pausini, called 'You'll Never Find'.




Oh! I feel ill now. Blurrrggggg!

FINAL thoughts...
If I may, I'd like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Mikel Janin for his time in 'retweeting' and 'liking' these posts. I'm sure like many of the other creators at DC Comics; Mikel has to cram in a lot of stuff within his working day. And that is why I am very grateful for him endorsing my 'Justice League Dark' articles, and sharing my bits and bobs.  

Thanks Mikel. You're a pal.

As for this particular installment on the other hand -- well -- I suppose I'd have to thank that too -- because it was a very enjoyable read. From my perspective, it was like a mysterious gateway into the unknown. Half of it was jolly and rhythmical. And the other half of it was bold and dynamic. Please remember though, before you venture through this gateway, be warned that it will slap you on the behind afterwards.  

SLAP! It'll have a great kick to it. Of course. Ha! Can't wait for next issue.

MARKS out of 10? 9