JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #2

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[ TO THE SHOPS!!!
What would you do to join this team? Would you dress up in spandex and look mean? Or would you say 'Get STUFFED'? Before leaving IN A HUFF. Storming off to eat some strawberries and ICE-CREAM. Well, that what the funky looking Writer: Geoff Johns; and the Artists: David Finch and Scott Clark; would do! Just don't tell this to the Publisher: DC Comics, in April 2013, OK?

Using GENERAL terms, answer the following 5 questions about this SECOND PART of 'Worlds Most Dangerous'.
  • WHAT'S THE MAIN THRUST OF THIS TALE: Once they've been introduced to each other plus the President of the United States, the newly formed Justice League of America try to track down the aptly titled, Secret Society of Super Villains.
  • ARE THE MAIN OBJECTIVES ACHIEVED: No. Not yet. But a start is made.
  • ANYTHING ELSE HAPPEN: The Martian Manhunter probes Green Arrows mind for what he may know about the aforementioned bad-guys.
  • HOW DOES THIS STORY END: With the League taking a whipping.
  • WHAT'S THE BACK-UP FEATURE ABOUT: We find out how J'onn and company persuaded 'the powers that be' that a new League was needed.

All in all, what is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
In the 'getting to know you' scene, I did get a right kick out of that page where...

VIBE: Hey! You're Hawkman, right? Are you Okay?
HAWKMAN: Why?
VIBE: You're covered in blood.
HAWKMAN: It's not my blood.

This was then followed by a long and awkward two-panel silence, which reminded me of something Ricky Gervais would do in one of his sit-coms. Funny, yet stilted.  

What are the BEST bits about this issue?
(+) As I mentioned up above, I thought the best part of this issue was the 'getting to know you' scene. It showed character. It was funny. Plus it pushed the plot-line along rather nicely, and allowed the transition from 'intro' to 'action' to flow very smoothly by proxy.
(+) I have to give kudos to Geoff Johns for giving each member of the team a 'tick' or a 'nuance', so every single one of them could convey some sort of personality trait. Very nicely done that was, because I know this is a very difficult thing to do.
(+) Catwoman's cleavage. Take that comment however you wish. 

What are the WORST bits about this issue?
(-) When I first clapped my eyes on him, I honestly thought T.O. Morrow was Alfred Pennyworth painted white. Yeah. I'm not messing with you, pal. I think I was fooled because he's a character that's normally conveyed as 'a grotesque'.
(-) Even though it looked very nice on the page -- nice one Scott Clark -- in my opinion the 'back-up' feature wasn't really needed. To me, it just came across as general filler, as well as an excuse for showcasing J'onn a little bit more. 
(-) Why is Amanda Waller a f*cking silly b*tch all of a sudden? Please rectify DC. This point needs addressing in this title as well as in the Suicide Squad.

Choose TWO CHARACTERS out of this comic book, and then compare them to two REAL LIFE PEOPLE.
JENNA HAZE AS CATWOMAN: Not so long ago, Jenna said in the press that she wanted to turn her life around by getting out of the porno industry, and then trying something different. Sounds a bit like Selina to me, huh?

MEL GIBSON AS HAWKMAN: It's a well known fact that Mel can get a bit antsy at times, plus he does walk around with unknown substances splattered all over his shirt. Say no more.

What QUOTE would be appropriate to sum-up this story?
'I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion' -- Alexander the Great

What SONG, THEME-TUNE, or MELODY, would complement this tale, as well as add and extra dimension to it by default?
'IN THE ARMY NOW' BY STATUS QUO: Mainly because of the militaristic and regimental vibe this comic conveys, I feel compelled to compare it to this bold yet very eighties pop-ditty. 




Nice, isn't it?

ANYTHING Else?
Once I finished reading this particular installment of 'Justice League of America', I immediately thought to myself...

'Wait a minute! Those must be T.O. Morrows' robots! And it has been stated that he has worked with Victor Stone' father at STAR Labs in the past. Therefore, does that imply he helped build Vic as well? Furthermore, should we also expect to see the Red Tornado in the future too?'.

Boy! I hope so. Don't you? I just hope that this new 'Red-Head' is similar than the old one. And isn't some sort of 'updated character' with superficial paraphernalia strapped on for good measure.

Just food for thought.

GIVE IT, IT'S DUES: If This Comic Book Was a Weapon, It Would Be a Gun Filled Will Jelly-Bean. Dangerous To Look At, Yet Ultimately Harmless.