JUSTICE LEAGUE #28

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[ METAL SALE NOW ON
Now what do you get if you take a handful of metallic-based material's, and then amalgamate them into a neurological-core comprising of robots and spanners? Yes. That is correct. You get an excuse to read this technologically marvellous tale created by Geoff Johns, and Ivan Reis, Published by: DC Comics, in March, 2014.

To QUOTE Serena Williams: 'I am not a robot. I have a heart and I bleed'.

THE STORY:
I know what you've come for, Cyborg, but I'm afraid to say I cannot give them to you. I cannot give them to you because my robotic creations, the Metal Men, have... have... have... err... how can I put this?

No. They haven't 'vanished into thin air', my friend. Even though they did vanish for a short while when the US Army told them to kill some terrorists in Kahndaq. I'd say a better term to use would be 'inert'. Mainly because that is what they currently are after being attacked by a chemically induced monster.

Huh? What's that you say, Cyborg? You want me to stop wasting your time and just rebuild them again? Hmmm. OK. I see what I can do.   

THE GOOD:
Despite 'Forever Worthy' being nothing more than an interlude within the 'Crime Syndicate' saga, at the end of the day it was still one brilliant book to read.

Honestly. I don't have a bad word to say against it. Geoff's personal tale worked very well with Ivan's highly detailed pencil-work. The Metal Men were so supercharged with character it didn't bother me that this was merely an origin story. And all in all, yeah, this comic was an amazing comic, and defiantly worth a read if you want to see a fresh new take on those colorful sixties heroes.

Personally speaking, I liked how Will and the Metal Men each had their own definite character and personality. With Will, the reclusive egg-head -- Gold, the braggart show-off -- Mercury, the git -- Lead, the slow-poke -- Iron, the man of action -- Platinum, the starlet -- and Tin, the st-st-st... errr... whatever he is. Overall it was the characters that stole the show for me. Not the story in itself.

THE BAD:
I suppose the only problem I had with this adventure is that all it did was act as a stop gap between last issue and next issue where the 'bigger picture' is concerned. Not that this is a bad-bad thing of course. Cause as I said previously this was one hell of a cracking read. Yet at the end of the day all it was, was a repackaged 'superhero origin story'.

THE MUSIC:
For some pretty obvious reasons, I'd say this tale would match-up rather nicely against the 'Kraftwerk' song, 'The Man-Machine'.




THE COMPARISON:
Do I have to write anything here, folks? Can't you see that the ZX Spectrum is a perfect match for this story because it's retro, it's full of character, and somehow it's associated with computing, Ha!

THE CONCLUSION:
OK. So as 'Forever Evil' is finally coming to a close, I thought it would be a good idea to predict how some of the events in this cross-over will eventually resolve themselves.

  1. The Crime Syndicate with give up ruling the Earth, and decide to work part-time in Starbucks.
  2. Once he breaks free, Nightwing goes over to Dan Didio's house and punches him in the face for not being his friend.
  3. Lex Luthor has a sex-change and goes into porn under the assumed name, Lexi Lube-Her. 
  4. Ultraman and Owlman both go to a counselling season for the rest of their lives.
  5. The Grid has a chat with Bill Gates about 'Windows Death'.
  6. Black Adam books an appointment to see his dentist.
  7. Superwoman has a sex-change and goes into porn and bangs Lexi.
  8. The Justice League win's, and the whole wide world turns into rainbows and light.

Ahhhh! Lovely stuff. Nuff said.