JUSTICE LEAGUE #35

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[ VIRAL BARGAINS
In the month of October, 2014, DC Comics will garnish their covers with a monstrous piece of artwork. Geoff Johns will pay his respects to this event by getting himself stone-cold-drunk. Where as Ivan Reis will pick up a hammer and do his best impression of Miley Cyrus. You have been duly warned.

To QUOTE Bo Bennett: 'For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth'.

THE STORY:
Under the watchful eye of the Justice League, Lex Luthor show's Bruce Wayne around his inner most sanctum, with the intent of proving to him that he's a good guy after all. However, nearing the end of his tour, they suddenly come under attack by a gun-for-hire named Neutron. Causing a canister to, CRACK! A sister to, SCREAM! And an adventure to now, BEGIN!

Yep. Damn straight to be continued.   

THE GOOD:
As the sub-title suggests, this book is nothing more than a prologue of things yet to come. And as a prologue goes, all it really needed to do is to set up the basic pretext, and then allow the story-line to begin properly in one month's time.

So yeah, that's about it really. This issue in a can. A fairly pleasant issue with some amazingly crisp artwork by Doug and Ivan; complemented with a narrative I would've liked to have seen more of.

I mean, Lex's sister Lena seems like an intriguing character, doesn't she? And on a similar level I can say exactly the same thing about Bruce's childhood friend, Sun Yen.  

Oh! And who do you think was behind Neutron's attack? Lex himself, perhaps? Plus what was Lex doing with that so-called... coff-coff... virus in the first place? Both very titivating aspects about this adventure, I'm sure you will agree. Let's hope we all find out more next month.

THE BAD:
As implied in my previous section, the only aspect about this adventure I wasn't too keen on was how it was too quick a read. I mean, once things started to get rocking and rolling -- Ka-Pow! -- Neutron attacks. Yadda-Yadda-Yadda. To be continued.

Nah. To me, this was too quick, too soon, and without enough depth needed to justify its existence. At best this book is merely a pamphlet of things yet to come. Nothing more. Nothing less.

Shame. Cause I did like reading it, folks.

THE MUSIC:
One of my most favorite scene's in this entire tale was the one where Bruce managed to outshine Lex on stage. So in homage to this great scene, why don't I musically match it up with the Smash Mouth song from the film, 'Mystery Men', 'All Star'?




Boy! I love that song.

THE COMPARISON:
Essentially this tale is a precursor that's directing us to what's coming up next. So with that in mind, dear reader, how about I compare it to just that. A cursor. Or some other such 'pointing device' that basically directs you to whatever else is coming up next.

THE CONCLUSION:
At the very end of this issue a canister was cracked, causing what was inside it to leak out and really hit the fan.  So just for fun, can you guess what was printed on the side of this can? Could it be...

  1. Tuna Fish -- Well, it does pong a bit, doesn't it?
  2. Spam -- No. Not the noted internet pest. The pythonesque meat-based product.
  3. Lex Luthors conscious -- See answer 8 for more details.
  4. Amazo -- What? In a can?
  5. Kidney Beans -- Hey! I like them in a pasta salad. So sue me.
  6. Sweet Corn -- See previous answer for more details.
  7. Pork Luncheon Meat -- See previous-previous answer for more details, except replace the words 'pasta salad' with the word 'sandwich'.  
  8. Cyborgs love truncheon -- All I'm saying is that it's small and made of metal.

Nuff said.