Justice, Volume 2
...though the heroes fall. The members of the mighty Justice League of America have become victims of the deadliest criminal masterminds of our time. The villains have gained the trust of the general populace, while continuing their true plans for world domination. But the Justice League has had enough, and they are now ready to fight back!
So the last volume we were having all our superheroes losing. Like, really really bad. Hell, this volume starts with Superman STILL getting his ass whooped. Then, luckily, the backups for the Justice League are called in to help. This is a really big moment for some secondary characters, and goes to show how each superhero can be extremely important. The villains take a backsea ...more
The combination of Braithwaite's penciling and Ross' painting makes this a true work of art.
That is not to say that the plot is lacking anything. This really has everything that I love about comics all rolled into one perfect package.
Seriously, the only problem I have is that my library doesn't have volume three. Thank God for Google and Wiki!
If you get a chance to read this one, don't pass it up! ...more
Doug Braithwaite writes the intro notes for this volume and he comes across as utterly charming. In fact, I really love his artwork throughout all three volumes. He does a fantastic job balancing realism while adhering to the roots of the characters.
There is also one moment in this volume that bothers the crap out ...more
Ross’ art is gorgeous, as always.
I just wasn’t as entertained as I was reading the last one.
When our heroes reconvene, they discover several things. One, the B-team Leaguers and associate members have beg ...more
The villains' offer of a wonderful new world for the citizens of the world may have some strings attached. And if the heroes can't overcome the bias against them, ...more
They're helped out in part because the Justice League has an unbelievably deep bench including many people who are second stringers for no logical in-world reason but because marketing and precedents. So that mean Alex Ross is unleashed to paint even more heroes and there's much rejoicing.
The plot deepens as there's a mysterious revelation and then even more questions rais ...more
This comic was both so interesting and so amazing :D
Whilst I carry the general opinion that I prefer Alex Ross' artworks to be on covers or promotional material as opposed to materials (as they are so detailed filled and therefore I find it hard to see what's quickly happening) but I felt in this series, the artwork truly shined!
The storyline was so gripping from point one and even though it required some default understanding of th ...more
The most powerful aspect of ...more