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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Justice League #35 - Dec. 2014

"The Amazo Virus" by Geoff Johns, Doug Mahnke, Ivan Reis, and more.

This issue of Justice League opens with the newly-reformed (yeah, right) Lex Luthor talking about how to make the world a better place, and taking inspiration from its heroes:
Of course, all this good cheer from Luthor doesn't fool the Justice League, who are on patrol across the city, both in their civilian identities and (in Aquaman's case) right out in the open. As Bruce Wayne and Lex engage in a tense conversation, Aquaman spots a mysterious figure on a rooftop. The figure jumps, landing on the LexCorp building, and it's revealed to be the supervillain Neutron, who has been hired--blackmailed--for this mission: kill Lex Luthor!

As The Flash and Cyborg help evacuate the building, the Sea King steps in--er, drops in:
Neutron blasts through a wall, leaving Lex looking ashen. Bruce wants to know what's happened, but we see what it is: the "Amazo Virus" is loose! To be continued!

I totally dug Aquaman standing on a rooftop, making like Batman, guarding over the city, trident in hand. Geoff Johns' love of the Sea King shines through in moments like this, where he is able to place Aquaman in situations other writers would not, because he doesn't see him as so tethered to bodies of water (though we get that too). And then to get that full page shot of him taking it to Neutron? Outrageous!


Anonymous said...

Man, that shot of Aquaman taking down Neutron is awesome! I have no idea what's going in JL these days, but I'm glad to see the Sea King is being treated well.

Laurie S. Sutton said...

Is it my Legion-of-Super-Heroes-imagination or does that L-logo look familiar?