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    ‘JLA’ #1 is an Average Comic with Great Art

    JLA #1 is another feather in Bryan Hitch’s artistic cap as he excels at showing superheroes in action along with labs, helicopters, explosions, and even a decent flirty interaction between Clark Kent and Lois Lane. However, his plot maybe suffers from some hypercompression as ideas, threats, and allies are introduced at a rapid pace without proper establishment. There are also a few story logic issues, The Flash and Green Lantern are written interchangeably, and Cyborg is kind of treated as deus ex machina. These misfires make JLA #1 an average comic with great art. More

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    ‘Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?’ is a good ending for Batman

    After Bruce Wayne’s death in Final Crisis, DC Comics gave legendary comics creator and novelist Neil Gaiman the chance to pen one “last” Batman story in the vein of Alan Moore’s What Happened to the Man of Tomorrow, which was the last Superman story before Crisis on Infinite Earths. Equal parts love letter and thesis statement, Gaiman and artist Andy Kubert open the comic showing the usual Gotham City skyline, but with the names of important Batman creators, like Bill Finger and Jim Aparo in the background. More

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    The League of Rejected Superheroes from Mad Magazine

    Inebrion: The Superhero Who Can’t Stay Sober by Frank Miller & Wildstorm Scantily-Clad Woman by J. Scott Campbell & Matt Milla The Entomologist by Dave Gibbons & Wildstorm Mediocre Man by John Byrne & Wildstorm Sloggtor of Globbzorr by John Romita Jr. & Wildstorm Vocabulon by Mike Allred & Laura Allred Apathenia: The Queen of […] More

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    Harley Quinn #1 is Pure Fun

    Harley Quinn #1 Writers: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: Chad Hardin Colorist: Alex Sinclair Publisher: DC Comics In a universe in which almost book is either tied into Forever Evil, “Forever Evil Blight”, or some smaller event, a book like Harley Quinn #1 is a welcome breath of fresh air. It is funny, action-packed, and new reader friendly. Writers Amanda Conner […] More