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Weekly Hit (and Miss) List: 9/12/2011

by Ben Peirce

The Weekly Hit (and Miss) List is a rundown of the best and worst things I read this week regardless of their original publication date. It doesn’t have to be new – just new to me.

THE HITS

Justice League #1 | DC | Geoff Johns (w), Jim Lee (a)

Let me start by saying that this wasn’t a perfect comic. The dialogue was a little clunky, there weren’t enough characters involved, and I found it a little too written-for-the-trade to call it new-reader friendly.  But that said, there was enough to like about this issue that I can give a resounding “it’s not that bad” to the flagship offering of DC’s New 52.  This was basically a Batman and Green Lantern team-up that served up a lot of action blended with an appropriate amount of dialogue to set the stage and get everyone up to speed on where we are in the universe.  It was set “5 years ago”, which I liked because it means we can have a “getting the band together” story in this title – meanwhile, all the other books, set “now”, can jump us right into an established universe with the wheels in motion.  I’m really not digging the armor-y suits, but other than that you can’t go wrong with art by Jim Lee and for anyone who was maybe a fan during the 90’s boom and then dropped off, it will be a familiar homecoming.

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