Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Justice League Unlimited #27

Justice League Unlimited #27
It's OKAY. This issue deals with Black Lightning finding a way to put the Parasite out of comission when he's been sucked dry of his powers.
The tragedy is that this issue could have been so much better. It could have been an in depth exploration of what happens to various superheroes when their powers have crapped out on them. It could have dealt with their struggle to define themselves in the face of losing that which makes them the most unique.
It doesn't do any of that. Instead, it buries its potential with a moral about not ever quitting. I understand that this book is geared towards kids, unlike most comics nowadays, but is that really any excuse for missing one's potential so sorely?
The execution of the story itself is OKAY, but no better.

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