Justice League of America Vol. 2
The unlikeliest League ever continues their adventures in their new best-selling series with JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VOL. 2, as part of DC Rebirth! The JLA discovers a super-arms dealer has transformed an entire city into his own massive militia force. And when the team can’t liberate its citizens from the outside, they turn to their own legendary master of mass destruction…Lobo! Will the Czarnian Main Man be enough to lead the team to victory? Steve Orlando (MIDNIGHTER, SUPERGIRL) and artist Andy MacDonald (TEEN TITANS: EARTH ONE VOL. 2) bring together Batman, Black Canary, the Ray, the Atom, Vixen, Killer Frost and Lobo in what is one of the most offbeat and compelling lineups the Justice League of America has ever seen.Collects JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7-13.

Justice League of America Vol. 2 Details

TitleJustice League of America Vol. 2
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 14th, 2017
PublisherDC Comics
ISBN-139781401274498
Rating
GenreSuperheroes, Dc Comics, Graphic Novels Comics

Justice League of America Vol. 2 Review

  • Joseph
    January 1, 1970
    These are some rather pedestrian stories, not what I'd have expected from the writer of the Midnighter and Midnighter & Apollo books. I still don't know the reason for this team, other than to be a more down-to-earth group as opposed to the "gods" of the regular Justice League. The usual "Batman trusts nobody" and "no one likes Batman" attitudes, as well as Batman brushing up against everyone in a bad way. Lobo is such a horrible character and doesn't belong here. The rest of the cast is int These are some rather pedestrian stories, not what I'd have expected from the writer of the Midnighter and Midnighter & Apollo books. I still don't know the reason for this team, other than to be a more down-to-earth group as opposed to the "gods" of the regular Justice League. The usual "Batman trusts nobody" and "no one likes Batman" attitudes, as well as Batman brushing up against everyone in a bad way. Lobo is such a horrible character and doesn't belong here. The rest of the cast is interesting and worth reading about. The Ray is a very nice addition and I'm glad he's forming a bond with the tech whiz from the last issue (can't remember his name). I'm sure the tech whiz will end up being a romantic interest for The Ray, and that will be nice to see.The art is good in some places, and mediocre in others. Definitely need an artistic editor here.Finally we see some forward momentum on Ray Palmer/The Atom's disappearance, but not much. Orlando provides some great dialogue between Killer Frost and Ryan Choi/The Atom, but all in all this volume is just so-so. I hope Orlando can step up his game here soon because I don't want to get bored with the book.
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  • Nick
    January 1, 1970
    I never felt like we established characters and the plot was nonsensical. Ray was flying off the handle for no reason, Frost and Atom are out doing their own thing. We have a really interesting bad guy immediately eliminated and replaced with someone far less interesting. The final Kingbutcher antagonist was interesting, but I felt the team should have sat down and listened to him for three seconds. Everyone having a "free wish" as it were, is going to cause some serious problems and he may have I never felt like we established characters and the plot was nonsensical. Ray was flying off the handle for no reason, Frost and Atom are out doing their own thing. We have a really interesting bad guy immediately eliminated and replaced with someone far less interesting. The final Kingbutcher antagonist was interesting, but I felt the team should have sat down and listened to him for three seconds. Everyone having a "free wish" as it were, is going to cause some serious problems and he may have had a point. I felt rushed through three separate story lines, while referring to at least two others. I wanted one story, and some time to go through it with our characters.Learn a lesson, grow through it, become a stronger team. I don't think any of those things happened.
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  • Tim
    January 1, 1970
    I can't remember the last time I've been so disappointed in a comic. Everything about this in theory sounds amazing, one of my favorite writers, an eclectic team, solid art, but in practice it's just terribly underwhelming and not very good.
  • Chris Lemmerman
    January 1, 1970
    [Read as single issues]I'm still waiting for this series to really kick in. The character interaction remains great in this second volume, and the ideas for stories are very interesting. But the execution just seems to fall a little flat.We open with Terrorstrike, which is a beautifully drawn issue by Jamal Campbell that features Terrorsmith, before we meet Makson, the Man From Monster Valley for two issues. This story feels like it should just be for a solo hero, because the team gets lost in t [Read as single issues]I'm still waiting for this series to really kick in. The character interaction remains great in this second volume, and the ideas for stories are very interesting. But the execution just seems to fall a little flat.We open with Terrorstrike, which is a beautifully drawn issue by Jamal Campbell that features Terrorsmith, before we meet Makson, the Man From Monster Valley for two issues. This story feels like it should just be for a solo hero, because the team gets lost in the shuffle and it only really affects Ryan and Ray. It's a fun twist on Ka-Zar (although, like all of the villains in the run so far, they're reimaginings of classic characters), but it again falls a little short. Then we're onto the Kingbutcher story, which again feels more like a Ray story than anything else. I like that each story is meant to focus on a different character, but what's the point of a team if they're not all going to get some panel time? You've got characters like Lobo, Vixen, and Black Canary that don't seem to serve much purpose yet.The art also seems to fall short here too. Andy Macdonald and Felipe Watanabe pencil the two part stories, and there's nothing wrong with them as artists but for a book like Justice League, you'd expect something with a bit more pizazz, don't you think?I'm still enjoying this series, there's no denying it, but there's still something...missing.[The listing for this volume says it's #7-13, but that'd mean it includes 2 issues of the next six part arc, so I'm assuming that's wrong and it's just #7-11.]
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