Well, it's that time again folks: Wednesday! And you know what Wednesday is?... Well, of course you do, you're reading a blog about comics, so you obviously know it's New Comics Day, a.k.a. Paul's favorite weekly holiday! And in celebration of this weekly, well, celebration, Paul is here to give you his favorite book of the week.
Justice League #4 by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee
|Fish-man no more!|
Regardless of your feelings about this series so far, you have to admit that this book has been all kinds of fun. When you put Johns and Lee on the cover, people are going to expect something mind blowing, so when they get just good or even borderline great, it seems to fall a little short. In one issue the art wouldn't quite hit the mark, and in the next the art would be crazy good but the writing would get bogged down. With issue #4 however, everything has finally lined up just right, and I have to admit, I got cold chills. Where Geoff's dialogue has been hit or miss so far, he was hitting the right strings this month with some very funny lines between the newly introduced leaguers. On the other hand, the sequences between Victor Stone and his dad were very emotionally charged, striking all the right nerves.
|That's one dead Parademon...|
One thing I love about this book is how they are trying to define and redefine these characters for the New 52 generation. It's amazing how in just a few panels of dialogue, Johns has begun to build our perception of these characters individually, from GL and his ham-ishness to Batman and his undeniable bad-to-the-bone personality. The fact is, if you're a comics fan and you're not reading Justice League, you may well be missing out on one of those stories that is going to be passed around and talked about for years to come. Don't shy away from the bandwagon, this book is breaking records for a reason.