RandoMonday: Justice League #12

Here’s a comic chosen at random from my collection.

Justice League #12 by Geoff Johns (writer), Jim Lee (pencils), Ivan Reis & Joe Prado and David Finch (art on 5 pages), Scott Williams, Sandra Hope, Jonathan Glapion, Mark Irwin, Matt Banning, Rob Hunter, Joe Weems, Alex Garner, & Trevor Scott (inks), Alex Sinclair, Gabe Eltaeb, Tony Avina, Sonia Oback, & Pete Pantazis (colors), Patrick Brosseau (lettering), Katie Kubert (asst. editor), Brian Cunningham (editor), and Jim Lee, Scott Williams, & Alex Sinclair (cover)

What a mess. First, there a bajillion artists on this one issue, which usually means it will be bad, and while messy, it still manages to adequately tell and complete the second storyline of DC’s premiere title. Second, and eclipsing anything else published that month (I’m guessing), is the cover depicting The Kiss, i.e., Wonder Woman and Superman kissing, which actually is just a few panels at the end of the story. While many have decried this as a stupid idea (hence being labeled as “messy”), I thought it was one of the more interesting departures from the previous continuity. (If you want to read a title that explores, with some deft, the Superman/Wonder Woman relationship, read Charles Soule’s Superman/Wonder Woman, at least until the “Doomed” story took over the title.) One noteworthy aspect of the story is how mature Green Lantern is shown in the story by volunteering to be the scapegoat so that the League would avoid more public scrutiny, however, the premise of the second storyline was just weak from beginning to end, and such a disappointment compared to the first six issues of the series.

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