Pick-ups this week: Transformers #28, Justice League #2
First up, the might of DC’s New 52: Justice League
Issue 2 did not disappoint me. In fact, as a historical non-DC reader issue 1 didn’t disappoint me either. I’m used to slow-burn, decompressed storylines – ones that have character front and centre. I don’t always need a lot of things being resolved and pushed forward in individual comics if there are interesting character beats and personality clashes, etc.
Issue 2 ups the ante of #1 as the cast doubles in size. We get major engagement between Superman, Batman, Green Lantern and the Flash. As well as this we have a meeting between Vic Stone and his dad and see their fractured relationship in action.
Geoff Johns and Jim Lee continue to do an amazing job here, with some flashy splash pages thrown in for good measure (in fact, both of today’s comics had some awesome splash pages – see below). I’m just loving where they’re taking this story. The slow build seems worth it. At the end of issue two we have a pretty major alien threat invading Earth at apparently multiple points. Looking forward to more heroes (Wonder Woman and Cyborg) joining the boys in the next couple of issues.
Transformers #28 – Chaos – “Kings”
Wow. What an issue. I’ve been tweeting about it since I read it. I haven’t had as many jaw-dropping moments for a while in a single Transformers comic – but this one hit it.
There are so many continuity nods from comics such as All Hail Megatron and even as far back as Revelations. Mike Costa and James Roberts provided the story with Costa penning the script.
There are too many moments to list – you really should just read it. And whilst I love digital comics, sometimes they just don’t do a comic justice – we’ve got some particularly awesome art in this series from Livio Ramondelli, and the spreads in this issue are amazing.
Go and check it out now people! Before it’s over!