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Subj: Justice League #38: What say you?
Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 at 07:30:10 am CST (Viewed 530 times)

Justice League 038

15 comicbookroundup reviews for this one ATM. Just going to add quickreplies...

> Jason Fabok is the artist here with Brad Anderson on colours, Carlos M. Mangual on the letters and Jason and Brad on the cover itself. Putting aside the awesome cover for now, I really liked the artwork here. Jason has a big challenge here in portraying the high and mighty of the DCverse and he doesn't disappoint with his fantastic designs and action scenes and the facial expressions on the characters. And the same thing goes for Brad's colours, which too are fantastic. As Jason's art packs so much energy, so do Brad's colours pack a whole lot of awesome. Perfect contrasts, great mood-setting, and so on. Read Full Review

Liked the art just as much. It's too bad there were excessive redundant panels like (same) down heroes just laying on cots again, Diana just centerized in panel for a pose and blank stare, and 'talking head' panels with only neck and up.

> In many ways, "The Amazo Virus" is a return to form for Johns, acting as some of his best straightforward superhero work since, well, his run on Avengers. This arc is similar to "The Red Zone" not just for its epidemic-inspired premise, but for its tight focus on our heroes, giving Johns and Fabok the opportunity to really show it what it's like to have the world's greatest superheroes together in one adventure. It's a shot in the arm for a series that's quickly regaining its momentum. Read Full Review

Agreeable comparison.

> At the end of the day, despite the fate of billions hanging in the balance, this is a fun story where you get excited with every page from beginning to end. Read Full Review

Well, mostly carryover excitement since the immediate PZ threat was taken out in one shot here. And, the retconned infection was more for cerebral consideration.

> This issue does well balancing the action and speaking portions to set up what looks like a big upcoming battle. Some questions were answered, but a whole lot more just popped up. An interesting arc indeed, you don't want to miss it. Read Full Review

Disagree. There was no action save the noted PZ quickly taken out. And Lex's save courtesy Snart was UNcredibly anticlimactic.

> Justice League #38 was a solid character piece for Lex Luthor and a great pandemic story. Geoff Johns is always at his best when working with complex villain and this comic is no exception. Johns is creating one of the best Lex Luthor stories of all time with a storyline that no DC fan should miss out on. Read Full Review


> Though mostly set-up to the book's creepy new turn, issue #38 is never anything less than engaging, Johns and Fabok delivering a number of exciting moments and surprising twists. Justice League has shown a real return to form of late, and with the bad getting worse, here's hoping the trend continues. Read Full Review

It was average.

> This is still an interesting arc, but the story is kind of slow so far, and the constant build-up can be quite annoying. The strange Blackest Night-ish turn at the end is both intriguing and nutty. Hopefully it means the story will be faster after this point. Read Full Review

Quite slow plotline so far.

> This issue may not be setting the world on fire, but frankly the world could use some cooling off anyway. What we get is a solid, Luthor-focussed issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE (still feels weird to type Luthor and Justice League without talking about them battling) that helps answer a few questions, but leaves a few tantalizingly open, and does a great job cementing the characters role in the League. Hopefully hes there to stay, because he brings a certain something to the title and the team that strengthens it on a lot of levels. Read Full Review

That's well and good but is this book ever going to be about the 'Justice League' again? ;\) Too many consecutive issues only on the Big 3 (or Lex) and not the ecclectic line-up it should give more 'moments' to. Heck, maybe even Captain Cold should get more than a panel or 2 for some real character advancement since the Big 3 have their own titles making this somewhat restricting. Superbat is neat but he will HAVE TO change back - maybe a showcased hero that keeps his Amazo makeover would be more meaningful.

> Some may argue that not a lot goes on in this issue, but I beg to differ. Fabok gives readers so much imagery to feed off and Johns is ramping up for what looks to be a big event. This is a new creative team that no one should be missing-keep up to date and pick this issue up. Read Full Review

It was average.

> This isn't ground breaking and it totally went to where I didn't want it to go regarding the Amazo Virus being made to cripple Superman (a petty stupid idea on Lex's part but his assertion regarding the Phantom Zone is particularly valid) it's still moderately well done and it's sum of its parts are much better than a lot of other comics right now looks wise too so I'd still rate this as pretty passable traditional fare. Read Full Review

Remind me was the PZ (Phantom Zone not Patient Zero) assertion would be valid?

> If you've been a fan of the Amazo Virus story so far, then this won't do anything to change your mind. It continues the story and even ends on a game changing cliffhanger, which I'm personally more interested in than the rest of the comic. I just haven't been a fan of this slow paced outbreak story but if you like that kind of thing then you'll continue to. The art was the big drawl for me here because I just love Fabok's work. Read Full Review

It's a good cliffhanger - even though the "US"-men team up with Superbat felt blatantly convenient.

> "Justice League" #38 feels like it's on a bit of an uptick, but I'm hoping that this isn't the end of the improvements for "The Amazo Virus." This month's cliffhanger holds some real promise for what's still to come, but a lot will depend on if the story keeps coming to a halt in order to explain more facts. For someone who normally likes to see the motivations and hidden veins of information, I'm expositioned-out. Here's hoping for something bursting with energy next month. Read Full Review

Waiting for #39.

> This one just feels too familiar, too derivative - and too toothless - to really hit home. Read Full Review

It was average.

> Justice League #38 begins to lead the "Amazo Virus" arc into an interesting payoff, and it's going to be a real treat to see where it goes from here. While it probably won't go down as one of the most memorable tales of the world's greatest superheroes ever, it's become enjoyable, and any comic improving and living up to its promise is never a bad thing. Read Full Review

It was average.

> Dear God, Johns, get on with it already. Decompressed storytelling precedes Johns, but no one's associated more with that style than Johns these days. It's a lot of people's biggest gripes against him, me included. It didn't used to be so bad back in his heyday, when his plots could actually sustain the extra length. These days, you feel like the decompression is the narrative version of the soup-for-a-party strategy: ladle out a lot of extra broth so no one notices how few meatballs are actually in the pot. Read Full Review

Quite slow plotline so far. What say YOU?
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