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howlermouse

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Ed Love

Subj: Re: Justice League Detroit (JLA Annual #2)
Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 at 11:28:05 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Re: Justice League Detroit (JLA Annual #2)
Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 at 10:28:21 am EDT

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I didn't mind the switch in the team or the new characters. I understood a little bit of what they were going for. The more soap operatic stories were successful and that meant you needed a smaller team and characters that weren't tied up in other books. Characters you could give private lives and focus on that. The new characters were different and brash compared to the old (though why they just didn't look torwards other characters they already had and honorary members already such as Black Lightning, the Kirby Sandman, Adam Strange, Metamorpho, Sargon, Captain Comet...)

What killed me for the book was I just couldn't and still can't get into Luke McDonell's artwork. They took too many risks for the one book: new lineup, half with new unproven characters and the other half characters not holding their own book, new writing style AND a new experimental art style. The book was doomed to failure.

What really proves to me that these characters are decent, it was the execution that was flawed: the Justice League Unlimited comic has actually made Vibe and Gypsy likeable characters without changing them all that much. Ignore the JLA Classified arc that only plays the characters up as losers other than Gypsy who gets some kinda uber secret abilities and nature.

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> What killed me for the book was I just couldn't and still can't get into Luke McDonell's artwork. They took too many risks for the one book: new lineup, half with new unproven characters and the other half characters not holding their own book, new writing style AND a new experimental art style. The book was doomed to failure.

Oh yeah! I have never been able to stomach McDonell's work. I hung in with Suicide Squad for the first 15 issues but dropped it because of the artwork. The started having a guest artist do the covers and all I could think was why wasn't THAT GUY drawing the book.

On JLD he was just too dark and bland.


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