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BlakGard

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emerickman

Subj: Re: JLA 13 was BEAUTIFUL... [SPOILERS]
Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 at 12:08:37 am EDT
Reply Subj: JLA 13 was BEAUTIFUL... [SPOILERS]
Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 at 10:25:01 pm EDT

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JLA 13:

http://www.dccomics.com/comics/?cm=7946
http://www.dcworld.it/public/dcforum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4144

Beautiful times 23. To be succinct. Beautiful. To be more succinct.

There were lots of notable story moments throughout but the art, inks, color and even lettering were eye candy 23 for all 23 pages. 24 if you count the wraparound as two. Sure, there's fair debate to be said for realistic plainer heroes looking good in a comic book but if you're in the mood for 'good looking', all the characters were in super-poser mode.

Some of the beautiful story moments included:

Bats' escape and recapture (with precendents making it believable).
Blaise Pascal quote (with its relevance on a kickass double splash title page).
GA cameo (lucky guy gets to look forward to what's at the end of BC's 'war story' *love*).
The battle plans (with the logic).
Superman's suggestion accepted (and the reason given later).
Logos in action.
Innocuous hairdo banter (followed up with hair raising action).
Not to repeat myself about the art -- I mentioned it was beautiful right? Well, Ivy's entrance was SO beautiful that you can imagine how the CCA censors overlooked the projectile vomitting and explosive diarrhea thing. ;\)
Superman/Vixen talk (and all Kal does for her).
"Bastard!!" (though the KRAKed neck probably hurt more).
The tooth! (By Zeus, the tooth!)
BL.
Final faceoff.

Okay, at this point most of the Justice League should be dead. Ain't gonna happen so I'll just sit back and enjoy the ride -- AND the beautiful good guys and bad guys!


> Not to repeat myself about the art -- I mentioned it was beautiful
> right? Well, Ivy's entrance was SO beautiful that you can imagine how
> the CCA censors overlooked the projectile vomitting and explosive
> diarrhea thing. ;\)

To be honest, I wish McDuffie wouldn't have included an explanation of what Poison Ivy did (or at least not this explanation). Mycobacterium paratuberculosis (MP) isn't going to have that affect that quickly, no matter how quickly she increases their population. Usually benign in humans, the possible effects (it's still debated whether or not there are actual effects) of MP in humans is due to years of the body fighting the infection. It's not something that a person will feel in a few seconds/minutes.

Also, these effects (if theories are correct) are manageable but irreversible (at least with our technology). So what? John Stewart now has an incurable, though not deadly, disease? Groovy... hope he's cured somehow.

Otherwise, like you, I really enjoyed this issue.
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