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Subj: Re: JLA 13 was BEAUTIFUL... [SPOILERS]
Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 at 05:56:10 pm 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:


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!)
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!

> Superman/Vixen talk (and all Kal does for her).

I thought the characterization of Supes was great here. When she says "How can I thank you?", only then does he take the opportunity to lean on her to tell the others.