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Subj: Hitch is not a writer
Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 at 04:45:41 pm EDT (Viewed 7 times)
Reply Subj: Brian Hitch's Justice League - What's the Consensus?
Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 at 03:39:01 pm EDT (Viewed 389 times)

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I half read issue #2 and... it was okay, it flowed well and there was nothing about it that was terrible as such, and yet... It hasn't excited me.

I think one problem is the plot being a thin rehash of Grant Morrison's classic opening arc for his and Howard Porter's JLA, with its godlike beings come to earth to solve all our problems and a link to one of the League's membership etc. At its heart Brian Hitch's Justice League is an unoriginal affair then. But while the DC promotional machine promises us "wide-screen" Hitch's artwork is rather the opposite to his usual vista's and panorama shots, tight panel arrangement and generally very subdued. I can't criticise him too much as despite the lack of much that is original and truly fresh it IS a competent production. But.. it isn't exciting me all that much either....

What is the consensus around the web then? \(fear\)

They should let him continue to plot (and pencil) and give him a co-writer for dialogue/plot. Editor needs a tighter rein here.

The first two issues are nothing remotely thrilling for a seasoned comic reader (all rather cliche, so far), but may be more enjoyable for someone new.

As mediocre as its been, it's nice seeing (relatively) normal looking renditions of the characters while Superman is currently a bozo in a t-shirt and Batman is robo-Gordon. Johns/Fabook book is good, but comes out too infrequently.

I will look at issue 3 in the store, and if doesn't look good I will be dropping the series.

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