Saturday, June 21, 2008

Justice League of America #22 Review

Recently reviewed by me at CBR: Justice League of America #22, about which I write the following sentences: "One of the reasons Brad Meltzer's run on 'Justice League of America' was so critically unsuccessful was that his tone would radically shift between superhero whimsy, mature sexuality, fannish enthusiasm, and explicit violence. It was that uncomfortable mix of the juvenile and the adult -- so explicit in the character's dialogue and the illustrations of Ed Benes -- that made the launch of this series so unsavory. For whatever reason, Dwayne McDuffie has now fallen into the Meltzer trap. 'Justice League of America' #22 feels like more than just a sequel to Meltzer's Red Tornado fetish; it feels like a slice of Meltzer from a year ago, stuck in a drawer for fermentation, and released past its sell-by date."

Read the entire review HERE.

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