Sunday, February 17, 2008

Justice vol. 2

I finished up the middle section of the Justice graphic novel series last night. Book two features a stunning Alex Ross cover with the villains - in a similar pose to the heroes on the cover of volume 1. I like that each villain is in the spot to the "matching" hero from the first cover (Bizarro for Superman, Joker for Batman, Cheetah for Wonder Woman, etc.). It gives it a nice theme going.

This volume covers issues 5 through 8 of the floppy comics in the series. The story continues as the heroes gather their forces to regroup in a secret location and to try and figure out what the heck the villains are up to. A lot of character interplay in these issues as well as some very stunning artwork. I really enjoy the whole painted aspect of this series and want to appreciate the time it took to do each and every panel.


xodlirv said...

I hadn't caught on to the "matching" poses before, but I see you're right! Others I noticed are Red Tornado/Brainiac (both androids), Captain Marvel/Black Adam, and Atom/Giganta (size changers).

Martin said...

Dale, the back cover is like that two between 1 and 2. GL and Sinestro, Flash and Captain Cold, Aquaman and Black Manta, Martian Manhunter and Gorilla Grodd (both mental abilities), Plastic Man and Clayface (shape changers), Elongated Man and Toyman (fun guys), Metamorpho (man of elements) and Metallo (man of Kryptonite).