DC Comics reviews for 8/30/17

Justice League of America #13

Justice League of America #13 cover

I’m not fully sold on Justice League of America yet, but Panic in the Microverse is at least making the case that it’s not time to give up on it yet.

Batman, Lobo, Killer Frost and Atom keep learning the secrets of the Microverse and encounter two beings claiming to be Ray Palmer’s loyal partner. One aspect of their story remains consistent — they both warn against a cataclysmic event that could destroy the entire Microverse.

Writer Steve Orlando doesn’t get a lot of time to devote to more team building. Thanks to the two new additions, the story doesn’t allow for much in terms of character development. The mystery about which is telling the truth is fun and seems an ideal situation for Batman to show off his detective skills.

Justice League of America #13 interior artIn a weird interlude, Black Canary and Ray start battling Afterthought, a presumed villain who wants to test himself against the League. Since they get such little time, Orlando would have been better served using more page time on the main story line.

This issue definitely benefited from the artwork of Ivan Reis, who seems to thrill to the challenge of creating the Microverse. Colorist Marcelo Maiolo does some fantastic work exploring various color combinations, hues and lighting. Even when the issue gets overly talky every page looks terrific.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10

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