Friday, November 15, 2013

Justice League of America #8 (HERE BE SPOILERS!)

Martian Manhunter awakens to discover that the Justice Leagues are being held in some sort of mental prison, stuck in rooms where their worst insecurities are exploited.  Wonder Woman is driven to fight male soldiers by a fear that she's not going to die a warrior's death (apparently due to her feelings toward Steve and Superman), Flash decides that he wants to use his powers to experience everything the world has to offer all at the same time, Superman is trying to turn back time to prevent himself from murdering Dr. Light, and Green Lantern (Simon Baz) becomes a terrorist because people expected him to be one.  It's a dark issue, but it's still mostly a placeholder.  We don't learn where the Justice Leagues' physical bodies are.  I'm left to assume that Batman's absence in this issue and his comments at the end of "Forever Evil" #2 mean that he and Catwoman somehow avoided/escaped imprisonment.  However, it's still not clear how the Justice Leagues were imprisoned in the first place.  But, I'm guessing that we'll get there next issue.  Although it's a finely constructed issue, I'm only giving it two stars mainly due to the fact that the vamping was a little too obvious.

** (two of five stars)

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