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Comic Review: Justice League Dark – Issue 1

Issue: Justice League Dark #1
Writer: Peter Milligan
Artist: Mikel Janin
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: 2010
Pages: 32
Price: $2.99

“The witch known as the Enchantress has gone mad, unleashing forces that not even the combined powers of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Cyborg can stop. And if those heroes can’t handle the job, who will stand against this mystical madness? Shade the Changing Man, Madame Xanadu, Deadman, Zatanna and John Constantine may be our only hope!”

Dying Breath: 4.0 out of 5
This is one book I did not want to take a look at. I don’t like the concept of this cast as a team, but it is a new #1 and it is horror so here we go. I was wrong. I should have known better since Milligan was writing it, but I just don’t like Constantine being in the main DCU. The story is one hell of a mystery right out of the gate, but as it moves forward things begin to fall into place. I have to say that I do have a soft spot for seeing some heroes go down. The artwork was good for the most part, but certain panels seemed off to me. The standout scene was when you see this enormous Enchantress looming over a few supers. What worked was the introduction of the characters. Will it work when they become a “team”, I don’t know and that is what I am kinda on the fence about. Overall a good first issue, with plenty of mystery to have me coming back for more.

Artwork: 4.0 out of 5 • Story: 4.0 out of 5

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Justice League Dark – Issue 1

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