JLA’s been undergoing a rocky start since the relaunch and this week marks the beginning of the big JLA/JSA/Legion crossover. So far, there have been mixed reviews.
Shelly of Shelly’s Comic Bookshelf enjoyed the comic.
I love all the banter and byplay between the members of the two groups. I know a lot of folks don’t like how Meltzer paces his stories and if all books were like this, I’d get annoyed. But I’ve got the action-packed, fast pacing of JSA and the solid mix of a BoP, so the more leisurely pace of Meltzer’s opening chapters is fine by me, especially because of the character bits he includes and the payoff later on that I’ve come to expect.
Steven of the Roar of Comics is not as happy with the comic.
This comic pissed me off in so many ways that it’s hard to know where to start. As always, the most frustrating thing about Meltzer’s writing is that it is has so many good ideas running through it that my hopes get raised, only to be dashed against the rocks of piss poor writing. For example, this issue has a fist fight between BATMAN and KARATE KID! Unfortunately, it happens ALMOST ENTIRELY OFF-PANEL so that Meltzer can devote nearly seven full pages to Arsenal being unable to play capture the flag without breaking his neck!
So did you like the issue? Dislike it?