New Old Stories (Justice League of America #23 Comic Review)

Writer: Steve Orlando

Pencils: Neil Edwards

Inks: Daniel Henriques and Andy Owens

Colors: Hi-Fi

Letters: Clayton Cowles

Cover: Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson

Last time: The Queen of Fables broke through from her prison to enslave Happy Harbor, taking the JLA with it as Killer Frost stood obediently at her side.

What’s Happening? With Reed Strong: The Queen walks the JLA through her newly enslaved worshipers, as the Ray fights off the Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man in Vanity alongside Aztek in the chaos. The Queen reassures Frost that this is what she wanted, but Frost isn’t so sure. This reminds the Queen of the rebellion her own sister wrought, reminding that once more, this is for everyone’s own good. As Xenos laments Vixen’s death, organs start to form from micro-atoms, skin starts to heal, and a newly revived hero is ready to continue the fight. As the Queen stands at the hem of the next step of her plan, the Ray bursts in to shake things up, quickly joined by another, stranger ally; the mighty force, of Promethea.

Reed Strong’s Strong Read: DC’s been using its fair share of Alan Moore properties, and this is something that’s going to keep happening for the very least of the near future. It’s a controversial act especially at the degree things are coming out, but in this book, Promethea pops into a very interesting story. The Queen of Fables is a fun villain with a sense of drama and attitude, and her manipulation of Caitlin Snow is this arc’s emotional core. Seeing the Ray still fighting in the background and especially getting to team up with Aztek again against another fan-favorite bizarre villain is great, and the chaos is only getting started.

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Summary
The Queen of Fables brings her plan to the next step, as an old warrior steps back into the fray.
Good
  • Fun action and a crazy villain.
  • Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man.
  • Compelling drama for Caitlin Snow's continued attempts at acceptation of herself.
Bad
  • Use of Promethea without creator acknowledgement is slightly problematic.
  • Focuses on one or two members rather than the whole team.
7
Good
Story - 7
Art - 7
This account is an archive of all of the hard work and writings of our previous Staff Writers and Contributors on both Shoot The Breeze Comics when it previously existed as well as On Comics Ground, our current platform.

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