JLA is Very Weird and Very Good (Justice League of America #28 Comic Review)

User Rating: 8

Justice League of America #28: “Dawn of Time” Part Two

Writer: Steve Orlando

Artist: Hugo Petrus

Colors: Hi-Fi

Letters: Clayton Cowles

Cover: David Williams and Steve Buccelatto

What You Need to Know:

The JLA chased Chronos to the beginning of time to find him with an unwitting captive, whom the team nearly doubted the existence of: the God of superheroes.

What Just Happened:

Chronos taunts the team, refusing even Batman’s request and only treating the Atom as an equal out of the entire league. Ryan immediately shrinks down to begin his attack on Chronos as he commands his goons to attack and the Ray manages to swoop in and grab the captured god. The Ray protects the group with a massive hard light construct, forcing Chronos and his army to attempt to smash their way through. Chronos brings in the big guns as he summons forth Chemo from the annals of Hypertime, poisoning the Ray and letting the army inside. Chronos approaches Ahl as the god tells him he can’t be killed like that. But armed with a brick from Danny the Street, Chronos disagrees as he firmly clocks Ahl over the head in a splattering of blue blood.

Reed Strong’s Strong Read:

The more JLA we’ve got from Steve Orlando, the more it really continues to up the ante at every given opportunity. Chronos is the type of dude who had a cool mini in the 90s, but otherwise just happened to be the archenemy of a beloved, but lower profile hero in the Atom.The Atom didn’t have a massive glut of solo series in the past 30 years, but two issues into this arch, Chronos already manages to be an interesting, complex, and uniquely intimidating threat.

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Summary
JLA gets weird as we count down to No Justice, and every issue left is just going to add more wacky irons to the fire.
Good
  • Ryan Choi's spotlight continues, and he faces one of his mentor's greatest foes.
  • Chronos is actually cool.
  • The God of Superheroes, Ahl, is a fantastic Morrisonian concept.
Bad
  • Context from Doom Patrol helps paint a fuller picture of Ahl, and its a book a lot of this target audience might not have read.
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Great
Story - 8
Artwork - 8
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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