Justice League of America #28: “Dawn of Time” Part Two
Writer: Steve Orlando
Artist: Hugo Petrus
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.