Keith Giffen writing a Justice League comic? I’ve got two words: Hell and Yeah! For those unfamiliar with the past of Maxwell Lord the comic does a fair job of giving you a primer without getting bogged down. I’m also happy to see Captain Atom and Fire and Ice getting some comic love again. It also asks, rather than ignore, the obvious question – Why is Maxwell Lord back? Spoilers after the jump.
Keith Giffen and Judd Winick have turned Maxwell Lord in Keyser Söze. And you know what? I’m okay with that. Lord uses his super-duper mind powers to make everyone on the planet, except a select few heroes, forget he exists. Giffen gives us a small four-man team who know the truth, but due to some of the original members of the old League being off-planet when he used his mind-whammy, he leaves room to bring back other members of the JLI team including Guy Gardner and Martian Manhunter. And maybe even, dare I say it, G’nort?
I’ve you were a fan of Giffen’s run back in the day (if you weren’t I’m going to stop talking to you) you simply have to pick this one up. And if you came to comics afterward, and never read Giffen’s take on a super-hero team, I envy you for getting to read it for the first time. Welcome back Justice League. Finally DC has given me a year-long maxi-series (26 issues published every two weeks) that I’m excited to read. Go pick it up already!!!