The latest issue of Justice League United finds the team on Rann where they must not only save the young child from being corrupted into something true monstrous by Byth but also fix a damaged Zeta-Beam which threatens the lives of thousands. Although Martian Manhunter is able to reason with the child, Byth manages to escape capture and one member of the team will sacrifice himself to stop the Zeta Beam from destroying the city.
With the Justice League team transported to Rann the comic explains how the Ultra Project, meant to bring a group of constantly warring worlds together in peace, has been usurped by a madman who plans to use the product of the genetic experimentation and transform it into the ultimate weapon.
Although there are certainly some oddities here, Justice League United launches with a zero issue rather than a #1, the timing of the book is a bit nebulous (taking place sometime after DC’s still running Forever Evil crossover event and with a non-Red Lantern Supergirl), I’ve got to say DC’s grouping of a Canadian-based Justice League team written by Jeff Lemire with art by Mike McKone is better (and funnier) than expected and could be the New 52‘s best new title since Worlds’ Finest.
You knew we couldn’t quit you, babe, and you damn well knew there wasn’t a force on this Earth that would keep us from talking about The Avengers (which most of you know we caught earlier this week). Sweet flibbity jibbity, folks! Get your listen on for a triple dose of Aaron, Alan, and Trevon talking Avengers, the week’s best comics, and a little thing we call the most looked forward to event of the Summer. Aka Battleship the Game The Movie The Game.
Once again it’s time to FREAK OUT with Aaron and Alan as they take on the week in comics, the surprisingly fun John Carter, and a little thing called “life”. Listen now for our best of the week and of course whatever it is that’s pissing us off at the moment.
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For those who have no experience with the character Animal Man may be a little hard to understand. Part super-hero, part animal activist, part horror protagonist, and part family man, the character of Buddy Baker is as far on the edge of the DCU as you can get, which was why I was pleasantly surprised when he earned a title as part of DC’s “New 52.”