Greg Capullo’s JLA

27 Mar

Look, I’m not here to tell you there aren’t a bunch of things to hate about The New 52. Nobody looks right, the books turn into terrible crossovers just when you’re starting to enjoy them, the writers and artists are horribly overworked, and basically the only interesting things going on are by Grant Morrison, who is clearly burning out.

But non-Spawn Greg Capullo is soooooo goooooooood.

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One Response to “Greg Capullo’s JLA”

  1. wwayne April 16, 2013 at 7:18 am #

    “Basically the only interesting things going on are by Grant Morrison.” I think that Lemire is doing great too. For example, Animal Man is my favorite New 52 series (along with Vibe and Green Arrow, which is written by Lemire too).
    What makes Animal Man so special is the way Lemire deconstructs the superhero mythology. For example:
    1) Superheroes tend to monopolize the attention of the reader, while Animal Man is constantly upstaged by the supporting characters of the series.
    2) Superhero comics usually don’t give much importance to the private life of their main character (they tend to focus only on the “costume on” part); in Animal Man, on the contrary, the private life of Buddy is the main theme of the series. In fact, it is rather infrequent to see Buddy with his costume on.
    3) Buddy is not perfect, and is not perceived as perfect by other people: in fact, in the 11th issue, when he tells his wife “It’s going to be okay”, she replies “Don’t give me anything of that superhero crap, Buddy.” That cut and thrust perfectly enlightens the philosophy of the series.

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