“Things Fall Apart”
Publisher: DC Comics
Writers: Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis
Art: Howard Porter
Letters: Sal Cipriano
Cover: Howard Porter w/Hi-FI
Review by Scott Keys
I was impressed by issue one of the this book, but what did I think of the follow-up issue? Well, Justice League 3000 #2 has more action, more character development, and even a new villain.
Issue 2 picks up with the League transversing to the backwater world of Flatmas 12. Little did they know that it was all a set-up to get them there to confront Locus, a reality-warping villainess. On the way there, we get some more fun, dysfunctional moments with the League, as well as a verbal faux pas by the Wonder Twins (where Teri calls the team “brain damaged”). Once the League confronts Locus, Superman is his usual over-confident self, wanting to confront her head on…then he is humbled. Locus seems to have some weird infatuation with GL, but she then disposes of Flash and sends the other, sans GL, to Takron-Galtos (GL she shrunk and ate…I don’t know what to say about that, honestly).
Giffen and DeMatteis still have my attention with this book, and Porter’s art is as good as it ever was! We’re given more insight into the psyche of the League, advanced the plot with some great action and humor, and introduced a sure-fire heavy-hitter in Locus. That’s a pretty packed issue, if you ask me! Let’s not forget that it looked great, too!
Justice League 3000 #2 is a solid 2nd issue, and one I’m willing to continue to pick up. I have some theories as to the League’s true origins, but I’ll keep those to myself (for now). If you’re looking for something new, yet familiar; cool, yet different, give Justice League 3000 a shot!
Art: 4 / 5
Story: 4 / 5
Overall: 4 / 5
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