REVIEW: Justice League #12

 

This issue isn’t so much a Justice League issue, in fact the team only appears in one page of the comic, no, this issue is devoted to the backstory of Maxwell Lord who re-emerged in the first issue of JLA Vs. Suicide Squad. Readers get a glimpse of Max’s childhood, his rise through the ranks of Checkmate, and how he turns the tables on Amanda Waller.

I don’t agree with this being placed as a full issue in the middle of the JL’s regular run. This could have been a back-up story and served the same purpose. I know that pre-52 fans know that Lord has been a thorn in the League’s side before, but devoting an entire issue to the guy? I’m not sold.

Regardless we got a more in-depth look at one of DC’s rising villains and I don’t think we have seen the last of the Lord Vs. Waller dynamic.

Final Score: 3 Stars

Justice League #12
Story: Tim Seeley
Art: Christian Duce
Colors: Mat Lopes
Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
Publisher: DC Comics

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