Published by DC Comics
Written by Geoff Johns. Pencils by Tony S. Daniel. Inks by Richard Friend & Batt.
The opening fight scene between Wonder Woman and Cheetah is awkward due to poor transitions. At one point, Cheetah is doing her power-leap and the next moment she’s tied up in WW’s lasso. Lots of stuff could’ve gone down between the two panels, but readers won’t see it. Cheetah then no-sells the lasso and pounces Wonder Woman. Um, okay then.
Also, am I the only who notices the Tigra-fication of Cheetah?
Afterwards, the Justice League gets up to speed with Cheetah and her origins involving a mystical dagger, details of which are given by Steve Trevor to Aquaman and Batman. Wonder Woman lets Superman know it’s personal between she and Cheetah and wants Supes out of her conflict. But Supes uses his natural super-persuasion skills to convince WW to let the League find Cheetah.
In some jungle, the League searches for Cheetah. Eventually, the lady villain spots them and goes on the attack. I chuckled at the sight of Batman being the first to get slashed. The Flash gets slashed in the leg and Cyborg missed his beam shot while Cheetah leaps over him then pounces Superman. With one hickey to the neck, Kal-El becomes Kat-El. Yes, Cheetah’s big bite was more like a magical hickey. Cheetah does not overpower the Justice League as suggested on the regular cover.
The action scenes throughout JL #13 were lackluster because of a lack of flow. With the lack of spatial continuity, I can’t recommend this.
Written by Johns and Jeff Lamire. Pencils by Brad Walker. Inks by Drew Hennessy.
Some time before the big battle, Amanda Waller informs Steve Trevor that he’s no longer their liaison between the Justice League and A.R.G.U.S. At a bar where Steve drowns his sorrows, DC’s newest “star,” Green Arrow chats with Steve. Ollie tells Steve of his encounter with the duplicating villain Multiplex. GA pins Multiplex then picks up a strange communicator. A blinding light follows then it’s back to the humdrum present.
How did Ollie return from Seattle? What does Steve now about the strange trinket? What new adventure Green Arrow will take next? Find out in Justice League of America #1! I won’t.
Preview Justice League #13 at Comic Book Resources.