Daily Archives: September 12, 2007

Prenuptial Disagreement

Justice League Wedding Special #1
“Unlimited, Chapter 1: Injustice League”
Writer: Dwayne McDuffie
Pencils: Mike McKone
Inks: Andy Lanning
Colors: Pete Pantazis
Letters: Rob Leigh
Cover artist: Ed Benes
Editor: Eddie Berganza
Publisher: DC Comics
Price: $3.99 US/$4.75 CAN

There were elements from Brad Meltzer’s run on Justice League of America that I enjoyed, but there were problems as well. That didn’t stop the title from selling like gangbusters, but all the same, I anticipated Dwayne (Fantastic Four) McDuffie’s arrival as the new Justice League writer. This special is essentially his first issue of the regular series, as he launched his first story arc here. McDuffie has impressed as of late with his work on FF and Beyond, as well as his contributions to the delightfully entertaining Justice League Unlimited cartoon, so it seemed that his tenure with the comic-book adventures of the League would be just as strong. That, unfortunately, does not prove to be the case. There’s potential here in the old-fashioned approach to super-hero storytelling, but the script is inaccessible and points out several times that it really doesn’t make sense in the broader context of DC continuity. But the most frustrating thing about this “wedding special” is that it really has little to do with a wedding and doesn’t seem all that special.

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