Daily Archives: December 12, 2008

Milestones, Meet the Milestones…

Justice League of America #27
“Be Careful What You Wish For…”
Writer: Dwayne McDuffie
Pencils/Cover artist: Ed Benes
Inks: Ed Benes, Rob Hunter, Norm Rapmund & Drew Geraci
Colors: Pete Pantazis
Letters: Rob Leigh
Editor: Eddie Berganza
Publisher: DC Comics
Price: $2.99 US

I’d promised myself I was done with Justice League of America, at least until writer James Robinson takes the helm with a more unconventional lineup, but my curiosity about the manner in which DC and Dwayne McDuffie planned to revive and reintroduce the Milestone characters got the better of me. To my relief, the writing seemed more focused as compared to the past story arc or two; there seems to be a clear direction (though what that direction is isn’t clear yet, which is fine). Unfortunately, the script is riddled with references that are bound to perplex newer readers. And of course, JLA remains hampered by Ed Benes’s artwork. His performance on this title has slowly degraded since its debut, and his artwork appears to be at its most rushed in this issue.

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