Today, I’m happy to have my son, Connor, return to the blog for yet another of his graphic novel reviews. Thankfully, this is becoming something of a regular occasion, and I personally will be enjoying it for as long as it lasts.
Genre: Superhero Comics
Publisher: DC Comics (December 1, 2004)
Length: 288 pages
JLA/Avengers is an old superhero team-up story by Kurt Busiek and George Perez. My dad says both of these guys use to be big deals, so I decided to read this one and see how good it was. And weird as it is to say this was a good comic story where good guys work through their problems to find a way to defeat the bad guys, and it was actually FUN!
Universes are dying. An unknown entity destroying everything, then moving on. And finally this force has come to the Marvel Universe, where the Grandmaster confronts this seemingly unstoppable entity. But if power alone can’t stop this god, perhaps cunning might.
Flash forward. Strange things are happening on both earths, Marvel Universe and DC Universe. The Avengers and the JLA fighting cosmic entities they have never seen or heard of before. Both super groups struggling to defeat these new threats and find out where these villains are coming from and why.
Naturally, both groups soon find themselves caught up in a cross universe power struggle. JLA members coming into conflict with Avengers, and a cosmic game of chance developing, pitting hero against hero with the fate of both universes in the balance.
Okay, I know that description makes this book sound like fairly meh. But it really isn’t. I mean, there isn’t any deep messages in this one, and it really is just a chance to see old, male Thor try to beat Superman’s butt, and the non-Nazi Captain America square up against Batman, but the comic was actually fun to read, delivering a cool, action-packed story from first page to last with really cool artwork from George Perez.
Would others like this one?
I don’t know. It all depends on what you look for in your comics. If you like fun stories with cool artwork where heroes are heroes and try to defeat villains, then this one is well worth the time reading. I mean where else are you gonna see stories with pictures like below.
Well, I hope you liked this review, and if you are on Goodreads, friend me any time to talk about my reviews or comic books in general.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. I’d like to thank them for allowing me to receive this review copy and inform everyone that the review you have read is my opinion alone.
About Connor (In his dad’s words):
Connor is a teenager who enjoys graphic novels (DC Comics are preferred!), superhero movies (Spider-Man:Homecoming is his current favorite.), watching episodes of The Flash, Arrow, and Inhumans, as well as the NFL, NCAA football, and the NBA on t.v., will happily accept any and all caps (because you just can’t have too many caps), and whose favorite music right now revolves around AC/DC. And, no, Connor did not have any input into my paragraph about him. Being a dad does have it’s privileges.