- Is this your first time reading the debut of the JLA in The Brave and The Bold #28?
It was! I thought it was well done, it was cool seeing everyone together, even if the way they beat Starro is a little lame and Snapper Carr is…Snapper Carr.
- What are your thoughts on how Grant Morrison brought together a new League for a new era?
It’s a really great first arc, one that really cements what I think the best JLA runs and stories tend to be, where all these characters face off against a threat none of them can face by themselves.
- What was your favorite moment from this week’s material?
From Brave & The Bold, a detail of it I really liked was how at first we see Superman breaking up asteroids falling to Earth, and you assume that this is just them explaining why Superman won’t play a big role in this story. But then they bring that point back by having Martian Manhunter – or in this story, John Jones, the Manhunter from Mars – use those broken down asteroids against Starro. I just didn’t expect a little call to continuity like that from this era of comics.
From JLA, call me biased, but Batman’s figuring out first what the Hyperclan was and them finding one of their own beat up with a note on him John McClane style was pretty dope.
Also, Kyle Rayner’s “I’m a manga nerd with a power ring” line is iconic.