Action Comics #1019
The Justice League continues to get their butts handed to them by the Legion of Doom. Behind the scenes, a meeting is held by Luthor and the baddies to meet Leviathan, who strike up a friendship over a common interest.
I was a harsh critic when it came to Leviathan. I still think Event Leviathan was drawn out too long just to reveal a character but now it seems not to matter. We learn a lot about Leviathan in a couple of pages. In fact, the first couple of pages were some of my favorite. Bendis and Romita Jr. are such a solid team that I can’t decide if I like action sequences or dialogue sequences better. For Action Comics #1019, I loved the dialogue. Not only is there a lot of it, there are a lot of different speakers. Bendis is an amazing writer. No matter what I think about an issue by him I will always like the writing. It takes skill to have a large group of speakers having a fast paced conversation. Romita Jr.’s art compliment’s Bendis dialogue perfectly. A lot is happening but it reads so smoothly.
Superman and the rest of the Justice League take a back seat in this issue. I am all in favor of this because I am a big fan of seeing the other side of the fight. Luthor has a lot of fight coming and now he has a very powerful ally: Leviathan. Even with all of the build up Leviathan is shrouded in mystery. I am really excited to see what he gets out of all of this. We see a glimpse of what he is working towards when he teleports all of the baddies to Leviathan Island. What and where is this place?
Red Cloud is another character that I have been skeptical of. We briefly saw that they can hold their own against Superman, but since then nothing. Action Comics #1018 really caught my attention with Robinson Goode/Red Cloud’s origin story. Luthor and Leviathan recruit her because they know she can take down Superman and it really looks like she can. All of Luthor’s ducks seem to be in a row and it is kind of scary.
Action Comics #1019 picks up on the momentum that the last few issues started. Everything seems to be coming together and I am looking forward to see how it all plays out. If you have been following the series this far then I recommend grabbing a copy at your local comic book shop or where ever you get your comics.
Action Comics #1019: New Best Friends
Writing - 8/108/10
Storyline - 8/108/10
Art - 8/108/10
Color - 8/108/10
Cover Art - 8/108/10
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