June 25, 2007 | Trades
Justice League Of America: The Tornado’s Path
Brad Meltzer, Ed Benes
$29.99/$24.99 US (Hardcover)
**** (out of five)
You had me at Red Tornado.
Well, actually, you had me at Brad Meltzer and Ed Benes, so the Red Tornado thing was just icing on the cake.
There are few creators you’d want more to take on the job of bringing the world’s greatest super-hero team back to life over Meltzer — the talented New York Times-bestselling novelist whose comic book work includes the acclaimed miniseries, Identity Crisis — and Benes — the Brazilian artist whose dynamic work helped make Birds Of Prey a hit.
They don’t disappoint, either.
With a near-perfect blend of being progressive while honouring the past, Meltzer and Benes deliver an epic story that mixes the titans of the DC Universe —Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman — with rising stars — Hawkgirl, Vixen, Red Arrow — in an adventure built around the android hero Red Tornado (one of the very first characters to capture my attention when I was a little kid).
The result is a wild ride with some terrific twists and turns that results in the formation of an all-new JLA.
Congrats Messrs. Meltzer and Benes: You’ve just made some history!