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Justice League Dark Vol. 1: In the Dark (The New 52) (Jla (Justice League of America)) Paperback – October 16, 2012
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Blame long-lived clairvoyant Madame Xanadu, and then, I guess, pat her on the head (but do that at your own risk). Madame Xanadu's meddling has deprived the Enchantress of her human half, June Moone, and without June's stabilizing presence, the Enchantress has gone bat-guano crazy. Not even the Justice League can stand up to her homicidal rage. I knew I was in good hands when I got to that incredible splash panel in which Superman, Wonder Woman, and Cyborg can do nothing but cower under the assault of a swarm of witches' teeth. It dawns on Madame Xanadu that something different is called for, something less cape and tights. She sets out to gather a different kind of team. She may as well have recruited from a trashy daytime talk show. She ends up with the most messed-up sort of meta-people. On the other hand, the Doom Patrol's tagline of "The World's Strangest Heroes" just lost some credibility.
"Most of them are a danger to themselves. But that doesn't mean they're not a danger to others," remarks Madame Xanadu, and that's not exactly the strongest vote of confidence.Read more ›
The "problem" is a very powerful witch named enchantress who can create old-testement-biblical-plague-scale mayhem with her mind and she will only be appeased when she reunites with a mysterious woman named "June Moone." The imagery is graphic, provocative, terrifying, and beautiful! It's like being a spectator in your worst nightmares! The regular Justice League tries (and fails miserably) to take out the Enchantress so they are forced to fall back. When Zatanna sees all of the Mayhem she feels compelled to try to do something since she is the only magic user currently at the JLA headquarters! She goes in alone and obviously is forced to retreat within minutes of getting to the sight Enchantress is located at.Read more ›
But when I read that Justice League Dark was going to feature the supernatural heroes of the DCU, I was pretty happy. Especially with a lineup that showcased Madame Xanadu, John Constantine, Deadman (a perennial favorite of mine no matter who was writing him or what weird thing they were putting him through), and Zatanna. I wasn’t too up on Shade, the Changing Man and hadn’t heard of Mindwarp at all.
I love the whole mysterious nature of Madame Xanadu, as well as the visual stimulus of the Tarot cards she spins out. There’s just something about a witchy woman that brings out the curious in me. She doesn’t quite step out of the darkness and take command of things as much as I wanted her too in this graphic novel, but I enjoy her character.
Zatanna was a surprise in many ways. On the on hand, she’s one of the most stylistic and sexily dressed in all of the DCU, and Ryan Sook and Mikel Janin obviously loved drawing her. There’s a lot of untapped potential in Zatanna, with the missing father figure, her relationship with Constantine, and her superhero tendencies. The scene with Batman was pretty good, but it felt a little off because Batman was too easily taken. And I keep pinging on the old Justice League cartoon where Batman sang while Zatanna watched.
Shade has a neat story and a very compelling one, but not enough of how he got into the M-Vest is revealed for me to completely understand his character.Read more ›
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OMG. Yes! Did not expect this to work as well as it did. Everybody gets their turn in the limelight, although I would have liked just a little bit more Zatanna. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Toomey
Ironically, bit of a letdown. I read the second book first. It had a great storyline, terrific art. The first book is very simple, very plain and feels unfinished. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Hawkeye Girl
Ooh, boy. So I’ve been meaning to get around to this thing eventually, in the same way one means to wish their estranged aunt a happy birthday on Facebook or pay rent. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I'd say that this is The New 52's wildcard, a very successful one at that. I love the strong character development and motivation throughout the book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Angelo Tigol
Nice begging I do like John Constantine that's why I bought this book can't wait to see him morePublished 5 months ago by Yusuf Kudsi
really like the first volume. It really pops. Great story and great artwork. Comic fans should check it out.Published 6 months ago by Thomas St. Marie
I was really excited to read Justice Leagie Dark. I was interested in checking out DC's more mythical/magical side. I was actually really let down. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer