JLA: Classified #12

Reviewer: Andy Campbell
Story Title: New Maps of Hell part three

Writer: Warren Ellis
Art: Butch Guice
Colors: David Baron
Letters: Phil Balsman
Associate Editor: Michael Siglain
Editor: Mike Carlin
Publisher: DC Comics

In his weekly column, Matt Morrison called this issue “the worst of the week.” I’m going to vehemently disagree, especially in a week that contained an abyssmal issue of the Flash. Even if that issue hadn’t come out this week, I don’t think this was even close to the worst of the week. Obviously, that’s just my opinion, but then, this IS my review.

Warren Ellis continues his sci-fi JLA tale (Warren Ellis doing sci-fi? I’m shocked), as this issue the Justice League figures out the significance of the green parchment that has been causing death and destruction wherever it lands. I won’t give it away here, but it’s bad. Really bad. This leads to a pretty cool scene where the JLA confront President Luthor in the Oval Office…after walking up the front lawn through scores of armed guards.

Anyway, I’m enjoying this story so far, and I’m interested to see where it goes next, and really, that’s what I look for in a comic…something that intrigues me. The art is not my favourite by any means, but I suppose it’s serviceable.