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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Guest review: JUSTICE #2

by Jared Wolf
First off, Alex Ross appears to be at the peak of his artistic abilities. Each individual painted page comes to life and beckons your undivided attention. Forget his outspoken political views and pay attention to what really matters, his paintings. To me he is the Da Vinci of the comic book medium during its own renaissance period. What really drove me to write this was not just the spectacular art or the amazing appearances of The Riddler and Poison Ivy, but instead the emergance of a nesting doll in Riddler's posession. I have collected nesting dolls since I was given my first one by my Hungarian grandmother one frosty Christmas morning years ago. As a matter of fact it was the very nesting doll that The Riddler held, minus the sick riddle within. So if you're not reading JUSTICE because of Ross's political views, read it because nesting dolls rule! No but really this book is great, the art and the going-ons, and especially with the addition of the pencilled sketches by Ross complimented by profiles on the featured villians taken directly from Batman's private files.

The Wolfman has howled.


At 10/20/2005 8:40 PM, Blogger MegoSteve said...

Howwwooooooooooooooooo! (Sorry.)

I didn't know Ross had any kind of controversial political views. Is he pro-kitten euthanasia or something?

At 10/22/2005 12:22 AM, Blogger Scott said...

Alex Ross is the man. I think he draw the best characters, and they look real. It looks like the villians are becoming good, will have to wait and see. If you want more Alex Ross check out Kingdom Come.

At 10/22/2005 4:22 PM, Blogger AlbertJohn3 said...

I thought about not getting this mainly because I like incontinuity stories, but I will try this on the strength of the review.

At 10/23/2005 9:17 AM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Well, I finally burrowed into my "read" pile and just finished Justice #2, and I gotta say Jared is absolutely right on the money... this IS some of Alex Ross' best work, at least on par with Kingdom Come, and possibly even a bit "tighter"...

At 10/23/2005 9:54 PM, Blogger Ned at Comix Connection said...

AAARRGGGHHH!! I can't find my sons copy to read this. Darn kid is just like his dad, unorganized. Guess I'll have to wait till tomorrow to read it.


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