You knew Morrison would be good on JLA: Classified, but he's actually better than you can possibly imagine. Accompanied by Ed McGuinness, Dexter Vines and Dave McCaig as well as, unsung hero, letterer Phil Balsman who adds some terrific emphasis effects to Wonder Woman's shout of "Hola!" and gives the illusion of grunting speak to Grodd make JLA: Classified the first triumph of this spinoff Justice League title. Read Full Review
There are moments in the issue where I feel Ed McGuinness could've done a better job of laying out the action, as Batman's escape from the spit is far too abrupt, and one is left to wonder how exactly Batman defeated Grodd, though this latter confusion is also the fault of the abrupt scene shifts that the writing employs. Still, the art does an amazing job when it comes to the delivery of the big impact moments, from the opening sequence where the Flash and Green Lantern find themselves in a bad way, to the scene where Aquaman proves that he can bring more to the table than his ability to command sea life. There's also a lovely visual sequence where we see J'Onn reassemble his shattered body, and I loved the sequence where J'Onn's dive bomb attack makes use of the panel layout. The final page also does a wonderful job of conveying the Ultramarine's new status quo. Read Full Review
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