Simply put Kevin Maguire has really shown how invaluable he is to the Blue and Gold JLA with his work on these miniseries. Truth be told, before these miniseries came along, I had given the lion's share of the credit over to the writing. However, the art is largely responsible for the biggest laughs in this issue, as how can one not love the expression on Power Girl's face when Guy enters the scene, or the sheer visual hilarity of the eight panels where Blue Beetle questions Booster about how they managed to end up in the lowest level of Hell? I also loved the series of panels where Mary Marvel tries to power up, and Guy's expression when he makes it clear that he's done being knocked around by Power Girl as it does a lovely job of capturing the sheer cockiness and bravado that's made me a lifelong fan of the character. The last panel of the issue was also a very cute visual, as the entire creative team of the title put in an appearance alongside a cooler than heck surprise. The c Read Full Review
One of the things that's very impressive about JLA Classified is that the entire creative team makes these scenes plausible. These scenes could happen in the lives of these heroes. That's something that you could always count on with this team's Justice League. Ninety-nine-point-nine percent of the book was funny, and ninety-five percent of the book was a possible slice of each character's history. It was perfectly reasonable that the Blue Beetle who bounced around the rooftops and fought crime also was the same Blue Beetle stuck in Bialya awaiting rescue from Batman disguised as Maxwell Lord. This newest run is no different. Ironically, it's the so-called heroes from The Big Stupid Event that you cannot take seriously. Read Full Review
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