The Crime Syndicate is fun to watch, and the consequences of the JLA/Avengers as promised seem to be affecting at least one title. Busiek plays on several unsavory themes in the story, but he wisely keeps a balance to stop the villains from acting too realistically nasty. Read Full Review
Ron Garney's work on this issue is a bit sharper than most of his recent work, and I'm hoping that the tighter linework, and greater level of detail one finds on this issue is a sign that he's spending a little more time on his work. I will give the art credit for the delivery of the big impact moments from the scene where we see Owlman has "brought a friend", to the one-page spread where we see the Crime Syndicate has arrived on Qward. The art also does a pretty solid job of captureing the evil intentions of the cast, as how can one not smile at the look of pure evil as one of their number is vaporizing the population of the tiny city, or the kid in a candy store expression on the faces of all the characters as they discover the potential for unchecked destruction on their new planet. The art also manages to nicely sell the final page change as we get our first look at a member of the JLA, and the sense of confusion that suddenly appears on his face does a good job of setting up the q Read Full Review
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