Perhaps the only caveat against "Syndicate Rules" can be found in the references to JLA/Avengers. Kurt Busiek reminds his readers that DC really had a chance for a total reboot resulting from JLA/Avengers. It would have made sense. It would have been great. It would have given the chance for a brighter, shinier more coherent DCU, but alas DC chose the short path to greed rather than the longer road to riches. One more issue to go before the madness begins. Make sure your subscription lists are up to date. Read Full Review
Ron Garney's work on this issue takes a bit of a step backwards, and the clean, polished linework that impressed me on the past couple issues is replaced by a rougher quality that left me a little disappointed. The art also doesn't quite manage to convey the big impact visuals that this chapter calls for. The deep space mission has the JLA being overwhelmed by the sheer power, but this sequence is devoid of the big impact shots that would have sold this idea to the readers. The same holds true for the scene where the JLA members on the Crime Syndicate's world find themselves dealing with an unruly mob, as the only way these characters are presented as being in any danger was the panel where Hawkman struggles under the weight of half-a-dozen crazed attackers. The scene where the Qwardians shift back to their home dimension was also a bit underwhelming, though I did enjoy the facial expressions of the Crime Syndicate as they registered this disastrous turn of events. Read Full Review
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