JLA/Avengers #1

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: George Perez Publisher: DC/Marvel Critic Reviews: 4
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Sep 5, 2003

    If you think five bullets is a little gushing, consider this. While Geoff Johns and past writers such as Roger Stern and Roy Thomas have done superb work characterizing the Avengers, the only time the JLA sound like themselves after the Crisis is in the scant issues of Adventures of the DCU,Justice League Adventures and in Grant Morrison's JLA. Kurt Busiek characterizes them well. He hinted that he was capable of such characterization during their cameos in Power Company, and here is the promise fulfilled. Thanks to George Perez, the League and the Avengers, but that's not exactly a surprise, appear as themselves, and you never become confused by that appearance. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Sep 5, 2003

    A very solid opening chapter as the miniseries that spent almost two decades mired in a creative hell finally arrives in the station. Now, it would appear Kurt Busiek is working under the principal that these characters have never met before, or that they don't remember these meetings, and this certainly adds a nice new car smell to this historic meeting, as this issue introduces the JLA to the Marvel Universe, and the Avengers to the DCU, where they are allowed to make some highly engaging observations, that are both humorous (Quicksilver's reaction to the Flash Museum), and insightful (J'Onn's study of the Genosha massacre). We also receive two large scale action set pieces, as the JLA battle Terminus, while the Avenger find themselves dealing with a massive Starro invasion. Both of these action sequences convey a wonderful sense of danger, and a clever solution is arrived at by both groups, that nicely display the competence of both groups. The big meeting between the teams is also Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Cody Dolan Sep 7, 2003

    P.S.Busiek said in that same interview that no matter who wins the big fights (Batman v. Cap, Thor v. Superman) that people would be upset. You can consider me one of those people since Superman should whale on Thor something awful. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy Sep 10, 2003

    Go on and buy it. You know youre gonna anyway. Nothing I says gonna change that. Just dont start acting like its the best thing youve read in a while, because then Ill know youre just faking. Read Full Review

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