So everything that I read has been coming out in trades lately, and I have been reading like mad. Unfortunately I have been snowed under with random, time consuming stuff, so all the awesome comics I have been reading have been accumulating in a large, sad pile. On top of that, Brian Cronin over at Comic Book Resources has been doing his “Year of Cool Comics” Series, and it keeps making me throw stuff on the pile. So he’s to blame for this one.
JLA Earth 2 Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely
This is the story of 2 earths. One we know very well. The JLA are Earth’s protectors, and Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman heroic ideals. On the other Earth, the anti-matter Earth, the citizens live in fear of the Crime Syndicate of Amerika and their horrible destructive whims, and Lex Luthor is a benevolent genius who only wants to help his people.
I really had a good time reading this. It’s eccentric in that special Grant Morrison way, and his insanity works really well here. I love they way the Crime Syndicate characters are shown to be the opposites of their good guy counter-parts. Superwoman in the broom closet with Jimmy Olsen while the wimpy Lt Kent listens outside just cracked me up. Especially Lt Kent’s little mustache.
I have a huge back log of books to get through, so I’m going to try to crack out a bunch of these quick little 5 minute things, one book at time. In the meantime, I need to get downstairs for the new episode of Lost.
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