Justice League of America #7

by Hussein Wasiti on May 24, 2017

Writer: Steve Orlando

Artist: Jamal Campbell

Publisher: DC Comics


And, yet again, we get another waste of an issue. The only saving grace was Jamal Campbell's stellar art. Campbell did the art for the Vixen Rebirth issue, and I've been waiting to see more of his art ever since. It's a shame it's attached to this travesty of a series, though.


Steve Orlando is trying really hard to push a romance between Atom and Frost, which I don't understand at all. There's really no chemistry, and the chemistry Orlando attempts to display comes across as extremely contrived and nonsensical.


And we get to the villain, Terrorsmith, who made no sense whenever words came out of his mouth. He keeps referring to a "she", which we won't get answers to for a few months at least. His powers didn't really make much sense to me, and Orlando was so concerned with giving him some semblance of a backstory that he has Terrorsmith explain every facet of his origin to two guards that he is going to attack.


And the dialogue was bad as well. Orlando's dialogue is such that you need to take a step back and do a double take, making his issues feel a lot longer than they actually are.


Steve Orlando continues to confuse me, giving us this one-and-done setting up events and villains that aren't compelling in the slightest. I loved Jamal Campbell's art and hope he continues to get more DC work.

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