Writer: Len Wein
Pencils: Chris Cross
Inks: Rob Stull w/Chris Cross
Art Rating: 8 Night Girls out of 10
Story Rating: 7 Night Girls out of 10
Overall Rating: 7.5 Night Girls out of 10
I know this was on Rokk’s list of books he was not looking forward to, it caught my attention when I saw who was the creative team. Len Wein on Justice League. I picked it up when I saw the writer. The artists also helped. I really liked Cross’ work on the old Slingers series from Marvel.
Wein does a good job with the Faces of Evil event. DC is focusing on the villains this month and chose Starbreaker for the League. Starbreaker was introduced in the original Justice League series. Starbreaker appeared before issue 100. Starbreaker is telling the story of his previous encounters with the JLA.
We don’t find out until the final pages that the Guardians trapped Starbreaker in a shadow dimension. Starbreaker picked up a follower. The follower is the Shadow Thief. It sets up the next issue where Shadow Thief tries to sacrifice the Earth. Wein uses the old “From the casebook…” for this story. I remember Marty Pasko used this format back in the 70s. It was fun to see it used here.
Chris Cross and Rob Stull look really good on the JLA. The big scenes with special effects looked great. With this type of story, that is important. I would like to see this team together again on the JLA.
Recommended(highly recommended to fans of the old JLA).