Thursday, August 14, 2014

Forever Evil

Author:  Geoff Johns

Artist:  David Finch

Publisher:  DC Comics

Publication:  Sept. 9, 2014

Source:  Net Galley

Graphic Novel Challenge #23

Summary:  The world changes in an instant.  Seemingly overnight, the Justice League is defeated and disappears.  The Crime Syndicate of Earth 3 is now in charge and the world will not be the same.  Earth's salvation depends on the determination and planning of one man...Lex Luthor!

Geoff Johns has been one of my favorite writers since his early days of writing "Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E." and co-writing the revived "Justice Society".  I have followed his career as he grew into being one of the top writers in the industry.  This is another classic work of his.

Johns has always had a way with writing the villains.  We get to see behind the scenes of what makes this dark version of the Justice League tick.  His Rogues features, especially the Captain Cold stories, in "Flash" was a sign of things to come.  This was followed by his development of Sinestro in "Green Lantern".  Now his considerable talents are being turned to Lex Luthor.  And it is making for great reading for comics fandom.  I don't want to give away any of the plot.  This needs to be read by every fan of mainstream comics.

The art of David Finch is a good fit for Johns' story.  He is equally talented at illustrating the special effects and the up close individual shots.  I hope that this team continues to work together in the future.

Highly recommended.

I read this as part of the 2014 Graphic Novel Challenge.

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