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Review: Convergence: Justice League America #2

CONVERGENCE JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #2Starring heroes from Crisis On Infinite Earths! Witness the final stand of the Detroit Justice League as they fight to survive against the Tangent Universe!

The Convergence tie-ins generally have followed a formula, heroes get whisked away, and at some point in the first issue they’re presented with the fact they must battle. The second issue is a battle, with some resolution. There are some Convergence tie-ins that break that mold a bit. Convergence: Justice League America #2 sort of breaks the mold… by following the formula.

There’s been lots of Justice Leagues, and some that just don’t get respect, they get snickers instead. Enter, the Detroit Justice League as one of those teams. Writer Fabian Nicieza uses that though. Nicieza is one of the writers I grew up reading, and here he’s taken that classic team, and updated a bit with a lot of modern dysfunction. And that, actually wanted me to see more of this. I want a dysfunctional team that are being heroes, and have something to prove. I enjoy the series that takes the D-list characters and make them a team. Here, it works, and works really well! While there might be the formulaic battle, the team interaction and personalities is what makes the series stands out.

Nicieza is helped with the art of ChrisCross who just nails it. The Tangent characters, the Detroit Justice League, they look fantastic. I love the style, and the art goes well with the story. Can we please make this an ongoing and put these two on it DC? Please?

Convergence is a bit of a hit and miss. The main series is a bit blah, and the tie-ins are hit and miss. This is one tie-in that stands out… a lot. The tie-ins might have a pretty standard formula, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do something special to make it stand out, Nicieza shows just how to do that.

Story: Fabian Nicieza Art: ChrisCross
Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Read

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