Written by Dan Jurgens
Illustrated by Aaron Lopresti
I like Lopresti's style. I like the core idea behind the book - the UN putting together a super team with a name similar to a famous but independent one, with the slightly ominous goal of controlling a super team. I like that Booster Gold is around.
I completely disliked everything else, from the transparent explanation of why the creators decided to put some characters on the team and not others, explained through strawmen, to the overblown and ultimately meaningless national "identities" of the team members. They're not quite stereotypes...but they have no identity outside of their national origins. I also REALLY disliked the transparent and self-serving attempt to say "if you don't like this, you have no life." That's just poor writing. Your job is to make people enjoy the book, not make excuses...and the whole story kinda seemed like "I'm right, you're wrong, I don't care what you think."
I won't say it's bad. I'm going to chalk it up to "It's not my thing. At all," and I won't be reading a second issue of it.
What do you think?
[Edited on 9-7-2011 by Crawler]
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