Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Justice League: Cry For Justice #1

Highslide JSI hope you enjoy the cover art for Justice League: Cry For Justice #1 because it's the only place Poison Ivy appears (in this first issue).

The promotional image for this title was done by Mauro Cascioli. Two covers were produced by splitting the original artwork; Poison Ivy appears on the alternate offering.

I'm wondering if Cascioli used a few live-action films as references for this piece. Lex Luthor bears an uncanny resemblance to Kevin Spacey while Poison Ivy is giving some serious Uma Thurman face. (With a smidge of Julianne Moore.) Either way I do enjoy this illustrative style.

If you aren't familiar with this mini-series here's the official DC Comics description of this inaugural issue:

Written by James Robinson; Art and covers Mauro Cascioli

What brings a team together? Justice! Batman and Martian Manhunter have been slaughtered. But he's not the only hero to fall at the hands of villains. The murder has to stop, and it's time to take the fight to the bad guys! Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Supergirl, Atom, Shazam, Congorilla and Starman unite in a cry for justice!

This 6-part miniseries from James Robinson (STARMAN, SUPERMAN) and rising star artist Mauro Cascioli (TRIALS OF SHAZAM) pushes our heroes to the brink and beyond as evil can no longer be tolerated to win. But when Prometheus plans his revenge on not only the heroes, but on the very places they call home, will this new team be ready to pay the cost for the justice they seek? This time it's personal – and it'll only get more bloody before it's over!

On Sale July 1, 2009

I've read the issue and I did enjoy it despite the lack of you-know-who. The lush interiors create a rather dramatic feel (and there's plenty of drama). Green Lantern mentions Libra (uh oh) and his "Secret Society"; I'm assuming this will turn into a Superfriends like showdown between the teams. I so love that.

UPDATE: Poison Ivy never appears in this mini-series beyond this one cover. While not a terrible story I do feel duped and, frankly, confused.


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