The Ugly Truth
The Writting - Amazing dialogues and narrative dynamics created by Meltzer, you can cut the tension with a knife in the private chapel, where our heroes are meeting to put together a hunting strategy. The way Meltzer figured out to both Flash and Green Lantern to appear was cool, intelligent and funny, utilizing Hawkman hightened eyesight and Ollie´s twist and grimm sense of humor. That´s how this book is been driven to: a good story, with sharp narrative, and every single idiosyncrasy of the characters being used to optimize the story. All the background store (what happened in the Satellite and how they voted to erase Dr. Light´s memories and rearrange his character) took a good part of this issue and it was worth it: it showed that Hawkman is both hard to control and predict, that Flash (Barry) was very fragile at the time and that Green Arrow always will tag along with Green Lantern (Hal Jordan); even in this pack of "on the edge heroes", still there´s conflict of ideals, which proves that mantaining a team together isn´t an easy job. The other part of this issue focused on the bad guys meeting in an abandoned satellite and Dr. Light hiring Deathstroke as his bodyguard.
The Art - Another amazing issue by Rags & Cia, with lots of details (in scenario - like in the satellites), characters (clothes, faces, body movement) and the best scenes to me were: 1) Dr. Light raping Sue; 2) Dr. Light being whopped by the League; 3) Dr. Light begging for help; 4) Our heroes arriving at Dr. Light´s home.
The Bad - In this issue we see a little action going on (the Sue Dibny thing and Deathstroke exploding Elongated Man), but I still feel that it´s too calm, let´s see next issue. In addition, since I don´t know DC Universe very well, I kinda didn´t like it the villains (Dr. Light? Merlyn? Monocles? Boomerang?) All a bunch of loosers in my humble opinion.
The Verdict - It´s a pick up guaranteed, awesome story, great art, beautiful cover, and totally comprehensible for new readers, excepet the part of the villains, it needed a little more explanation of whos whom.
4.5 out 5