Living in Darkness
DC Comics has always been home to quite a bit of magic and mysticism from its earliest days in existence. And although, the supernatural is as popular as ever, one might fear that DC would leave its more hard edged sorcery tales behind in favor of more lucrative superhero titles. It's good to see that off beat magick is still gambled on at DC. This issue, is all introduction, which is good and bad. The good is that seasoned maestro Milligan creates a terrific sense of mystery and dread. Janin's art gets an A+ here and he seems at home drawing violent supernatural phenomena as well as Superman or Batman. At the end of this issue, I still had no clue what they were up against except perhaps a mentally deranged Enchantress. The heroes, themselves, are equally confused, so this is all part of the plot and not at all due to sloppy storytelling. The team's roster will receive no complaints from me, both a fan of Deadman, Zatanna, and Constantine, and I feel that the other team members will soon become favorites as well. It's going to be great to see how they all get along or fail to get along in the coming issues. So yeah, while not a lot happens here, it's a jumping on point for what my gut instinct tells me will be a sweet series.