Review: Justice League Generation Lost #7

Posted by Zack Freeman (683 posts) - - Show Bio
While the the JLE's having no luck in changing the world's mind about the existence of Maxwell Lord, they decide to take a new approach to getting into Checkmate's secure facility - - misdirection. 

The Good   

It's a funny and sensible ruse for this unofficial JLE to hoodwink Checkmate's savy defenses by pretending to be radical communist Rocket Reds. I especially love the guards' consternation about being accused of being anti-communists. I've also been enjoying the logic and reason the team's pitting against this nightmarish fantasy situation they've been thrust into - - how they're testing the parameters of just how extensively the rest of the worlds forgotten about Max Lord. Bennett's art here too is some rare work where you're just feeling all corners. He never skimps on the detail for the scenery and it always contributes to the storytelling in every panel. It just feels fleshed out.

The Bad   

The deliberate pacing on this is something of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it allows for more detailed character exploration and a modest tone that reflects these characters experience as C-listers who're in an overwhelming situation where everything takes a lot more time and effort than the regular Justice League would have to go through. On the other hand, the title's taken its time to get these characters trying to infiltrate Checkmate.

The Verdict - 4.5/5  

Every two weeks, I'm looking forward to reading this comic. DC's been experimenting with weekly and bi-weekly content for the past few years and this is definitely one of the best executions of that publishing model. It never feels rushed and, in fact, it feels a lot more polished than other DC titles that are coming out on a less-frequent basis. I'm running out of praise to level on this. Suffice it to say, you'd do well to pick this comic up.    
#1 Edited by renetetrault (8 posts) - - Show Bio

Great review, I wasn't sure about this series when I first heard about it, but I've been loving every book so far, especially #6 with the Captain Atom story

#2 Posted by Pizawle (1080 posts) - - Show Bio

Has become an excellent series. Looking forward to reading this one.

#3 Posted by Crimson Eagle (1935 posts) - - Show Bio

I love the generation lost series.

#4 Posted by Aquamariner (211 posts) - - Show Bio

Good to know it's still good. Ever since issue #1 I've believed this series is even better than Brightest Day itself. Now BD is finally picking up speed, but JL: Generation Lost is still better in many aspects. Deffinitely picking it doubt 

#5 Posted by Legacy_ (11123 posts) - - Show Bio

Great read and theres a traitor amongst the team!!  I got the Maxwell Lord, White Lantern variant which was bad-ass

#6 Posted by Sir Duke (126 posts) - - Show Bio

It's the JLI (Justice League International) not the JLE

#7 Posted by daken_2513 (446 posts) - - Show Bio

I like series a lot its got a cool lineup esp. Booster Gold and Capt Atom
#8 Posted by Skies327 (231 posts) - - Show Bio

This really has been one of my favorite books lately. Hopefully it keeps going strong as it and Brightest Day as a whole progress.

#9 Posted by longbowhunter (8848 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked Bea and Tora' s brief discussion about Booster somehow managing to become the leader of the group. Despite the pacing, this is a really great title. Between this and Booster Gold's ongoing title I'm getting 3 doses of JLI every month. It's like a dream come true!!!
#10 Posted by CHERP0 (74 posts) - - Show Bio

Favorite DC book right now.  Winick does a great job with these characters especially Booster and Rocket Red.  Bump Fist!!

#11 Posted by Video_Martian (5650 posts) - - Show Bio

Man, Fire sure looks HOT in that pic! =) ya get it? "hot"...

#12 Posted by mattydeNero (535 posts) - - Show Bio

This could easliy be the best book DC is putting out currently.

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