Justice League #27

Posted by G-Man (30652 posts) - - Show Bio

The Good

This issue is showing us that there is more to the Forever Evil arc than just the Crime Syndicate trying to take over the world. We saw mention of the Doom Patrol last month and find out more here. As we've been watching the New 52 Universe unfold, there has been a feeling that the DCU is a little on the small side. We've only seen characters and events as they play out in the comics. Hearing about groups such as Doom Patrol already having their start gives the DCU a bigger feel.

The main focus on this issue is Cyborg. We've seen Cyborg pretty much wiped out by the fact that his body was really under the control of Grid. It's no secret that Cyborg's body will get rebuilt and it's pretty cool to see this part of the story play out. The Crime Syndicate may be ruling right now but this might be where things start turning around. Maybe.

Ivan Reis provides the layouts with Joe Prado, Jesus Merino and Vicente Cifuentes doing the finishes. There are some cool scenes here and seeing the beginning of the next phase for Cyborg is very interesting.

The Bad

It's great seeing more of the DCU but it's also kind of a weird feeling. Suddenly we're finding out about Doom Patrol already existing and previously we briefly saw the appearance of Patrick "Eel" O'Brian (with no immediate follow up). There's also another mention of other characters at the end.

Last issue was heavily based on Forever Evil but this feels less so. It's a little unbalanced.

There were some moments the art felt inconsistent due to having three different artists work on the finishes.

The Verdict

Forever Evil is still happening but Geoff Johns is busy fleshing out other areas of the New 52 DCU. We may be wondering what the Crime Syndicate is up to but we're also discovering there's more going on in the background. Fans of Cyborg will need to check this issue out. It's the dawn of a new beginning in the DCU. Make sure you don't miss a moment of it.

#1 Posted by MrTummyTumms (317 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't wait to pick this one up!

#2 Edited by ColaNicole (574 posts) - - Show Bio

Love seeing the CS wreck everyone with ease.

#3 Edited by Saren (25313 posts) - - Show Bio

This issue is a pretty good argument for a Johns Cyborg series.

#4 Posted by TheManInTheShoe (3876 posts) - - Show Bio

@g_man: Was Patrick O'Brian in this issue or before?

#5 Edited by wbr17 (176 posts) - - Show Bio

They are using the wrong formation of DP

#6 Posted by GrenadeFlow (1367 posts) - - Show Bio

Finally Johns does something with Cyborg and it was nice to see him look more human

#7 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (12564 posts) - - Show Bio

I must say, cyborg is looking pretty good. Now he just needs more white and blue.

#8 Edited by patrat18 (8876 posts) - - Show Bio

Pretty solid issue.

#9 Edited by micah (1058 posts) - - Show Bio

@colanicole: Can't wait to see how they deal with them. Especially since Ultraman KO"ed both Black Adam and Metallo

#10 Posted by G-Man (30652 posts) - - Show Bio
#11 Edited by TheManInTheShoe (3876 posts) - - Show Bio

@g_man: Must have missed that, thanks

#12 Edited by mightyrearranger (1461 posts) - - Show Bio

@wbr17: Well, um...after reading this, I think we'll see a different lineup if the Patrol surfaces again. >.>

#13 Posted by Black_Claw (2911 posts) - - Show Bio

Well I'll be damned. It looks like Johns is finally doing something with Victor other than making him the team bus.

#14 Posted by asjmooney (133 posts) - - Show Bio

Haven't been enjoying all of the flash back issues but felt like having an entire issue back in real time picked up the pace again

#15 Edited by ravisher (673 posts) - - Show Bio

lets call him "cyborg slim"

also one of the artist messed up and added the old suit in one of the panels some how

#16 Posted by rodreis (3 posts) - - Show Bio

@ravisher: Actually the idea is that he can bulk up during the battle...

#17 Posted by manwithoutshame (624 posts) - - Show Bio

agreed, also I'm really excited about the Doom Patrol coming back.

#18 Edited by OutlawRenegade (1251 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey, Jim! That's a bad out-fit. Whoo!

Good issue. Finally some development for a certain someone.

#19 Posted by Outside_85 (8145 posts) - - Show Bio

Thought DP was already formed before it, or rather Niles Caulder, ran into the Ravagers?

#20 Posted by wbr17 (176 posts) - - Show Bio

@mightyrearranger: I didn't read it. I only look the characters listed. I hope you are saying the are dead so we can have chief, cliff, larry and rita. I would like to see Dial H as part of DP.

#21 Edited by wisesonAC (160 posts) - - Show Bio
#22 Edited by jaybake724 (25 posts) - - Show Bio

@saren: exactly what I thought when I was reading the issue. I would pick that up.

#23 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (6109 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked it a lot.

#24 Posted by Captain13 (3277 posts) - - Show Bio

All i have to say is "finally!" Good work, Johns. Good work. Not perfect, but i still liked it. Good week for Cyborg.

#25 Posted by OutlawRenegade (1251 posts) - - Show Bio

Much better, eh?

#26 Posted by Fallschirmjager (15257 posts) - - Show Bio

Almost made me care about Cyborg.


#27 Posted by Scantenii (60 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah I am hoping for a Cyborg ongoing too.

#28 Posted by BlackLight135652 (16 posts) - - Show Bio

Almost made me care about Cyborg.


lol thats a good start at least right? Hopefully he will continue in this direction with Cyborg

#29 Posted by Sovereign91001 (4000 posts) - - Show Bio

@saren said:

This issue is a pretty good argument for a Johns Cyborg series.

I'd be on board for that.

#30 Edited by feedonatreefrog (200 posts) - - Show Bio

Cyborg and Daddy Stone.

oh them feels..

#31 Posted by timelord (600 posts) - - Show Bio

Dam it my Artfx Statue is now out of date. But really great read like every one else I am sold on Cyborg solo series.

#32 Posted by TheFirstLantern (1485 posts) - - Show Bio

Was it just me but without the appearance of Atomica and Johnny Quick in this issue would it have not felt like a tie-in. I liked the character development with cyborg and his father. I can relate since I'm half machine and half human.

#33 Posted by BillyFamine (30 posts) - - Show Bio

It was soooooo cool to see the Doom Patrol! Sad what happened to them though.

#34 Posted by TheFirstLantern (1485 posts) - - Show Bio

@g_man do you happen to have any idea who that guy that said "looks like I'm going to have to start over" was?

#35 Posted by SmashBrawler (5500 posts) - - Show Bio

@thefirstlantern said:

@g_man do you happen to have any idea who that guy that said "looks like I'm going to have to start over" was?

Niles Caulder.

#36 Edited by TheFirstLantern (1485 posts) - - Show Bio

@thefirstlantern said:

@g_man do you happen to have any idea who that guy that said "looks like I'm going to have to start over" was?

Niles Caulder.

Oh thanks it felt odd. i was a bit confused

#37 Edited by War Killer (19992 posts) - - Show Bio

Much better, eh?

Love Cyborg's new look. Much slimmer, much sleeker and overall looks epic.

Now hopefully we'll get a Cyborg series following Forever Evil.

#38 Edited by Twentyfive (2843 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll be checking this issue out. I hope at least he still has a jetpack lol. Nice to see Cy stepping up.

#39 Posted by iceslick (776 posts) - - Show Bio

@g_man: Reading this issue really make me wish we had a Cyborg solo series! This was a very good issue and I love the new tech design on Cyborg. It looks like a nod to the old school Cyborg.

#40 Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg (2213 posts) - - Show Bio
#41 Posted by admwriter (20 posts) - - Show Bio

Overall I loved the issue.

Couple probs though. First off, the scene with Niles should have been explained. Those of us familiar with the Doom Patrol would know who he was; to anyone else that was probably a big WTF moment.

Secondly... Geoff has introduced Plastic Man, the DP and Metal Men back into the DCU... But is anyone going to pick up the ball and run with it? It seems like he is forever launching ideas and characters out there that end up going nowhere.

I lost total interest in The Ravagers before it was unceremoniously cancelled; does this DP jibe with that version or is this yet another retcon?

#42 Posted by Shika1Dude (111 posts) - - Show Bio

After reading this issue, I feel I have become a bigger Cyborg fan, he got some great well-deserved character growth in this issue. Geoff Johns continues to surprise me with how well he handles people in his books, makes me wish for more Cyborg, either on his own or with a metal men team or a Shazam team up!

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