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Ironic Contradictions

I'm a long time reader - since way back when I was seven. That makes it over three quarters of my life that I will be a reader for. But it is worth it. When I'm not reading or wasting my time online on here or Goodreads I'll be off playing video games, studying teaching and messing around with friends and pop culture. Or reading some more.

Justice League of America: The Second Coming

Justice League of America Vol. 5: Second Coming - Dwayne McDuffie, Ed Benes I really liked the artwork for this book. I'm a huge fan of bold colours, super-heroines?, explosions, action and more colour. At times it became a story of 'everyone look at the pretty explosion' ready and go!

However the colours of the artwork again could not drive the plot. Sure it was a decent enough plot but compared to other graphic novels it lacked the philosophy, the moral dilemmas and the big grand pantheon style mythology. As such rather than being a story I'll look back on when/if I'm 80 and go 'Back in the old days I read some amazing novels. And Second Coming was among them.' I doubt I'll remember this book much beyond the next few days.

Do I recommend it? Well, yes and no. I recommend it as brain junk-food (as I recommend the Transformers trilogy) and I don't recommend it as a great story. Look elsewhere for your grand canvas stories.