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Greetings. I am the Illusive One. For many years now I have been a huge video game player, movie viewer, and book reader. For almost as long, I have been a critic of these things and many people respect my opinions of these things and have often said I belong on G4 doing reviews on X-Play or a similar show. Sadly that is not likely to happen. So instead I shall do reviews for you, uninfluenced by other reviewers, of video games books, movies, and, occasionally, music and political actions. I hope you find this informative and helpful. Thank you for your time.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Justice League of America: Sanctuary

            Well, it's time for part two of my Final Crisis Trilogy.  Last time I look at The Injustice League and stated that it was a decent but flawed story and just seemed like an excuse to get a bunch of villains and heroes in one room for a brawl.  Spoiler alert for those who haven't read The Injustice League, the comic seems to take place not long after the end of The Injustice League and seems to be a direct sequel to it.  To make a long story short, Task Force X, a.k.a. The Suicide Squad has been rounding up all the super criminals across the planet and transporting them to some off world prison.  The few that remain surrender to the Justice League for sanctuary and this in turn puts them at odds with The Suicide Squad.  Other than that there really isn’t a whole lot to say about this comic so I’ll keep this review short.

            On the positive side the comic is, for the most part, very well drawn with all the characters looking exactly the way they should.  The action scenes are once again very well depicted and I could tell what was going on.  The dialog is once again very good and seemed natural to the situations and had some scenes that were well used for character development.
            The biggest problem with it, however, is the way the story is told as it just seemed all over the place.  One moment you have the characters dealing with the supervillains and the Suicide Squad and the next they're giving exposition on the events of pervious comics.  I feel like they're trying to build up to something with these expositions but they don't follow up on it within the comics.  As a result a lot of the events just feel like events that didn't have any place in the comic.

            And that's all I really have to say on this one.  I just don't have too many feeling on it so I just don't have much to say on it either.  It had a great premise, was drawn well, with good action panels, but suffered from poor execution in terms of storytelling.

All Around

            That's it for part two and next time I'll wrap this up with my thoughts on Final Crisis.  So until then this is The Illusive One signing off.