Best Title in Comics: JLA Unlimited
JLA Unlimited is one of the top five monthly titles in comic stores today.
That’s right. That comic targeted to grade-schoolers. Better than New Avengers. Better than any of the X-titles. Better than Superman/Batman.
It’s on my reserve list because I get it for my four-year-old. Bedtime reading. Drives the wife nuts.
But… here’s the thing. It’s really, really good.
Every issue is a team-up involving different members of the Justice League — including obscure members such as the Crimson Avenger.
The stories? Nothing Earth-breaking. And thank goodness for that. With all of the multiverse/no-mulitverse/multiverse stuff going on in the DCU over the past couple years, Earth(s)breakingness is a matter of course these days.
But the stories are entertaining. Charming even. They clip right along and are clearly written from a heartfelt love of the history of DC comics.
And the art… The art is simply stunning. Simple, swift, strong linework. Solid composition. Good gosh, it’s a joy.
Check out the page from #33 featuring Stargirl. She’s absolutely gorgeous. And it’s not about Power-Girl-esque body dimensions. It’s about pose and posture and expression. It’s a higher level of illustration, people.
Stop wasting it on the kids, DC.