See? Makes me want to vomit through my eyes even now. That DC had made Hal Jordan, Green Lantern ffs, into a mass murderer named Parallax was bad enough but with the combined Earth crap they had to call the Golden Age Green Lantern "Sentinel"....what would Doiby
I know what you are thinking: "How come you bought a DC mini series if even Marvel was almost bottom of your comic buy list?" Thank you. I'm glad that someone asked. The cover art. I saw #1 and the style caught my eye. Artwork inside tends to not be too great when this happens so I opened it up and...I made sure I got every issue after. The artist was Matt Smith. This bloke...
Just Google him....but he has done quite a bit of comic work. Yes, in places, the art had a slight glitch, but you draw that many pages there are bound to be. But the inking by Steve Mitchell was lovely. Good old style solid inking. And when you add James Sinclair's colour work you have an eye orgasm.
And the characters involved -the Justice Society of America guys (living and dead), Justice League -Superman and his vulnerability to magic which used to be a neat angle in days long gone. Zatana, Phantom Stranger, Deadman...Dr Occult....I swooned. I will admit that I even put off reading the series again because I thought another reading now would lead to my saying "Pfah. Not that good after all!" It did not.
Did my not buying the cross-overs spoil anything? No. Writing was okay but Geoff Johns seemed to be avoiding giving a real reason why Etrigan kicked this all off in the first place, though vengeance against Neron...or had Old Nick himself been behind the plot? Makes you think.
It is a series I would recommend because it was a great fun comic. I know what you are thinking: "It was out in 1999? It'll cost me a fortune to buy all five issues!"
NO! There is still a trade paperback available -I just checked Amazon UK and if that mess-up has copies then Amazon US/Europe should have copies.
Now I have to get back to proper writing work.