JLA #1, that is.
Why I feel the need to comment on it, I’ll never understand.
I liked Identity Crisis, as a decently-constructed story. Which had its flaws, sure — big ones, even! — but even so. This thing, though…
What’s annoying are the parts that work, because they distract — powerfully — from the much greater number of things that don’t. It’s kind of frustrating, really. Conclusion: if there was a course in comic-book university called “Captioning 101: Juxtaposing Scene And Dialogue”, JLA #1 would be on the syllabus for both good and bad reasons.
I can only conclude that JLA #0 was a rush job, but that the rush took away necessary time from JLA #1 regardless. I think I’d read more of this story, possibly. But, those goddamn captions, when they’re bad, they’re SO BAD…! Gah. You want Novocaine for ’em.
However, unlike JLA #0 (stupid, pointless numbering!), it was readable. Occasionally cringeworthy. But readable nonetheless. So I find I must retract some of my stronger objections to Brad Meltzer’s writing.
Okay. Now I’ll give this a good, long rest.