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Jean, 39, lover of sci-fi, horror and fantasy, reader of comic books, conqueror of genre fiction.

Justice League: Survivors of Evil and Forever Evil: ARGUS - a semi-review

By Matt Kindt Justice League of America Vol. 2: Survivors of Evil (The New 52) (Justice League (DC Comics)) (52nd edition) [Hardcover] - Matt Kindt A.R.G.U.S.[FOREVER EVIL ARGUS NEW 52/E][Paperback] - SterlingGates
— feeling doubt

Justice League of America had a problem. It was hit by not one, but two major crossover events, one right after the other, first Trinity War and then Forever Evil. The promise shown in its first issues was totally wasted, the team barely shown working together. The second volume focuses solely on Stargirl and Martian Manhunter, who are both exceptionally well-written, but not exactly my favorite. Taking place concurrently, Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S. follows Steve Trevor as he works on the problem from the outside, and teams up with Killer Frost. You know, I liked him working with Catwoman, and in this, I liked him working with Caitlin Snow; there's just something about Steve that works well with women of dubious character.

 

I tried to anticipate what I'd need to read, but still missed a volume somewhere. I don't know anymore. Have I mentioned I hate the massive crossovers? Have since Age of Apocalypse first commandeered my Marvel subscriptions. And to see one having squandered the potential of a very fun comic with an awesome team is actually sort of heartbreaking.

 

Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S. was a five-star read for me, with Steve and Caitlin being so exceptionally well written and fun! And any comic with Cheetah is going to win my heart. Unfortunately, JLA: Survivors of Evil is only around a three-star rating, and neither of them included the fucking conclusion to the entire thing so... Whatever. I'm donoin rings!

 

All I ask, DC, is another comic featuring badass Steve Trevor. Is that too much to ask? Is it, DC?!