“Endless Winter” – Book One
Writers: Andy Lanning and Ron Marz
Artist: Howard Porter
Color Artist: Hi-Fi
Letterer: AndWorld Design
Review by Steve J. Ray
Justice League: Endless Winter #1 is a 1960s comic-book with 90s flavor art, and 21st century sensibilities. In short… this comic’s a winner!
Andy Lanning and Ron Marz have given us a plot that Jack Kirby would’ve loved to have drawn, Howard Porter has matched his JL with Grant Morrison masterpiece issues, and Hi-Fi has imbued the art with digital hues that just sing. It’s such a shame that the preview art attached doesn’t have any lettering, because AndWorld have populated these pages with awesome onomatopoeia and wonderfully brilliant word balloons. You may have guessed that I found this issue to be an incredibly fun comics experience.
Every main JL member is present, but we get some great guest appearances too, all of which adds to the joy we get from cover to cover. Add in ugly Christmas sweaters, and cool new arctic suits and what you end up with is the kind of comic old-school readers will love, but that anyone would be happy to hand a child, or a new comics fan who wants wonder, action, and imagination in their lives.
With the year we’ve had, who wouldn’t?
The opening pages alone, with the way they introduce every League member, are worth buying this book for. Everything else is just icing on the cake (sorry).
Justice League: Endless Winter #1 follows on from books like Justice League Dark #28, and Teen Titans #47 and will continue into the next issue of The Flash (see our sister site DC Comics News for the review). It introduces a new villain, visits previously unseen moments in DC Comics history, and shows how even the smallest decisions heroes make can have serious repercussions. We even get Barry Allen facing a work/life balance crisis and seeking his team-mates advice. Add to all this some blistering action, fire and ice, and more comic-book awesomeness than you can shake a Christmas tree at, and the end result is a comic-book that’s pure, unadulterated fun.
Buy this comic.
Images Courtesy of DC Entertainment