Review | Justice League Dark #1

Of all the first-issue missteps in the New 52—and there have been a fair share—few of them have happened because DC has given their writers too much license. For the most part, the problems we've seen have arisen from a story's limited imagination, or at the very least conformity to rote superhero scripts.

So I was pleased to shake that feeling in reading Peter Milligan's Justice League Dark, which teams up Madame Xanadu, Shade the Changing Man, Deadman, Zatanna and John Constantine to take on the weird, paranormal and super-supernatural, the kind of magical hoodoo that's outside Superman's capacity for heroism. It's a great concept, and a strong vehicle for some of DC's more interesting and less traditional characters. And if there's one thing the New 52 needed less of, it's tradition.


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