JL5 is beautiful, but this work is so creative and confident it’s amazing. For Tom King to have written this and Vision, he’s an incredible talent. He has the Millar ability to take something no-one else had done anything new with and pointed out how amazing the concept is. Like we’re all dummies and he can see the answer that’s staring us in the face. He goes from A to D while we can’t get past B.
His gift for reinvention is just incredible - far better I think than just regular storytelling. Millar is strongest when you give him a property and he turns it up to 11 - the Avengers, Flash Gordon, Superman, Captain Marvel, Spiderman, the Marvel Universe in general - he has a track record of taking a property and going to the next step in the thought process rather than just staying where everyone else is. Knowing Mark as I do, he doesn’t get bogged down in what came before, you tell him a concept, he runs it through his brain and he’s three moves ahead in what the concept means and how to tell a story about it.
In single panels King took a Loony Tune character and breathed new life in him, painted them as a rogues gallery that would fit right in with the Batman world. He’s a genius clearly, and I can’t wait to see what else he writes. It’s been years since I was this excited by a new writer.