I finished the 4th and final JLA Reirth one shot today.
I don’t really like Orlando as a writer. He’s just never caught my attention with any of his books and I know he wrote the monstrosity (pun not intended) of a cross over on the bat books a few months ago (as I’m led to believe, the co-writer credits were really just a consultation to ensure the titles were not completely derailed by the crossover).
I’ve stated it so many times that I’m paranoid it’s too many - no one wants to read that over and over, particularly not people who enjoy his work.
So after the Vixen, The Atom, The Ray and Killer Frost Rebirth issues, I’m really feeling positive for the JLA book.
Each issue stands up on its as a nice done in one issue - all while preparing the audience for more.
I was genuinely interested in each of their stories and 4 from 4 is a superb hit rate for this sort of thing.
I also liked all of the characters and I’m looking forward to seeing them all again in the main title.
I do have a soft spot for The Ray and The Atom, just from generally reading DC books for years and the great Ray series of the 90s.
Throw Lobo into that mix and there’s the makings of a really interesting team book.
I hope Orlando’s writing is up to this standard throughout, if it is I can see me changing my mind very quickly about him.