Just JLA for me this week and it was really good—nothing revolutionary but it reminded me of an old John Byrne Fantastic Four comic, just solid exploration-based superhero stories. I don’t love team books, but the nice thing about JLA and how it uses such disparate characters, is the range of stories they can tell.
And Ivan Reis is one of my favorite artists in terms of pure superhero art. I’ve followed him on lots of B-level books just because his stuff looks like how superhero comics should look to me—big, bold, imaginative, expressive, pulling elements from everyone from Kirby and Eisner to Alan Davis and Jim Lee.
I’m not saying he’s as good as them but he would definitely be a star at Marvel. It is a truthism that Marvel does a much better job breaking artists even at times when the company is too dense to realize this is their bread and butter, and when DC has a better stable of artists who are doing better work (such as right now).