Comic books are a forward-moving business. There's a new stack of them every weeks, and the events and crossovers just keep on coming. But with that constant forward momentum, we lose track of some really great stuff, including secret hidden-away gems that shine ever brighter once someone finally dusts them off. And dust them off we shall. Looking for something to read? Here we go!
10. JLA: Incarnations
Hey, there. Do you love Justice League Year One as much as I do? Good! Then I have a book for you.
JLA: Incarnations is a seven-issue miniseries that tells selected stories from throughout the history of the Justice League, starting immediately post-Year One and progressing through the International Era League. And the whole thing is incredibly fun. As always, John Ostrander kills it, and Val Semekis does a solid Barry Kitson impression.
It really is a great spiritual successor to Year One, touching on the original team, the post-Batman squad, the Satellite Era squad, the Detroit League, and the International team. Honestly, the most impressive thing here is how well Ostrander writes the International team.
They're shockingly hard to handle, owing mostly to the very difficult tonal balance of the original book. But here, they really sing. Plus, any time I get more of the Satellite League is a good time.