Thursday, April 28, 2011

JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST #23

“Caught”

Writer: Judd Winick
Penciller: Fernando Dagnino
Inker: Raul Fernandez
Editor: Rex Ogle & Brian Cunningham

Synopsis

As an army of OMACs descends upon them, the J.L.I. unite to defend Wonder Woman.  A teleportion portal opens, sending all but Batman, Power Girl and Captain Atom to Los Angeles, where Max Lord unleashes his ultimate weapon upon the team – OMAC Prime.  Booster Gold attacks the new Checkmate headquarters in search of Lord while his teammates battle the android, but they find themselves outmatched.  Blue Beetle and Rocket Red realize that OMAC Prime is replicating their own powers, using them against the J.L.I…

Notes

Page 1:  Maxwell Lord and Professor Anthony Ivo last appeared in Justice League: Generation Lost #22.

Page 2:  Whoa.  That’s a whole lotta OMACs…

Booster Gold, Batman and Wonder Woman last appeared in Justice League: Generation Lost #22.

Page 3:  “Above us is an entire army of cybernetically enhanced killing machines.”  Thanks for the recap, Batman. 

Ice, Fire, Rocket Red, Power Girl, Captain Atom and Skeets last appeared in Justice League: Generation Lost #22.

“Max has no record of Wonder Woman!  No DNA. No meta physiology, no past history to aid in his search!”  Max first realized that he is one of the few people in the world to remember Wonder Woman in Justice League: Generation Lost #15.

Page 4:  “…they are hunting us in order to find her!”  Well that’s just a kick in the pants, now isn’t it?

Page 5:  Blue Beetle last appeared in Justice League: Generation Lost #22.

“At least Batman screwed up as much as we did this time.”  I wouldn’t get too used to that, Fire.

Can someone explain to me why Ice keeps changing her costume between issues?  Does she really have the time for that, given the circumstances? 

Page 8:  “It looks like Los Angeles.”  Is that because there’s a gaping, smoking crater right in the middle of the street?  Because, remember, this is the DC Universe, it could be anywhere going on that description…

Page 9:  I still think that the floating horsey Checkmate headquarters is goofy as all hell…

Max is bleeding profusely from his ears and nose due to the exertion of activating all of the OMACs in Justice League: Generation Lost #22.

Page 11:  Not sure if OMAC Prime is an android or, like the other OMACs, a human that has been transformed into an OMAC.

Page 12:  “I confess that I am a bit freaked out.”  And I confess that that thought of Skeets singing and flying around while doing a rendition of Chic’s Le Freak amuses the hell out of me.

Page 13:  “I’m going to kill Wonder Woman right here!!”  Probably not a good idea, considering that the incredibly-depressing, dystopian future as seen in Justice League: Generation Lost #6 and 14 was the result of Max killing Wonder Woman. 

Page 16:  You sound like a proud papa, Tony.”  Ivo’s “kids” are never good, upstanding citizens.  They’re always human-hating androids that fixate on a Justice League.

“They’re not fully onlineyet.”  When the heck is this flying horsey headquarters gonna be online already?  It’s taking forever.

“Ivo, we have got to improve the security on this @#$% ship.”  Why not just turn the damn security systems on for once?

Page 17:  “No.  I was hoping I’d have to beat you like a damn dog first.”  Booster owes Max for the beating he endured in Justice League: Generation Lost #1.

Page 18:  “And it feels like he’s getting better the more we fight!!”  Hmmm, let’s see, the OIMAC was designed by Professor Ivo.  It it’s almost like it’s getting stronger the more it battles the J.L.I.  Hmm, what could that mean?

“He could be calculating weakness and strength of team!”  Not quite, Gavril, but you’re getting closer…

Page 19: So, wait, the OMAC is now using the J.L.I.’s powers against them?  Is that what it is?  Could it be?!?

Page 20:  “He is not learning from us.”  No.  No he is not.

“No.  He’s replicating us.”  Bingo.

“OMAC Prime has out powers.”  Ivo built Amazo.  Amazo can replicate powers.  Hence, there’s a pretty decent chance – like, a 100% chance – that OMAC Prime, as built by Ivo, can do the same thing.

Sucks for the J.L.I., doesn’t it?