From this point on the story dives deeper and deeper into the mindset of the main selection of heroes, and how they are recovering from past events. The series manages to really pull on the emotional heart strings of a reader as these heroes who only wish to do well are ignored and ridiculed. With the past changed, no one, not even Superman will take the group seriously, even thoughthey are the only ones who can prevent whatever dark scheme Max is planning. The series manages to tie up all loose ends, and provide character perspectives that have relatively gone ignored over the past years.Besides Booster Gold and Jaime Reyes, several of the JLI characters are very uncommon characters, whose perception of the current world is often looked over. One of the more emotional parts of the series, and some of the best writing I might add, focus on how Booster is dealing with Ted Kords death. I have to admit that for the first time in all my experience of reading comic books, this series manages to use the death of a hero in right way. Unlike other heroes who die, Ted Kord has no revival in site, and his death must be accepted by his friends. I’m not ashamed to say this comic actually made me cry at times.
Fear not though, it’s not all gooey and emotional, it carries some very powerful action scenes, and some alarmingly bad ass fights with characters you just wouldn’t expect.
Truly, this is exactly how a series should be written. Funny when it’s needed, yet sad in all the right places. If you haven’t read this yet, I can’t express how much you absolutely should. I mean, it’s got Booster Gold, who doesn’t love Booster Gold?”