Parasite throws a heck of a party, man! Woooo!

Justice League Unlimited #27

DC Comics (January, 2007)

“Climb The Mountain”

WRITER: Adam Beechen

PENCILER: Carlo Barberi

INKER: Bob Petrecca

COLORING: Heroic Age

LETTERER: Mike Sellers

EDITOR: Michael Wright

Parasite has broken free and is on the attack in Metropolis, wanting to fight Superman on his terms. Unfortunately Superman is somewhere in outer space, meaning the Justice League has to handle it. However, Parasite manages to best Firestorm, Wonder Woman, Aztek, Hawkgirl, Steel, and Vibe. Only Black Lightning is left and he’s drained. Inspired by the same student he tried to convince to not give up on his dream of escaping Suicide Slum, Black Lightning uses his brains to come up with a plan to take Parasite down.

What they got right: There’s a great message here of not giving up and working hard to solve a problem which I think has been lost these days. The battle is good and I like when a superhero doesn’t just use his or her powers to save the day. Plus we never got Firestorm in action on the show and that’s always good to see, even if he didn’t exactly have a good showing here. I’m glad they somehow talked Tony Isabella into letting them use his character for this, since he has a history of not wanting anyone else doing Black Lightning stories outside of the main comics. (That’s how we got Black Vulcan on Super Friends.)

What they got wrong: Shouldn’t Parasite have gotten the powers of the superpowered heroes? Aztek and Steel both wear armor so where did he get the strength to take them down if according to Black Lightning it was Aztek that got taken out first? I guess that can be explained away somehow but why didn’t Parasite get Firestorm’s powers? That happened once in the main DC universe and it wasn’t pretty.

Recommendation: A really good story and one worth picking up.

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  1. […] packed in with a few other DC comics at the time, including the Justice League Unlimited comic I reviewed yesterday. This isn’t new. A few issues before this some short comics based on the game HeroScape […]


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