Written by Peter Milligan, Art by Mikel Janin, Cover by Ryan Sook
Solicitation Info (from Previews): The witch known as The Enchantress has gone mad, unleashing forces that not even the combined powers of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Cyborg can stop. And if those heroes can’t handle the job, who will stand against this mystical madness? Shade the Changing Man, Madame Xanadu, Deadman, Zatanna and John Constantine may be our only hope – but how can we put our trust in beings whose very presence makes ordinary people break out in a cold sweat?
Bias: The other title that I’m really looking forward to. I’m a big fan of the magic characters, especially John Constantine, and as such, this looks right up my alley. Can’t wait!
What I liked: This was definitely the title I was hoping it would be. It was mystical surrealism at its best (a worthy successor, in my opinion, to Xombi). It did a wonderful job of setting up the series and introducing (most of?) the characters, and was altogether an enjoyable read with a definite Vertigo vibe.
What I disliked: This was certainly not anything that bothered me, but I felt I should address it, in case violence in comics is a problem for you: there are multiple scenes of carnage, starting with a two page spread of women in traffic being smashed into by the motor vehicles. If that’s going to disturb you, you might want to give this one a pass.
Verdict: I’m definitely collecting this title.
As always, SPOILERS in comments, including my favorite scene, thoughts on what happened, and questions about what’s to come.