Planetary Brigade #1, 2

March 27, 2006 | Comics


Planetary Brigade #1, 2
Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis
Boom! Studios
$2.99 US
*** 1/2 (out of five)

Planetary Brigade is proof that if you keep setting the bar so high, eventually you won’t be able to clear it.
Created and co-written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis, the team behind the uproarious Formerly Known As The Justice League and most-recently Marvel’s wild and wacky Defenders, PB comes with high expectations.
This duo does smart, sassy and sometimes slapstick super-hero comics better than almost anyone. But perhaps that humour works better when readers have a greater frame of reference. Making Batman has issues jokes work is easy because we all get it. But trying similar gags while trying to bring to life an all-new super-team is not.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a good mix of action, dialogue and humour, but it’ll take more than two issues for PB to get its feet under it.

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