[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers!]
Writer: Steve Orlando
Artist: Jamal Campbell
Killer Frost is looking for a cure for life-draining powers along with the Atom when they run across Terrorsmith! Just who is he and what does he exactly want? With powers to unleash a person’s worst nightmares into reality, Killer Frost and the Atom are in for a fight against this new threat!
Essentially what starts out as a simple mission to find a cure for Killer Frost turns into a date with the Atom and I enjoyed it. It’s clear in the book that Ryan aka Atom has feelings for Caitlin aka Killer Frost. Orlando plays with the emotions very few and far between but you can tell its there. Black Canary brings it up again interestingly enough, and although Caitlin’s reasons are justified, you can tell she’s starting to care about Ryan.
The only negative I have about the book is the Terrorsmith himself, but that’s because we know very little if any about him. There’s a great fight between him and Killer Frost that I enjoyed, and it’s clear that this new villain has real power. However, his purpose that he keeps reminding us about throughout the book is something I’m looking forward to actually figuring out–especially since at the end he’s captured by Amanda Waller!
Justice League of America was a good read and I’m already looking forward to the next issue. This story seems to be mainly about redemption for Killer Frost and I’m completely ok with that. For some reason certain villains of the DC universe I actually cheer for–Killer Frost, Deathstroke, or Captain Cold for example. Although they’re bad people, you can’t help but to want the best for them. Maybe that’s because there’s a little bit of villain in all of us that we can identify with and we can sympathize with these and other villains to a degree. Either way I can’t wait to see how this relationship between Atom and Killer Frost plays out–she really deserves a win.