by Doug Zawisza
Doug Mahnke steps up to the plate here, as he has with every assignment he has ever taken. His style may not be the flashiest, but it is the best selection for this issue. His collaborations with Tomasi are sure to become the stuff of fond comic book remembrances for decades to come. Mahnke pushes J'onn's look here, just as he did in "JLA". That said, Mahnke also delivers the details. Every page has more to look at every time you turn back to it. Take a look at the cityscape spread before Nightwing or the locker room Hal Jordan is in. The heroes and villains turn up in spades this issue, and Mahnke delivers recognizable characters with each face and costume. Honestly, I wouldn't be at all surprised if Mahnke worked through a whole set of pencils crafting this book. Why he isn't mentioned in the same breath as George Perez and Art Adams escapes me.