Justice League Dark: The Last Age of Magic by James Tynion IV

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17 thoughts on “Justice League Dark: The Last Age of Magic by James Tynion IV

  1. Ah, here i was, thinking I at least know who belongs to the justice league… well, turns out i clearly know nothing. This whole dark twist is even more confusing, but i must say Swamp Thing sounds pretty cool! The chimp with the sword is also kinda badass! 😀

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    1. Hahahah it’s quite complicated. There are some iconic members in the Justice League but they members vary based on the story you read. There are times where Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman or The Flash aren’t on that team. The same goes for Justice League Dark. The teams vary depending on the story. There’s no “definitive” cast. Just some that appear more than others. 😀 Oh and no one explicitly calls them the “Justice League Dark” too hahah

      Swamp Thing is indeed a pretty cool character! A very legendary and popular creature. His comic book series by Alan Moore is highly praised. 😉 There’s a TV series in the work for him too. 😀

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  2. So I went over to your instagram account. How do you decide what goes up there instead of on the website here? I also have to say that I find the differing levels of “heart” action (I’m assuming they’re akin to “likes” here on WP) quite enlightening. Not about you, but about the people who use instagram.

    Have you ever written a post about balancing all your various social sites? If not, I know I’d be interested in how you handle that. Not just the posting, but all the ancillary things that go along with participating in a site.

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    1. When Bookidote was first created, I used to co-manage @Bookidote on Instagram with my co-blogger. There was no real consistency and there would be as many hot streaks as there were cold streaks. I personally just found that it was too time-consuming and wanted to put my focus on WordPress instead. A couple of months ago I decided to create my own Instagram account so I could follow my real-life friends and, since I had pictures on all my reviews anyways, to make use of them. I just basically dump all the pictures I used in my reviews over there just to effortlessly “extend” my reach, although I doubt people actually take the time to pause, read my caption and drop by my review. At least, for publishers, it’s “exposure” and I don’t mind doing it. I have to admit that it’s a whole other universe out there and it really does require as much time as managing a blog if you want to “succeed” there and to get interactions (beyond just getting hearts).

      I definitely thought about a post about the use of multiple social media websites/applications. It’s on my list (and at the top) of “discussion” post to squeeze out at some point! 😀

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  3. Well they may be dark but I dig the art Lashaan! I don’t want to discourage you but I am still struggling with who’s who’s in this Justice League LOL

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    1. It’s stunning! I really love the artwork here as well. Ahahahah no worries! To sum it up real quick, there’s the “Justice League” and then there’s the “Justice League Dark”. The members of each of those vary from one story to another, there’s no definitive member for these teams. And the members in this story are quite unique. The Man-Bat is a Batman villain turned good guy, Zatanna is a magician who casts spells by saying the words backwards, Swamp Thing is a man turned into an entity à la Mother Nature, Detective Chimp (the monkey) is a unique character who wears the same costume as Sherlock Holmes who appears in some stories but has high IQ. 😀


  4. Haha…”multiple artistic personality disorder”…love it – and great to hear that it’s not an issue here, you know how much that bothers me! Seriously though, yet another great review and another title I’m going to have to pick up at some point. I like Tynion’s work on Detective, as you say he’s great at writing sets of characters (I always thought he’d be a good fit for Suicide Squad) and the line-up here is varied.

    Look forward to hearing your thoughts on Justice League: Odyssey, if you plan to check that out as well.

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    1. Yep. That’s one disorder that DC has yet to truly manage with their way of operating/marketing. But yes! Annoying following Snyder’s Justice League run should give Tynion’s Dark run too. He has good ideas and I’m curious to find out how it works out with volume 2.

      I’ll definitely be dropping a review of Odyssey at some point!

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