VILLAINS UNITED #2
In this second issue, Gail Simone has offered up the elements of a decent thriller tale -- are the protagonists good guys or bad guys, are they cannon fodder or underdogs, and do they really even care one way or the other? Where Villains United fails is that we don't have enough vested in those protagonists to care ourselves once the comic book is closed. This doesn't keep it from being fantastic popcorn theater -- it's certainly far more entertaining than a book about these six characters has any right to be -- but it does keep it from being a great book as opposed to a pretty good one.
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