The first truly great JLA story of Gerry Conway’s run, and much of the reason it’s great is sad.
Dick Dillin, who had been drawing this book for over a hundred issues, died suddenly of a heart attack. So why does this sad news make this set of issues great?
Dillin was replaced by a rotating group of artists starting with … George Perez! Perez was the best DC artist of the 1980s, and just may be the best artist in the history of comics. And if you don’t believe me, believe a gentleman,who decades later became the highest paid comic book artist of all time….Todd McFarlane! (His letter appeared in issue #197.
On top of the wonderful art, Conway is working with easily the best characters Jack Kirby ever created for DC: The New Gods.
With all that going for him, it would be hard for Gerry to fail.