The focus of this book is to introduce readers to the Metal Men, and make you like them. And I think it accomplishes both those goals. We have Gold, who is full of himself, being the most valuable, and tries to fulfill the leader role, but it doesn't suit him. Tin, who is unsure of himself, and is the one who will overcome his fears. Lead, who is the big oaf. Iron, who is the brave tough-guy. Mercury, who makes sure you know that he is the only liquid metal at room temperature, and pretends to not like humans, but deep down, he does. And Platinum, who is the only female member, and seems to be the natural leader.
Johns does a great job at making these characters, that I've never read, nor had any interest in reading, very likable. I'm not sure that I'd read a regular series of them at this point, but a nice one-shot, or small story arc in a Justice League title is a good change of pace. The Reis and Prado group art great on the art, as usual. They chose great designs for these characters, and you can tell each one of them apart from the get-go.
Justice League #28:
Reviewed by Corbin Pool