Co-writers: Steve Orlando and Jody Houser
Artist: Mirka Andolfo
Colorist: Arif Prianto
Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Justice League of America: Killer Frost Rebirth is the final of four one-shots leading up to Justice League Of America, which will be a new ongoing series starting in February. Prior to this we saw the Atom, Vixen, and the Ray. All four join as a part of the new JLA, but the only criminal to join is Killer Frost. And Batman is the one who invites her, no less. This issue is the time between the Justice League and Suicide Squad event and Killer Frost actually joining the JLA. She’s stuck in Belle Reve waiting for a transfer.
Steve Orlando has done a nice job with these one-shots and his writing with Jody Houser on this continues that. However, these have felt more like filler stories to let us know what the characters were working on leading up to being asked to be a part of the JLA. They probably aren’t crucial to the ongoing series, but do act as a brief origin story at times. In this, we get a look into how Caitlin became Killer Frost, during a lab accident.
Mirka Andolfo and Arif Prianto join forces on art and colors to bring out Killer Frost. You can expect to see a lot of blues in the issue and it’s exactly what you want from the comic. It’s a solid look and they display her lack of energy well, too.
Verdict: Check it out. This issue isn’t crucial, but it’s a nice addition to Killer Frost’s story and her road to being a part of the JLA. She makes an effort to be a better person throughout and it will be interesting to see if it sticks in the ongoing JLA series.