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JLA: Earth 2 (JLA (DC Comics Unnumbered Paperback)) Paperback – October 1, 2000
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The story thumbs its nose at the monolithic changes made to the DC Comics universe by the 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' and 'Zero Hour' series, which streamlined all the many worlds down into one universe. What fun is super hero/science fiction, Morrison asks, if you can't go to other dimensions? He does what the genre does best: mindbending, impossible scenarios and fantastic action. It was refreshing, in a dark sort of way, to see actual death and destruction in a DC Comic, which usually feature countless 'injuries'.
Frank Quietly's art, as per usual, is astounding. The fine details he invests in virtually every panel reward rereading. His attention to technological detail and architecture are in evidence throughout this book. It's enough to make you wish he could keep to a monthly schedule, or abandon them altogether and stick to larger graphic novels. Pay attention to the many sight gags that populate the alternate universe, especially the Crime Syndicate's headquarters, for an extra treat.
Morrison and Quietly have crafted a highly entertaining story. It's not high-minded. It's not deeply moving. It doesn't aspire to be. It's designed to impress you, and it hits the mark.
Equally important to this piece is Frank Quietly's art work. Like Morrison, people seem to either love him or hate him. Personally, I appreciate his unique style of cartooning. While this graphic novel is not quite as sharp as his magnum opus, All-Star Superman, Quietly's work always seems to choke me up at some point. Evocative is a great word for the work he does.
Without going into details, I really enjoyed the story overall. It is a fun Justice League story told in under a 100 pages. If anything on the negative side, I felt the ending was a little anti-climatic. Still, I wish there were more short JLA graphic novels like this. If you want a quick, fun, and accessible super hero romp this is your book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This story is a well-executed reintroduction of the Silver Age Crime Syndicate, and a good alternate universe tale that won't leave you confused or groaning. Read morePublished 18 months ago by A. Color
I just wasn't feeling this one. The story could have been great considering the material, but in my opinion it fell short. The artwork is okay. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Danny (Blanco) Flores
I read this book the first time online and then borrowed it from the library. I decided it was time to own it because its a great book to read over and over again.Published 21 months ago by Sandra Sneed
more could have been done to develop the story, but overall it was a good read. I recommend.
When the Justice League flies out to rescue a crashing airplane, they are shocked to find all of the passengers already dead. Read morePublished 23 months ago by The Reviewer Formerly Known as Kurt Johnson
I like the concept of there are other versions of Earth - and I like the idea of Batman and Wonder Woman's alters sneaking around - I always wanted Batman and Wonder Woman to get... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Priscilla Ann Cullen