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Jla 2 Hardcover – June 30, 2009
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- Publisher : DC Comics; Deluxe edition (June 30, 2009)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 140122265X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1401222659
- Item Weight : 2.1 pounds
- Dimensions : 7.43 x 0.8 x 11.17 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,495,532 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Morrison is at top form, from Batman's "HHHH" that he says every so often (of which I can't ever not hear him doing in my head now) to fantastical Villians-Of-The-Week all competing for the Fate of Mankind, the World, the Universe, the Galaxy. This is big, booming, explosions and top notch character writing all wrapped up in a smart bow.
This second Deluxe Edition takes the JLA #10-17, tosses in the PROMETHEUS SPECIAL (origin issue) and the JLA/WILDCATS crossover and does it mighty justice. Pages are printed on nice glossy stock (much like the individual issues, and NOT the crappy newsstock of prior TPB's) and the colors are rich and gorgeous, showing off Howard Porter's over-the-top artwork. Let's be honest, I've never been a fan of Porter's work before or since JLA, but for JLA it fits that feeling of Summer Blockbuster Movie, and for that it's perfect. And Batman - this is quite possibly Batman at his best. Morrison loves to write Batman. And Batman loves Morrison.
This volume is a particular favorite of mine as it features what I consider not only Morrison's best written story he has done, but also what I consider the best Justice League story ever written: the "Rock of Ages" story. This fantastical time-travel-to-the-future story shows what would happen with the Justice League is defeated and Darkside takes over the Universe. With only a scant few heroes remaining on the planet, this rag-tag team gives it one final shot to take him down. Intercut with this is Lex Luthor and his new Injustice Gang. It's a heavy, crazy five issues that are absolutely stunning and some of the images and ideas are the best I've ever seen written for the Justice League. I specifically got this volume because I'm tired of re-reading my individual issues and wanted them in a bundle book.
I picked these Deluxe Editions up so that I can start weeding out and selling my individual issues/runs, and this is the perfect way to do so. These volumes are big, beefy and gorgeous.
Fans of Morrison should check this out. Fans of over-the-top Superhero action should check this out. This is the big, brawling, ZOMG SMASH STUFF! series with DC Comics' bigwigs at the top doing what they do best: saving the world.
Totally recommended. That fact that I can now read Rock of Ages over and over again in a deluxe volume is priceless.
It was a publicity stunt everyone knew he’d be back to normal eventually but just ignore that part and enjoy.
"Rock of Ages" storyline is for sure the "little" Final Crisis, but with sense!. Much of what happens here is what happened in the very much hated maxi-series. I enjoy that arc a whole lot!.
The Prometheus story was VERY much enjoyable too. It was the first time for me reading this story and it really got me. Batman's line "Well, that was a humbling experience" worth alone the purchase of this book. Was pretty cool!.
The Wildcats/JLA story wasn't that awesome but I give it credit.
Anyway, this is a handsome book and you shouldn't miss it. Worth every penny.
Prometheus' tale is preceded by a Secret Files story on the villain's origin, which I think takes away from his spectacular debut (those of us who read the original 2-part story did not get that until several months later). It added to his mystique IMO to just come out of nowhere and take on the JLA and I think it would have been better if they had put it at the end of the volume. It's a minor gripe.
If have some knowledge of the origin of the Justice League of America from the early 60's, the final story in this volume will feel eerily familiar. It's a cool take on an old villain.
The art may be a bit too blocky for some. I like it. It's a comic book, not an art instruction manual.
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L'histoire : Rock Of Ages , parle de l'affrontement entre la Justice League et de l'Injustice Gang emmené par Lex Luthor. Cette histoire sera un prétexte pour un superbe récit épique avec une histoire dans un monde parallèle. Dans ce récit Morrison mettra en avant des jeunes recrues telles que Flash et Green Lantern perdues avec Aquaman dans une quête dans un monde parallèle.
On aura droit aussi à des passages où l'on en apprend un peu plus sur nos héros, dont particulièrement cette scène dans le restaurant avec Green Lantern et Green Arrow. Au passage Batman montrera aussi toute l'étendue de ses talents en essayant d'avoir un temps d'avance sur l'Injustice Gang.
Suite à cette aventure la JLA après avoir été dissoute a été reformée avec de nouvveaux membres:
Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Aquaman, The Flash, Martian Manhunter, Huntresse, Oracle, Steel, Plastic Man, Steel et Zauriel.
Cette équipe a alors à faire avec un nouveau méchant Prometheus (dont le récit introductif est intéressant). Son affrontement est plutôt original avec la JLA qu'il réussit à faire douter.
Ensuite on a droit à un crossover absolument pas original entre la JLA et WILDC.A.T.S
Ce livre est très bien écrit au tout début avec l'histoire Rock Of Ages puis baisse un peu, mais reste de qualité tout à fait acceptable. On regrettera juste que Morrison ne se penche pas assez sur son équipe, mais nous offre tout de même un bon récit original et intelligent, mais on attend mieux pour la suite...
Pour le dessin Howard Porter dessine toujours aussi bien, je me demande pourquoi il a fallu qu'on le ressorte du placard plus tard...