Top critical review
Good Story, Bad Edition
Reviewed in the United States on November 21, 2013
_JLA Earth 2_ is the post-Crisis re-introduction of the old Earth-Three Crime Syndicate of America. In this update, the Crime Syndicate exist in an anti-matter universe, and the JLA travel there, at the behest of a good version of Lex Luthor, in the hopes of turning the world around. The Deluxe Edition includes "DVD-style" extras including character sketches of the Crime Syndicate, script pages from the beginning of the story, and a complete (?) series of original page layouts.
The story is definitely a must read for JLA fans, but you should avoid this particular version (and most of DC's recent collected editions in hardcover). I have now received 3 copies of this book from Amazon, and all appear to be defective. The tops and bottoms of all pages are wavy (not smooth and flat like earlier trades), and many pages at the beginning and end of the book are noticeably wrinkled.