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Secret Origins: Featuring the JLA (Justice League of America Secret Origins)
SECRET ORIGINS FEATURING THE JLA presents an in-depth look at the events and circumstances that created some of the world's greatest heroes. Divulging intricate details and facts about how each of these characters gained their abilities or powers, this book reveals much about the personalities and attitudes of these superhuman champions. Included in this volume are the bac ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published August 1st 1999 by DC Comics
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There is nothing secret about these origins. Leave that aside and each short history is actually a really well done encapsulation of the history of each current member of the JLA. Particularly well done was the Green Lantern portion of it; I don't follow Green Lantern but I now feel entirely clear on the history of the hero in general. I know lots of detail is missing but this was well done. I just wish it had an entirely different title because it seems like a lie. Great big lie!
Basic review of JLA origin stories is a good example of how a story can be made by the mode of the telling. The narrator of Superman's origin made this millionth repetition of the mostly mundane into something beautiful.
Scottish comic book author Grant Morrison is known for culture-jamming and the constant reinvention of his work. He is known for his nonlinear narratives and countercultural leanings in his runs on titles including DC Comics' Animal Man, Batman, JLA, The Invisibles, Action Comics, All-Star Superman, and Doom Patrol, and Marvel Comics' New X-Men and Fantastic Four. Many of these are controversial, ...moreMore about Grant Morrison...
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