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Secret Origins: Featuring the JLA (Justice League)

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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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Ian Williamson
Jun 07, 2015 Ian Williamson rated it it was amazing
In all honesty I was not looking forward to reading this book, I got it in a giant box of graphic novels on EBay and this was one of the few that didn't appeal. How wrong could I be, every story here was so enjoyable, even characters that I've never been a fan of before. Each story gives us a glimpse of each characters origin, and quite a lot of emotional content for one shot stories all brought to you by some big writers. Although I loved each one, a highlight was the green lantern story, where ...more
Emily
Nov 25, 2012 Emily rated it really liked it
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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!
Kathleen
Feb 25, 2010 Kathleen rated it liked it
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.
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Nov 01, 2010 Feather Mista marked it as to-read
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No sé qué números de qué serie contiene este tomo, pero es Morrison y es JLA, así que es más que obvio que tarde o temprano terminaré averiguándolo y leyéndolo.
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Jan 12, 2015 Hannah Givens rated it liked it
Just average stuff story-wise, but a very helpful introduction when I was a DC newbie!
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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, ...more
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