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JLA, Vol. 1 by Grant Morrison
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Interesting to re-read this early Morrison work after becoming such a fan of the mind-bending stuff he's written after the millennium. I'm having a difficult time not evaluating it from the perspective of what was available back in 1997 (when this was a new way of writing/illustrating/inhabiting these characters).

Nowadays I'm feeling a little shortchanged compared to what I can get from current Morrison, even though the philosophical thoughts in this book are beyond what you get from 90% of any writer today. Perhaps a little of my disappointment stems from the fact that this plotline has been done better since in both The Authority and The Ultimates.

However, no amount of retroactive context can forgive Superman with a mullet.
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