Justice, Volume 3
The World's Greatest Super-Heroes are about to face the deadliest alliance of super-villains the world has ever seen. It's the ultimate face-off of good vs. evil in a battle for the fate of the planet. And in order for the members of the fabled Justice League of America to have a chance of defeating their adversaries, they must make a radical change in...more
This is it. The villains are out in full force, but so are the heroes. After the build up of all the heroes getting their asses handed to them it's their turn to fight back. Huge world battles all around. Multiple heroes facing off against multiple villains. It's almost as if the writer and artist had all these toys and started placing them in a bin and playing with them with pows and kicks and so on.
Good: There's some great mome ...more
As it went along I became aware that justice was nothing short of a big, stinky turd, which may be a bit crass, but seems the only phrase befitting it. What promised to be a superhero epic that examined true heroism and villainy continually became more and more predictable and disappointing. The writing was often times cheesy and/or muddy, leaving me scratching my head as to what was going on or laughing at the utter stupidity of what I did unders ...more
It was a series set to explore villainy and heroism by asking some really interesting questions and presenting some challenging situations. I feel like we did not really explore the most unique aspect of this story nearly enough as the series be ...more
So, that's where Legion of Doom from current Justice League stories comes from: 1970s Super Friends, per Alex Ross' essay in Introduction here.
This is about the best pre-Crisis JLA I could imagine, though. I love that both Plastic Man and Elongated Man are featured, with some small friction. You even get Teen Titans, Doom Patrol, Marvel Family, and Supergirl in this volume.
I am a fan of Braithwaite's appealing pencil art. Have we got Alex Ross scheduled for ...more
A nonstop thrill ride of a final act. The writing is incredibly tight and the spectacular art helps speed along the story. If you're a fan of big scale stories and all the best villains in the DCU, JUSTICE is for you!
Not bad. The art (which people tend to rave about) was pretty, although I noticed that some characters looked exactly the same, except for the colour of their costumes (Superman and Captain Marvel come to mind). Of course, maybe that's intentional, but when you're "shooting" someone from the face up, it doesn't help the reader very much.
The premise was very interesting, and formed ...more
The premise was good and the core concept is consistent with the current trend for anti-heroes. I think the trilogy failed to completely deliver on the promise though and I found the classic Marvel ending anticlimactic. I am rateing the series high because the story is more sophisticated than a lot of the original JLA were, the artwork is great and at times even stunning and it made me want to go back a re-visit some of the original stories.
Overall, good book. I wish they had stuck to a deeper story throughout it all, and..... why don't the metal men enhance their costumes all the time? Those looked amazing!
The art, still, is amazing.