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JLA, Vol. 12: The Obsidian Age, Vol. 2 (JLA #12)

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In the second volume of The Obsidian Age saga, the JLA continue their mission to save Aquaman from his imprisonment 3,000 years in the past. But when Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Plastic Man and the Martian Manhunter go up against the Ancients, a powerful and vicious group of beings that predate time itself, each member of the JLA is mercilessly ki ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by DC Comics
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Mike
Jun 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Inventive, creative storyline. I don't know how to put my finger on why I find this so enjoyable. Perhaps it's the dialogue that Kelly infuses into the story - throws out the solemnity and infuses a sense of fun. I think it's also the amount of personality that he injects into the characters - they seem instantly vivid and every time they show up there's little confusion about motives and desires.

I think the art definitely supports the "fun" - the layouts aren't bombastic but are well-arranged a
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Justin
Oct 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
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If you can get past the goofy time-traveling stuff, this one's pretty fun. It's the biggest epic of the series so far, and worth the long run.
Steve
Sep 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
In this thrilling and hectic conclusion to the Obsidian Age, the JLA are dead and have to re-write time itself to save everyone in present day Earth.

I liked the tone but the story gets jumbled with the events in the past and present. They should have done the past all at once instead of jumping back and forth. The soul saving thing seemed a bit too convenient and the story needed more action. We only get a few panels of action between the JLA and the Ancients.

Overall it was a nice idea, but it c
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Devero
Mar 05, 2015 rated it did not like it
Termina in modo molto insoddisfacente questa saga. Intanto perché a livello logico Kelly non riesce a districarsi in un viaggio nel tempo tutto sommato relativamente semplice, inoltre la risoluzione è molto telefonata e ha anche poco senso.
Infine, non è cosa da poco, la JLA sostituta alla fine c'entra poco con la dinamica della storia e ha poca importanza che ci sia o meno. Inoltre Mahnke è sempre inguardabile.
Jack Haringa
Jun 18, 2015 rated it liked it
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Meh. Better than the first volume and much improved over Kelly's first arc on JLA, but still not great. He has a real love of time travel stories, which I generally dislike, and a very disjointed structure to his stories. Ignoring all the paradoxes of these kinds of plots doesn't make them go away. Give me Morrison or Waid any day.
Angela
Oct 06, 2011 rated it liked it
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An ok end to the storyline. A tad involved but it worked. I especially liked the aftermath character moments, and the reasons why people may leave the league.
Declan
Dec 19, 2009 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyable. Really got a hold of the characters, and who doesn't see skeleton superheroes fighting.
Jeff
Jul 24, 2011 rated it it was ok
Read my review for volume one, it carries over. You could do worse than this one, but you could do MUCH better too.
Frank Taranto
Jan 28, 2010 rated it liked it
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The JLA return from the dead and the past to save the world. The stry was OK and the art was inconsistent.
Gemma
Aug 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Me ha gustado muchísimo. Una historia interesante y compleja que trae consecuencias para todos los miembros de la Liga de la Justicia.
Marcus
Aug 06, 2009 rated it it was ok
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Engaging story, that could have been spectacular but ends up being somewhat convoluted.
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