If successfully reuniting all of DC's flagship heroes under the Justice League of America
banner wasn't enough, JLA: Earth 2
finds Grant Morrison producing perhaps his best JLA tale, continued proof of his mission to ensure that the current League's adventures have top-notch super-heroics infused with his customary mind-bending narratives. Here, the oft-used chestnut of alternate realities is given a fresh airing, showcasing his sparkling character interplay. The story comes together nicely: The League rescues a stricken passenger jet, only to find all the passengers are already dead, let alone have their hearts on the wrong side. Then, a Kansas farming couple discover a crashed spacecraft in a cornfield. Sounds familiar. Not so, when Lex Luthor emerges. The pre-eminent superhero of an alternative Earth, he's come to seek the JLA's help against the CSA--The crime Syndicate of Amerika--a superhero team devoted to evil. In a world of exact opposites, how can the JLA tackle a foe who is destined to win? Morrison is at his best here, never once stooping to cheap get-out clauses in his story. On Earth 2, the JLA represent a tyranny of law and righteousness and their doppelgangers are a bunch of intriguingly drawn characters with splendidly twisted locales (Johnny Quick is a drug addict, Gotham is a police state with Gordon as a crime boss). It's been a while since the JLA has been rendered with such a compelling mix of thought-provoking stories and heady excitement- this is just the book to witness it best. Danny Graydon
About the Author
Writer Grant Morrison is known for his innovative work on comics from the graphic novel ARKHAM ASYLUM to acclaimed runs on ANIMAL MAN and DOOM PATROL, as well as his subversive creatorowned titles such as THE INVISIBLES, SEAGUY and WE3. He has also written best-selling runs on JLA, SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY and New X-Men and recently helped to reinvent the DC Universe in ALL STAR SUPERMAN, 52 and BATMAN.
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