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JLA Vol. 2 Kindle & comiXology
|Length: 336 pages|
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The return of classic villain The Key combines tongue-in-cheek cheese with imaginative alternate-world versions of the iconic heroes. These include a Kal-El who is selected to be the Green Lantern for Krypton & in a nod to his future run on Batman, an elderly Bruce Wayne has passed the mantle to his son. While they battle their way out of their various dream-worlds, it's up to the new Green Arrow to save the universe with his dad's old boxing-glove arrows. Meanwhile The Key explains his scheme to the audience like the classic villains of old ("Make a note of an interesting side effect of my expanding consciousness. I can't stop talking to myself"). Great stuff.
There's also the introduction of new villain Prometheus. A reverse-image of Batman who fights for injustice when his parents are shot by the police, Prometheus is in many ways is based upon Morrison himself. And he does pretty well for a first attempt at taking down the JLA, too!
But the undisputed highlight - of both this volume & Morrison's entire run - is the classic 'Rock Of Ages' storyline. What begins as a straightforward knock-about between the JLA & Lex Luthor's re-formed Injustice League takes a bleak turn when some of the heroes are flung into the future - where the outcome of their present-day struggle has enabled Darkseid to enslave Earth. How they get back again is a bit of a Silver Age-esque cheesey cop-out but the final confrontation between the heroes & Darkseid is an amazing spectacle with a fiendish conclusion.
While this volume has a darker edge than the first, there's still plenty of humour & charismatic one-liners to soften the blow. Morrison deftly combines modern storytelling techniques with an ironic wink to the JLA's cheesier roots. Wonderful.