JLA Classified #9

Writer: Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis Artist: Kevin Maguire Publisher: DC Comics Critic Reviews: 5
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jul 3, 2005

    In short, Ill be very interested in DC comics when they return their attention to the true universe of the Super-Buddies and the world where super-heroes actually act on behalf of truth, justice and peace for all mankind. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jul 3, 2005

    Poignant final coda: Thats what this issue is. And you get the sense, in several seemingly offhand comments, that Giffen, DeMatteis and Maguire are completely aware that theyre putting these toys away for perhaps the final time. Im upset about that, but these guys at least have nothing to be ashamed of. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Jul 3, 2005

    Ironically, Giffen & Co. created their Justice League as an antidote to the grim and gritty comics prevalent in the 1980s. After Infinite Crisis, DC is going to need comics like that again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jul 14, 2005

    Kevin Maguire turns in his usual clinic on how to deliver a very entertaining story using only the faces of the characters. In fact, he's so good at it that I wish he was teaching a class that all comic book artists were required to take if they wanted to work in the industry. Far too many artists are trying to get by with only a half dozen facial expressions, while Kevin Maguire demonstrates that there are literally thousands that they could be using. Then again, I guess his mastery of facial expressions and body language is what has me eagerly picking up any and every project that he works on so I guess it's to his advantage that he's a bit of a rarity when it comes to comic book art. Still when I get a look at Mary Marvel's reaction to the discovery of giant head lice, or the series of panels where Booster figures out that Fire is trying to bluff their way past a problem, I can't help but wish that more artists were able to convey such a wide range of emotion from their characte Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shaun Manning Jul 3, 2005

    Well, that was fun. Even with the distraction of these characters' appearances in DC's "event" books, Giffen and DeMatteis have plowed out a story that forces a smile onto our grim faces. Be warned, though: following this up by reading OMAC #3 will send a chill down your spine. Read Full Review

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