JLA #81

Writer: Joe Kelly Artist: Duncan Rouleau Publisher: DC Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jun 10, 2003

    The story doesn't work nearly as well as it should because it tips it's hand right at the start by having Superman in chains, blamed for the murder of over a thousand people. I mean, if it was Faith in chains then it would be easy to buy into the idea, as she's a new character who doesn't have an established fan-base, and as such it would be far easier to ask the readers to accept the idea that she could've killed those people. However by having Superman accept the blame Joe Kelly automatically tells you that that not only are these people alive, but also that there is a villainous plot at work that needs to be exposed. Still I will concede that seeing Superman in chains does make for a powerful moment, and there's some strong work on the scene where the free members of the JLA are investigating the ruins. Plus, the new cast members all get some strong moments, with Raven's attempt to contact the spirits of the dead being a particularly impressive reveal scene. The group of villains th Read Full Review

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