JLA #117

Writer: Geoff Johns, Allan Heinberg Artist: Chris Batista Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 10, 2005 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 3
6.3Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

The Secret Society of Super-Villains knows all of the secrets of the JLA, and their first target is Superman's wife, Lois Lane! But after a fierce battle, will the heroes decide to mind-wipe the villains once again? "Crisis of Conscience" part 3.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Bailey Sep 1, 2005

    Final Thoughts: This is definitely an important book in the current climate of the DCU, and its a good story to boot. I am a little nervous about what is going to happen in the next two issues, but I have long learned to trust in Johns and those he works with. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Aug 23, 2005

    Chris Batista has a style that feels a little old fashioned - it places a greater focus on telling the story in an easy to follow manner, and the big impact, attention grabbing visuals aren't simply thrown into the story. However, the writing supplies many big moments, and Batistas art doesn't quite match this level of excitement. The big event is watching the Daily Planet getting ripped apart by the Secret Society, and the art simply didn't deliver the wow factor on this key sequence. On the other hand the art managed to do a lovely job on the double-page shot where Superman makes his arrival, and the last page shot of Hawkman is a great closing image. The opening sequence left me a little flat from a visual sense, as Despero is my favourite DC villain, and Chris Batista treats the character as little better than a slobbering monster, rather than the malevolent evil that he's supposed to be. We do get a lovely cover shot from Rags Morales though, as Superman looks to be in real troub Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - John Hays Aug 12, 2005

    I really want to like this storyline, and I really have until this issue. Dont get me wrong: its not totally derailed for me just yet, but I see a big obstruction on the tracks up ahead, and I dont know if the trains going to make it through safely or not. Whatever happens, though, with Johns at the wheel, Im on for the duration of the ride. (Oh, and did I mention that I loved seeing Jimmy Olsen get some panel time, if only for a brief moment?) Read Full Review

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