JLA #89

Writer: Joe Kelly Artist: Doug Mahnke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 29, 2003 Critic Reviews: 1
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Joe Casey and Doug Mahnke conclude their six-part epic "Trial by Fire!" Plastic Man versus The Burning amidst the wreckage of an atomic blast! But will the Justice League have to sacrifice a longtime teammate in order to save the day?

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Nov 3, 2003

    Okay an entire city was wiped off the map, and pretty much every nuclear weapon on the planet was sent speeding toward a populated area, but the JLA appears perfectly willing to accept the explanation that J'Onn simply wasn't in his right mind when he did all those bad things. Now Joe Kelly does a little song and dance number as he tries to establish that J'Onn and the Burning were two separate entities, but given everything leading into this issue had been set up to sell the idea that J'Onn was this evil villain, this sudden reversal feels a bit like he suddenly realized that the truly evil acts that he's had that character committing aren't something that one simply sweeps under the rug. Now since I'm a fan of the character I'd much rather have him serving in the JLA than locked away in a prison, but I do hope that there is some fallout from this story, as it feels a bit too convenient that such horrible actions were simply excused by the notion that J'Onn wasn't in his right mind w Read Full Review

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