JLA #97

Writer: Chris Claremont Artist: John Bryne Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 31, 2004 Critic Reviews: 2
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A critically wounded Wonder Woman bears a "message" to the rest of the JLA. Meanwhile, the mysterious Nudge tries to free Superman from the thrall of the vampire coven before its sinister plans are unleashed against a small, southwestern town! "The 10th Circle" part 4.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Apr 30, 2004

    Less successful are the scenes with Nudge, Faith and the other new characters. I could not care less about them, and they need more depth to become alive. However, they are not really the stars, and I haven't had this much fun reading the continuity Justice League since Grant Morrison left the series. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell May 12, 2004

    This issue is a classic example of a book spinning its wheels as it halts all its forward momentum and spends its time making minor adjustments to the ideas it's already set in place while waiting for the big climax. I mean we learn that Wonder Woman isn't dead which should only come as a surprise to the most novice of readers, and than the rest of the issue is spent tinkering about on the edges of the story, as we learn the big, bad vampire is really an operative of a sinister group of demon like creatures. We also see a pale recreation of the "30 Days of Night" formula as the vampire set up shop in a small town in Canada, where the use the local stadium (because what small town doesn't have one), to set up a giant flaming X presumably to attract the attention of the JLA, who are presented as incredibly average in their ability to put the pieces of this mystery together. The rest of the issue is than eaten up by the Atom's plot which moves along at a rather unremarkable pace, and we'r Read Full Review

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